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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 18 December 2020

Wonderful visit to the Trumpet Major for the Breakfast With Santa event last weekend. Santa was great and the young lady who took the kids to see him was very bubbly and charming. Lost of things to keep the kids entertained too which was a...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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TrumpetMajor, General Manager at Trumpet Major Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Fl9ck56eg, Thanks for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

Reviewed 2 November 2020 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here at the weekend, new menu is fantastic and staff were cheerful as ever. Fun to see some Halloween decorations and staff in costumes - was nice to have a nod of normality in these weird times! Looking forward to our...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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jamesbQ8407LD, Manager at Trumpet Major Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2020

Hi SophieM Thanks for your lovely review! It is always a pleasure to see you and your partner, we are so pleased you enjoy visiting us. Glad you liked the Halloween festivities! Stay safe and we'll see you again soon :)

Reviewed 30 October 2020 via mobile

We are a family of 7 but know the rule of 6 applies. We arrived in 2 separate vehicles and requested 2 separate tables with 2 separate bills but were rejected outright! If we had arrived as we did a few minutes apart this would...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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TrumpetMajor, Manager at Trumpet Major Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2020

Hi John M It was myself that spoke to you when you came in yesterday. As I explained to you at the time, we operate to a maximum party size of 6. We do not offer split tables across a larger party size at the...More

Reviewed 28 October 2020

Had Sunday lunch but very disappointed with quality and quantity, only 1 small slice of beef and no cabbage as stated on menu. Gravy was minimal so asked for more and got charged extra for it! Prices have increased considerably so not really a bargain...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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TrumpetMajor, Manager at Trumpet Major Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2020

Hi Patricia Smith Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. It is a shame that you felt so strongly about your experience that you left this review yet not enough to raise your concerns to the team at the time as we will...More

Reviewed 24 October 2020

Had a lovely meal at the trumpet major , 2 rump steaks cooked perfectly , Could not fault the food , a new menu is now in operation lots more to choose from . Full government guidelines are strictly followed, management have gone the extra...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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TrumpetMajor, General Manager at Trumpet Major Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2020

Hi garydeb14, You are always welcome! Thank you for your comments. We look forward to seeing you again and again... All the very best :)

Reviewed 22 October 2020 via mobile

Took my daughter here for lunch on her birthday- a good welcome and table service. The food was ok pub food but the saving grace was the 2 for 1 meal deal although prices have risen since our last visit

Date of visit: October 2020
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TrumpetMajor, General Manager at Trumpet Major Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2020

HI Paulbd47, Thanks for your review. The exciting news is our new menu has just launched and the availability, range and quality have all been improved. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks

Reviewed 19 October 2020

Had an excellent meal this evening at the Trumpet Major Dorchester. Didn't have a table booked but managed to get a table no problem. Rules were early explained and the service from Harriet was exceptional. The food was the best we have ever had at...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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TrumpetMajor, General Manager at Trumpet Major Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2020

Hello CWJ, Thank you for your lovely comments. Both Harriet and Flloyd will be so grateful to hear of them. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

Reviewed 19 October 2020 via mobile

Great value for money. Very friendly service. (Tyler) And great outdoor play to keep the kids entertained before and after food!

Date of visit: October 2020
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TrumpetMajor, General Manager at Trumpet Major Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2020

Hi Reeder16, Thank you very much indeed. I will pass on your feedback to the team, Tyler will be made up! Thanks

Reviewed 15 October 2020

Visited early evening, greeted by warm and friendly staff. Very pleased that they are now a dog friendly establishment (for well behaved dogs). We both had Steak & Chips, which is very good value for money. Steak was cooked exactly as requested. We will be...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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TrumpetMajor, General Manager at Trumpet Major Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2020

Hi AnthonyLeaS, Thank you very much for your review. We genuinely look forward to seeing you again. James and the team

Reviewed 13 October 2020

Booked a meal for wife and myself, on arrival my wife suddenly couldnt find her mask, as we have seen many times she decided to pull her shirt over her mouth , as we were being shown to table the manager had a right good...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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TrumpetMajor, General Manager at Trumpet Major Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Hi Trelawneyman66, Thanks for your comments. I was the man who seated you and your wife down on your visit. At no point did I have a go at anyone , let alone your wife. I explained that pulling a top that was being worn...More

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    Trumpet Major Dorchester is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5