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Half Moon Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Half Moon Street | Sherborne, Sherborne DT9 3LN, England
+44 1935 812017
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Obviously benefited from a recent refurbished, nice surroundings but unfortunately the wait for food was a bit long even allowing for a busy lunchtime. There only appeared to be 2 members of staff working which was a shame. The food was well worth the 45min wait though

Thank Fishfoody
Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Dined at the Half-Moon three times over Christmas break in Sherborne. For our first pre-booked Christmas dinner the staff were pleasant and really well organised - as expected the restaurant was extremely busy but the manager and her staff did a great job. Each course was well prepared and for under £40 per head, excellent value. Second visit was more... More 

Thank RichU46
United Kingdom
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I'm not certain that our recent meal at the Half Moon is even worth the 1 out of 5 to be honest! We waited 50mins for an overpriced, cremation of a meal! Six meals, each and every meal an overcooked, burnt, and pretty much inedible excuse for food! Short staffed, slow service and inedible, over priced 'food'. The first pic... More 

1 Thank beckalott
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Me and a few friends went to this establishment this evening, first of all we had to wait 50 minutes to actually get our food, then when it arrived it tasted like cardboard and it was extremely overdone. After receiving our meals we were disappointed with the sizes of the onion rings. We asked for another batch and thankfully they... More 

1 Thank Lizzie K
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

stayed overnight in £84 room b&b. cramped room, rubber pillows and unconfortable mattress. window wouldnt shut and bathroom was in a poor state. breakfast was not a good occasion, so left hungry.......i wont say any more

1 Thank 918dmes
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I have loved staying here previously but this time, the breakfasts were mediocre and the guy who served on Wednesday needed deodorant. Having asked for a quiet room, I was placed next to the fire door which slammed whenever used and under the landlady's accommodation. I was treated to various noises both vocal and otherwise until 3am when I finally... More 

Thank Sheryl D
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

pub of choice when I'm in the area, Best pub in sherborne, great value great food highly reccomended

Thank Harry M
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Very friendly staff and helpful. The rooms are a bit outdated but clean. For a pub-hotel it is nice. The choice of differente items in breakfast is limited. The cooked breakfast is full English and of good quality. It can be ordered at the staff and is prepared on request. The food in the restaurant is very good. They also... More 

Thank Appie123
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We met my parents for a day out in Sherborne and decided to have lunch here. Service was absolutely outstanding and the staff were immensely pleasant. The pub was rammed as it was Saturday lunchtime, and were also catering for a wedding that day, so had a little wait for the food- however both the quality, quantity and value of... More 

Thank Jon S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

lovely meal had stake cooked how we wanted it really enjoyed didnt have to wait long great customer service

Thank angela g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Half Moon Street | Sherborne, Sherborne DT9 3LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Sherborne
  • Phone Number: +44 1935 812017
23rd April 2011 As chain pubs go it was very good and not to be confused with the fantastic Half Moon Inn at Horsington a few miles away. The food was freshly cooked with a noticeable lack of frozen veg. Service was good, tables clean and prices fair. Menu although ‘corporate’ had a few interesting ideas and he specials were appealing. Parking is a little unusual; a pay and display car park then pub customers get a refund proportionate to spend, so if eating likely a full refund as we did, but you need change before going there. Dinner for 2 with drinks £27.40.

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