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The Tippling Philosopher

££ - £££, British,
High Street | Dt9 5aq, Milborne Port, England
+44 1963 250999
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (7 reviews)
“local pub” (5 reviews)
“sunday lunch” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
High Street | Dt9 5aq, Milborne Port, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a family birthday celebration at The Tippling Philosopher last night. My partner and I had the sirloin steak which was cooked as ordered and was delicious. All of us really enjoyed our meals and were looked after brilliantly. Thank you for a lovely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Curiosity781950
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here last year whilst on holiday and what a lucky find. Meal so good - recommended to family. So all ate here for Saturday and Sunday lunch this year. Service very friendly and food we couldn’t fault. Accommodated over and above. Excellent value...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nomad52579323870
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Visited last night probably because only pub in village and so no driving. A gem. The pub is well kept, clean and very much good value food. We choose 2steaks and bottle house wine £25. Well presented, hot,plentiful and tasty.The menu is wide and at...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank zoopla
Di B, Owner and Lisencee at The Tippling Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to review us. It’s very much appreciated. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 19 August 2018

Got here at opening time on a Saturday morning it was a place to meet up and decide where to go next with family and friends, as they were buying a house locally and this would be the local they and we would use when...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kazzer2014
Di B, Stone faced barmaid at The Tippling Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review our establishment and I can only apologise that you found me stone faced. It’s not an impression I’ve been told I have given before. But I take this on board and will try to look more appealing when...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Ate here with friends and dog. Staff very welcoming and locals friendly. Good range of beers, lagers and soft drinks and all reasonably priced. Dogs allowed in bar area and large garden. We selected the vege burger and classic burger that came with a good...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank annabel609
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Visited with my partner and Dad . Lovely Welcome we were early before orders were taken but the landlord /Chef took our order very quickly . Dad and Nick had steaks and they were thoroughly enjoyed. My burger was delicious. Very friendly atmosphere great value...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank karenaF2157ZL
Di B, Owner at The Tippling Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you Karen for taking the time to review us. We use all feedback to help us grow and improve. Many thanks and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Just had one of the best pub meals I've had for a long time had the Thai menu everything looked good and tasted even better can't recommend it enough

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank rosemyrarendellr2017
Di B, Owner at The Tippling Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our establishment. We’re glad your visit was enjoyable and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch at the Tip today, hot, fresh and tasty. My only teeny complaint would be that the condiments are Litchfields, it’s a bit nasty and offended the lovely lunch that we had. Wouldn’t hesitate to return.More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank beckalott
Di B, Manager at The Tippling Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our business. Your comments with regard to the condiments will be taken on board. (We tend to only use the Litchfields Salad Creme but have been trying the Mayo lately too). We do not use anything other...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Only place we could find open for a midweek lunchtime snack. Helpful and friendly staff but with limited range to offer.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Siphrah
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Stopped here on the off chance on our way to Cornwall for our holiday. A very good local pub basic but good menu . Tasty food and very helpful and friendly staff.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank dirann600
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22 December 2015|
Response from Di B | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply, Christmas and all that! No B&B here but google the village and you should get Canon Court Farm which is close by and lovely.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Dt9 5aq, Milborne Port, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Milborne Port
  • Phone Number: +44 1963 250999
A small quiet country pub, friendly adult atmosphere.Good Food, Real Ales and Traditional Ciders. Lager, wines and spirits.Sunny garden (in the summer!) with adequate smoking area.Suitable for wheelchairs and helpful staff, accomedate all your needs.Tuesday to Saturday Lunchtimes Lunches Available along side our Specials and Daily Menu Thursday Nights Thai Kitchen Wednesday and Friday Nights Meal Deal Nights Sunday Lunches 12-2pm
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