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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 18 August 2014

Having just moved to the village we thought we would try the Thai food on a Thursday evening at The Tippling Philosopher. What a lovely discovery! The pub has good real ales and serves proper Fentiman's Ginger Beer, and the service was excellent. As for...More

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank Dorsetgardeners
Reviewed 16 August 2014

If you want a friendly atmosphere, good ales. and a delicious and good value meal, you have it here. The décor is basic but pleasing, the staff are welcoming and Dave (the owner and chef) always cooks to a high standard and enjoys a friendly...More

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank RealDeal2
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

We popped in for a quick drink whilst driving through. Lovely little pub. The landlord was lovely, and kindly gave us some firewood to take away when we asked where we could buy some from. Would go back if we were in the area.More

Thank Charlieee88
Di B, Owner at The Tippling Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

It is always enjoyable for us and our staff to see positive comments on Tripadvisor. We, the team, learn and build on from these. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are all glad you have enjoyed your experience with...More

Reviewed 30 May 2014

Go here fairly regularly for their steak nights and bottle of wine £20. Really good sized portions cooked to perfection and always a nice atmosphere on these nights.

Date of visit: April 2014
Thank lesleypuplett
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Good range of food and beers. On main road A30 in middle of village worth exploring. Good car park. Interesting church.

Date of visit: May 2013
Thank Barry W
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

Visited this lovely pub with friends last Saturday.The food was of excellent quality and good value and the men in the group enjoyed the Ales on offer.A very enjoyable evening.Would recommend.

Thank 232pip
Di B, Owner at The Tippling Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2014

We are very grateful for the review. If your friends enjoyed the Ales they should try our annual Beer and Cider Festival on August Bank Holiday Saturday and Sunday. Thank you for the recommendation. Di & Dave

Reviewed 6 November 2013

Decided to try another local pub this evening, so stopped off at The Tippling Philosopher, which was a great surprise. Very friendly village pub, good ale too. The service was very slick, the steak was cooked to perfection and accompanied by all the usual trimmings,...More

Date of visit: November 2013
Thank Darren H
Di B, Owner at The Tippling Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Many thanks for your kind words. Its very nice to get all the lovely feedback. The positive vibes it gives our staff are very very nice, it helps our team be proud of their work and they are all very good at their jobs. Thank...More

Reviewed 25 October 2013

The garlic mushrooms were very nice but beware if you don't like lots of garlic butter (YUM). I also had Venison which was cooked to perfection and Jane had the sea bass which she loved. So much food we couldn't manage a dessert. Free Wi-Fi...More

Date of visit: October 2013
Thank Jonh82
Di B, Owner at The Tippling Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2013

Thank you for your kind review. Yes the mushrooms are VERY garlicy and buttery! Thank you and we're glad to have had your feedback.

Reviewed 5 September 2013

I often pop in this pub for food and a pint and the staff are great and the food is the best in the village by far. I would highly recommend the Tipp to anyone I talk to.

Date of visit: September 2013
1  Thank OLIVER S
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Well, after reading the previous reviews, i must say that i'm shocked! My visit to the restaurant was brilliant. We had great servce, and the food was top notch too! i'm a fussy eater, and all of my awkward requests were met without exception. Frankly,...More

Date of visit: August 2013
Thank Mike A
Di B, Owner at The Tippling Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2013

Many thanks for your review. It is always nice to get a good review. But it is especially nice to get a glowing report like this. I always pass the reviews on to the staff and the information we gain helps us to improve our...More

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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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