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The Thimble Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Thimble Inn is an historic thatched pub situated in the heart of the Piddle Valley, just Four miles from the centre of Dorchester. Dorset Tourism Bronze Award Winner 2015. Newly refurbished 2015. Real Food all cooked from scratch by owner chef. Local ales and lots wines by the glass and bottle. See website for events, music and regular curry night. Families, children and dogs welcome. Open fires. 2 huge gardens with views, streams & trees. Big welcome.
US$6 - US$31
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to The Thimble yesterday having booked a table for 2 a few days earlier, specifically for a Valentine meal based on the special Valentine menu of 3 courses for £29.95. On arrival, there did not appear to be a designated reserved table for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Teljoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and a couple of my friends went to visit this small little pub in Piddlehinton and it was one of the best experiences I have had the staff where so lovely makeing sure we where all okey and the food was stunning I had...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always eat here when in the area and this month’s visit was as good as usual, delicious food and really friendly staff in this lovely traditional pub. Well worth a trip.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mooma07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four adults, excellent bottle of red wine, great service and fri3ndly staff. Starters were great and good value. Mains of fish and the chicken breast scrumpy Roast pork not so great, meat was a little dry

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank anittahook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for late tea after a hospital visit very pleased very tasty food and excellent service 5* both had burgers I had the Dorset burger it was lush to say the least offered table service as well which wasn’t expected

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank J942BNannav
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't rush back to this pub. On arrival it was cold! The service was slow. It took at least 15 minutes to be given a menu and it's not very clear whether it's table service or bar service on arrival. I felt there were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 January 2019

Everything about this place is exemplary. It has a cosy old English feel to it. Everything was tip top clean Lastly the food was excellent; the presentation, the flavour, the taste, the artistic presentation, particularly the dessertts. The ingredients are obviously top quality. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ValerieB2424
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Decided to go to the Thimble Inn as my friend used to be quite a regular and had since moved away. We pitched up about 1.15pm and were greeted with 'Have you booked?' No! There seemed to be a few empty tables in the bar...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank poppet36
lisa r, Owner at The Thimble Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Thank you for your detailed feedback. Various parts of your review do puzzle me, as these are as we would expect them to be. Firstly, we always ask customers if they have a booking. Not because you necessarily need to book, it is simply so...More

Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I just ate here tonight. We had house burger and roast pork. Absolutely divine. The highlight for me was the cauliflower cheese just totally delicious. The staff were so welcoming and friendly. Loved this place and will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 557parveend
Reviewed 29 December 2018

We had been to the Piddle Brewery to collect some beer and asked where was good for lunch in the immediate area and The Thimble Inn was suggested. Lovely atmosphere and excellent menu and food. Would have stayed even longer had we not been on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Response from crazymaddancer | Reviewed this property |
Hi I think that the answer is no! But there is a fab B & B 50 metres along the road. Read my review about it.
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