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#1 of 1 Pub in Swyre
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Bar, British, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

Went there with my family for a drink and ordered fish and chips to be shared as we already had our lunch but still spent around 50 pound .we ask a rude lady for extra cutlery she very aggressive said that you are paying for...2 but feeding 4 mouth and I will have extra washing to do ...never heard anything like that. She even took our plates away while we were still eating avoid avoid avoid.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2020 via mobile

Friendly staff. No starters and Limited choice of mains but what they had were homemade and tasty. Understandably cautious in such uncertain times.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 May 2020

Parked my van for a minute outside and the owner came out shouting what I’m doing. Very rude people.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 4 October 2019

ordered meat lasagne.Vegetable lasagne arrived instead. this had no cheese sauce whatsover and was just warmer than the cold chips.Server to busy talking to the pub owner in the kitchen so could not request another meal.Two couples also came in but left because they had...waited to long to get served.Locals gave poor reviews on this pub so this is one to avoidMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 16 September 2019

Need to book a table if you want to eat here, booked for Sunday lunch, four meats to choose from , help your self to potatoes veg etc, excellent, service was also good, dessert lightly lemony ice cream was lush 😋

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 14 September 2019

We turned up here at about 6:50 on Saturday evening. The pub was fairly quiet (1/3 full) and we ordered food from a fairly pleasant young lady behind the bar. We took our drinks to a table and waited. And waited. And waited. Food was...so slow to appear that after 50 minutes we gave up. We had watched the only meal we saw served in that time, to the adjacent table, turn up individually with a gap between each diner’s meal. The table next to us, who were in before us, were also becoming annoyed at the delay and complaining. The food we saw looked good but the service was far, far too slow. We explained when we paid for our drinks that we had waited a long time for our food but no reason was given for the delay.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 26 June 2019

Stunning views, with lovely walks all around. Was staying in the area and after a long walk we wanted food - we were hungry hungry hungry. Lovely staff, food arrived well presented and fast (which we needed as I said before, we were hungry) and...to top it off the puddings were great and again a nice sized portion. After feeding, drinking and generally resting we were ready to set off again. Would definitely stop for food again, whether in the area for walking or just meandering through. Very happy :-):-) :-)More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 11 June 2019 via mobile

We took shelter in The Bull Inn on a Monday evening on the first night of a coast path walk from Weymouth to Exmouth. It was raining heavily outside, and the owners opened up the pub early so we could shelter in one of their...rooms. Hospitality and welcome were warm and friendly. The owners even did some drying of our clothes for us. Excellent breakfast, helpful local knowledge and a comfortable night sleep.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 June 2019

the Sunday lunch is 'to die for'. Great value, good portion sizes and OMG Yorkshire just like my mum made. Enjoyed every luscious mouthful and only wish I had enough room for another roast spud - but alas I was full. May be my new...local Sunday roast place to be - very happyMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 31 May 2019

Stopped off at pub as we needed food after travelling back from family. Service was great, hospitality was fantastic. We were really hungry and the food came out hot and quick and was devoured even quicker. Reasonably priced and if im ever in the area...again I would definitely stop again.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

We were camping locally and fancied a hot roast dinner on Sunday but needed to be dog friendly. Found this online. Headed over as not sure on serving times. Popped in and it was only from noon until 2pm. Took ages for then to come...to the bar. But ordered our drinks and took our dinner ticket. They then allocated us to collect our food. Attitude of the bar staff was a bit coarse but lady serving food was friendly enough. Food was very good. Can’t fault that. Could help yourself too and for a fab price. Food made up for the slow entrance.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

A scruffy place, not the most pleasant place to walk into and certainly not the smartest of staff behind the bar. We ate Sunday lunch as we couldn't be bothered to go anywhere else. That was it's saving grace for in the room at the...rear was a very pleasant and helpful lady (who may have been the chef as well) attending a carvery. This was very tasty with a good selection and reasonably priced. Shame about the rest of the place.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Not a very big menu,but whats on offer is good home made food especially the pies, puddings and carvery.the inn is very clean, service is a bit slow but the food is well worth waiting for. would visit again if i was down in Dorset....Thanks to the gentleman who took his dog away, when a family member who is frightened of dogs just asked. Rated 85%.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We stayed at West Bexington and decided to call in to this nearby pub. We couldn't wait to leave! The wine was cheap and vile. The pub was dirty, with very dusty coppers adorning one wall and dirty decor throughout; the whole place is in...urgent need of a good clean and a complete re-furb. It wasn't old charm, just thoroughly tired, old fashioned and grubby.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Great room. Fabulous shower. Yummy breakfast. Sue even drove us back to the next village to collect our car the next morning!

Date of visit: March 2017
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5