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The Woodpecker

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High Street | Spetisbury, Blandford Forum DT11 9DJ, England
+44 1258 452658
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
High Street | Spetisbury, Blandford Forum DT11 9DJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2 meals had to be sent back due to lack of communication and getting the orders wrong, which caused the rest of the food to go cold-just very poor service. Didn't have everything that was on the menu! Very pricey for what you receive! Wouldn't...More

Thank Maria H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I normally check TripAdvisor before trying a new place to eat - generally you can get a reasonable vibe about a place. However The reviews on this establishment is way off the mark. First the good - place easy to find as on main road....More

Thank jurado2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Woodpecker earlier in the year and it was really good. So as promised in my first review I came back for part two. I was not disappointed. Food was of a high standard and plentiful. But most of all the welcome was...More

2  Thank biggerlyndy
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

My partner and I stopped here mid week for some tea and we were really impressed by what we received. Firstly, I tried the Thatchers cloudy cider which was very sweet and a welcomed change to the usual “pub” ciders. For mains,we sampled the ham,egg...More

1  Thank Amber R
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Popped in with a friend during a busy day when needed to stop and re-charge. Lunchtime menu offers a good selection to suit all tastes and appetites. Service friendly and prompt. Must return for the evening experience

1  Thank Yettie50
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

The menu was very very basic. Rump steak and chips, scampi and chips, fish and chips or nondescript salad. The food was acceptable but nothing special. The bar man and young bar maid were lovely BUT the lady owner and bar lady who apparently was...More

Thank suedeuters
Reviewed 18 April 2018

TUCK & TAVERNS, the Woodpecker, Stur Marshall. We been here before, had lunch, just as good this time for brunch. Sourdough roll with honey glazed ham, mixed salad and chips, well priced and delicious. Even under pressure from a coach load, the staff kept their...More

Thank Terence A
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We happened across this pub by accident and had no idea what to expect. We ordered a beef roast dinner and I have to say it was absolutely delicious! Portion sizes were big enough to satisfy my teenage son and the pub had a lovely...More

1  Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Went there for dinner one evening s it was recommended by friends. Good choice of beers on tap and a nice menu. Solid pub fare - nothing pretentious - but freshly cooked and promptly served. The fish and chips was piping hot and a decent...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We have been travelling around the UK visiting friends and family and as we live in France where fish and chips are not easily available, we like to have them while in the UK and we found thenWoodpecker's fish and chips were by far the...More

1  Thank Angy047
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Spetisbury, Blandford Forum DT11 9DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Blandford Forum
  • Phone Number: +44 1258 452658
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