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The Dolphin

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Bar, Pub, British
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42 East Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7DR, England
+44 1258 456813
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017

On a very rare afternoon off with the Hubby we decide to pop in for a cheeky pint and a bite to eat only to be met with a sleeping barmaid/landlady, not the best first impression I must say!!!! Even after being told by someone serving behind the bar she needed to serve and needed to be in the kitchen... More 

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Thank eecowell
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Got there about 3, few pints, then vodka and coke, say no more, thanks Ben and Tracey had a great night.

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Thank Nick C
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Last time I went to Blandford the pubs we visited left a lot to be desired. This one however is fab! A couple of locals standing outside recommended the food and they were right it was great! We had the homemade burgers which were really yummy. They came in lovely brioche buns, with the most crunchy chips with the most... More 

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Thank Pingalu
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Popped in for a pint and stayed for lunch. Don't be put off by the seemingly sparse menu, everything on it is cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. The landlords and staff are lovely, and so are the locals. The pub is dog friendly and this adds to the pleasant atmosphere as there is always something to chat about. We... More 

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Thank Lucy E
Chertsey, United Kingdom
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600 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

A very good selection of local beers. The food was also very good. This is a must pub to visit for traditionalists who like nostalgia.

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Thank Alan M
Dorset, UK
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Warm, friendly traditional pub; food is really good with pub favourites like cottage pie and fish and chips but done well with locally sourced ingredients - also the soup, starters and especially the puds are great.

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Thank Sam_Dot
Southampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

A fantastic pub in East Street with five different ales perfectly served. Great ambience and character, and friendly bar staff. You will not be disappointed!

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Thank Managra
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We have been there many times and the atmosphere has always been good, great food too, and good prices. I haven't been there recently though :(

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Thank Wethany
Poole, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Blandford has lost some pubs and the Dolphin is still a decent pub in Blandford. There are good selections of ales and the atmosphere is unique. A good visit and whenever I am in Blandford I will come in for nice drink.

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Thank Dean D
Poole
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

If you want a small friendly pub and good grub, this is the only one in Blandford. Dave the landlord makes everyone so welcome. Mind you not surprising, as he has many years experience in the hospitality industry throughout the world. The pub is a little gem, right in the hub of Blandford.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 East Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Blandford Forum
  • Phone Number: +44 1258 456813

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?