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The Coventry Arms

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Mill Street, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne BH21 3RH, England
+44 1258 857284
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Poole, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Lovely pint of Timothy Taylors Landlord on a cold Friday afternoon. Will return to try the evening food menu.

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Thank Mike1960-Sue
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Coventry Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you in the near future More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

It was a Friday night and we decided to try the Coventry Arms for dinner. We arrived at 8.25pm asking for a table for 2 but were told the restaurant had closed at 8.15pm due to staffing problems! We left without even buying a drink. We have been to this pub twice before and on each occasion the staff seemed... More 

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2 Thank L6650KOluisa
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Coventry Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are sorry that you had a few issues. We pride ourselves on our customer service and a warm welcome and we are disappointed that was not your experience. Please accept our apologies regarding the glass of free Prosecco and we will look into training procedure to ensure this does not happen again. More 

Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Ordered 3 roast beef dinners, beef was so chewy we couldn't eat it, not enough potatoes and vegetables for 1 let alone 3. When mentioned about the chewy beef we got offered complimentary desserts, which only one of us took the offer up. On paying the bill we still had to pay for the 3 roast dinners at full price.... More 

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Thank 8BaileyBoo
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Coventry Arms, responded to this review

We are extremely disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy our very popular Roast Beef. The portion size is usually more than adequate but extra vegetables are always available. We pride ourselves on our returning customers and really hope that you will try us again in the future More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely rustic pub with tasty food and cute seating in tents if so wished. Comfy seating and cosy with large fire pit in centre of pub.

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Thank KFancett
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Coventry Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding The Coventry Arms and we hope that you visit us again soon More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Stopped for lunch and a few drinks whilst waiting for our accommodation to become available at The Old Mill. Charming, warm and welcoming.

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Thank Sally H
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Coventry Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you another time More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A group of 10 of us really enjoyed a great private dinning experience in one of the three large bell tents. It was mid November and we were there for an evening meal. It wasn't cold at all because of the cosy log burner. Food was great and overall a great experience which I would recommend. Staff were also very... More 

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Thank David S
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Coventry Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your private dining experience in one of our bell tents. The team at The Coventry Arms will be extremely pleased that you would be happy to recommend. More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We were staying two doors away from this pub and went for a lovely meal there on our last night. It is warm, cosy and very inviting. The staff were really good, the meal was excellent apart from them not having any chips to cook, which were the alternative to sweet potatoes. Neither did they have any white bread for... More 

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Thank lynne965
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Coventry Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you found your meals amazing. Your comments regarding the bread have been noted and we hope that this did not spoil your evening. The team at The Coventry Arms look forward to welcoming you in the future. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We stopped on route from East Devon to Petersfield. We had been before under the old management. We tried the two course Christmas special menu. My wife had the duck as main course and really enjoyed it. I had the bison steak - it was cooked as I requested - medium rare but the quality was very poor and it... More 

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Thank Robert H
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Coventry Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we are delighted that you will be visiting The Coventry Arms in the future. We are glad that you enjoyed the ambience of the pub and that the issue regarding your meal was resolved in a satisfactory manner. More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

1, location great 2, keeps being revamped but still looks quiet the same 3, lost its mojo 6 years ago and will never return as pubs are so badly run by certain chains they never get it right again as used to be awesome 4, last few managers should be traffic wardens as zero people skills, make you hurry up... More 

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Thank benjamino1974
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch since they had a refurb and really liked what they have done with the place. Had a nice roast with a free glass of prosecco! The garden area looks really nice and will be great in the summer! Definitely recommend

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Thank Adam F
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Coventry Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we delighted to hear that you are happy to recommend The Coventry Arms to others. We look forward to welcoming you once again where you can enjoy the re-designed pub garden. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$31
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Street, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne BH21 3RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wimborne  >  Corfe Mullen
  • Phone Number: +44 1258 857284
Description
Located on the busy A31 near Corfe Mullen, you could be forgiven for driving by thinking The Coventry Arms is just another local pub. However this 15th Century Inn, has so much more to offer. Inside there is a lovely bar offering local real ales, and a great wine and spirits selection. The restaurant seats 50 people with more comfortable seats available outside on the rear (heated) patio. Our large gardens have ample seating for over 100 people, and we have 3 large dining tents that can seat up t0 10 people each. Our River Lounge, right on the edge of the River Stour with comfy lounge seating and heaters is the perfect spot to sit and unwind at end of a hard days work or sightseeing.

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