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The Half Moon

| Melplash, Bridport DT6 3UD, England
+44 1308 488321
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (25 reviews)
“fried rabbit” (3 reviews)
“profiteroles” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
| Melplash, Bridport DT6 3UD, England
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11 - 20 of 289 reviews

Reviewed 4 March 2017

This place used to be remarkably good, then it became less so. Now it is less so still. I wouldn't travel to visit but if you're in the area it's ok.

1  Thank peterH76BZ
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Last Saturday I proposed to my girlfriend at Golden Cap and she said yes. We came to the Half Moon along with my parents for a celebration meal. My Dad & I had whitebait starter. For mains Aimee & I had the burger, my mum...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 30 January 2017

What a lovely place for a cosy evening meal. The team in the hotel were so friendly and attentive. The meal was beautifully cooked, to our specifications, and was a delight. We will certainly visit again when next in the area. Loads of parking. We...More

Thank Reg_and_Pauline
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Eight of us locals dropped in for a dinner and were greeted with a warm welcome. Several of us ordered the smoked haddock mousse starter which had an odd after-taste. The house replaced the dishes immediately and did not charge us for any of the...More

1  Thank Jonny L
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We went for lunch with small children. Nothing was too much trouble, the children's mother ordered off menu. The chef was happy to serve bread, butter and jam to 1 of the children!! All the meals were delicious. The staff were all fantastic and helpful....More

1  Thank Yvonne D
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great place for a Sunday Roast, food cooked to a high standard and service good. Not a massive menu choice which makes it far easier to choose.

Thank loobyBucks
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Why would you not want to go to a lovely country pub, beautifully presented, tastefully decorated , and mighty fine food .

Thank MostertonClampit
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Have just had a fantastic christmas meal with some friends from work and we all agreed that the food and service was second to none. Also the interior has been redecorated to a very hight standard that is the perfect balance between modern and cosy....More

1  Thank casims9987
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful meal celebrating my Grandson's 18th Birthday, All the staff are very friendly and efficient and the meal itself came from the Christmas menu, if anyone wishes to partake, you will not be disappointed

Thank peter026
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We are never disappointed when we come here! As our local pub we are always in for either a drink or for food. As it was my brothers 18th we had a table booked for 8. We had our food off of the set menu...More

Thank melbr1994
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Do you respond to all negative reviews in such a petulant manner? Your response to my review was very rude and insulting. I see that you responded in a similar manner to someone who had the audacity to suggest things weren't perfect. I can assure you that we dine in many good restaurants and are able to tell the difference between really good establishments and pretentious charlatans.
23 June 2017|
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Response from ikmoules | Reviewed this property |
Wow! What a response to my question. Publicly threatening to take legal action against a customer for their opinion (and sending it from a 'Lord' to try the make it more intimidating) is certainly a novel approach to public... More
Is this the same company that runs the Anvil in Pimperne?
23 August 2016|
Response from Dan C |
No. The previous couple now run The Anvil Inn and have done since April/May this year. They no longer have anything to do with The Half Moon, which has been under new management since 23rd May this year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Melplash, Bridport DT6 3UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bridport
  • Phone Number: +44 1308 488321
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