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Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

Barrie and Ilze could not have done more to improve the experience!! We stayed for 1 night but wish we’d stayed longer. All 4 of the rooms are spacious and include tea and coffee making facilities. Bottled water is provided and all rooms come with...en suite facilities that include both bath and shower. An ample supply of towels is provided. We shall definitely return later in the year.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

We spent our friend's birthday weekend here, and had a marvellous time. Rooms beautifully appointed and comfortable, food excellent. Hosts Barry and llse couldn't do enough for us. Even ran members of our party back to Sturminster Newton both nights. We left feeling we were...leaving friends behind. Thank you to all staff for making it such a lovely occasion. Hope to see you in the summer.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

Wow! I wish this was my local! We were staying locally and booked in advance advising that two of our six had physical disabilities. From the start we were made so welcome. Ramps were there for a wheelchair and our table was well lit for...our friend with limited sight. The menu was as stated on the website and the specials were excellent - we tried the sea bass and the individual chicken pies. Our prawn cocktails were lovely and the local trout pate was delicious. The fish and chips and the Mediterranean tart went down well. We also gave a big thumbs up to the bread and really nicely cooked chips and veg. The portions were generous and we didn’t have room for anything other than icecream. A big thank you to Barry and his team. We will certainly return again when in this area.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Barrie Jones, Owner at Fiddleford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2023

Thank you for the kind words and your support. Ilze and I look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 19 November 2023

Just back from a lovely Lunch at The Fiddleford Inn. Staff were on top form and also a lovely welcome from the landlord Barrie and landlady Ilze. I have not been for a while but was nice to be recognised. Sunday roasts were impeccably put...together and tasted delicious. Nothing was too much trouble and all staff for attentive but not OTT. Relaxed, genuine and happy. It really was a lovely way to spend celebrating family birthdays. Thank you to all the staff for a top notch meal and hospitality. 10/10!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

This is definitely a 'local' pub with a friendly and witty management. All have sense of humour. There is a choice of 7 main special courses and that was on a Tuesday. There is a log fire which heats the front and rear parts of...the pub. My beef bourgeon was not well cooked and lots of gristle. I should have sent it back but it was edible so I soldered through. Three main courses, three sweet courses a coffee and a bottle of wine came to £89 I would revisit. There were a number of local characters in the bar area making jokes at eah other's expense. That was entertaining.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

Excellent quick lunch, proper door step sandwiches !!... Lovely to see the pub so busy on a Monday lunchtime with both drinkers and diners🙂

Date of visit: October 2023
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Barrie Jones, Owner at Fiddleford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2023

Thank you!!

Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

Really fancied a roast after a busy morning and I'm so glad we called in here reasonably priced and the roast potatoes were some of the best I've had for a long time the lamb and other veg were delicious as well

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

We went in the garden for our lunch. There was a busy /noisy road running alongside. Fabulous chips with tuna / mayo sandwich. The bread seemed a bit stale around the edges (or dry) which was a shame as the rest of it was nice....Waitress bought out the food and then suggested we could go inside the pub to pick up whatever sauces we wanted. I personally thought she should have asked us what we wanted and brought it out for us. Bit lazy. Don't think we'd go back if we were in the area as no excuse for the breadMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

Spontaneous lunch time visit for my husband and I. Lovely warm welcome, sandwiches freshly made to order with good quality ingredients and nice service. They are a busy pub which is a great sign, if you have to wait a wee while, it is so...worth it! Good pubs deserve patience, they do the very best that they can! We loved it.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023 via mobile

The welcome and service could not have been more friendly. The menu was interesting and appealing, with plenty of things I wanted to eat. Starters (salt and pepper squid for me and scallops with black pudding and pea purée for my wife) were exceptional. For...main I had chicken kebab with slaw, chips and salad, which was superb. My side order of onion rings was disappointingly oily. My wife’s beetroot and goat cheese salad was unfortunately not a success. Wine was delicious and it was all very reasonably priced. We will certainly be going back.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

I met a friend for lunch on Thursday 7th September, it was a warm, sunny day so we ate in the garden. We ordered a round of sandwichs each but were told these would take at least half an hour. By the time they eventually...arrived up it was nearer 35 minutes. The sandwiches themselves were quite good but having to wait that long is wholly unacceptable. Therefore my advice to those heading towards The Fiddleford Inn for lunch, is to allow plenty of time as service is at best unhurried.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023 via mobile

If i cold give 10 stars I would. 8 of us there for 2 nights - funeral nearby sadly . Barry, wife and team were amazing ! Nothing too much trouble . Rooms perfect . Breakfast was all you could want and they accommodated 10...of us both nights with great food and no fuss. 100% recommend this place Thank youMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

We understand that the regular chef had not turned up and that the owner prepared our meals.As a consequence we had quite a long wait for the soup and steaks.However the end result for both dishes was very satisfactory. The ambiance was pleasant and the...staff were very friendly .More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023

Really lovely place to stay staff where so welcoming and helpful, they made sure we had everything we needed stayed over for 2 nights to go to a wedding with the family. We had a breakfast (included each morning) which was amazing toast and cereal...to start with and then a cooked English breakfast which was ordered to our liking. rooms where super clean and the beds where so comfy. We had a lady called Louise looking after us she was so kind and helpful such a lovely atmosphere would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023 via mobile

Would highly recommend. Stayed for the weekend all the staff very helpful food was excellent thanks for all your help guys cheers

Date of visit: July 2023
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Fiddleford Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
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