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Norden, Wareham BH20 5DU, England (Formerly Halfway Inn)
+44 1929 480402
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day out along the Dorset coast with the dog in tow we were looking for a good pub with a decent menu. Came across the Halfway Inn by chance and doubled back to check it out. Lovely atmosphere, ultra friendly staff and a great menu. Dog friendly too so a massive bonus. He laid quietly until the... More 

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1 Thank Gary_P_Bicester
AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are delighted you enjoyed the visits to our pub. More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 6 this time, we were early for eating but service was good and the food excellent. Drinks order was wrong and the young barman didn't seem keen to put it right even for the children. Would've been full 5 stars otherwise.

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Thank James l
AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

We are Glad your food was all ok, with regards to the young barman he no longer works at The Halfway Inn And we can only apologise for his actions. We look forward to seeing you soon. More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I just wanted a value evening meal to round off our stay in Wareham. Visited Halfway for just a drink on several occasions, so we thought we would try the food. We both ordered sausages, not our usual choice but looked good on the menu, and on placing our order waiter confirmed fresh veg. included which clinched... More 

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Thank Michael M
AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Excellent review, We will look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Sunday roast today, we would thoroughly recommend! I had roast lamb with garlic and rosemary and my husband the roast beef! Excellent portion size and plenty of veg with roasties and Yorkshire pud! We followed with a dessert of apple pie with ice cream and apple and apricot crumble with custard, both yummy! The staff here are so friendly,... More 

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Thank deblynn2015
AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 out of 5 rating! We are delighted that you enjoyed your Visit! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Staffs
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were holidaying in the area and went here for my birthday evening meal. I was a little underwhelmed to be honest. It's a gorgeous old building with a decent history, which is displayed upon the walls in the form of photographs etc, a nice touch. The outside area looks as though it would be a very pleasant place to... More 

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Thank Taxwizzard
AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your recent visit to The Halfway Inn. However we can assure you the pub and toilets are cleaned to a high everyday, you have to accept they are used constantly through the day and can become dirty, we do checks and clean again accordingly. If you would be so kind to take... More 

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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on as sunny afternoon on the way past. We have always driven as this pub (a hall & woodhouse chain) is on the route into Swanage. Quick, friendly service for drinks and some bar snacks - which were yummy! Children enjoyed the outside play area too.

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Thank LHeatsout
AnneHalfway, Owner at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed the bar snacks and service. Just a note, we are a Hall and Woodhouse Business Partnership - not part of the managed house chain. We run our own business and our own menus.! More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Visited here many years ago so was happy to go back and see whether it had changed we we're invited there by friend's it a Thursday evening and surprisingly busy for a pub in the middle of nowhere i have to say the service was good the food plentiful and very reasonable prices would certainly recommend a drive to visit... More 

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Thank Bill P
AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the super review! We will look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Verwood, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Called on a beautiful afternoon on our way out of Swanage.. we had our dog with us so we where looking for a public house serving great beer and with a garden. The Halfway inn ticked all the boxes. Great food menu good beer and lovely garden. Topped off with warm and friendly service..

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Thank TH15HEN
AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's always nice to get a positive review and I will pass your comments onto all the staff. More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub extensive menu and excellent quality, and very friendly staff, even dog friendly , would highly recommend. We will definitely visit again.

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Thank darrren j
AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! see you again soon? More 

Chertsey, United Kingdom
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635 reviews
455 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The menu is a little better than on my last visit and there were some specials on the board. The beer was good. Service was good.

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Thank Alan M
AnneHalfway, Manager at The Halfway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Halfway Inn. We all work very hard to make sure everybody enjoys their experience with us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norden, Wareham BH20 5DU, England (Formerly Halfway Inn)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wareham
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 480402

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