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The Blue Vinny

££ - £££, British,
12 The Moor, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8TE, England
+44 1305 848228
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
12 The Moor, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8TE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely friendly, clean pub with well spaced tables and a good sized carpark. Our lunch was excellent, fresh ingredients and well presented. It would have been even better if there had been a seasonal vegetarian option on the specials board. This is our third lunch...More

Thank NSDorset
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s sometimes hard to find food on a Monday evening. And often you can’t bring your dog. However we enjoyed a delectable meal in relaxed surroundings with our dog under the table. Vegetables and salads are important to me and the Blue Vinny offers different...More

Thank Judy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great find! We met in the middle - between Cornwall and Kent - and as a group of 4 adults with 4 dogs we were pleased to find somewhere happy to see us! The food was delicious and the service attentive.

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food in a nice environment, including a large beer garden and good location for easy access.

Thank PYtips
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice and friendly. Very helpful. Food came out within a reasonable time, was nice and hot and very tasty

Thank Kirsten M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Blue skies and a warm welcome greeted us to this lovely traditional English Pub/restaurant on a classic summers day. Our first decision was not what to pick from the menu, but should we sit outside in the lovely sunny garden or inside the beautiful cool...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Came here with friends for whom it is a local pub, what a great place it has the combination of good pub atmosphere with fine dining. The food was delicious and beautifully presented a super find.

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Great pub! Lovely food, great atmosphere and very friendly. Excellent Christmas evenings too. We came and sang Christmas carols in December and also attended the Christmas quiz. We love the Vinny!

Thank SamanthaMitchell86
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Well what a lovely find as our two dogs were allowed as well. Super village pub with friendly staff. Our hostess was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble, even a few titbits for the dogs. Good pub food with local shot pigeon on...More

Thank btbl
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

When you walk into a pub and they are surprised you want to order food at lunch to time then you know your in for some poor service. We then had to leave our card behind the bar. We order are meal and sat in...More

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Questions & Answers
11 February 2018|
Response from RolyHarries | Property representative |
Hi, all our food is cooked fresh on site and if we know you are coming then our chefs would be more than happy to give you some options.
Joanne H
22 June 2016|
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Response from RolyHarries | Property representative |
Hi , yes they are but we have a limited area for them so it's best to pre book a dog table. Roly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 The Moor, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8TE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester  >  Puddletown
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 848228
  • E-mail
Roly and Helen Harries took over this traditional village pub in Puddletown, near Dorchester in May 2013. Keeping the very best of the old, they set about combining its warm, friendly country ambience with a cool, airy modern interior - part of a style that is reflected in their approach to the food and hospitality. Something for which this bar and restaurant is rapidly gaining a first-class reputation.The food is home cooked, and where possible the ingredients are seasonal and sourced locally from friends or trusted specialist suppliers. The wines have been chosen to complement the menu, and there is always a range of excellent guest ales on tap.Together with Head Chef Danny Durose and his team, they've created a menu that reflects their personal tastes, with a truly international approach - a style that owes as much to the hot islands of the Mediterranean as it does to the classic and everyday dishes of Britain and mainland Europe. Roly and Helen with Children Thomas and Benjamin are passionate about producing the very best food at accessible prices, as well as extending a warm and friendly welcome to locals and visitors alike.
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