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The Old Inn

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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner
RATINGS
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings

Location and contact

About
The Old Inn is a traditional country pub in the heart of the idyllic village of Holt. Situated close to the historic town of Wimborne Minster, The Old Inn is the perfect destination when you fancy a homemade, traditional pub meal.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday

I belong with a group of ladies who once a fortnight we get together for a coffee and a chat and then have lunch. The Old Inn surpassed themselves. We arrived for coffee at 11am and were greeted warmly. We use the stable room as...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Wendy E
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been to this pub a couple of times recently with my husband at lunchtime. There is a good selection of food from light bites to full meals, and they usually have some very good specials. I do not eat meat but do like...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chandrika
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food - cooked to perfection .. Really Lovely place. Very cosy with wood burner. Soooooo many gins .. Amazing I love gin. May have to revisit to try them all out. May take awhile.. We went for Sunday dinner & was very impressed.. could...More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Julie H
Simon P, Manager at The Old Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for a great review. I am always adding to our gin collection. There are some great small batch ones. We will always do additional veg and if you want something, just let us know before you arrive. Regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sorry to say I'm leaving a negative review. My friends and i visited this place yesterday for an evening meal. We arrived to be greeted by a member of staff, barking have you ordered, no Hello, smile. The pub was very busy for a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
4  Thank Marie T
Simon P, Manager at The Old Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am sorry the waiting staff made mistakes with your order and you are upset that you had to report this on Trip Advisor. But the food was served quickly allowing you the time to have desserts and coffee. As you said the pub was...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very expensive for the amount and quality of food served. We had roast beef, the meat was sliced so thinly you could see through it and had no flavour and the veg was up to much either. But the worse thing was the high chair!...More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank JennFancy
Simon P, Manager at The Old Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It baffles me why people have to be so horrible on Trip Advisor and then write it all again on Facebook. Clearly to try and damage the business with no respect for the staff who need to work. It must be a power thing. Very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called and booked an hour before we arrived and they accommodated us so easily eventhough they were super busy.Staff were friendly and helpful.Service was a little slow but understandable as it was packed so they had a lot to juggle. Food was worth the...More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Claire P
Simon P, Manager at The Old Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words. Also when a place is mega busy it takes a little longer to cook and serve the food. Thank you for understanding this. I can assure you the staff work extremely hard at 100% capacity. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends for quick catch up, setting was lovely, quiet, family run pub, very friendly. Trendy with an oldey worldey feel, log fires, wooden floors, twinkly lights and burner out back. Food was delicious, definitely worth going out for on a miserable rainy night....More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank lwarden
Simon P, Manager at The Old Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Another great review. Thank you for taking the time to express your feelings and your experience at the Old Inn. This motivates the whole team who work extremely hard to deliver good food and service. Thank you again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been a few times lately to the old inn and have had some lovely meals. Since its refurb it has gone from strength to strength. Long may it last! Thank you old inn,in the 70's it was fab and you are keeping that tradition...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Karen T
Simon P, Manager at The Old Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Thank you for such a really lovely review. Its so much appreciated when guests take time to write a positive review. It motivates the whole team. We look forward to seeing you very soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here after a muddy walk on Holt Heath nearby. We didn't eat on this occasion, but the food looked lovely, & other customers were very positive about the meals there. The garden looks like a lovely spot for an alfresco meal in...More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank markBournemouth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband has had drinks at the pub but never eaten. He said the food that was being served looked lovely. Let's take your father here when he next comes down and this is what we did. What a lovely place, in the middle of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Sunshinesu
Simon P, Manager at The Old Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and we are glad we met your expections. Hope to see you very soon

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