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Reviewed 17 December 2020

We visited here today for a birthday meal with our little dog who we always bring to the barn. Unfortunately we were not allowed in as they are no longer dog friendly. Not even under the marquee. Such a shame, as was such a great...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 16 December 2020

What a lovely place! First time visiting last week with a couple of my friends. Felt super safe given the current circumstances. Menus and pens were sanitised before they were given to me, tables were spread out well and the marquee was very well ventilated....More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 22 October 2020 via mobile

This wasn't what we expected from the name, we thought it was a small cafe, and never thought to book! However it is a very busy cafe/ restaurant. The food looked delicious for lunches. We had opted for a cream tea and it was one...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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669janettet, Owner at The Barn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2020

Hi supersal4, Thank you so much for your lovely review, so appreciated during these very stressful times. Hope to see you again soon, if Boris lets us keep trading? Kind Regards Janette x

Reviewed 20 October 2020

I go regularly to The Barn Cafe and am always impressed with the food and service. Yesterday's visit was no exception to that. However, having booked a table for 10 am, I was disconcerted to find that the table was reserved for others at 11.15....More

Date of visit: October 2020
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669janettet, Owner at The Barn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2020

Hi Meg, Very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, but very sorry to hear you felt rushed. We now only have 13 tables inside due to the social distancing, and my very stressed staff have been trying to make everyone happy by taking as...More

Reviewed 13 October 2020

I have been going to the barn for years , I am a very loyal customer . I was so upset today as when I arrived , I found out they no longer allow dogs there . The barn is in a rural location where...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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669janettet, Owner at The Barn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Dear chloebugden, So sorry to receive such a bad review. Unfortunately, I was not there today, had to leave on a person emergency. If I had been there, I could of explained to you that dogs are not allowed because they carry the virus!! but...More

Reviewed 13 October 2020 via mobile

Went today with a friend and her new puppy. Very disappointed. Been to The Barn on numerous occasions before and had seen dogs welcome. Told that dogs were no longer allowed inside and we would have to sit outside even though at the time pouring...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 12 October 2020

This is one of my favourite places to meet friends for Breakfast or lunch. Lovely polite staff and everything delivered to a consistently high standard. I especially love the quiche salads.😋 On my visit today I found the outside marquee area has now been enclosed...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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669janettet, Owner at The Barn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Hi janpB3356VY Just got back from taking my husband to Southampton Hospital for an operation he has been waiting over a year for, thank you covid! Your lovely review has made me feel so much better, really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon...More

Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

We came for breakfast, and wished we had stayed and eaten at home. The ordering was arkward as I requested a menu item but the person on the till was not aware of it, and when it arrived the order was wrong. It lacked the...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 5 October 2020

What we thought was a little cafe, and more like an upmarket restaurant, FULLY BOOKED on a very wet sunday morning. very reasonably priced for the quality, but advisories to all, make sure you book otherwise youll be stuck on a wet/cold patio. Service was...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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669janettet, Owner at The Barn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2020

Hi lauren, Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, we have lost 10 tables inside, due to the new covid measures, sorry about that, but out of our control! We added a marquee outside last week to help with the situation, thought customers would appreciate the...More

Reviewed 4 October 2020

Came for breakfast which was very yummy however we had brought our 2 small dogs and they were not allowed in. Still unsure of why??? So felt rushed to eat as we had to leave our four legged friends in the car 😔🌧More

Date of visit: October 2020
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669janettet, Owner at The Barn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2020

Hi melanie90, Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your breakfast, and sorry to hear you felt the need to rush. Unfortunately, dogs, especially gorgeous dogs, seem to make customers completely forget about social distancing, and the need to pet the dog...More

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nicolaford2015
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Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
The Wareham forest is a possibility.
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Hi Cheryl H, I have a son who is confined to wheelchair mobility, and, whilst I would never refuse him anywhere he wanted to visit, I don't think that I would consider suggesting to him to visit the Barn Cafe. The interior... More
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Response from jacques262017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, the staff make them very welcome. Fellow guests don’t seem to mind as long as the dog lays underneath the tables
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  • The Barn Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 5