Very average food . Good staff good beer very nice pub I used to drink there many year's ago .But the food was a let down curry was like stew and bangers were like leather . With wallpaper paste for mash disappointed .
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
Went there with friends from the Dorset Steam Fair. Told they would have to 'Check if there was a table available' even though the Restaurant was empty.
There were 6 adults, 3 children and a baby and we were NOT made to feel welcome especially when the landlady was heard to say 'Check the notes'. ?????
The children wanted to play pool but we were told they couldn't ..Fair enough. However the mutterings made us feel unwelcome so we said we would be leaving. The mutterings continued with 'They wont fond food anywhere else as the show is on'
Well WE DID!! It was lovely food the staff were extremely friendly and even the dog entertained the kids..
With all due respect I was only carrying out my duty. No children under the age of 18 are allowed to play on any gaming tables or machines.
It is a licensing law throughout.
The families in question were made more than welcome the previous day.
As far as mutterings are concerned I am not aware of any of this.
I apologise if it caused any inconvenience but I was just doing what any other landlady would do when the are restrictions.
We travelled down to the Dorset Steam Fair from North Wales, and always meet our friends in this nearby pub, and have a quick pint in the seating area at the front. The beer was good, and we noted that they had a "steak night" on the following evening. We returned with the intention of eating, 6 adults and 3 children. It was early evening, about 6.00pm, when we entered the pub. There were a few rowdy locals having a pint with the landlady. It became very obvious immediately that we were not welcome, as when we asked for a table for 9 people, there was some ambiguity as to whether they could accomodate us, despite the tables being empty. After some deliberation behind the bar, we were advised there would be a 40 minute wait. While we waited, the children wanted to play pool. The landlady made it clear than children were not allowed to play pool. The whole attitude was unhelpful and unfriendly. I suggested to the landlady that we felt we were not welcome, and that we would take our trade elsewhere. The rowdy locals were overheard commenting that we would be lucky to get a meal elsewhere, as other pubs were busy due to the local steam fair. We left, and enjoyed a warm welcome, and excellent food, at the Farquharson Arms, a few miles down the road. The "INN on the Chase" itself, is pleasant, but the landlady's manner needs to improve, unless she deliberately wishes to exclude families.
We visited for lunch en route from Salisbury to the south coast and having known previous owners was intrigued as to what it was now like. It was clean and well furnished and we found the staff to be most helpful. However it was quite busy and we arrived shortly after a large party so we had a considerable wait for our food but in fairness we were offered a complimentary drink for the delay but as I was driving, I declined! The food was good when it arrived and good value. My wife's home made chutney supplied with her Ploughman's lunch, was in fact Branston Pickle and was not home made as advertised! The toilets were clean and overall it was a nice place to stop off for a meal but as we weren't in a particular hurry it didn't matter to us that we had to wait for about an hour to get our meal but others may not be so patient.
Stopped in on our way to Larmer Tree, for a quick cup of tea. Which came with chocolates and was £1.50, beats Starbucks any day!
Lovely chatty staff and good service. Though the coffee machine wasn't working on the day we visited. The loos were clean & well serviced too.
Went for.lunch today with my father, my first time here, great warm and friendly welcome, shown to a table, given menus and served drinks, the food we ordered wad excellent, fresh,hot, tasteful and plentyfull, great service, great food, great value, highly reccomend.