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“Disappointingly Downhill” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pamphill Dairy Farm Shop & Restaurant

Pamphill Dairy Farm Shop & Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 97 Restaurants in Wimborne
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Disappointingly Downhill”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

Have visited here a few times over the years but the last visit (a Sunday afternoon in September 2013) seemed somewhat different and disappointing. After ordering a pot of tea for two we sat at an outside table. The tea arrived within a short space of time but without any sugar, tea leaf dust (or something similar) in one of the cups and badly tea stained spoons. The wooden tables and seats (green) were grubby, stained and unwholesome in appearance. A few feet away was an uncovered waste bin, full to overflowing, attracting a large number of flies and wasps - the latter causing considerable annoyance to customers as well as the kitchen staff via the open windows (kitchen staff were seen to be attacking and warding off the wasps with dinner plates and drying cloths - very hygienic! - something which, from the outside looked as though the kitchen itself was somewhat lacking).
These tea-rooms used to be very good, popular, with regular customers: however, at the present time I am not so sure and personally not very impressed. It has the appearance of past success breeding current complacency which could be dangerous and disastrous to future business, especially when a little more effort, common sense and consideration would make all the difference.
It is likely to be a long time before we brave it again - if ever!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Poole, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“great for a light lunch.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

This great little tea room is ideal if you want a light lunch away from the hustle & bustle of Wimborne centre. set in an old dairy with a butchers shop, plant shop and food shop selling unusual local produce, there is also lots\to look at.

We both had a hot baguett which came with salad garnish & crisps. A pot of tea for two and lovely spenge cake made for a happy experience.

the seating etc is very basic but adequate and the is some refurbishment going on currently to brighten the place up.

Also near by are several walks with a beautiful bluebell wood at this time of year and riverside walk at the bottom of the hill. dog walkers would no doubt find the woods, walks and this lunch stop a real treat.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tiffer11
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264 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Good cake and atmosphere - pity about the tea.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

A group of us found a table on a wet Saturday afternoon. Service was quick. There was not a large choice of cakes but they were very tasty. Four of us ordered tea and it arrived with 4 teabags in a pot for 2 people with extra pots of hot water! We were busy chatting but should have asked for 2 pots for 2 people as the tea was nearly undrinkable. We were not rushed but it wasn't too busy. The shop looked expensive.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Poole11
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Service?!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

Decided to pop in for lunch yesterday, there were two memberes of waiting staff who didnt make eye contact with us once in the 10 minutes we were waiting to order our food. Wont be going there again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank magic112
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Pricey”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

Nice setting to stop for cuppa or icecream, though other goods expensive for the average household.I get that its local produce, but wouldnt use regularly.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Maria66_12
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