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“Very welcoming” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Minster Arms

The Minster Arms
Ranked #20 of 97 Restaurants in Wimborne
Price range: US$6 - US$31
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Newly re-opened by new owners and with new manager and chefs. Traditional pub with an exceptional range of drinks to compliment a varied and inspiring menu. Dogs permitted in bar and courtyard area. Child-friendly. Open from 10am for breakfast. Serving light lunches and dinner.
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very welcoming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

We have watched this pub go through many guises, from the Pudding and Pie, to an Indian restaurant, to the Rock and finally (we very much hope) to the Minster Arms. The new interior design is lovely and the welcoming staff are a tremendous asset. We have had a few visits for a drink and finally got round to trying the restaurant. We weren't disappointed and enjoyed a very good reasonably priced meal. We'll be back!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Saltpie
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English first
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yummy Bank Holiday Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Just had an impromptu lunch at the Minster Arms, very nice indeed. The mussels were mouth watering, the haddock, hugely satisfying and the puds we're perfect !!!
Will definitely be back again.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank 76Phil
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“How refreshing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

How absolutely refreshing to find such a stylish pub in Wimborne. Long awaited I would say. Relatives living locally how sung their praises and yesterday as a family we experienced a lovely lunch in very modern and friendly atmosphere. Everything you would expect from a good pub, bright, airy and delicious food at reasonable prices. They have a very pleasant small decked area which is ideal in the sunshine and covered for showers. Staff could not have been nicer and more attentive. Well done, good luck in this venture bringing style to Wimborne.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EILEEN W
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Poole, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Being a local to Wimborne we thought we would check out the newly reopened Minster Arms. We didn't book and thought we would peruse the menu over a drink whilst deciding whether to eat or not. The staff and decor were very welcoming. The menu, whilst not extensive, is imaginative and no more expensive than most gastro pubs. It was good to see different choices.
I had the chicken and ham hock terrine and my partner had steak. Both meals were presented well. The portions were adequate for me but my partner felt he could've eaten more. The terrine was lovely with large pieces of both chicken and ham and the accompanying vegetables were also good.
The staff were very attentive and friendly. We will definitely return and would recommend.

  • Visited August 2014
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3 Thank Iris W
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fun Evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Six of us had dinner here yesterday evening. Very friendly staff (although there did seem to be rather a lot of them!) who greeted us well, took drinks orders and showed us to our table. When we made the reservation we were told there was going to be an acoustic guitar that evening which we thought sounded like a nice touch. Our starters arrived which were perfect. Then the music started which would have been better had it had been slightly quieter. When our main meals arrived only 5 out of 6 were delivered. Not good, but apologies were made by our waiter. Looks like that meal had been forgotten (fish) as it didn't arrived till a good 5 minutes later! Some of us had the irresistible chocolate crème brulee. The wine and beers were perfect. We would definitely return.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicki W
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