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The Giant Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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24 Long Street, Cerne Abbas DT2 7JF, England
+44 1300 341441
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and myself visited here in March and on the recommendation of some locals ate here for lunch. We were not disappointed, the menu is short but there was a good choice and I do believe that all the food is genuinely home cooked. I had the vegetarian option and my husband had the burger both, dishes came well... More 

Thank Chris09g
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the centre of the village of Cerne Abbas a short walk from the giant lies The Giant Inn. Lovely pub serving good food in a well maintained pub. We booked a big table and everything was ready for when we arrived, high chairs included. Service was very good. Food was all well prepared and presented. Good pub grub.

Thank TomGuppy
Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another brilliant meal, thank you, food and service was excellent as always. Love the new additions to the menu.

Thank jmmilward
Twickenham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Welcoming pub with a delicious menu. With two toddlers and a dog in tow we were made welcome and enjoyed a delicious meal. Kids were given a Easter sweetie goodie bag which was a lovely touch too.

Thank Karlie37
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we come back we are amazed at the delicious, well priced, ample sized portions this little pub in the middle of Cerne Abbas produce to make us want to come back again to try something else on the menu. This time a new menu I wasn't sure to try, a homemade burger section.But boy was it I delighted... More 

Thank Susie T
Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 6 of us, so we had a variety of dishes all of which seemed generously sized, well presented and good value. My duck starter was absolutely gorgeous! I was particularly grateful for the staff's kindness in making sure that my meal was gluten free and offering me such good choice. A happy friendly atmosphere too.

Thank karen A
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Walked from Minterne Magna to Cerne Abbas and stopped at the Giant Inn for lunch. This changed hands a couple of years ago and is a cozy traditional pub, clean with nice decor and log fire. Small but very adequate menu as we are not a fan of big menus. Good selection of cask beers. Food was well presented and... More 

Thank Carol P
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

A cracking little pub right in the centre of Cerne Abbas. We received a really warm welcome from the landlords, the place had a huge open log fire and the landlords lovely German Shepherd sleeping in the corner. A proper cozy welcoming pub with a superb range of local ales. To top that off they had a indoor skittles alley... More 

Thank ABFredrik
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I have visited The Giant Inn several times now and have always enjoyed wonderful service and fantastic food! Last night we went to an alpine themed evening, which was fantastic. They has made a real effort to make the pub feel as though you were walking in to a little restaurant on the slopes, with skis dotted... More 

3 Thank Susie T
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here before but it is always a pleasant surprise to find still as good as ever. It is rare to find such excellent home cooked food for such terrific value. The desserts continue to tempt and delight on top of lovely main courses. The welcome is always cheery and helpful.

1 Thank maggie s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Long Street, Cerne Abbas DT2 7JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Cerne Abbas
  • Phone Number: +44 1300 341441

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?