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Yalbury Cottage

Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
+44 1305 262382
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“dressed crab” (5 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (10 reviews)
“cheese board” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really looked forward to this visit having read some reviews. We were meeting friends for lunch. Had pre prandials in the garden, excellent and attentive service. Interesting and adventurous menu and a good value wine list. Starters were very good but the main course was...More

1  Thank CarolandRobin D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

From arrival to departure, what a great experience. On arrival you get some what I call tab nabs and left to choose from the menu in very comfortable surroundings. You are then invited to join your table and have what for me was the best...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant/hotel is situated in the quaint village of lower blockhampton near Dorchester a little walk from the county agricultural college. Started with aperitifs in the lounge then in to the restaurant area. We had 3 courses starting with locally caught scallops then pork Wellington...More

Thank Jeffrey J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think I can add much more than other reviews. Great food. Great location. Great service. Things that you need to consider, there is no many tables so you have to book, so it require some planning, the first time I read the good...More

1  Thank majomaca1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just had a most delightful evening at Yalbury Cottage with charming hosts James and Ariane - our food was exquisitely presented and one of the best we have ever had during our travels in the West Country!

Thank barryh100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good but I feel to many ingredients on one plate. Also the menu appeared much the same as before. Service is good,very attentive. The restaurant was full so the majority of people enjoy what is served.

1  Thank Beneyboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Yalbury for a birthday treat We had the most delicious meal with fantastic service. All the good was freshly cooked and served with a smile and friendly chat. The staff were never imposing but made us feel very welcome. I cannot recommend...More

Thank Dorne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant delivered an exceptional experience, the menu was varied and interesting and most importantly executed flawlessly. Our party ordered a variety of dishes and the quality was such that each believed they had the best dish, the food was sublime and each course building...More

1  Thank Mike R
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Yet another superb day at Yalbury Cottage. Jamie pulled out all the stops, ably assisted by Chris. The food he prepared and cooked was wonderful. It was a perfect demonstration in how to have a perfect BBQ. The flavours were out of this world, in...More

2  Thank davidgeary274
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous evening meal in the Yalbury Cottage for our anniversary. We decided to eat here as it was where we stayed on our wedding night. Fabulous location with friendly staff and quality food. Well worth a visit but book early as it is...More

2  Thank Darren T
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23 February 2017|
Response from YalburyCottage | Property representative |
We are fully booked for Sunday lunch on the 26th, but could do dinner for 4 adults and one child to arrive for pre-dinner drinks at 6.30PM and to dine at 7.00PM. If you are interested just let me know and I will be happy to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$39 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 262382
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