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The Half Moon

The Half Moon Inn | Melplash, Bridport DT6 3UD, England
+44 1308 488321
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Half Moon Inn | Melplash, Bridport DT6 3UD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We live in the same village as the Half Moon so we have seen the coming and going of different landlords over the years with varied qualities of meals . Last night myself, my husband and my in laws went for a meal at the...More

Thank 220jader
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Quiet friendly pub altho' more restaurant than drinking venue. Limited menu but this works in their favour as food was excellent. Minor issue with one main course but quickly remedied without fuss or drama. Chips to die for and broke my heart that I couldn't...More

Thank DL11953
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful lunch at the Half Moon pub - it was a friend's 30th birthday and the owner went above and beyond! I'd asked if they could put a candle in her lunch - but they stepped this up to bringing out a delicious slice of...More

Thank lola647
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely words, we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and you are so welcome it was great to see you, hope you will return to us

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a treat for me from my daughter and sure enough it certainly was. It was her second visit and my first and hopefully is one of many.The steak and mushroom pie was amazing. Tasty steak of a generous portion served in a rich...More

Thank 145leeds
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

We are very grateful for your lovely review, our chefs are so pleased you enjoyed your meals and to read your kind words makes it all worth while to us,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here on Wednesday 30th May with my wife and daughter. Good quality food in very pleasant pub. Menu not particularly extensive but sufficient options. Good service and friendly staff - very relaxed. Particularly enjoyed the Steak and Ale pie. Would recommend.

Thank RussSw
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely words, so glad you enjoyed your time with us and it will be lovely to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had passed by many times on way fro Misterton to West Bay always meaning to give Half Moon a try. Did that this evening. I had sea bass and my wife butterfly chicken. We each tried the others and could not decide which was the...More

Thank Sandy1941
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased you stopped to try us and pleased you enjoyed our food. Thank you so much for taking your time to write this lovely review and we really hope to see you again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here for tea last Friday night whilst on our way to visit my parents. The pub has changed hands a couple of times since I last ate here so, suffice to say, the décor has changed a little bit. I...More

Thank davidgZ2988DU
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your super review, really glad you enjoyed our food, it was lovely to read your kind words. We hope to see you again when you visit Dorset.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Considering this landlord and his better half have only been open for just over six weeks they have put this old watering hole back on the map with excellent menu.....the food is locally scorched and it has paid dividends ...the fish was fresh and delicious...More

Thank Cat R
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely words, it was a pleasure to have you visit us, we are so pleased you enjoyed our food, we hope you will come say hello again when you are next here in Melplash

Reviewed May 17, 2018

We came for a meal on Saturday 12/05/18. There were six of us and we hadn't booked a table. We were made to feel most welcome by the landlord and his family. We enjoyed freshly cooked food, including the burger, fish and chips and the...More

Thank janechant1
Management response:Responded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review of our little pub, it was great to meet you and we are truly pleased you enjoyed our food. It means a great deal to our chef Son. We hope you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed May 16, 2018

We dropped in for Sunday lunch to a warm welcome. We had roast pork with all the trimmings exceedingly well cooked, especially the perfect crackling and the gravy (which clearly did not originate with granules!). For dessert we both had lumpy bumpy chocolate cheesecake -...More

1  Thank Genghissian
Management response:Responded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your fabulous review, our chefs were thrilled that you enjoyed our food and it was wonderful that you returned to us. It was super to meet you and we will look forward to seeing you again.

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June 23, 2017|
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Response from Eat-it-up-wor-Edna | Reviewed this property |
Wow! What a response to my question. Publicly threatening to take legal action against a customer for their opinion (and sending it from a 'Lord' to try the make it more intimidating) is certainly a novel approach to public... More
August 23, 2016|
Response from Dan C |
No. The previous couple now run The Anvil Inn and have done since April/May this year. They no longer have anything to do with The Half Moon, which has been under new management since 23rd May this year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Half Moon Inn | Melplash, Bridport DT6 3UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bridport
  • Phone Number: +44 1308 488321
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Steve, Jen & Sam, look forward to welcoming you to the Half Moon at Melplash a charming West Dorset pub just north of Bridport
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