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The Blue Vinny

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Puddletown $$ - $$$ , British,
12 The Moor, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8TE, England
+44 1305 848228
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
12 The Moor, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8TE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Popped in on the off chance with 2 friends. Although they had a large party in, the food was still exceptional. Bar staff friendly. The waiting staff were a little flustered however this did not detract from our lovely evening. I have lived here for...More

Thank Alison W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was really nice good food well presented we had the crab , pork curried chicken and plaice .

Thank shaz3er
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited on Saturday evening with friends , very busy pub but not noisy . We had booked which would be advisable as might be a while before you could get a table . Good choice of menu , food reasonably priced and it was...More

Thank cliolady2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

A late booking, but they fitted us in and although service was occasionally forgetful, the food was excellent and the veal was particularly tasty.

Thank simon r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been several times in the past went with two friends as we always have had a decent meal. We arrived and were greeted by a lady who was not very friendly,and took us to our table, no interaction or time to enjoy the atmosphere,...More

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was hubby's choice of venue for a slightly belated special birthday lunch, having eaten here very pleasingly in the past. We hadn't booked, but arrived soon after midday and were able to get a table in the "dogs allowed" area, as we had ours...More

Thank MellApple
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lively evening of fantastic live music, good banter with the locals. The landlord and landlady where very friendly and made us feel at home. Sunday was a Pizza evening, pizza freshly make and cooked in the outside oven while you wait, cooked...More

1  Thank Ron R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would like to say what a very pleasant meal, my daughter and I had today. The staff catered to my dietary needs without a hitch. We were not rushed, but allowed to enjoy the time / meal together. The time taken from order to...More

2  Thank jerryfmabbas
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We had dinner here on the last night of our holiday and it proved to be a memorable meal. The pub was busy, but did not feel crowded and the staff were attentive and helpful. The menu was inventive and there was a good choice...More

Thank 446MikeE446
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Had a look at their web site and menu sounded good so booked in for lunch. We both had scallops for starter and mussels with fries for main. We weren't disappointed the food was delicious and will definately return. The main menu had lots to...More

Thank clenowen
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Joanne H
22 June 2016|
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Response from RolyHarries | Property representative |
Hi , yes they are but we have a limited area for them so it's best to pre book a dog table. Roly.
27 February 2015|
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Response from Lesley437 | Reviewed this property |
Google "The Blue Vinny" and you will see the phone number!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 The Moor, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8TE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester  >  Puddletown
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 848228
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Roly and Helen Harries took over this traditional village pub in Puddletown, near Dorchester in May 2013. Keeping the very best of the old, they set about combining its warm, friendly country ambience with a cool, airy modern interior - part of a style that is reflected in their approach to the food and hospitality. Something for which this bar and restaurant is rapidly gaining a first-class reputation.The food is home cooked, and where possible the ingredients are seasonal and sourced locally from friends or trusted specialist suppliers. The wines have been chosen to complement the menu, and there is always a range of excellent guest ales on tap.Together with Head Chef Danny Durose and his team, they've created a menu that reflects their personal tastes, with a truly international approach - a style that owes as much to the hot islands of the Mediterranean as it does to the classic and everyday dishes of Britain and mainland Europe. Roly and Helen with Children Thomas and Benjamin are passionate about producing the very best food at accessible prices, as well as extending a warm and friendly welcome to locals and visitors alike.
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