Inn in the park

4.4
61 reviews
£25 and under
Georgian

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Casual
Real Food, Real People, Real Atmosphere! A Victorian styled pub serving freshly prepared home cooked food daily!

Real Food, Real People, Real Atmosphere! We are a Victorian Inn ideally situated only two minutes walk away from Britain's premier beaches within sandbanks.

We serve a range of fresh home cooked meals daily all from local produce with a variety of real ales within a warm, matured style inn.

*** Please add in the special notes section after booking if you are booking for dinner or drinks and if you are bringing your dog ***

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 61 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaL
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food just slopped on the plate, no finesse at all and little choice. Vegetables didn’t go together and the portion sizes were too big. Fish was undercooked and unappetising.

At £20 a head for just one drink and a main it was very expensive for not a very pleasant experience at all.

Won’t be back or recommend.

EK
EllenK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food & good service. Will definitely eat here again.

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BevHarris666666
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Al veggie dishes had garlic which am allergic to. We were offered table under stairs in entrance hall.
Next to all their supplies !!!
Ended up on high chairs !! Not a very romanticevenimg

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JulieL
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant and food. Nice touch having some board games that you could play if you wanted to.

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PhilipD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service very poor!
Had to wait an hour and ten minutes after the starter before the main course arrived!!

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Tinasj
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, lovely staff. Very easy to book on a busy sunny day.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were extremely friendly and talkative, food was great and arrived quickly. Beautiful spot to visit

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ValerieC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nice and clean and very pleasant and friendly staff but we were disappointed with our Sunday roasts. Pork and roast potatoes very dry and carrots hard. Very good red cabbage.
The sweets were fine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A pleasant pub garden by the road side. Staff were pleasant but not particularly attentive (never asked if we would like more drinks). Starters were great but roast beef was disappointing (tough meat and on the cool side). We weren’t asked if we enjoyed our meal.

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ROYB
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent especially the cauliflower flatbread

This is a hidden gem

Special thanks to the great service provided by Fraser.

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BarbaraE
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We did wait a long time for our meal to be served but when it came the food was very good.
We did order olives as a small starter and asked for bread which we expected to be crusty bread but came as two slices of white sliced loaf which seemed strange! However the bill had 15% discount so I guess this reflected the delay.

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TraceyS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly relaxed pub. Good staff and great food.
Highly reccomend.

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AllysonB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit, garden seating. Wow, so relaxing & wasn’t disappointed, Snitzel spot on & service so precise & friendly, deserves high rating. Will be going again.

JM
JaneM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we chose to book a table outside we asked for an inside table on arrival & luckily they could accommodate our request. The service was prompt and staff polite. We all enjoyed our meals. I do think by booking at 6.30pm we experienced a good service all round - I will go again at a later time and see if the situation remains when they are more under stress !

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JacquelineW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely Sunday lunch and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We are pleased that the Inn has returned to its lovely relaxing and unhurried pub.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was booked for 7pm. We arrived at 5:45pm we’re not from the area and was hoping for drinks outside until our table was ready. Due to the lovely weather they had no outside tables but happily let us have our table inside early. Great service and lovely staff checking to see if we were ok and asking what we thought of the drinks and food. I would recommend to others so glad we managed to book.

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JamesT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic friendly staff. Clean and comfortable rooms

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SarahP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent atmosphere, tasty food and incredible service by a friendly team. Will be back to sample more of the menu!
Sarah x

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vipCaroline
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and great service! highly recommend the Inn in the park

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StevenJ
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food as extremely good and reasonably priced. Even my 91 year old mum cleared her plate. Delicious tender lamb and fantastic chips!
Great venue for a family meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the meal was hot some places it’s warm. The service was friendly and quick.

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SueB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our fish and chips and particularly liked the friendly service. As a local we can walk to the Inn so would like to come quite often. My only suggestion to improve would be to have maybe a daily specials board so that the menu varies maybe weekly. Just a thought. Will be back soon. Sue B

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tracyc
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-booked midweek dinner for 2 plus a dog. Great welcome, efficient and friendly service. The interior is clean and inviting. Quiet on the night we visited but still had a good atmosphere with other customers dining. Impressed with our meal, ample portions of well cooked quality ingredients ,which were served promptly and presented with care. Overall a lovely evening and we will be back!

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Neil
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, fast service and helpful staff. Menu somewhat restricted by late delivery of food from suppliers, but not a big deal. very quiet lunch time, but it was a Tuesday and very soon after the place reopened.

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MariaS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first meal out since lockdown. Safety measures in place do not take away from experience. Great service, will be back again!

JD
JohnD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First venture out to eat. Sat outside out of choice. Everything ok

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Valdez1910
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We've had a table for 6 people at 6pm.
7pm we have been told that we need to leave 7:30pm because another Group booked a table for 6. We said that is okay as we meant to go to Town anyway but then like 5 past 7 woman came to tell us that we need to leave quarter past 7 because someone re-booked the time. She also said that we can stand outside and have a drink which I dont think was quite right to say by a waitress. Drinks were just drinks and cheesburgers were just cheesburgers. Nothing special. Don't recommend the place to anyone.

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prsdow
Dorset
7 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad they are back after such a traumatic time since they took over the pub. This is a trad pub (with 5 ensuite rooms) with trad service ideals. Not a clever Bistro or Gastro place just a nice place to eat drink and enjoy the environment backed up with great personal service

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LornaS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! I think I’ve said it all with the star rating!

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great welcome. Understandably shortened menu but disappointing to see some classics like there home made pies are no available. Maybe a wider selection of burger options would be a good altermative

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was lovely to visit this traditional pub/restaurant the night before the New Year’s Eve lockdown came into force.
The ambiance was very nice and the food, tasty and plentiful.
Thankfully, there were no intrusive Covid barriers/Perspex screens anywhere, apart from a few notices and bottles of hand sanitiser on each table, it looked like the good old days!
We had a nice chat with the new tenant/manager, Maggie, who told us that she had only just taken over the running of this venue, and hoped to make a success of it. Good luck to you!
Hopefully we will be visiting this lovely pub again, this year!

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SimonC
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant and friendly, safe distancing. The food was very good. Customers are reminded to adhere to CV-19 rules. The managers are friendly and service is swift.
The atmosphere was relaxing as low background music, tables distanced apart. Every where looked clean, and hand sanitisation gel on every table.
I would recommend this venue.

TG
TerenceG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent evening, would highly recommend to friends

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NatalieH
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, food was hot and delicious, my Mum said the chips with her steak were the best she’d ever had!

JL
JeffL
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just moved into Westbourne and have been meaning to try this pub. Finally had lunch there and we were not disappointed. Great food, wine and ambiance in a lovely pub. The managers were very helpful and friendly. Have now booked for new years eve. Highly recommended.

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GordonL
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to eat and drink and Maggie and Darren are great hosts.

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harveys
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ideal place for a few beers and a lovely meal. Everyone was really friendly and welcoming.

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Kate
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place, cosy on a rainy day, staff and owners terrific. Friendly and helpful.
Sunday lunch good , potatoes a bit over roasted. We were seated under speaker and music whilst nice was distracting

BH
BarbaraH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed eating at the Inn on the Park. If I make one criticism they asked how Ai liked my beef. I said pink but it was well done but tender so no real complaints.

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ROBERTS
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice pub with decent food, table service after the meal was poor.

FAQs

Inn in the park is rated 4.4 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.