The Dumb Post Inn

4.5
173 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Dumb Post is conveniently situated between Calne and Chippenham, with beautiful views over the nearby Bowood estate. A traditional country gastropub in the heart of Wiltshire, offering quality cask ales and tasty home cooked food using locally sourced ingredients. Husband and wife team, both passionate in providing delicious homemade food, excellent quality ingredients and good value for money dishes. Why not come and try one of our 'Hearty Pub Classics', or something from the 'The Grill' menu. We also offer a superb traditional Sunday Roast - with all the trimmings!

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
What 173 People Are Saying
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RobertM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A totally enjoyable meal within a lovely environment.

The Dumb Post is a very welcoming family pub, great selection of drinks with amazing food. As well as this the staff are very welcoming and always willing to help.

I would recommend a visit to this amazing country pub.

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Scooter
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and friendly, with nothing too much trouble for the staff. CV precautions first class with outdoor dining best for the wonderful views. Sunday lunch was very filling with no room for a dessert!

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MerriH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see The Dumb Post so busy and buzzing - despite this, the lovely staff stayed friendly and efficient. They must be knackered at the end of a shift 🤗
As always, lovely food, lovely pub and lovely atmosphere xxx

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TomS
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a meal after a long day of work and was suggested the crab special. We had never tried crab before but it sounded nice so we went for it snd it was amazing! The burger and the fish and chips were cooked perfectly snd the onion rings and Mac and truffle cheese were very good. Very well priced and a lovely garden area. I would highly recommend.

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RobinJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic vista as we dined outside. Food amazing and the staff welcoming and understood the balance of helping but not intruding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and lovely food!

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StephenT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I like to visit the Dumb Post during the week as it gets very busy at week-ends. The view from the outside setting area is outstanding, and the seating area is very well laid out. The staff are very friendly and the service was good. With respect to food, they do a few dishes extremely well (e.g. fish and chips and burgers are great), though they could do with one or two low cholesterol options - the vegetables are covered in butter, and there a lot of dishes with cheese and bacon, which tastes wonderful, but given that I have to cut down on these things, is a bit limiting.

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GaynorC
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

As always the food was fabulous, unfortunately on this occasion the service was a little slow, but it was busy. Wouldn’t stop us from going again though.

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Zolacola88
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a random pick from me and my partner…. and I have to say we were not disappointed. The food was amazing, very delicious also very beautifully presented. The staff were friendly and checked to make sure everything was ok! We were so happy with the meal that we will be going back again in the future.
Also the view from the balcony is beautiful and blissful and with outdoor heating that was an added benefit!

We are looking forward to returning soon, Thank you to all staff and to the chef for cooking such beautiful food

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Beki
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely meal out the only reason I gave 4 stars for food is the triple cooked chips were a little too crunchy and not much potato left inside but overall very nice

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AngieJM
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner for the first time in ages, the staff were welcoming and efficient. Couldn't do enough to make sure we were OK.

It's a hidden gem of a pub, delicious food and a lovely atmosphere. Perfect for lunch, dinner or a quick drink whilst out walking along the many cycle paths and bridle ways which surround it.

Well worth the visit for the beautiful views from the garden alone!

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Nice pub, good beer, good location. Food ok but took a while to arrive (40 minutes from time of arrival). They nearly ran out of chips and my brother literally was served with only 8. Also the menu was only part of what was advertised on the website. I was recommended this pub but I think they must have had an off day. I live locally so will probably try again sometime

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JuliaS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good food and good value but needed a bit more atmosphere. A bit of low back ground music would have been nice. It is a balance as you want to be able to chat but as we were there quite early for lunch it lacked a welcoming vib.

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kevS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good beers and a reasonable Sunday roast, it seemed the veg had been cooked many hours before , but it was tasty and the chicken brownie dessert was worth having even despite the £7 price tag

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MarilynA
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Our table was directly below a sound speaker. Very difficult to hear each other over the voices at other tables too. Waiter wore black shorts and trainers; hardly suitable for a Sunday lunch situation.
None of the crockery matched and was all a very dark colour. Glasses were old to the point that the logos were coming off from the amount of washing. Even the waiter apologised for what he had to bring as water tumblers!
The food was OK but not of the standard we had anticipated; the chicken breast was very small and attached to the wing bone. Roast lamb was “slapped” onto the plate and each of these meat dishes was served with a large piece of Yorkshire pudding that overwhelmed the presentation. Hot vegetables were served in one dish hardly adequate for three and as the carrots were white variety, they didn’t give colour to the meal against parsnips and potatoes. Only the greens gave colour.
One of our party ordered battered fish, but this too was smaller than expected.
The furniture was dull and uncomfortable and the decor drab to say the least. Sponge wadding was actually hanging out of one chair front!
At no point were we asked if the meals were ok as usually happens.

Needless to say, we left without ordering desserts and won’t return again.
VERY disappointed and surprised.

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Harty
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The outside space was lovely with brilliant views.

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GrahamA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Sat inside due to changing weather. Wasps in the window, cobwebs in the corner. Food served directly on wooden boards, ( would suggest greaseproof paper between food and board), terribly sticky tables. Good point was decent starched napkins. Food was lovely.

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Krystal
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and the views are lovely. Great staff!

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PeterL
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Simple meal done well."…………………………………………………………..,,…

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TimB
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Can't say I was too impressed. Both had roast lamb which was pretty tough in the main. The Yorkshire puddings were pretty cold also. It was a shame because it promised so much. Superb position with lovely views but that could never make up for an inferior offering

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DebbieW
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal !!! Lovely pub !!!definitely going back .

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The bacon and brie sandwich had seared griddle pan marks on it. Looked nice but tasted awfully bitter. The rest was really good, coleslaw was beautiful and puddings were to die for.

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Flower
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service very good. Bit disappointed with the food.

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NatashaG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty and staff seemed happy to be back working being busy.

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davidr
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Just fine. Good food in an english pub. On a summers day I would highly recommend

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CeliaK
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We originally booked outside but someone called us before and asked if we would like a table inside - was very grateful as it was very wet !

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Greatpubseeker
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great to see this pub in full swing again, it’s in a beautiful setting. Great outdoor space.
Booked for dinner, menu is a little limited but most of what we ordered was very nice and portions are ample.
Staff a little rushed but very polite and friendly . Definitely worth visiting again

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MerriH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd visit and love this place. The people who work are are friendly and genuine, the food is consistently lovely and the views ..................... !

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AmDF
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really attentive staff and delicious food - would definitely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great Food in a lovely environment and atmosphere. The Service was a little slow.

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CarolineB
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Staff friendly. Even the bill wasn't too frightening. But what made it extra special was being able to eat a lovely meal and bring our dogs. Admittedly we were quite apprehensive as this was a first for both dogs being in a semi noisy busy pub atmosphere with all the delicious smells around them. They behaved so all was good.

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SharonW
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, great service & good prices… will definitely go again

WC
WendyC
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dumb Post has everything, wonderful views, great food and good service

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely setting with stunning views from the windows. Despite there being 2 larger party groups eating at the same time as us (family of 4 with 2 young children), the service staff were attentive and welcoming. The waitress took time to show our children the resident parrot, which they loved. The food was of a high quality and very well prepared. My only ‘complaint’ would be my posset was too big…..but I didn’t let that put me off! When we next visit the area on a family holiday/break we would look to book a table and visit again.

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Johnnykilv
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Have eaten there before. Fantastic broschetta starter. Waited a long time for main meal but very nice. Desert very nice. Helpful staff. Room small and noisy.

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Angryb
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Steak was tough and my mum had toothache from all the chewing all night. Took over an hour for food to arrive. Kids meals were the best thing

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch, food and service were both fantastic, food was delicious and good portion size!
Will definitely be back again soon, now we have discovered this hidden gem!

NM
NicolaM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food for Sunday lunch. The service was a little disorganised at times. But the staff were really nice. Would definitely go back.

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DougThePug
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A party of four of us has a really lovely evening meal at this well-developed and recently enhanced pub. We were warmly welcomed by a group of young and enthusiastic staff, who then looked after us efficiently and warmly throughout the evening. They were always attentive but never intrusive. But the real joy of the evening was the quality of the food served - the fish and chips meal that I ordered, as did another member of our party, was unquestionably one of the best example of this menu item that I have ever eaten. The other two members of our party ordered the Risotto, and this was also deemed to be a meal that was also both enjoyable and of a very high quality. The Chef surely needs to be recognised for producing meals of this standard.
Our party had a lovely and enjoyable evening - and we shall certainly be visiting again

GC
GaynorC
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family outing to celebrate a birthday and it was excellent . First time we had visited this place, the food was amazing, service great and a great atmosphere.
We were able to sit out in the garden with great views all around.
We will definitely be going back, lots.

FAQs

The Dumb Post Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01249 813192.

The Dumb Post Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 173 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.