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The Dumb Post Inn, Calne, Wiltshire

The Dumb Post Inn

4.5
4.5
631 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!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–22:00 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–20:00
  • Phone number
    01249 813192
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Daniel Mack
  • Area
    Calne
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wine

What 631 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Great for brunch

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Child-friendly

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Great for scenic views

631 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great evening, great food, guaranteed every time. Accommodating for birthday party allowing cake and candles.

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  2. JaneB

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated promptly at a very nice table for 2. Service was excellent. Roast dinners were divine, veg and meat cooked to perfection! The outside terrace is wonderful place to sit and enjoy the countryside views.

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  3. LaurenC

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the meal, service and wine were exceptional. You cannot beat the Sunday roasts! And let's not start on the sticky toffee pudding...absolutely gorgeous! 😋

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us for Sunday roast. Fantastic gravy and plenty of veg. Thank you as always.

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  5. Mike

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lunch time menu, a choice of 2 and 3 course meals. Top class presentation. All local produce Excellent location with views of the Ridgeway in the distance. Very good service.

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  6. VicJ

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sunday lunch was super, all elements of the dinner perfectly cooked and presented along side great friendly service. Will definitely recommend to friends and be returning myself.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, lovely pub really enjoyed the food and very friendly service

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  8. SusanS

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit and the food didn't disappoint and mostly local sourced within a 15 mile radius. The Inn has lovely views. Lamb flatbread was superb and well presented. Service was welcoming and efficient. The lunch set menu was value for money. We would return.

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  9. GeoffreyP

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly efficient service. Very large portions. Very good quality food and wine. We look forward to returning in better weather to see the beautiful countryside views

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  10. EllieL

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The most delicious roast we’ve had for ages . The portions huge and satisfying. The only vey small detail ( just because we’re slightly obsessed with gravy !)is that we found it a little too sweet , but then again I imagine it would balance very well with the lamb. Will definitely return . Thank you

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  11. DinahH

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We both chose starter and main from the lunchtime set menu. The food was imaginative and delicious. Portion size was very good for us. Wine recommendation was spot on.

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  12. CathyL

    Devon

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, good food but service was disappointing. Waitress distracted and heavy-handed.

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  13. JohnB

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A surprise find! Hidden away but worth the journey

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, every time! Thoroughly recommend!

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  15. RachelC

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely quiet meal with family Friday lunchtime. Polite and very attentive staff. Nothing too much trouble (allergies). Enjoyed very much, thank you

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  16. MandyD

    Gloucestershire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So happy to have stumbled over this complete gem of a pub. Atmosphere and service were excellent. My braised lamb starter was absolutely incredible - so tender and tasty. The Confit Biyaldi tasted lovely and was well constructed, but it could have done with a little more cooking so make it really melt in the mouth. The New Zealand Sauvignon was delicious. I thought the set menu was a little pricey at £27.95.

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  17. Weazi

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just fab - we had an amazing meal; food was delicious and staff were great. Highly recommend

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  18. Blodwynne

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mid week lunch very good, looking forward to a dry summer visit to take in the viws

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  19. TarniaR

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely pub and the Sunday lunch is one of the best. Love outdoor seating when weather is better.

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  20. LucyD

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food Amazing staff. So good we have booked to go back next week

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  21. Abbie

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting is beautiful and we had a very nice table in a cosy room, that was bright and well decorated. There was a really good atmosphere in the restaurant. The service was pretty good although a little slow at times, but we appreciate they were very busy. It is a shame that some of the food was a mixed bag. Some dishes were absolutely delicious and some fell short. The lamb roast was exquisite with a good range of roasted vegetables and we had cauliflower cheese to compliment the meal. The chicken was also very good. Unfortunately my husband had the beef and was hardly able to eat it as it was overcooked, tough and stringy. The desserts were good except again the crumble fell short of expectations. It was totally dry add not very nice - I tried this myself and it was barely edible - it again was left. It is a shame to not have the consistency across all the dishes on this occasion and we left some what underwhelmed overall. It was a special occasion and you do not want to make a fuss or have the meal interrupted by complaining or having a change of food. My husband did mention this at the time of paying but it was completely dismissed. We did leave feedback the day after when our guest was not present. It was a bit of a shame as this was a special occasion for my Mum.

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  22. Benny

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    They do some thing really well e.g. Burger. My other companions less impressed.

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  23. Boobear

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely little country pub with gorgeous food. Well worth a visit

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  24. TomE

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    With 3 children under 3 with 3 adults, we were made very welcome and the service and food quality were excellent. Will certainly come back.

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  25. DavidD

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We revisited what was once a frequent dining and beverage venue for us but which, after a change of ownership a few years ago had seemed to loose much of it's charm. However, it's been a while now and recent reviews seemed very positive so we decided to try again, and glad that we did. The atmosphere was very familiar and a comfortable environment, enough activity and noise for an atmosphere but not too much to enjoy quiet conversation. The food was very enjoyable and we appreciated the offering of both a 'traditional pub fare' menu as well as a little mor sophisticated dinner menu. The dishes we chose were nicely prepared with quality and fresh ingredients and while the service was a little slow, it was friendly and to be fair the place was busy, perhaps more so than they had anticipated / staffed for mid week. Not perfect but very nice and we will definitely add the Dumb Post back into our list of local venues to visit, both to enjoy the fabulous views from the extensive outdoor space in nice weather as well as the food from the restaurant.

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  26. DerekS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent country pub. Lovely staff (1), good menu, good food, a bit expensive, easy parking, not so easy to get to (narrow roads)

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  27. Zoexx40

    Isle of Wight

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious Sunday roast. The beef could have been a but rarer, but the gravy was the best I've tasted at a restaurant. Generous portions and all cooked on premises, NOT defrosted or microwaved.

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  28. Squigglehops

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful setting, great decor and atmosphere with really happy, friendly staff. We all thoroughly enjoyed our roast dinners. My only critique is the roast potatoes weren’t crispy, but that’s down to personal taste. Look forward to visiting again soon.

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  29. ValerieW

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seriously the best ever Sunday lunch ever! Sooooo brilliant! Thank you 👍

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful place! Exceptional views, lovely interior and good service. Would like to see a few more veggie / healthy options on the lunch menu but that’s the only thing I’d change. Thank you!

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  31. L2024

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and beautifully presented food. Service was amazing, we were well looked after for my mother’s birthday. A Beautiful setting and view. Highly recommend

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  32. RosH

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Convenient place to eat, not too far to travel, easy parking.

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  33. LeoP

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered 2 Sunday roast dinners. We were then told not all additional options were available (cauliflower cheese) disappointing. The mains arrived 1 chicken, 1 beef. The temperature of the food was warm but certainly not oven hot. The waitress walked off and I thought she was fetching the vegetables to go with the meat and potatoes. But she didnt appear for 5 minutes and then with more meat dishes for other diners. We had to ask for the vegetables. It took nearly 10 minutes between our meat appearing and the vegetables which was a smallish bowl to share between us. By then our beef, chicken and roast potatoes were luke warm. The bowl of vegetables consisted of cabbage, red cabbage, and a carot each, there was no stuffing as mentioned on the menu. Then I was told the drink I'd ordered Guinness zero had ran out too. The food did taste delicious, but the service was poor and we weren't the only customers to be affected. As this was the 3rd sitting of the day I feel perhaps the pub is over stretching itself and it's staff. I would not recommend eating Sunday roast, but in the summer the large garden has lovely views and music.

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  34. NicolaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Roast Beef on Sunday Lunch time. Food was delicious and plenty of it which was great as l was super hungry. Gravy was very tasty and pulled the whole meal together. Service was quick, we will definitely be going back.

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  35. JOSS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Sunday lunch, great value, lovely old pub with fab views across the downs. Service was spot on, would definitely go back!

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  36. Maggie

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great quality food, lovely pub with stunning views and very good service.

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  37. CathyS

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely location especially in summer. Great views. One of the best food pubs in the area.

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  38. MikeC

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx!

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  39. ScottR

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, 5* service and a beautiful environment to eat.

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  40. ClaireS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing as always. The atmosphere is lovely

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FAQs

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

The Dumb Post Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 631 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Dumb Post Inn

Dumb Post Hill, Bremhill, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 9JZ

Additional information

  • Area
    Calne
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–22:00 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–20:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Daniel Mack
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wine
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