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The Old Inn, Wimborne,

The Old Inn

4.6
4.6
2690 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Old Inn is a traditional country pub in the heart of the idyllic village of Holt. Situated close to the historic town of Wimborne Minster, The Old Inn is the perfect destination when you fancy a homemade, traditional pub meal. With real fires, a beautiful garden and fantastic service, this pub is definitely worth a visit. We have worked hard to put together a menu that offers something for everyone. Everything is freshly prepared at the Old Inn, from our Chicken Liver paté, to children’s chicken nuggets. We pride ourselves that all of our meals are traditionally cooked using largely locally sourced ingredients and our seasonal specials are definitely worth looking at too, as well as our delicious desserts! We aim to provide a prompt, efficient and friendly service and we can cater for all types of parties.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–15:00 Mon–Thu 17:30–23:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    01202 883029
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Wimborne
  • Parking Details
    Large Car park with plenty of spaces
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 2,690 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dorset

    Best Overall

  • Dorset

    Best Food

  • Dorset

    Best Service

  • Dorset

    Best Ambience

  • Dorset

    Child-friendly

  • Dorset

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Dorset

    Good for groups

  • Dorset

    Healthy

  • Dorset

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Dorset

    Great for fine wines

  • Dorset

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Dorset

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Dorset

    Most Booked

2,690 Reviews
  1. AndyM

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and attentive staff. We had tempura prawns and Sunday lunch of roast lamb. Absolutely delicious. Lovely decor in the restaurant. Will definitely be back.

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  2. TimikaS

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and excellent service! Booking is recommended!

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  3. ColinB

    Dorset

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our favourite place and our first visit on Sunday. Same high standards. Roast excellent and crumble to d** for. Very happy guests

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  4. Patricia

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely place to have dinner with friends, always perfect

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  5. markp

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    good location and ample parking food was also good bit pricey for what we had service was also ok could have been bit better though asked to sit somewhere quiet as going through treatments within 5 minutes of sitting down couple with 3 large dogs were shown onto the next table, restraunt was not that busy at that stage. however will go again as everything else good .well done.

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  6. SharonT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, a lovely busy atmosphere. Attentive staff who were friendly

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  7. RobertM

    Dorset

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    In good form last night - not too busy and new waitresss was excellent. Specials were interesting and well priced. It's never cheap but it is good.

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  8. PeterW

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Totally happy except our table right next to a table & stools in general bar area, I think they were locals but they were extremely loud. To be honest this put a damper on the evening. I think there either needs some dividing barrier or tables for 2 should be deeper into the restaurant area.

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  9. Cavendishman

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always pleasure dining at the Old Inn, my partner and I have been many times and not once have been disappointed, the service and the food is reliably good.

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  10. JanetS

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very enjoyable meal. Service excellent, comfortable environment.

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  11. CatherineW

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favourite places to eat. The venue is stunning inside and out, in the winter it's cosy and summer the outside area is full of colour. We've just had the loveliest valentines dinner and it didn't disappoint. The food was lovely as always and the pub felt cosy but not too jam packed

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  12. MalB

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meal but we're disappointed your menus had not changed since our last visit in November. We are not big eaters and would have liked to see small appetite but options. Had we had a smaller main course we would have had a desert.

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  13. MarkG

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The old in did not have our booking when we turned up and was put out the back with families with children, wasn't a great experience.

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  14. MariaM

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at the Old Inn was amazing ! Top Quality, well presented and delicious. The staff are attentive and polite. The old Inn itself is a lovely building but it’s made so pretty with extra lights and as it was Valentine’s Day its was dotted with red heart balloons. We love a visit to the Old Inn and will be back soon.

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  15. SarahS

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning food in warm, friendly setting. Great service.

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  16. South1

    Dorset

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, served on time by a friendly server. Would recommend.

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  17. RichardC

    Dorset

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent service and great food. the restaurant was warm and friendly and had a nice ambience.

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  18. SarahB

    Dorset

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual great food and excellent service. A great country pub.

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  19. AnneH

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2 went for Sunday roast. £25 per head which was expensive for the area. Beef was tough and looked like it was yesterday’s! We were a 12 noon sitting so can’t say it’s been sitting. Looked dry on the plate. No cauliflower cheese which has always been at every other roast that we have been too. Won’t go again.

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  20. Barbara

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food and service brings us back 😊

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t fault it. Amazing service and even better food. Generous portion sizes and good choice, very clued up about allergies too and being coeliac it’s a breath of fresh air to go and experience that and have plenty to choose from. Good work “the old inn”!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Old Inn excels with its delectable Wagyu burger and irresistible Muddy Fries. The burger, featuring juicy, high-quality Wagyu beef, is a must-try, while the fries are a perfect blend of crispy and flavourful, elevating them beyond a mere side dish. Coupled with a cozy ambiance and friendly service, The Old Inn is a top choice for a satisfying meal.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening lovely drinks and amazing food. Friendly staff.

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  24. DeniseS

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice place this, expect it gets very busy when warmer weather. Booking recommended . Took our small dog as staying nearby, food was excellent, well presented and served with a smile. Very attentive staff . All in all cannot fault and would certainly go back.

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  25. CaronL

    Dorset

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent many thanks to all staff. Food brilliant as always

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  26. Bear

    Dorset

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Eating in the Pizza Terrace was cold, not very welcoming, would be fine in the summer.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and brilliant service as always. Thank you so much for everything. X

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  28. Jacko

    Dorset

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family meal out post dry January, food was excellent as was the service. The environment and atmosphere is also good and with a varied menu I would recommend a visit

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  29. EmmaY

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent meal here. Well worth the drive out. Highly recommend. Shame about the noisy ones next to us but that’s not the pub’s fault!

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  30. SimonG

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely lunch, food and service was excellent.

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  31. BrisnG

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. We were however annoyed that we were not advised of the discretionary 12.5 % service charge not being pointed out and not being asked if that was ok. Especially as we had left £10 in cash on the table as a tip. The £25 total tip was by far too excessive We would recommend to a friend but warn them of the “discretionary “ service charge

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  32. Martin

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Eat here regularly but yesterday had the Bratwurst sausage having thoroughly enjoyed the pork sausages with mash and lovely gravy etc on previous visit. The skin was so tough my jaws ached and I left a whole sausage. Flavour fine, but even cutting through the skin was hard work, like a layer of rubber. Had it been cooked, then warmed up? Would encourage you to try one, as served to me! A great shame.

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  33. TonyT

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food although a little on pricey side. Very good service. Was a bit annoyed by the “discretionary “ 12.5% service charge being added to the bill

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  34. RobynC

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting The Old Inn and I was very surprised at how good the food was, nice variety, quick to come out and everyone on the table complimented on how tasty it was. The decoration and ambience is comfortable and classic and having to fire on was just lovely. Staff were friendly and polite, even had a joke or two with us. Very pleasing experience and will definitely be coming back for more meals.

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  35. PeterB

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice relaxed venue, all the meals were good and very hot with an excellent choice. Staff were very helpful and we where made to feel very welcoming

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very enjoyable evening with good food and service. A great menu choice - with lots of pizza choices too - all a little bit on the expensive side - but lovely for a special occasion. Very busy so would recommend pre booking a table.

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  37. sarah

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly service, great menu with a good choice of food. Food was very good, would recommend and will be back!

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  38. JaneS

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely welcoming pub with a nice fire on a cold day.

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  39. CaronL

    Dorset

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely welcoming pub with great menu and food and quality staff

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  40. BradW

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat and great staff, would happily go back

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  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

The Old Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 2690 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for The Old Inn

The Old Inn, Holt, Wimborne, BH21 7DJ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Wimborne
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–15:00 Mon–Thu 17:30–23:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Large Car park with plenty of spaces
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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