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The Old Inn, Wimborne,

The Old Inn

4.6
4.6
2737 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 16 times today

Dining areas

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 2,737 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

    Good for business meals

  • Dorset

    Good for business meals

  • 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

2,737 Reviews
  1. Hawkesey

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice food, good service but restaurant area was a bit chilly.

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  2. Trees

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Old Inn is my most favourite place to eat. It's set in beautiful Dorset countryside. The food is exceptional & I really don't like eating anywhere else. The prices are really good & much more than I can finish eating. The ambience is great with both inside & outside eating areas. The staff are attentive & can't do enough for you. I would thoroughly recommend The Old Inn.

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  3. MMoonbeam

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would definitely recommend The Old Inn . Went for evening meal the food was lovely and the service is great. We were staying at local caravan site and will be using the pub next time we are in the area.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit and we will be back, it was very nice overall, food was good as was the service.

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  5. BrianH

    Dorset

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very enjoyable evening in pleasant surroundings with pleasant staff and nice food.

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  6. SharonS7

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food & cheerful and efficient service. Staff very helpful and friendly.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Always excellent food, the only thing that lets them down every time is speed of service. We waited 20-25 mins to order drinks after we sat down, the jug of tap water then proceeded to take another 25 mins after being asked for 3 times! Food was delicious can’t fault it maybe do some more training on service side. Staff are polite just very slow and forgetful.
    The Old InnResponded on 28 May 2024
    Your comments have been taken on board and all staff made aware. I am sorry you felt let down, so much that you would not recommend us, which is a great shame.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Although it’s a lovely setting. Unfortunately was left disappointed. As someone who is gluten intolerant I was left quite upset when told they would make sure my salad was gluten free to find croutons hidden underneath. We had also been forgotten about so had not received the salt that I had asked for 20 minutes prior. When asking about the croutons the waiter went to double check to confirm they were not gluten free and confirmed “what can we do we did tell the chef” No offer to fix the situation and just walked away. I don’t like to make a fuss so paid for the meal but as I’m sure you can appreciate service charge swiftly removed. Justice for those with gluten intolerances. Also an extra £3 for a GF pizza half the size of a usual pizza is just not fair.
    The Old InnResponded on 28 May 2024
    I am sorry that you had a negative experience at the Old Inn which made you give us 1 star, which is grossly unfair. We are fully away of the importance of catering for celiac for which you are one. All our sauces are gluten free and the chef made an error, for which we apologized. We offered to replace the salad but you decided to keep the salad. The team are always full accommodating to deliver good food and service. We do get things wrong sometimes, especially when we are extremely busy which is I understand is a annoying. You must know all gluten free products are very expensive, and I probably agree with you that it is unfair. Service charge is fully discretionary. With 3000 positive reviews we do get things right which is shown by the many guests who return week after week.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. ColinB

    Dorset

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Same excellence as usual plus relaxing visit made possible by staff

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my birthday yesterday, so I booked lunch for three of us. When we arrived, we were welcomed by the friendly staff and shown to our table. The restaurant is smart and bright and is in a really pretty setting, in the Dorset countryside. We ordered drinks, which arrived swiftly & ordered our meals by from the varied & tempting menu. My husband had a starter of fried Brie with cranberry sauce; as my daughter & I have quite small appetites, we went straight to the main course. Husband had beef stroganoff, which he said was excellent; I had fried salmon with mash, a delicious sauce & a selection of perfectly cooked vegetables. Daughter chose a vegan tart, which was served with chips & a salad. Everything looked appetising & tasted as good as it looked. The staff were friendly, helpful & attentive. It was our first visit to the Old Inn but we look forward to visiting again soon.

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The Old Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 2737 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today
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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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