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The Old Inn, Wimborne,

The Old Inn

4.6
4.6
1865 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 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Thursday: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 11pm Friday - Saturday: 11am – 11pm Sunday: 12pm – 10.30pm

  • 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

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What 1,865 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dorset

    Best Overall

  • Dorset

    Best Food

  • Dorset

    Best Ambience

  • Dorset

    Group Bookings

  • Dorset

    Lunch

  • Dorset

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Dorset

    Outdoor Eating

  • Dorset

    Special Occasions

  • Dorset

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Dorset

    Most Booked

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  1. H

    Hungryhorse

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience2
    Food was amazing but service quite slow. We went at Christmas and the service was extremely slow so thought we would give it another go. Fairly quiet on a Thursday but would not go at the weekend for that reason.
  2. YL

    YvetteL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as usual! Food and service excellent.
  3. MA

    MikeA

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service , lovely place
  4. SC

    SusanC

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think what you have done at the Old Inn is amazing. Had very pleasant meal there on Wednesday. Thank you
  5. TH

    TrevorH

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    My favorite local. Great food and usually great service but a young waitress with very big false eyelashes said probably what she has been asked to say but with a, I'm really not interested attitude. I would say that probably the young lady should be in a different industry. My friends laughed about it but I wasn't impressed. It was still a great night and the food was delicious.
  6. F

    Fozzy

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious hot food, huge portion size, friendly staff and a lovely experience all round. It was our first visit, for my husband's birthday, and it won't be our last.
  7. PT

    PhilT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful location with a vibrant yet relaxing atmosphere and very good food.
  8. HB

    HazelB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting and ambience, very attentive staff excellent menu choices
  9. DT

    DebbieT

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service and lovely sitting outside all evening
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Entertaining family from NI
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Pleasant staff
  12. LM

    LynM

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    I consider the Old Inn my best local. However last night my sea bass supper arrived and the potatoes and plate were swimming in oil. it was really bad and not acceptable. The first and hopefully the last time I have had bad food here.
  13. JH

    JennyH

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were all very pleasant, food was delicious lovely evening all round.
  14. AM

    AndrewM

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good Pub food. Friendly and helpful staff. Would eat here again
  15. C

    Carruthers

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First class yet again. It has become our favourite in the area and we will be back.
  16. SM

    SusanM

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time that we turned up we were greeted with a friendly smile. The staff and the service was outstanding. The food and value for money was brilliant. We will definitely be back.
  17. W

    Wallisge

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food great, and a perfect location. Thank you
  18. LR

    LucyR

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect spot for some gorgeous al fresco dining with friends! Quality from beginning to end. Food was delicious, drinks were spot on and the service was impeccable but also really relaxed and friendly! Couldnt really fault it if i tried!
  19. RD

    RobD

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely character pub, delicious food and drink in a great setting
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food! Only negative was the lack of and inconsistency of allergen info on the menu!
  21. S

    South1

    Dorset

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was very good as usual, to date we have not had poor quality food. Serving staff very friendly and chatty. Happy to recommend.
  22. R

    Rosie

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and friendly and helpful staff, drinks a little on the expensive side.
  23. S

    Sheep

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I chose the front outside seating area where you can watch the world go by with lovely countryside as a backdrop. Waiter was very chatty and attentive. Food arrived hot & tasty. Even midweek it was busy, but there was no pressure to rush our meal & we sat leisurely chatting to other guests.
  24. JD

    JonD

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have not visited the Old Inn for many years, it had become poor in many respects. Not any more we had great experience, good food very attentive service – by very friendly staff – impressive. We sat at a table next to someone with a very very loud laugh, this was our only downside. We will be back!
  25. CL

    CaronL

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, excellent choices and lovely attentive staff. Food served without long waits.
  26. GR

    GaryR

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A last minute booking very accommodating service good and staff very attentive. Our choice of food was delicious, fresh and well presented. As real ale lovers would have preferred a better choice of ale or perhaps a guest ale. This, however, did not spoil our evening
  27. KW

    KarenW

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service and ambience excellent with attentive caring staff ,food is great but the portions for us are way too big .. I think a smaller appetite choice would be an improvement ..would recommend as a regular visitor we have never had a bad experience and such a lovely outdoor space
  28. l

    luvmygrub

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always nice friendly service and a good vibe. Food was lovely.
  29. GP

    GrahameP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First visit to Old Inn. We sat outside in the glass fronted area which was excellent! Lovely atmosphere and really pleasant staff. Food was very good quality. We will definitely be back!
  30. M

    Martin

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Old Inn is a lovely pub in a countryside settng. As expected, weekday lunch is frequented mostly by older folk. The menu is not vast, bu this gives them teh ability to concentrate on getting it right. Service speed was acceptable.
  31. NP

    NicolaP

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit and we will be back Fab service Lovely and clean and food well absolutely top notch Thank you
  32. A

    Amandad

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit, will return. Good, busy atmosphere, great food, generous portions. Had the deep fried Brie wedges and the crab/quails egg salad with chips, it was all delicious!
  33. JS

    JonS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food, great service. This lovely old pub has been a bit hit and miss over the years as management has changed, but the current team seem to have got it right.
  34. MD

    MervynD

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The standard of the meals was very good, all meals were delivered promptly and were hot. The sizes were generous though choice of vegetables was limited. The inside restaurant was quiet to start but quickly became very busy. Overall experience was very good and appreciated by my guests.
  35. BS

    BenS

    Dorset

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Slow service but friendly when at table. Expensive pizza that didn’t match the quality. Expensive starters that need to be bigger. Dessert was better, but forgot the order so took a long time. Disappointing in comparison to previous visits.
  36. RS

    RogerS

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was as good as always. However, no Steaks other than Fillet. We did enjoy are meals.four, and will be back again😋😋
  37. JU

    JULIEW

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Busy pub, great food. Shame we had to wait sometime to order desserts!
  38. GI

    GILLG

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely country pub and excellent food and service.
  39. RM

    RobertM

    Dorset

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    They've stuffed the prices up so the value mark is down but the quality is still top notch and we had a pleasant evening.It got very busy but the service held up as the noise ramped up.
  40. p

    paulb

    Dorset

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was up to the usual standard for this inn. But we did notice a significant price increase on our meals and drinks. £9-50 for a large glass of white wine is a bit steep !! When you can buy a bottle for that cost !!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

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The Old Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1865 OpenTable diners.

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Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for The Old Inn

The Old Inn, Holt, Wimborne, BH21 7DJ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Wimborne

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Thursday: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 11pm Friday - Saturday: 11am – 11pm Sunday: 12pm – 10.30pm

  • 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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