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The Old Inn, Wimborne,

The Old Inn

4.6
4.6
1761 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

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 1,761 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

    Lunch

  • Dorset

    Outdoor Eating

  • Dorset

    Sunday Lunch

  • Dorset

    Most Booked

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  1. SW

    SharonW

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and atmosphere. Excellent staff, very professional and friendly
  2. F

    Foodiemum

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent food would highly recommend.
  3. D

    Dave

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to The Old Inn before and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. It doesn't disappoint, good food and friendly service has always been on offer.
  4. PE

    PamelaE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We were sat in a corner with the drought from the open door. The food was well cooked except for the Vegetables I can only think that we're dropped in the water and immediately taken out as they were Raw so I couldn't eat them. I had Pork Loin and Roast potatoes. My husband soldiered on but couldn't manage much Vegetables. It was good that I had olives and bread to start my husband had Whitebait. With a glass and a half Beer, I felt robbed at £66.67 for Sunday lunch.
  5. SS

    SueS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed our experience and the food was good. The garden an pizza terrace are lovely
  6. l

    luvmygrub

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always a good meal and friendly service. Lucky to be our local!
  7. PD

    PeterD

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As good as ever - all standards maintained again. Highly recommended
  8. LB

    LesleyB

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like a warm welcome from always helpful staff, good food and generous portions then the Old Inn is for you!
  9. DH

    DouglasH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perfect country pub for a relaxed evening with friendly people, very good food and beer, lovely rural aspect. Very impressive outdoor dining set up under large shades and glass enclosed. We all really enjoyed it
  10. A

    Alice

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service, and amazing food. And dog friendly
  11. MR

    MaryR

    Dorset

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place to spend lunch -evenings too Food is always fresh and appetising Fantastic Team Highly recommended
  12. TM

    TonyM

    Dorset

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful staff. Food was of a very good standard.
  13. AM

    AlanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A most enjoyable evening spent in good company, in pleasant surroundings, with good food and good service.
  14. TB

    TomB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We use the restaurant on a regular basis but last night the food was not up to its normal brilliant quality, the food was warm and it looked like it was rushed, I am not the type of person to complain My wife food was mush the same so in all not very good for the price you pay there I will return and hopefully it will be better next time

    The Old InnResponded 7 days agoI am sorry you were disappointed with your meal last night. Please in future let us know at the time so we can rectify the issue and improve, so you enjoy your meal and therefore using your valid time to write a positive review. Everybody then wins.

  15. n

    nicola

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Pizzas have gone down hill not as good as they used to be. Wasnt impressed with staff either and far too expensive for what it is
  16. L

    Lotta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Fathers Day meal! We were in a party of 4 and we brought our two dogs, all of the staff were incredibly friendly and attentive, the food couldn't be faulted and the atmosphere on the pizza terrace was lovely. The Old Inn is truely dog friendly with the staff all making a fuss of our dogs and bringing them a bowl of water and treats when we arrived, the perfect experience out for our new puppy. We will be going back this Friday! We will recommend to everyone!
  17. DR

    DerekR

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite pub/restaurants. Good food, excellent service and a wonderful experience. We had our grandchilren with us from America, for the first time and everyone enjoyed it immensely.
  18. B

    Brian

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As we have come to expect at the Old Inn, excellent service, excellent staff, nice ambience and great food.
  19. KD

    KeithD

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were a party of 10, but we had impecable service throughout the evening. Not long to wait after order taked, all hot and delivered without fuss.
  20. MH

    MartinH

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and three of the meals were outstanding. However my French fries were dry and overcooked, but the rare fillet steak was exceptional. The other guests fries were fine, having taken many of theirs!! to supplement my meal! Will return! I didn’t complain since overall we were most impressed.
  21. a

    adamh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, lovely evening
  22. E

    Emma

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Friendly welcoming staff, good menu. Opted to share a starter. Mum had the plaice goujons and I had the crab. No room for dessert.
  23. s

    skipper

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Great food & as ever very reliable destination pub, we've been on several occasions and received excellent service and quality food -this time however felt like we were a bit of an inconvenience with a later booking after a busy lunchtime service. Hopefully just a one off experience as reliable quality pubs like this are hard to find
  24. R

    Robbie

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very nice lunch, was busy so food took a little longer then we would have liked. But I’d rather it took slightly longer and be right. 👍👍
  25. AC

    AndrewC

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose to go to The Old Inn for our 49th Wedding Anniversary Lunch because we knew from previous visits the food was very good.
  26. TM

    TonyM

    Dorset

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Fish and Chips chips burnt and all small bits

    The Old InnResponded on 17 June 2022I am sorry you were disappointed with the chips. Our fries are prepared wit the skin on. Next time, bring it to our attention you are not happy and we can rectify the dish immediately.

  27. SW

    SueW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. Would certainly go back if in the area.
  28. PC

    PaulC

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad meal here. Staff are all excellent and some are very good at remembering you.
  29. MH

    MHDorset

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent Sunday lunch. Hot and freshly prepared food, friendly attentive staff and a very pleasant setting. Looking forward to returning.
  30. D

    Disappointed

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We had a very disappointing evening. We ordered a starter and a main course. Our started took 45 minutes to arrive with no explanation as to the delay. We heard one of the Staff saying that they had a problem with the ticketing system but this was not explained to us. We had a further 30 minute wait for our main meal after we had finished our starters. The waitress apologised for the delay and said that it was due to a computer problem. At no stage before this were we given an indication of the problems and even when the party at the next table told the waiter that they'd seen how delayed our food had been there was no explanation or apology. We were given a jug of tap water but no glasses and although we asked for these they were not forthcoming until another request. When we asked for the bill we asked for the service charge to be left off along with anything else they'd like to take off the bill. The waitress then deducted the cost of my pizza which was appreciated. However our evening had been spoilt which was especially annoying since it was a birthday celebration.

    The Old InnResponded on 13 June 2022Review is exaggerated and dishonest. Madam, you have delusions of grandeur. When a guest thinks it is is acceptable to rant at staff and treat them as second class citizens, to get a freebie for their b'day is not welcome at The Old Inn. My sister has never been spoken to or shown such disrespect in all her years in the industry. Shame on you.

  31. JD

    JulieD

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful string. Lovely food and the staff are amazing!
  32. LW

    LeeW

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food as usual, served with a smile and good humour as usual. Great bar choices too. Pricing now 'at the top' I would say for tasty pub food - that said, it's a great place with great staff and nothing is getting any cheaper at the moment !
  33. MG

    MichaelG

    Dorset

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my god been going this pub for a while and every month they have new specials Well what can I say about the burger special I never in my life had a bloody amazing burger like it was mouthwatering so much taste higher recommend this burger Plus the staff amazing so friendly professional staff and always make you welcome
  34. LB

    LesB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Rather disappointed that there were no disabled parking spaces , let alone any spaces close to the building, this rather detracted from the general opinion,. Wait until you get 3 dodgy hips and balance problems and then you might appreciate the difficulties walking up and DOWN a gravel slope, not good!!!

    The Old InnResponded on 10 June 2022We tried very hard to get easy access into the loos, but it has been difficult due to the age of the building. We have a ramp for the ladies on order and awaiting delivery. I will look at the hand rail for the gents. There is also parking outside the pub, or we would be happy to park your car for you. Regards Simon

  35. c

    chris895562

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The Old Inn was our local when we lived 'down the road' and we have had some excellent meals there in the past. Unfortunately, on this occasion we were let down by the food. I had slow roast belly of pork and my wife chose breast of chicken. Both meals came with saute potatoes that had the taste of potatoes that had been re-heated. Additionally, my wife's chicken breast should have been piping hot but was virtually cold on the underside. Was this something else that was re-heated but not done properly? We had gone to The Old Inn as we thought it 'something special' with food would be freshly cooked on the premises and we now realise that it is not good value as we could have had ordinary 'pub food' closer to our home.
  36. WR

    WilliamR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was as good as it looked. Best pub food I’ve had for a long while.
  37. BF

    BarryF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food, thank you. The meaty burger burger needs a steak knife for ease of eating. My personal preference is to not have 10% added to the bill as a tip and to then have to ask to have it removed; this tends to leave me feeling I would not want to repeat the visit. It is a reprehensible North American behaviour. Anyhow, I normally tip 15%, so I am in pocket...
  38. F

    Fiona

    Dorset

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Normally good , let down by no table for us even thou we booked. But food was nice . We sat at bar . Waiting staff great
  39. J

    Jenny

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although the restaurant was fully booked and very busy, the service given to us was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. The roast's were nice and hot and I always say, "you get what you pay for", as the food had so much taste and beautifully cooked. You can tell that they use good quality meats and proper gravy! We always think of here when we want a sunday roast...but be warned, book in advance as it does get really busy.
  40. JV

    JamieV

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We have eaten at The Old Inn several times now, and true to form, this time was as great as the previous times. The staff are attentive, polite and always ready help or answer any questions. We are always made to feel very welcome, and would definitely recommend this restaurant. Pricing is a little more than other local pubs around the area, but the food is a cut above too, so we don't have a problem paying a little more for it.

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 1761 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

    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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