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The Sailor's Return

East Chaldon, Chaldon Herring DT2 8DN, England
+44 1305 854441
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (18 reviews)
“ciabatta” (7 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
East Chaldon, Chaldon Herring DT2 8DN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn't been here for more than 22 years, when it used to be a regular haunt - but it is still a great place to eat AND drink. I had the homemade Steak & Ale Pie (Fantastic) and my wife had Chicken Chasseur (also...More

Thank Garonne9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a pub for dinner to meet with friends after a visit to the Tank Museum. I called to see if I needed to book a table at 6pm, and was advised to do so. By 6.30pm the bar was very busy and all...More

Thank Kaz038
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a bit disappointing, lovely landlord who was very sympathetic. I just didn't like the dish. I felt the meal let down the lovely surroundings. Iget the impression that mine was a one off. Everyone else loved theirs...

Thank emilyticehurst
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious meal here. The beef and ale pie was a proper pie and a real winner. The service is friendly and prompt with a great atmosphere.

Thank Slatts1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely old pub. It is light and airy inside with a boat suspended from the ceiling in the main bar area! The staff were friendly. The menu is imaginative and a cut above normal pub food. The prices are reasonable too. I...More

Thank Pollyscoffy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in nearby at Winfrith Newburgh and came here for my birthday meal in March 2018. The pub was warm and welcoming, the dining was through the large bar in cosy alcoves and felt quite intimate. I had the pate to start and...More

Thank munchiesHampshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a family of 4, early one evening and we had a great time with our dog. The pub is split into 2 halves. The bar area has a stone floor, a small number of tables and is dog friendly. The restaurant has...More

Thank Ed L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my daughter and her family for a meal. Original idea was to walk there, but rain and wind made us drive. However lots of walks based on the pub. We all enjoyed our meal, the service and helpful staff made it enjoyable. Coupled with...More

Thank Johntweddell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely dinner at this beautiful presented thatched pub. Food was good (especially the steak and ale pie). We were well looked after and the kids enjoyed ham, egg and chips “very good” crips think chips. I would recommend booking ahead.

Thank Nick J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven’t been to this pub for about seven years and what a transformation! Wonderful array of beers (and gin!) and lunch was befitting of the ambience. Restaurant is quaint and you would need to book well in advance during holiday periods.

Thank BurlsGurth
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Questions & Answers
Sophia M
19 February 2018|
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Response from MissAmelia2828 | Property representative |
Hello, could you please phone the pub on 01305 854441 to complete your booking. Many thanks Sailors Return
10 March 2015|
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Response from MissAmelia2828 | Property representative |
Hi Brenda Looking at the diary that shouldn't be a problem at all, menu wise we will definitely be doing a roast & specials that I won't know until the day, then we have a main menu with things like Steak & Ale Pie, Chicken... More
22 January 2015|
Response from MissAmelia2828 | Property representative |
Hello Yes we welcome well behaved dogs in our bar area, just not in our restaurant You can contact us on 01305 854441 of you have any further questions or want to book a table Many thanks Amelia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Chaldon, Chaldon Herring DT2 8DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Chaldon Herring
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 854441
  • E-mail
A traditional thatched English pub in the heart of the Dorset countryside, offering a daily changing smaller menu of locally sourced produce. A wide range of beers and wines to accompany your home cooked meal.
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