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The Sailor's Return

East Chaldon, Chaldon Herring DT2 8DN, England
+44 1305 854441
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
East Chaldon, Chaldon Herring DT2 8DN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When we arrived at 12.30pm the car park was almost full which was a very good sign. Fortunately the weather was good and we wanted to eat in the garden which was lucky because just about every table was booked. I chose the well reviewed...More

1  Thank Peter F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had spent a week in winfrith Newbury on holiday and had eaten out most evenings ( only one bad experience) and wanted to end our holiday on a high and as this pub had such good reviews we decided to book for our final evening...More

1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food nice environment lovely part of the world. Hike from here up to the beautiful coast. Nice beers. Worth a detour

Thank JoWhitehead
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All I can say is 10/10 We’d been for a lovely walk at nearby Ringstead Bay and needed a dog friendly pub for lunch Quick look on trip advisor and thought this looked suitable Sat in the pub garden where there were quite a few...More

1  Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is by far best pub I have visited in Dorset. The service was excellent and the food was even better. The steak and ale pie has got to be the best pie I have had and then I had the sticky toffee pudding...More

Thank catherinerE2048AC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exceeded expectations for a pub dinner, really lovely atmosphere and location and you can tell the food is very fresh and great attention to the produce ! Having been disappointed the night before at another restaurant, it was great to experience some great Dorset food....More

Thank Jaz P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Group of five, ordered food...it all was excellent. Fish and chips enough for two, salad was Stilton and walnut and again plenty of it. Good choice of beers, plenty of parking to the front of the pub. Will be back.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Georgeous restored country pub in a lovely rural setting. Off the beaten track but well worth searching out. Nice beer garden if you just want to sit out and enjoy a Dorset ale in the sun. Highly recommend the food though. Cut above standard pub...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly atmosphere, excellent food and service. We will be making this a regular place to eat from now on.

Thank Graham E
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Our favourite place to eat on our recent visit to nearby Lulworth. Very busy place. You need to book although always space in the garden if it's warm enough. Our meal was good and arrived promptly. The staff were excellent

Thank sarah r
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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$26
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 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
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
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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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