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The Sailor's Return

East Chaldon, Chaldon Herring DT2 8DN, England
+44 1305 854441
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (21 reviews)
“ciabatta” (8 reviews)
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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 5 days ago

We walked from Lulworth cove to the Sailor's Return via Durdle Door and we were very glad we did. Good beer and food and friendly staff. The smoked mackerel was a bit bland and when my wife explained this, it was met with thanks so...More

Thank Jonnyrd1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious pie , my son had the silk deer and the rest of us steak and ale all faultless love it more each visit especially the Applebee cider , lovely owner and fiancee

Thank Suzanne G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we booked the Cove B&B in West Lulworth our host Justin recommended we booked a table at the Sailor's Return for the Wednesday, the day we arrived. We followed the recommendation and were very pleased we did. The pie selections were great and excellent...More

Thank countrylover09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We blind booked for dinner one evening on our holiday with our puppy. What a lovely surprise. We had a very warm welcome from the staff, our meal was delicious and hearty (it was pie night) and the pies were perfect. We will definitely be...More

Thank 1050DaZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way home.. I had the sika venison it was the best venison I have ever eaten.. bit of a drive but worth it.. fabulous pub great sunny garden

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here whilst staying in the area on the strength of the positive reviews on here, not disappointed. My meal was delicious- vegetable tempura and steak and ale pie. Good portion size, tasted fab, good price too. The pub is obviously popular with locals and...More

Thank claregordge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food and excellent service, the pub is a lovely old building and this was our favourite meal out during our weekend visit (the pie was second to none)! Would recommend!

Thank MrandMrsY
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Wednesday night. Although advised to book called on the off chance - it was packed. Fortunately a table had just become free. It was pie night with a filing meal with a drink up to £4.00 free with every pie. Other offer nights are also...More

Thank peterbaguley1
Reviewed 7 October 2018

A group of us had booked a table for the Wednesday evening as one of the group is local. Wednesday is their ‘pie and pint’ night. It was busy, really nice staff, great looking pub and the food was outstanding. £11 or £11.50 for a...More

Thank ABH542
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Need to book in advance as it gets booked up but tables well spread out. Good choice of full meals or sandwiches and great chips

Thank Moonbea
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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$6 - 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
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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