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the blue raddle

9 Church Street, Dorchester DT1 1JN, England
+44 1305 267762
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bread pudding” (2 reviews)
“steak ale” (2 reviews)
“mushroom pie” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9 Church Street, Dorchester DT1 1JN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in dorchester for 3 nights and ate in the Blue Raddle two nights. the food was excellent with a large and interesting menu. Service was excellent and so was the beer. Worth visiting if you are in Dorchester

Thank john8871234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been a couple of times recently. This time I thought I would add a review. The beer is always excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. My wife and her work colleague have been taking part in veganjanuary. So they were all...More

Thank Kelvin7139
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The menu was very comprehensive with something for everyone.The food was tasty and reasonably priced the staff were very friendly and the pub had a nice atmosphere. I had the Cajun chicken skewers with chips and salad and my partner had fish cakes.

Thank Deana K
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Thanks to Trip Advisor we found this little gem. Popped in just after lunch for a pint just to check it out, we weren't disappointed a great selection of draft beers and many ciders. Greeted by the landlady and made very welcome had a pint...More

Thank The-Didcot-Boy
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Quite small inside and clearly a local's pub. It was oddly pleasant, like being in someone's living room. Lots of beers, pleasant welcome, good food (Plenty of vegetarian choice). Happy to come again. CASH ONLY.

Thank Linden25
Reviewed 3 November 2017

A group of six of us popped in for a few pints on the way to an Indian. Beer excellent, plenty of choice and well kept!

Thank JerryandLis
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the best kept secrets in Dorchester,a beautiful little English pub with a great selection of local beers and ciders,always friendly and welcoming,Food is always good,not a huge menu but a good selection of local ingredients.Children and well behaved dogs are welcome.A true...More

Thank Clive2446
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Fantastic quality food and great selection of ciders which pleased me. The food of high standard a pheasant and cider pie stuffed with filling cooked as Mum would have made it. Proper puddings. I tried bread pudding with custard, my friend apple and berry crumble...More

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

In the Raddle with friends, dinner and a few drinks. Now sat at home with too much food inside. Everybody emptied their plates of super cooking. Unfortunately ordered a dessert, which was also excellent forcing empty plates once more. What a great place to eat...More

Thank BigChiv
Reviewed 14 August 2017

As if transported in time back to a 70/80s pub. Filled with families of people enjoying pub food in very local feel surrounds. No care in the world for decoration which is reminiscent of the nags head circa 1980. A truly wonderful evening in an...More

Thank motherofdragonsuk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Church Street, Dorchester DT1 1JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 267762
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If you're after something a little quirky but great fun then you won't be disappointed with The Blue Raddle.The Raddle is an intimate community pub frequented by local characters, famous for the ales and Landlady concocted meals on offer. The wine and other beverage selection isn't bad either! As if a visit to The Raddle isn't entertaining enough there are regular folk and Irish style music nights as well as a wacky charity meat draw every Friday evening and a quiz featuring quizmaster The Creative Accountant at the turn of every fiscal quarter.The Raddle is the home of 'laughter on tap'!
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