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The Gamekeeper Bar and Restaurant

$$ - $$$, British,
16 North Street | Charminster, Dorchester DT2 9QZ, England
+44 1305 459349
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
16 North Street | Charminster, Dorchester DT2 9QZ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meals last night, even the pie was a proper pie ie crust top and on the bottom which you very rarely get anymore, not the usual pot of Stu with a crust. Fantastic service will definitely be going back very soon

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently held my father's Wake here. Sharon was so kind, sensitive and thoughtful, bearing in mind that we were in mourning for my Dad and couldn't have been more helpful. The food, atmosphere and the professional attitude of the staff meant that the Wake...More

Thank Lucy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at one of the most relaxing and welcoming places around. Good atmosphere and hosts Kim and Sharon always make a welcome whoever you are. Food is great with a good variety and always delicious. Accommodation was clean and simple. So quiet too with the...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic Sunday lunch and where made extremely welcome, the staff were very friendly and the food was excellent.

Thank Quantock1
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Well what a wonderful weekend stay we had at the delightful Gamekeeper B+B, arrived as stranger but left feeling like family. Sharon and Kim made us all so welcome we felt we'd known them for years. Our Neice was taken in to hospital while we...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

My daughter had her wedding reception here in may so it seemed only right we should go for her birthday today. We booked a table (its popular so book!) For 2pm. Arrived just before and our table was ready. We were given a carvery voucher...More

Thank Debbi S
Reviewed 22 September 2017

A moden version of traditional with very comfortable seating, a good fire and well kept bar. Everything is clean and well thought out without going over the top. Food was good without being outstanding. Everything nicely done. Loos excellent. Parking OK but difficult at peak...More

Thank Passagienne
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This very friendly and family pub does an excellent Sunday Carvery. 12.00 and 2.00pm sittings - best to book. We enjoyed beautifully cooked tender meat (I had the beef) with a huge assortment of vegetables. The desserts, if you could manage one, were also delicious....More

Thank fizz916
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Calling into this oasis of refreshment was special. The friendliness and thoughtfulness sparkled for sure. The atmosphere is truly like a family. Nothing was too much trouble. I was just seeking a mini-break along the way and certainly found it at the Gamekeeper. The interactiveness...More

Thank GlobalNomad48
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The carvery at the Gamekeeper is second to none. Excellent food choice of three meats and at least six vegetables Yorkshire Puddings. We come here regularly and the standard ever drops. I recommend you try the Gamekeeper but be sure to book, they are always...More

Thank Chaspat1
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Clive L
24 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from EFKandTJK | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are!
4 April 2016|
Response from Jackie M | Property representative |
Hello Karen We do hold wedding receptions at The Gamekeeper. If you know the date that would be helpful. Kind regards Jackie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 North Street | Charminster, Dorchester DT2 9QZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 459349
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Family run pub/ restaurant in the heart of Charminster, two mile South of The County Town of Dorset. Large garden leading down to the River Cerne. We cater for Wedding or functions of any kind. We have very comfortable, clean bed and breakfasts available. Fantastic Sunday Lunch Carvery still at the great price of £9.95 per person. Large Car park. Corporate Functions catered for. Outside catering available.
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