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Yalbury Cottage

Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
+44 1305 262382
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“amuse bouche” (11 reviews)
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Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I came here for an evening meal and I have to say the whole setting and service was wonderful. We were first of all offered drinks and canapés in a very cosy lounge the staff were very friendly and attentive. We were...More

1  Thank Gerard O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dined here recently with my husband. We had a drink in the lounge before dinner where I tried a conker fizz cocktail which was lovely. We had a lovely dinner and would definitely recommend eating here. Great place for a special anniversary.

Thank csmpter36
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We visited as a party of six adults and were given a warm and friendly welcome and shown to seats in the lounge where we had a drink and chose our meals. Appetisers were served and eagerly consumed. The food was impeccable and tasty. Even...More

1  Thank TeEePe
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely welcome into the restaurant .. had drinks before being shown to our table. Very reasonably priced two or three course meal for a special occasion. The choices were great and pleased all the diners. Puddings were beautifully presented and tasted divine. Would recommend for...More

Thank alfismont
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This was our first time at Yalbury Cottage for my wifes birthday. We had the 3 course Sunday lunch for £29.50 and it was money well spent for the exceptional quality of the food and service we received. The staff are welcoming and friendly, very...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff, room was larger than expected. I'll be honest - we came for the food and it really didn't disappoint. The dishes were clever but without being showy. Absolutely delicious.

1  Thank annadburgera
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We have been to Yalbury Cottage a few times now and it is consistently good. The reception is warm and friendly, the refurbished lounge is cosy and comfortable. The canapés are a particularly tasty treat - all helping to make a visit here a very...More

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We enjoy going to the Yalbury several times a year for Sunday Lunch. For £29.50 you get a 3 course lunch + coffee as well as a small plate of "amuse bouche" with your pre lunch drinks. There is a comprehensive Wine List which includes...More

Thank brigorm
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We live just a few miles away but at least once a year we like to do an overnight stay. As always the reception upon arrival is really friendly and our room was warm and cosy. We had pre-dinner drinks prior to our evening meal...More

Thank London1953
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I booked most/all of the rooms at Yalbury Cottage for two nights for our December wedding and it was absolutely amazing. Fourteen of us had a three course meal the night before the wedding which was delicious, the rooms are spacious and comfortable and the...More

1  Thank Alibop30
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Helen T
14 April 2018|
Response from alfismont | Reviewed this property |
Have. I idea !
Theresa H
22 July 2017|
Response from embleton07 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was a customer. I do not own or run this restaurant. It does not open for lunch but probably would do your wedding reception!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$54
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 262382
  • E-mail
...with a friendly atmosphere and wonderful views. Stay and relax in our lovely rooms, enjoy a superb freshly cooked breakfast and dine in our award winning restaurant. Small bespoke weddings and parties are a speciality and we offer a great alternative venue for private business meetings with easy and ample parking. Just two miles from Dorchester, Dorset, Yalbury Cottage is set in the hamlet of Lower Bockhampton - the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex - walking distance to his birthplace, across the road from his old school house and around the corner from Stinsford church where his heart is buried.
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