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The Old Thatch

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285 Wimborne Road West, Wimborne BH21 7NW, England
+44 1202 877192
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a lovely place very friendly staff oldie worldie pub right up my street food was excellent British pub grub at its best starter to share was delicious and both myself and husband were suitably impressed with our main meals lamb shank and steak and ale pie very tasty sure we will visit again on our next jolly

Thank 190731Debs1972
Surrey, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What I like about this place is the building, looks fantastic, plenty of parking and steeped in history, it deserves to be a success.So rather disappointed old menu on their website therefor 2 items we wanted were not available, although, they were more than happy to make said 'prawn cocktails' for our party, so happy faces. We seemed to be... More 

Thank 559joanie
Verwood, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had the best Hunters Chicken & Faggots that we have had in a long time, it melted in the mouth, ooh. Service was good & helpful , dog friendly pub. It's a very nice pub .

Thank Jeff B
Poole, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped off at the Old Thatch on the way back from hiking the Itchen Navigation Heritage Trail. Great meal and good service. We both had the fillet steak which melted in out mouths - excellent. My wife had the Honeycomb Cheese cake which was one of the best we've tasted. I had the Apple and Blackberry... More 

Thank John L
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pub full of history so apart from food an experience to visit. A combination of a local and visitors. Very large car park, cosy alcoves and very friendly staff

1 Thank Peter1941
Poole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit today for Sunday carvery, really good ! Excellent roast pots, huge yorkie puds, parsnips, the works, gravy was tasty. You get a good portion size of meat. The staff were so friendly, nothing was rushed and the crumble pudding was amazing. Great value also. Nice relaxed atmosphere, will definitely visit again.

2 Thank GinaSh
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in after a friend said the food was good. They were not wrong, we were met with a very warm welcome in what I would describe as a warm old tradition pub. Were served very quickly and shown to a table. The service was very quick and friendly. We only wanted a light lunch so I chose a... More 

1 Thank Cory N
Greenhithe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having not visited the area for a while I thought I would explore the local country pubs as a warm summers day was calling out for a decent ploughman's lunch! After a quick search I came across The Old Thatch and a quick scan of Google reviews made pleasent reading. As I drove up to the pub, I should have... More 

1 Thank ADK67
Southern England
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambiance, welcome, seating and food was perfectly ok on our second visit. But the service was appalling. From being seated to our main course arrival was nearly three quarters of an hour. We had almost finished our wine by that time. We were hoping for a pudding, but having been given the blackboard menu, but no-one taking our order,... More 

Thank Lanterntoo
Avoncliff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a veggie and my wife is a carnivore, so it's a rare delight to find somewhere which caters well for both of us. There was plenty of choice, the food was tasty, the beer very drinkable, the service was warm and prompt, and the surroundings were amenable. Can't fault it.

1 Thank Nick G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 Wimborne Road West, Wimborne BH21 7NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wimborne
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 877192

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?