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The Blue Vinny

12 The Moor, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8TE, England
+44 1305 848228
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb burger” (21 reviews)
“mussels” (24 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 The Moor, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8TE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We recently visited for a Sunday roast with family. We arrived early and the staff seemed friendly and welcoming. We were seated with drinks and made sure to order food early before it got really busy. Despite all of us ordering roasts and being the...More

Thank Casalunar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for a dinner on a Saturday evening. Lovely traditional cosy pub, good selection of meals on the menu. I had the mussels to start while my husband had the rocket poached egg and mushrooms - both were lovely. For mains I had the...More

Thank Tarlia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not especially comfy . The roast was ordinary with a rather tasteless gravy. Couple of locals at bar but didn’t do much for me

Thank IAN S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this lovely gem of a pub/Restaurant traveling back from Plymouth to Portsmouth. It was exactly what we were looking for, on arrival there was no trouble to find us a lovely big table next to the garden with a small children's park, It...More

Thank Lynsey N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several dishes unavailable from specials board. Choice from main (and rather pretentious) menu was acceptable. Staff covering inadequacies of the establishment with large doses of effusive bonhomie became rather wearing over the course of the evening. Coffee would have been nice to finish the evening...More

Thank jackyb623
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and family visited the Blue Vinny yesterday for Sunday lunch . What can I say but WOW! The food was totally outstanding. Best roast we have had in years. The staff were fantastic.too. What a team! Nothing was too much trouble at all. Will...More

Thank Dawn N
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Whilst travelling around Dorset we came across The Blue Vinny, what a find, My Husband, our cocker spaniel and I were welcomed as soon as we walked through the door, this very busy pub/restaurant makes the very best Plougmans Lunch that you will ever have,...More

Thank Brownnikta
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Not the same since a great chef left 2 years ago. Beer much too expensive for locals,food average,scruffy garden ,little ambience.

Thank Karan H
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Great place much better than pub grub. Always good service and food always of a constant height standard.

Thank Jayson W
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Travelling home from Cornwall and took a break at the Blue Vinny, selected randomly from google maps. What a find! Good food, welcoming staff, good ale, nice atmosphere. WIll definitely keep this lovely find on our radar when next travelling to the South West!

Thank GillWilf
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Joanne H
22 June 2016|
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Response from RolyHarries | Property representative |
Hi , yes they are but we have a limited area for them so it's best to pre book a dog table. Roly.
28 February 2015|
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Response from Lesley437 | Reviewed this property |
Google "The Blue Vinny" and you will see the phone number!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 The Moor, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8TE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester  >  Puddletown
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 848228
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Roly and Helen Harries took over this traditional village pub in Puddletown, near Dorchester in May 2013. Keeping the very best of the old, they set about combining its warm, friendly country ambience with a cool, airy modern interior - part of a style that is reflected in their approach to the food and hospitality. Something for which this bar and restaurant is rapidly gaining a first-class reputation.The food is home cooked, and where possible the ingredients are seasonal and sourced locally from friends or trusted specialist suppliers. The wines have been chosen to complement the menu, and there is always a range of excellent guest ales on tap.Together with Head Chef Danny Durose and his team, they've created a menu that reflects their personal tastes, with a truly international approach - a style that owes as much to the hot islands of the Mediterranean as it does to the classic and everyday dishes of Britain and mainland Europe. Roly and Helen with Children Thomas and Benjamin are passionate about producing the very best food at accessible prices, as well as extending a warm and friendly welcome to locals and visitors alike.
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