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Good food, Good price

There were only 2 other people in the restaurant when we first arrived which made us a little... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Friendly drinking pub with lovely locals

Enjoyed a happy couple of hours here today chatting with the friendly landlady and local regulars... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Hampshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Bleke Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8JZ, England
+44 1747 853219
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were only 2 other people in the restaurant when we first arrived which made us a little nervous but the food was very good and very fairly priced. We must have arrived before dinner time because by the time we finished dinner the restaurant...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Very atmospheric pub, especially the area where the large old fire place is. The whole establishment is big. That room is particularly inspiring. I showed up in June, in afternoon. I needed mostly a table to write letters. I did not bring them a lot...More

Thank 88puffin
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Proper pub. Good beer. Nice staff. Best in town. Not enough decent locals drinking pubs like this left in Britain. Even the pub dog has its own seat.

Thank Amberleybeerfan
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Visited the pub for a quick pint however locals and staff were mega so we decided to stay all night and play pool with them all definitely be returning next time we’re working in the area cheers !! Jimmy n Chaz 👍🏼

Thank jimmyhockers
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Proper old world traditional drinkers pub with good wel kept beer, clean glasses, pool table, duke box and friendly service.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Best pub in Shaftesbury, what a proper pub should be.Pool table, most fantastic juke box, great beer and the cheapest in Shaftesbury.

Thank JaneyaDorset
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Visited this pub Sunday lovely little pub from the outside! We brought a pint and a coke and was charged a shocking £8.00 I then went to by some eat draw tickets and noticed a little dog to the side of me which I believe...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We stopped here to get a bite, but found out they do not serve food; however, the pub is an absolutely lovely place inside and outside, with a huge terrace with great views of the surrounding valley. Very authentic look and feel. Sorry, i can't...More

Thank manocska
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a happy couple of hours here today chatting with the friendly landlady and local regulars. Made to feel very welcome and enjoyed good choice of drinks ,my husband loved the Dorset IPA and there was even tea for me being the driver! Don't be...More

Thank JennyWhite68
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly, old style pub full of character with good beers. A good evening catching up with friends by the open fire. Not overly busy even on a Friday evening.

Thank Richard W
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Sith L
11 July 2018|
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Response from Amberleybeerfan | Reviewed this property |
yes. they have their own, so i guess yours needs to be sociable with other dogs