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The Half Moon

Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury SP7 8BS, England
+44 1747 852456
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury SP7 8BS, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

We chose the Half Moon as our meeting place as it was approximately the same distance for us travelling down from Calne and our friends travelling from the Dorset coast. None of us had eaten here before, what a lovely surprise we had from the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Primatrav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for Sunday lunch whilst passing through, greeted by warm and friendly staff which made us feel very welcome. Had the carvery which was very good, however I’d give a 9 out of 10 instead of 10 due to lack of stuffing to go with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Experiences22, Owner at The Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Louise! It is great to hear passers by are stopping to join us and having such a warm welcome, all are welcome at The Halfmoon!!! Feedback is critical to us and thank you for your useful feedback concerning stuffing this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently moved to the area and have visited the half moon a few times now and we always so happy with the service and food, everyone is friendly and the venue is lovely. My favourite dish is the mushroom risotto adding the option of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Charleybe
Experiences22, Owner at The Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Charleybe, What a pleasure to see newcomers to the area joining us frequently. Thank you for your repeated custom our local trade is so so important to us and is an area of focus for 2019 - locals we love seeing you!! Friendly local...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

from the minute my friends and i walked in the door, it was clear we were unwelcome. once told our table wasnt book we were seated and left for 20 minutes before we had to call someone just to order drinks. the carvery was rather...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 117kat
Experiences22, Owner at The Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Katie, aka name changer! Sadly at times we get the odd review like yours which is an irritation to the team as sadly the facts are simply incorrect and unknown to you, you were actually dining next to the owners - us! With another...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have eaten here a number of times as it is conveniently placed for lunch when we're on our way to friends in the West Country. There's plenty of space to park and the service has always been prompt, polite and cheerful. The menu is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jet803348
Experiences22, Owner at The Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jet, Thank you for your review it is great to see the cheesecake choice appreciated Kat is a phenomenal cheesecake maker and her malteser one is to die for! We do try and cater for all on the menu whilst maintaining a fresh menu...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018

Stopped in on a saturday for lunch and I have to say we were pleasantly surprised at the standard of the food. The belly pork was absolutely delicious and everyone else enjoyed their lunch immensely. The beer and wine was also enjoyed which is never...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PGs_Tips_89
Experiences22, Owner at The Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Hi PG Tips, Firstly what a cracking review name for your reviews!!!! We are really pleased you enjoyed your lunch with us on such a wet miserable day, there truly is nothing better than a good lunch when getting out and about is nothing more...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

The pub initially looked nice from the hotel I was staying at across the road and as it was pouring down with rain (as a group of 8) we went for a bite to eat. I had the cajun chicken burger which was okay but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PerArdua96
Experiences22, Owner at The Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Hi PerArdua, Thank you for visiting us on Tuesday night it was a pleasure to have you join us! If your experience is a let down we completely understand your frustrations and we are so sorry you felt that on checking the table you weren't...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018

Well positioned and with plenty of parking, this is a good option for lunch or supper. A fair choice of meals, reasonably priced and swiftly prepared. There's the useful option of small or large portions. We frequently find pub portions huge, so we appreciated this....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Oeyre35
Experiences22, Owner at The Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Maps!! Thank you for your review! It is so encouraging to hear that we are becoming someones "must go to spot" we want to be all the locals "must go to spot" in the coming years! Determined despite our size and the challenges this presents...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a bite to eat around lunch time. Friendly service from the offset and food was great. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Craig M
Experiences22, Owner at The Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Hi Craig, Spot on 5 star review thank you! Hopefully see you again soon! Kind regards Nina

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Have been here many times before, with the pub having had several different owners, but this time the new owners have really pulled the stops out. Their efforts have been well worth it. We had the Carvery. There was a choice of 3 meats, the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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James W
11 March 2018|
Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry cant answer that question for you, we were visiting from Australia and had a family dinner there one evening. I strongly suggest that you contact the venue itself.
30 October 2017|
Response from LouM275 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I am not the Half Moon pub. I recommend you give them a call to find out as I’m not sure to be honest.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury SP7 8BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 852456
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