We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Woodpecker

High Street | Spetisbury, Blandford Forum DT11 9DJ, England
+44 1258 452658
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (23 reviews)
“fish chips” (3 reviews)
“sunday roast” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
High Street | Spetisbury, Blandford Forum DT11 9DJ, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (210)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 210 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I didn't really want to post this, because we have been in here quite a few times in the past and been perfectly happy, but my wife and I decided it might actually help someone to focus on putting things right. It was very strange...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only one high chair available. The excuse given was that they were ‘not that busy.’ Not sure I find this a good enough excuse! So no night chair for my son as it was already in use. Sunday lunch was frankly dreadful. Roast beef was...More

Thank rickinblackUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived to a very warm welcome and to find an extremely clean pub. However, we both found the food very disappointing. I had a totally tasteless burger with unappetising chips. On the plus point fantastic onion rings. My husband had eggs like bullets with...More

Thank Karen V
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We called in on the way home tonight, asked at the bar if they were serving food, the reply was yes. Were later told after we'd ordered our drinks that they were running low on food but could probably manage fish and chips? Very disappointedly...More

1  Thank Steve K
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Had a great evening with friends at this welcoming, unpretentious pub. Generous portions of tasty food and a good selection of wines and beer. Friendly, attentive service. The customer orders at the bar and the food is brought to the table when ready. Pub is...More

Thank Tisviv
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

2 meals had to be sent back due to lack of communication and getting the orders wrong, which caused the rest of the food to go cold-just very poor service. Didn't have everything that was on the menu! Very pricey for what you receive! Wouldn't...More

Thank Maria H
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I normally check TripAdvisor before trying a new place to eat - generally you can get a reasonable vibe about a place. However The reviews on this establishment is way off the mark. First the good - place easy to find as on main road....More

Thank jurado2014
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I visited the Woodpecker earlier in the year and it was really good. So as promised in my first review I came back for part two. I was not disappointed. Food was of a high standard and plentiful. But most of all the welcome was...More

2  Thank biggerlyndy
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

My partner and I stopped here mid week for some tea and we were really impressed by what we received. Firstly, I tried the Thatchers cloudy cider which was very sweet and a welcomed change to the usual “pub” ciders. For mains,we sampled the ham,egg...More

1  Thank Amber R
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Popped in with a friend during a busy day when needed to stop and re-charge. Lunchtime menu offers a good selection to suit all tastes and appetites. Service friendly and prompt. Must return for the evening experience

1  Thank Yettie50
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 hotels
The Crown Hotel
624 reviews
4.53 km away
The Langton Arms
345 reviews
7.02 km away
The Minster Arms
39 reviews
9.94 km away
Kings Head Hotel
761 reviews
10.10 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Scented Botanist
13 reviews
1.08 km away
The Charlton inn
132 reviews
1.52 km away
The Anchor at Shapwick
367 reviews
2.84 km away
The Golden Fox
352 reviews
4.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances
22 reviews
2.88 km away
Hall & Woodhouse Brewery Visitor Centre
125 reviews
4.05 km away
Royal Signals Museum
141 reviews
5.19 km away
Sunny Republic Brewing Company
21 reviews
7.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Woodpecker staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Spetisbury, Blandford Forum DT11 9DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Blandford Forum
  • Phone Number: +44 1258 452658
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing