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The Blue Vinny

12 The Moor, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8TE, England
+44 1305 848228
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb burger” (24 reviews)
“mussels” (26 reviews)
“pudding” (23 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
12 The Moor, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8TE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with friends for whom it is a local pub, what a great place it has the combination of good pub atmosphere with fine dining. The food was delicious and beautifully presented a super find.

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pub! Lovely food, great atmosphere and very friendly. Excellent Christmas evenings too. We came and sang Christmas carols in December and also attended the Christmas quiz. We love the Vinny!

Thank SamanthaMitchell86
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well what a lovely find as our two dogs were allowed as well. Super village pub with friendly staff. Our hostess was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble, even a few titbits for the dogs. Good pub food with local shot pigeon on...More

Thank btbl
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

When you walk into a pub and they are surprised you want to order food at lunch to time then you know your in for some poor service. We then had to leave our card behind the bar. We order are meal and sat in...More

2  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 10 May 2018

This is till evidently a local's pub, and can be enjoyed as such, but it has achieved that attractive balance of being just that but also serving some very good food. I had the BBQ pulled pork pie with celeriac remoulade and it was delicious....More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Nice country pub, with friendly rustic atmosphere. Good food & garden for the kids with play area. As a bit of a foodie, I'd describe as good pub grub (better than the usual), but if your looking for something a bit more special, perhaps not...More

Thank paulpenny2016
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

If was just passing I wouldn’t have stopped as the building is looking a little tired, but as I sought out the place from it’s good trip advisor reviews, I’m glad I did, fantastic service from the lady in the red jumper who never stopped...More

1  Thank KenRoyalOak
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Went for Sunday lunch. Food was very disappointing. Nobody finished their plates. Really disappointed and we don't reccomend.

2  Thank Bmth2011
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Visited for the evening, rib eye steak x 2 not the best, ham egg and chips very nice large portion, salmon and a fish cake very nice but creamed cabbage too rich. Very nice pub / restaurant very popular so always book to be on...More

1  Thank Alan k
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Had wonderful food, and great service, by friendly staff. Blue vinney cheesecake , starter delish, lamb and dauphonise potato tasty, ginger pudding delicious. And the cheese board was huge.

1  Thank Deborah C
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Questions & Answers
11 February 2018|
Response from RolyHarries | Property representative |
Hi, all our food is cooked fresh on site and if we know you are coming then our chefs would be more than happy to give you some options.
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.
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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, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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