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The Blue Vinny

12 The Moor, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8TE, England
+44 1305 848228
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb burger” (24 reviews)
“mussels” (27 reviews)
“pudding” (23 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
12 The Moor, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8TE, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located immediately off the A35, this venue is convenient if you need a break from driving. Access is easy with a large car park. We visited for a coffee which was excellent, served in sensible sized cups. Who wants a massive cup which takes forever...More

Thank Maurice G
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Based on reviews popped in for coffee but very disappointed - not only did it close at 3 pm but decor very shabby - one teenager serving who spent her entire time moaning to one person (friend) sat at the bar

2  Thank Janice S
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Seems a very busy pub restaurant but would say that it is typically average pub food. Service wasn’t great. Food ok. Nothing special though.

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Really nice, friendly pub. Lovely interior and large beer garden. Very friendly staff. They sell home made pizza twice a week. They looked delicious. Highly recommended.

Thank kenneth d
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Nice pub, friendly staff. Good menu. Food first class. Would be nice to see a local ale represented, but otherwise very good.

1  Thank DavidW6905
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived on a busy wed lunch time. Was advised there may be a delay with food due to staff shortage. Menu looked good so we decided to wait. Worth the wait - i had the vege wrap, husband had the burger and our daughter...More

Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

First time at Blue Vinny for Sunday lunch. We booked a table inside by the window although the place has a large garden for those who prefer to eat al fresco. Superb crab and avocado salad, Sunday roast, falafel burger and lamb steak. We also...More

3  Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Due to work commitments I arrived here 5 minutes before last food orders on a Thursday and received a warm welcome and ordered an excellent, very filling burger. On the Friday evening I knew I would not be back in time to order food before...More

1  Thank Dave C
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Lovely friendly, clean pub with well spaced tables and a good sized carpark. Our lunch was excellent, fresh ingredients and well presented. It would have been even better if there had been a seasonal vegetarian option on the specials board. This is our third lunch...More

Thank NSDorset
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

It’s sometimes hard to find food on a Monday evening. And often you can’t bring your dog. However we enjoyed a delectable meal in relaxed surroundings with our dog under the table. Vegetables and salads are important to me and the Blue Vinny offers different...More

Thank Judy D
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Questions & Answers
Richard C
11 October 2018|
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Response from GHpav |
Yes of course, we always stock blue vinny for our cheeseboard, ploughman's etc we also incorporate blue vinny on our menus, this autumn we have a blue vinny cheesecake starter.
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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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