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The Wise Man Inn

Bockhampton Lane | West Stafford, Dorchester DT2 8AG, England
+44 1305 261970
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“pie” (25 reviews)
“fish and chips” (16 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bockhampton Lane | West Stafford, Dorchester DT2 8AG, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This pub has excellent, all home cooked food. Amazing flavours. The food is not bog standard pub grub but is fine dining at reasonable prices compared with other local pubs. Always a favourite. Definitely recommend.

Thank HBarn
Reviewed 1 week ago

When food eventually arrived it appeared of good quality and well cooked ..but at £17 for roast beef disappointed that only 2 slices of beef on plate - by the time the veg arrived..food on plates was cold (so perhaps not hot enough to begin...More

Thank Slovara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a charming old-fashioned English pub in a tiny village. There is a pub area and a section for dining with waitress service. Menu includes usual pub favourites and some unusual gastropub-type dishes, including a good fish menu. Food all tasted good and was...More

Thank sml111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and great atmosphere however not sure if chef has changed as roast potatoes need working on not as good as they used to be which is a real shame as they are Amey ingredient to make Sunday lunch.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the weather the opportunity to visit the excellent staff at The Wise Man was too good to miss. A subtle hum of conversation from the other diners in the lovely warm interior encouraged us to sit and make choices from a well spread menu....More

Thank j w
Reviewed 17 January 2018

I wanted somewhere special to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary, so we booked in for lunch at The Wise Man Inn at West Stafford. We decided to book a table to be safe, which turned out to be a good move as it soon became...More

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Dined here for Xmas day with all my family.We had the most delightful delicious fine foods with fantastic service.I would highly recommend this for Xmas day and any other day of the week.great selection of beers and wines to suit all.We have and will be...More

Thank rebecca428
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Found this place whilst 'googling' places for Sunday lunch on a trip to Weymouth. Arrived around noon and hadn't booked but they managed to find us a table. Pleasant surroundings and pleasant staff. Good sized portions with plenty of veg, presented very well and really...More

Thank Jalex1
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We booked this restaurant on the 30th so were grateful that we were able to secure a table for New Years Eve. Based on previous eating experiences at the pub/restaurant we were looking forward to it. The menu was promoted as a five course Tapas...More

1  Thank kenners2018
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We had not been here for quite a while and went with a party of 19 for a Christmas lunch, the service was very good and the food was good too, with a varied menu to choose from, plenty of food on the plate and...More

Thank lessouthern
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Questions & Answers
16 May 2017|
Response from Julian B | Reviewed this property |
I haven't seen any vegan options but they may prepare something if you called ahead?
22 February 2015|
Response from SusieDaviesPoole | Reviewed this property |
Yes. In the main bar area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bockhampton Lane | West Stafford, Dorchester DT2 8AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 261970
  • E-mail
The Wise Man is where traditional village pub meets rustic gastro cuisine. Situated in the heart of the pretty village of West Stafford, only two miles from Dorchester, Philip and the team ensure a friendly welcome to all and will endeavour to make your visit a memorable one. We are also close to Hardy's Cottage which can be enjoyed on one of the many beautiful walks or popular cycle routes in the area. Our head chef Leigh leads a passionate team who endeavour to create great flavours and experiences. All of our dishes are made in house using the freshest ingredients and where possible we always buy local and in season. To sum up our menu its a collision of world flavours with rural Dorset and Great British Classics.
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