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the blue raddle

$$ - $$$, British,
9 Church Street, Dorchester DT1 1JN, England
+44 1305 267762
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
9 Church Street, Dorchester DT1 1JN, England
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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite small inside and clearly a local's pub. It was oddly pleasant, like being in someone's living room. Lots of beers, pleasant welcome, good food (Plenty of vegetarian choice). Happy to come again. CASH ONLY.

Thank Linden25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of six of us popped in for a few pints on the way to an Indian. Beer excellent, plenty of choice and well kept!

Thank JerryandLis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of the best kept secrets in Dorchester,a beautiful little English pub with a great selection of local beers and ciders,always friendly and welcoming,Food is always good,not a huge menu but a good selection of local ingredients.Children and well behaved dogs are welcome.A true...More

Thank Clive2446
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Fantastic quality food and great selection of ciders which pleased me. The food of high standard a pheasant and cider pie stuffed with filling cooked as Mum would have made it. Proper puddings. I tried bread pudding with custard, my friend apple and berry crumble...More

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

In the Raddle with friends, dinner and a few drinks. Now sat at home with too much food inside. Everybody emptied their plates of super cooking. Unfortunately ordered a dessert, which was also excellent forcing empty plates once more. What a great place to eat...More

Thank BigChiv
Reviewed 14 August 2017

As if transported in time back to a 70/80s pub. Filled with families of people enjoying pub food in very local feel surrounds. No care in the world for decoration which is reminiscent of the nags head circa 1980. A truly wonderful evening in an...More

Thank motherofdragonsuk
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Visiting the area on business and I was recommended to this place. I walked in, the place got noticeably a bit quieter and I few heads turned in my direction. I couldn't easily see anywhere to sit/hide. It wasn't big enough to lose yourself, there...More

Thank studentsmum2016
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Ate at the Blue Raddle this weekend and it was a very welcome haven out of the torrential rain. Food, atmosphere, price was excellent and the proprietors were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this to anyone wishing to visit a nice pub/restaurant.

Thank Balcombes
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Had some respite from a hot day with a cold beer and nice lunch here. Fish pie and vegie pie both very good, not cheap but not overly expensive. Feel the history of this place and certainly the locals at the bar are evidence it...More

Thank haqsta
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Called in for something to eat. After trying to get staff to acknowledge us standing behind the locals that are sat at the barn, we eventually got served. Found a table, read the menu on the wall then went to the bar again to order...More

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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Church Street, Dorchester DT1 1JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 267762
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Description
If you're after something a little quirky but great fun then you won't be disappointed with The Blue Raddle.The Raddle is an intimate community pub frequented by local characters, famous for the ales and Landlady concocted meals on offer. The wine and other beverage selection isn't bad either! As if a visit to The Raddle isn't entertaining enough there are regular folk and Irish style music nights as well as a wacky charity meat draw every Friday evening and a quiz featuring quizmaster The Creative Accountant at the turn of every fiscal quarter.The Raddle is the home of 'laughter on tap'!
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