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the blue raddle

9 Church Street, Dorchester DT1 1JN, England
+44 1305 267762
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“steak ale” (2 reviews)
“bread pudding” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9 Church Street, Dorchester DT1 1JN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on a Saturday lunch time... it’s a real locals pub but on entering you become a local... landlady was extremely welcoming... it does not have a garden but even muddy dogs were welcome and given a bowel of water and another one of...More

Thank Jamesandrae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the unique atmosphere in The Blue Raddle. Friendly, helpful, chatty staff who work hard to make you feel welcome and ready to enjoy yourselves. Fabulous range of beers and an extensive selection of food from The chalkboard menu Everything was brilliant. Enough said.

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem of a little pub. You don't see many pubs like this anymore so make the most of this one if you get the chance. It's what all pubs used to be like only much better!! Pay and display car park just around...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This is a must if your in Dorchester, very good selection of real ale, as well as good food reasonably priced. My Game Pie was the star of the show, although we both thought the Pear and Almond Tart needed more pear, it was sparse...More

Thank Marlerboy
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Made to feel welcome by the staff. Beer good. Garden at back to smoke. Obviously popular with locals.

Thank SurreySuitcase
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We stayed in dorchester for 3 nights and ate in the Blue Raddle two nights. the food was excellent with a large and interesting menu. Service was excellent and so was the beer. Worth visiting if you are in Dorchester

Thank john8871234
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We have been a couple of times recently. This time I thought I would add a review. The beer is always excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. My wife and her work colleague have been taking part in veganjanuary. So they were all...More

Thank Kelvin7139
Reviewed 12 February 2018

The menu was very comprehensive with something for everyone.The food was tasty and reasonably priced the staff were very friendly and the pub had a nice atmosphere. I had the Cajun chicken skewers with chips and salad and my partner had fish cakes.

Thank Deana K
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Thanks to Trip Advisor we found this little gem. Popped in just after lunch for a pint just to check it out, we weren't disappointed a great selection of draft beers and many ciders. Greeted by the landlady and made very welcome had a pint...More

Thank The-Didcot-Boy
Reviewed 3 November 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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