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The Old Thatch

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285 Wimborne Road West, Wimborne BH21 7NW, England
+44 1202 877192
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a meal with family here whilst on a weekend break. Great choice, service and food at a reasonable price. Would definitely go again.

Thank Chris H
Poole, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have eaten here lots of times and it's always great food. Today we made it for the carvery. Well what an we say other than amazing 😃. That was the best roast meal we have ever eaten out, couldn't fault a thing and will definitely be back for another 😋

Thank Paul N Michele S
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good location between Ferndown and Canford Bottom Island on the Wimborne Road. Have passed this attractive thatched building many many times but only visited today. There is a large car park at the rear of this pub/restaurant. The greeting was smiley and pleasant. Not an extensive menu but would probably suit most tastes along with a specials board. A slight... More 

Thank ccws50
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely family meal. Nothing is too much trouble. Friendly and efficient service. Truly dog friendly. Good value for money. Consistently a great place to come for a family meal.

Thank Denise N
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just had lunch here by chance today and although they were unexpectedly busy for a Tuesday (Valentine's Day and Half Term) the service was so good. Plenty of staff and all of them friendly and very helpful. They couldn't do enough for you! Food range was wide and delicious and very good value too!

Thank 108gill
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb carvery 2 sittings only. 12.30 and 2.30. No food sat around for hours on end like the usual carvery. Vegetables arrive in small dishes and are changed regularly, so soggy veg are a thing of the past!. Excellent pub for both families and couples. The staff are very considerate, if a member of your party is not very mobile,... More 

Thank Elizabeth J
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this pub/restaurant for the first time today. The food was excellent as was the service. Will definately visit again and will recomend to friends. Wheelchair accessibility and tables to suit. Many thanks - we will be back!!

1 Thank Alan T
Christchurch, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time of visiting. Went with our friends. Really friendly staff & great service. Lovely food. Asked for some extra veg & it wasn't a problem. Good value. Will be going back. Warm & cosy too on a miserable rainy evening.

2 Thank Alison H
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here with a group of WI members, 32 of us & was very impressed with the wonderful food & excellent service, very helpful & friendly staff. The fish pie was delicious, couldn't have been better. We will definitely return.

3 Thank Maureen E
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oh dear. How this place has changed over the years. Called in at lunchtime. Bar propped up by several loud men whose comments were a little intrusive. Radiator cover hanging off, old dried up pea on the table. Filthy condiments. Food ok, but very unimaginative. Staff efficient and friendly. We appreciate that times are hard for businesses such as this... More 

4 Thank Gaddspam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 Wimborne Road West, Wimborne BH21 7NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wimborne
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 877192

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?