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The Blue Vinny

12 The Moor, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8TE, England
+44 1305 848228
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We found this lovely gem of a pub/Restaurant traveling back from Plymouth to Portsmouth. It was exactly what we were looking for, on arrival there was no trouble to find us a lovely big table next to the garden with a small children's park, It...More

Thank Lynsey N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Several dishes unavailable from specials board. Choice from main (and rather pretentious) menu was acceptable. Staff covering inadequacies of the establishment with large doses of effusive bonhomie became rather wearing over the course of the evening. Coffee would have been nice to finish the evening...More

Thank jackyb623
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and family visited the Blue Vinny yesterday for Sunday lunch . What can I say but WOW! The food was totally outstanding. Best roast we have had in years. The staff were fantastic.too. What a team! Nothing was too much trouble at all. Will...More

Thank Dawn N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst travelling around Dorset we came across The Blue Vinny, what a find, My Husband, our cocker spaniel and I were welcomed as soon as we walked through the door, this very busy pub/restaurant makes the very best Plougmans Lunch that you will ever have,...More

Thank Brownnikta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the same since a great chef left 2 years ago. Beer much too expensive for locals,food average,scruffy garden ,little ambience.

Thank Karan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place much better than pub grub. Always good service and food always of a constant height standard.

Thank Jayson W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelling home from Cornwall and took a break at the Blue Vinny, selected randomly from google maps. What a find! Good food, welcoming staff, good ale, nice atmosphere. WIll definitely keep this lovely find on our radar when next travelling to the South West!

Thank GillWilf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Six couples and their babies enjoyed a delicious light lunch. Most of us ordered baguettes which arrived promptly. Tasty fillings, delicious fries and fresh salad. Butcombe ale was good too. Staff were busy but always friendly. The beer garden is spacious but grass needs cutting...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two staff to run the bar and wait on all tables in this sizable establishment was a disaster. The two stars are for the staff who tried and always smiled. They did their best but the owners need to get their act together if previous...More

Thank ChisTraveller
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I went to the Blue Vinny recently for a family meal. Not knowing before hand that they did wood fired pizza on a Tuesday and a Sunday. Highly recommend the pizza! You can see the pizza being prepared and cooked so freshness is guaranteed. I...More

Thank JonPSmith
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Questions & Answers
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.
28 February 2015|
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Response from Lesley437 | Reviewed this property |
Google "The Blue Vinny" and you will see the phone number!
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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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
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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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