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“Excellent Food and Value”
Review of The Thimble Inn

The Thimble Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$31
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Thimble Inn is an historic thatched pub situated in the heart of the Piddle Valley, just Four miles from the centre of Dorchester. Dorset Tourism Bronze Award Winner 2015. Newly refurbished 2015. Real Food all cooked from scratch by owner chef. Local ales and lots wines by the glass and bottle. See website for events, music and regular curry night. Families, children and dogs welcome. Open fires. 2 huge gardens with views, streams & trees. Big welcome.
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We visited for an evening meal as we were staying close by. The food was delicious and very good value. Portions are very generous so be sure not to over order. The local beer we tried was also very good quality. The pub is well appointed and a nice place to chill out. The only reason we didn't give it a full score is that we were sited at a table very close to the only other people dining in an empty dining room. (We were eating early - 6pm - as we'd missed lunch.) It felt uncomfortable as both tables could overhear each other's conversations as the ambient noise was negligible. If the place had been full it would have felt different. I imagine that if we'd asked they would have moved us, but it felt awkward to say we didn't want to sit next to the other couple - typical British reserve! I hope this counts as constructive criticism and can be taken on board by the staff.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Work trip to Dorset. Had to investigate best local pubs to eat and/or drink in. The Thimble was both welcoming, and had great food and drink. It became our unoffical evening rendezvous. Thanks to Kyle and his team.

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Thank SnapmanUK
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful afternoon. Sat by a log fire, eating a wonderful roast beef Sunday lunch with a great pint of local ale. This was then followed by some lovely desserts and a game of cards with the family. Just great!

Thank Matthew C
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Very welcoming surroundings and the service was extremely friendly. The layout of the tables gave us space and privacy to enjoy the good food we were served. Will definitely make a return visit.
Love all the twinkling lights

Thank pollypeppard
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The food was excellent as was the welcome. Take care with a larger motorhome. The entrance is do-able with care. Take your time.

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Thank 729christine
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