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“Wonderful food and very comfortable accommodation”
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The Oak at Dewlish
Ranked #1 of 1 Dewlish B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I stayed here for 4 nights and had 2 dinners at this lovely pub/bed and breakfast.

The staff are very friendly and went out of their way to look after me - I was out in the daytimes at the Great Dorset Steam Fair and every evening I arrived back tired and grubby - but I was always made very welcome.

Special thanks to Sally who cooked my breakfast each morning - she came in extra early so that I could beat the traffic on my way back to the fair. Sally also handled a tricky situation with a customer who claimed that there was no hot water (there was loads), that his shower had been dirty (mine was spotless), and that he had to wait 5 mins for his room - I have stayed in many hotels where I have had to wait a lot longer.

All in all this is a very nice, family run pub / bed and breakfast. I would highly recomend this to anyone and we will be returning to this lovely place.

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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Just stayed for one night in this lovely country pub, the room was comfortable and v quiet at night so we had a sound nights sleep. Food was good , homemade dishes etc on the menu and a nice range of wines. Staff were friendly and chatty so made it a really pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I am new to the area! Brilliant pub, best in Dorset, probably the country. I went on a normal Tuesday night and tried every Ale, Lager, Cider and Spirit they had on offer and got absolutely smashed the staff were excellent. When i left i was so drunk i couldnt find my way home and i only live 100 yards up the village! Would highly recommend great atmosphere, staff and locals will be going back there Friday!

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

As locals we have eaten many times at the Oak and always found the food simple, unpretentious but good value for money. I don't know what's changed but we went last Friday night to find the prices had increased massively; nothing less than £9 it seemed. I ordered the Home-made 5 Bean Chilli which I've enjoyed there many times before. When it arrived it was a half portion of tasteles tomato mush which probably did have a total of 5 beans in it! It was served with a pile of rice and nachos. Total ingredient cost about 70p by my estimate (I cook a lot of chilli at home). My wife's ham egg and chips was OK - how can you get ham and egg wrong? - but served with a tiny portion of chips and definitely not worth £9-75.
This was hugely disappointing; we won't be eating there again until we hear that they have sorted themselves out. It's a great pity because the Oak used to be a great local pub, ideal to pop out to for a quick, simple, cheap, honest pub meal. I don't know what has changed but something has. At least the beer is still good!

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Up traditional Dorset high sided lanes, you have to really work to get to Dewlish. And when you get there you want a good pint and some decent food in a traditional pub. Well, it's certainly a traditional pub - wooden tables and chairs in a comfortable space. The food and beer? Well I had never heard of the 3 bitters on offer - and apparently neither had the barmaid, who really wasn't very interested in helping me find my way. The food? Distinctly average. My ploughmans was boring to the extreme - a few salad leaves, some very uninteresting cheddar, a few pickled onions, some coleslaw and some tasteless bread. The ham, eggs and chips were - well, ham eggs and chips - nothing special, but ok. At £26 including a wine and a beer the price is not too bad. But will I be taking those lanes to Dewlish again? Perhaps not for a while.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: Dewlish, Dewlish DT2 7ND, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dewlish
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Dewlish
Price Range: RM445 - RM485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Oak at Dewlish 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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