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Yalbury Cottage

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Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
+44 1305 262382
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sandown, isle of wight
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was probably the best I have ever had. Everything was homemade, including the bread. The evening started with delicious canapes and a drink in the comfortable and homely lounge, whilst my order was taken and food prepared. All three courses were exceptional and just the right portion sizes. The service was polite, friendly and perfectly timed. I was... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrating a friends 60th Birthday, what a fantastic afternoon, dinner in the evening and breakfast the following morning, could not of wished for better, the staff were excellent they couldn't do enough for you ,the birthday meal in the evening was nothing but excellent ,I would recommend the scallops and the duck, best I have ever tasted, followed by drinks... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely venue for a small family wedding reception. There was only 15 of us so it was perfect. We had all the lounge and dining room. The table looked beautiful and the food was superb. High quality cooking with local ingredients and excellent service. We were made very welcome.

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Thank Ann T
Hastings, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in this lovely b&b and decided to dine there too. The dining room is cosy and charming,oldy worldy, but the food was bang up to date. We began with scallops, mouthwatering and cooked to perfection. The fresh and light glaze just lifted the whole dish another level. This was followed by medallion of beef, soft and perfectly... More 

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Thank daphnehastings
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for one night and the room was lovely, massive comfy bed and extremely clean. The staff were brilliant and it felt like nothing was too much trouble, the food was amazing, best I've ever had. Would love to go again

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Thank Katherine B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Yalbury Cottage for two nights to celebrate his birthday. We stayed at YC two years ago and were hoping it was as good as we remembered, it was! Another couple joined us, on our recommendation, and they were not disappointed. It is exactly how you would imagine 'a cottage', thatched roof low beams and... More 

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Thank Suec555
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My Fiancé treated me to a two night stay for bed breakfast and evening meal for my birthday in 2016 and we were so blown away by the food prepared by a chef clearly passionate about what he does and amazing value for such quality, that this was our first choice for our wedding celebrations this February. We were not... More 

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Thank carlos m
Crewkerne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Delightful place, delightful staff. The owners and managers should be congratulated on the efficiency of the service and the superb care given by the staff.

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Thank AllanJ1974
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Excellent varied menu cooked and served in a wonderful rural cottage in a beautiful village. Service and surroundings all first class

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Thank edjcapp
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were treated by our son and his wife. The whole evening went like clockwork and I do like having pre and after dinner drinks in comfortable armchairs/settees. The food was delicious and the service perfectly judged. What's not to like!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$45
Cuisine
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 262382

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