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The Museum Inn

€€ - €€€British, ,
Nr Blandford Forum, Farnham DT11 8DE, England
+44 1725 516261
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (16 reviews)
“partridge” (5 reviews)
“baked cheese” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
Nr Blandford Forum, Farnham DT11 8DE, England
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1 - 10 of 276 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful country pub, inn, restaurant. Warm friendly and down to earth welcome, well stocked bar, awesome food and great service. delightful, stylish and comfortable rooms, lovely linen sumptuous bed.

Thank kartim_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited a few times, but I wanted to write a review based on our very enjoyable lunch. We were served by Romilly and Kim who were extremely welcoming, attentive and very professional, keeping a busy bar well managed. Top marks for the warm...More

Thank Cath A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Or should that be 'pretty disappointing'? As per the last twee countryside cafe review , overpriced and slow but also less than clean crockery to boot.

1  Thank D S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 5 star meal with a 5 star service. Having heard it was over priced I thought I’d check it out as a special occasion and boy was I not disappointed. The Cheese Soufflé was the best I’ve had, the duck breast was...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Popped here alot on our way down to the Jurassic Coast. Fabulous pub any time of year. Service and Food/Menu always really good. Good value, nice wines, and hot drinks. I would definitely recommend for special occasions

Thank Maisy65
Reviewed 17 September 2018

due to a mix up on my booking mostly on my part the staff at the museum inn pulled out all the stops to rescue the birthday meal that I planned for my wife. The service was fantastic and delivered with a smile. cannot wait...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on our way home. No problem being seated in the restaurant. Quite pricey though - went for a burger each as it was one of the cheapest options. Excellent quality, nice decor Friendly staff - not keen on the tip being automatically added...More

1  Thank maidyment
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This was one of the most disappointing experiences ever and not the Birthday meal we had expected . Arrived at 8 and food served just before 10 — the young waitress told us she had to hold back the orders as short staffed in kitchen...More

1  Thank Bossysis
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This little Inn and restaurant is in the middle of almost nowhere, a small village with thatched cottages and houses. Before I start, I was curious about the name. Apparently, Pitt-Rivers, whose eclectic museum is one of the attractions of Oxford, first set up here...More

Thank Laurence M
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Having arranged a last minute meeting at 10 Castle Street in Cranborne we were caught out as its not open on Mondays.Hence the decision was taken to head up the Museum where we were given a table for dinner. I have eaten here recently and...More

Thank jrchannon
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8 October 2016|
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Response from ChilliPepper1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. But make sure you bring your wallet as well.
Judith-R R
14 July 2015|
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Response from PennyB1212 | Reviewed this property |
at lunchtime after 3pm but I don't have the definite answer. I would give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nr Blandford Forum, Farnham DT11 8DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Farnham
  • Phone Number: +44 1725 516261
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The Museum Inn is a superb 17th Century country inn situated in the delightful village of Farnham, Dorset, on the glorious Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a renowned countryside pursuit's destination. The 2 Rosettes restaurant serves seasonal British cuisine and you can expect that every plate on the Museum Inn menu is as fresh as it can be and is expertly crafted with a passion for the local countryside. With low ceilings, flag stone floors and a roaring log fire, the Museum bar has a cosy, traditional feel with a relaxing ambience that ensures a steady stream of local clientele. It offers a wide selection of imported drafts and local beers as well as an extensive wine list.
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