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The Blue Vinny

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12 The Moor, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 8TE, England
+44 1305 848228
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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South Petherton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped for midday lunch at The Blue Vinny on 23/05/2017. The staff were extremely pleasant and efficient. The service was first class, and the food that my wife and I consumed couldn't be bettered. One of those occasions when you feel that you have just been spoiled. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Peter M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is really good very tasty nice cosy pub to eat in or just for a drink Great for families and has big beer garden kids love in summer on the downside food is not cheap and could be a bigger variety on the menu

Thank Sean S
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off for lunch at The Blue Vinney and really enjoyed it. The pub is dog-friendly but inside dogs have to be at one end of the bar, which is fair enough but table space is limited so we were lucky to get a table without having to book (other tables were reserved). However, there's a big garden so... More 

Thank Joanne R
Staines, England
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152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us visited this pub and were very impressed with everything. Excellent beer, excellent, freshly cooked, food and lovely staff. Could not recommend more highly.

Thank Denbutch
Pembrokeshire, UK
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booking a table for your evening meal at The Blue Vinny is probably a wise move as it can get busy at night. When we went mid week in early May the place was packed and, unfortunately, was also hosting the local football team's committee meeting, which was somewhat noisy, but good natured. The menu is well thought through and... More 

Thank Ken N
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Few drinks it is a bit of a locals pub at the bar but having said that it was a fairly nice place for a drink in a lovely village

Thank Davd R
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blue Vinny looks like any other pub in a little village, but there were some really interesting choices on the menu that we hadn't expected to find. To start, the service was excellent and friendly. It turns out that they had not one, but two large tables that night, but despite that we still had very attentive service. I... More 

Thank Mary S
Corfe Mullen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited with a walking group. We were warmly greeted by friendly staff and had a good choice of deliciously cooked food. We all enjoyed it, and especially the walk through the beautiful village, hidden from view, but well worth a visit. This is such a charming place to visit and we'll all be returning again.

Thank Astroeileen
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent an evening here drinking wine and beer. It has a nice friendly atmosphere and the staff were welcoming. Most of the pub was set up for dining so it did lack the cosiness of some country pubs, but overall it was a good choice as a stop off on our tour. The food looked good, but we didn't eat... More 

Thank Samanlou
Rochester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous food can really see why this place was recommended .Going back tomorrow for some more can't think of a better end to the holiday.

Thank LacyD2011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
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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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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