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The Wise Man, Dorchester

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West Stafford
West Stafford
Postal town: Dorchester
DT2 8AG
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E TA left this review about The Wise Man

A quaint rural pub just off the main road, very chocolate-boxy and a magnate for elderly tourists with rose-tinted spectacles, and for MAMILs who enjoy blocking country roads with their over-priced velocipedes. There certainly weren't any locals in when we visited. The pub dates from the 17th Century, though it was recently renovated after a serious fire. There is a very pleasant garden, and some parking is available but it can get tight. The pub is mainly geared around diners, the menu being faux-bistro and somewhat overpriced. The single L-shaped bar is flag-floored and has an attractive stone fireplace. The welcome wasn't great - the young staff were rather amateurish and terse, making ti a chore to get a beer. Ales on were Pride, Butcombe Original and Landlord, reasonably well kept but, like the food, overpriced. I might be tempted to come back if walking in the area, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

On 29th March 2020 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2536 recommendations about 2514 pubs]


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Old Blue left this review about The Wise Man

Lovely thatched village pub, with a central bar and traditional seating areas either side, walls variously bearing photos, agricultural tools and suchlike, and a tidy patio and grass beer garden to the rear. It had a very comfortable feel to it, some pleasant banter, and four ale pumps offering St. Austell Proper Job (a decent pint at £3.30), Butcombe Bitter, Ringwood Best and Old speckled Hen. I’d happily come back here.

On 2nd June 2012 - rating: 7
[User has posted 271 recommendations about 270 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Old Blue
Dorchester South, 2.56 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Dorchester West, 2.95 miles, 56 min walk (show)
Moreton (Dorset), 3.67 miles, 1 hr 10 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Wise Man, West Stafford
29th Mar 2020, 08:51
Review submitted by E TA
 
2nd Jul 2012, 21:45
Web Link submitted by Old Blue approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 June 2012 by hondo .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
  • Live Music : No last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 June 2012 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 March 2020 by E TA
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