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Something different here

Something different here - was here a year ago to listen to The Polly Morris Band - see previous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gavin W
Fun, banter and cats

This place is quite a gem. It has the reputation that it is the smallest pub in Dorset and I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vlijmen, The Netherlands
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good5%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“beer garden”(3 reviews)
“quick pint”(3 reviews)
“the pub”(7 reviews)
We're one of the smallest, friendliest pubs around! Serving a wide range of Badger ales, we've always got the guest seasonal ale on tap. Add in a range of bar snacks, soft drinks, lagers and ciders and you've got the perfect destination......
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2 Church Street, Wimborne BH21 1JH, England
+44 1202 885067
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

In view of recent posts and the fact that I am a local at "The Oddies" it has occurred to me that visitors should be aware of certain house rules. 1. The pub pet is a cat not a parrot or a budgie. It does...More

8  Thank GarryRC
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

I was visiting my mother in law after a long stint of my fiancee being away with the armed forces, we turned up at the pub to find one table free with a cushion saying "reserved for cat" or words to that affect. I myself...More

6  Thank Claire S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Something different here - was here a year ago to listen to The Polly Morris Band - see previous review - was packed to capacity with no room anywhere - not so this time - change of barmaid - change of day - barmaid fine...More

Thank Gavin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is quite a gem. It has the reputation that it is the smallest pub in Dorset and I believe it. In addition to the talkative "publicanesse" (is there another word to describe this title ?) and 3 lively cats, there are quite a...More

Thank vsop-50
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Really friendly owners (a lovely couple) with a pub cat who was nice enough to come up for a cuddle. Massive selection of gins with all the right garnishes to compliment and soooo sooo cheap. We had 4 drinks for £13 which for the service...More

Thank Inspiration508034
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. Nothing else can describe the night. Wish I'd gotten in earlier. Never Mind the Bongos were brilliant. And the staff and customers were a pleasure to spend the night with.

Thank Graeme H
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Popped in after shopping in Wimborne , how comfortable the staff and customers made me feel . Can’t wait too return and what a excellent gin selection .

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Very "snooty" definitely a "locals only" atmosphere in there....a table reserved for the pub cat?! Unhygienic to say the least, and if you dare to remove the animal or complain about it you will not get a very good reception!!

Thank Debbie W
mcparrin, Owner at Oddfellows Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Hello Debbie I'm terribly sorry to hear your views however, as you have not used the Oddfellows in the last 4 years, I'm interested to hear on what you have based your opinion?

Reviewed 21 December 2017

Went in November to hear a band, a five piece Comic band. Absolutely Brilliant. Could not have been bettered. A fun filled evening along with reasonable drinks prices. Limited seating as a small pub but such an excellent evening you don't mind standing. Barmaid very...More

Thank Gavin W
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Nice little friendly pub, good atmosphere good selection of Badger beers, Gins 'Conker' etc. Unfortuanately no alcahol free beers or Lager like 'Erdinger' or 'Becks' for the designated drivers of the world :-).

Thank kcdc486
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We found this little gem in the village while looking for a decent pint ( for the hubby). We wandered in and have been back each night while we've been here. It's very small, friendly, busy, lots happening. There's live entertainment and we've met some...More

Thank Elayne Y
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Went to odd fellows to listen to 3 go Mad (in dorset) absolutely fantastic evening. What this pub packs in size it makes up for in atmosphere. A real must see is the beer garden!

Thank Goody2shoe
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