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The Blackwater Stream

180 Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone BH18 8DP, England
+44 1202 642580
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good33%
  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“curry” (10 reviews)
“jacket potato” (2 reviews)
“fish chips” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
180 Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone BH18 8DP, England
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11 - 20 of 193 reviews

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We visit this pub nearly every Saturday lunchtime because my husband likes the beer. Over the last year the service has fluctuated from acceptable to dire, but one thing that never changes is the ladies toilets never flush properly. Surely it's worth the time and...More

Thank DorsetRosie2018
blackwater s, Manager at The Blackwater Stream, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Hi Thanks for your feedback, we will take your comments on board as we always look to improve our service. We are aware of the ongoing issues with the toilets and are currently having work done to discover the cause of the issue and resolve...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018

Been here many many times regularly in the evenings for meals and drinks and like any pub, the Blackwater Stream has pros and cons. Tonight we went for a meal -quite busy as Friday is one of their busier nights. Only spare table was near...More

Thank msimps0n01
blackwater s, Manager at The Blackwater Stream, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Hi There, Thank you for your constructive feedback regarding the bar service and the tables and chairs, The App is a company idea, something which we do hope that customers will prefer to use, due to quicker service, cutting bar queue times and if more...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

Easy access and parking makes this an ideal venue to enjoy breakfast BUT it's getting harder and harder for me to enjoy eating here. Firstly, the table that has to be cleaned with Brasso is a no-goer, leaving black marks on fingers (hate to think...More

Thank Alph
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Decided to pop down to our local Weatherspoons for a quick and economical meal after a long, hot journey home. The environment was unkempt, the glasses were dirty and the cutlery had dried food on the forks. We did complain and had our drinks poured...More

Thank Gridstrod
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Lots of choice ordered the grilled chicken burger and a coffee. Then got handed a cup to go and pour my own coffee from end of the bar area. Good sized portion. Although as with most weatherspoons locally .. very dark and low lighting. I...More

Thank kerryj1980
blackwater s, Manager at The Blackwater Stream, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you very much for your comments , we are happy you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon Regards The Management Team

Reviewed 30 April 2018

been in here loads of times always busy , always good selection of ales on offer , & the food is always quick & hot ,i had the fish friday offer , nice portion of very hot fish & chips , lovely pint of FRESH...More

Thank Martin H
blackwater s, Manager at The Blackwater Stream, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for your comments , we are glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards The Management team

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Right. I ordered a hot chocolate.. and it’s not a normal hot chocolate. They give you a stick with chocolate at the end. And the instructions are in German? And I poured hot water in there when “apparently” it was supposed to be milk. Then...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I came here with my mum and brother for a birthday breakfast and it was very pleasant and enjoyable. We had the traditional breakfast and large veggie breakfast, as well as extra rounds of toast, between us and it was delicious. The waitress was lovely...More

Thank Amber R
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Awful service, table still had left over evening plates with lamb steak and jacket potato (which obviously you wouldnt have for breakfast so the tables hadnt been cleaned since the night before). The tables were then cleaned about 10 minutes after we had already sat...More

Thank Callum C
blackwater s, Manager at The Blackwater Stream, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thank you for your response, as the manager who closed on Friday night I can assure you all the tables are washed and polished. We offer our main menu all day and some customers choose to have main meals in the morning. I am sorry...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Just walked out for a second time. Two bar staff. Busy bar and both staff not acknowledging the patrons while moaning about the patrons. I say avoid and go to the Goods Yard as we are walking there as I write this with our friends.More

Thank T1148OWbens
blackwater s, Manager at The Blackwater Stream, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Good Afternoon Thank you for your review and I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit. We do try to ensure that we have correct amount of staff working at all times but unfortunately some times there may be waiting times at the bar that...More

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4 November 2018|
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Response from Ian B | Reviewed this property |
Not as far as I know but like most ‘Spoons probably don’t encouage families after 10pm unless you’re already in situe.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone BH18 8DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Broadstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 642580
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