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The Gamekeeper Bar and Restaurant

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16 North Street | Charminster, Dorchester DT2 9QZ, England
+44 1305 459349
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read on their A-board when passing that they did two sittings for carverys on a Sunday and decided to take my ill husband - waitress Abby stopped at nothing to ensure his needs were catered for and the other staff brought him his plate and assisted with certain ingredients I couldn't have, etc. The variety of vegetable dishes to... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another visit to a local pub which we have visited occasionally over several years. It has recently started a carvery Sunday lunch which we went to sample. The pub itself is pleasant enough, with a large, bright, nicely decorated dining room and the service is prompt, friendly and welcoming. They offer a section of good beers and a decent wine... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

My husband booked an afternoon tea/party as a surprise for my birthday and the result was superb. Sharon, Kim and their team were excellent very helpful and friendly. The Gamekeeper is a lovely venue, we had the restaurant to ourselves it was decorated with balloons and looked great, the buffet was also excellent hot and cold nibbles and a tray... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Lovely friendly pub / restaurant, nice comfortable seating area to have a drink, with nicely laid out restaurant, very good food and lovely carvery, staff very welcoming and friendly. Also very good selection on menu. Will definitely book again for another meal.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Have decided to write a review as this place has unfairly been coming under the cosh lately!! Decided to pop in with my disabled Mother In Law totally off the cuff as we already had a previous lunch appointment booked elsewhere. We cancelled that and went in for a carvery. The staff couldn't do enough for us and we were... More 

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1 Thank Matthew Robert M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had a Christmas Meal at The Gamekeeper and all I can say is WOW! The staff are so friendly, and the food is immaculate! The table was well presented/decorated and the Christmas theme throughout the pub/restaurant were amazing! The Meal as far as we all were concerned was brilliant, which followed by mince pies and tea or coffee. I... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Terrible reheated, gristly, chewy turkey, rock hard veg, watery bland gravy with paxo stuffing!!! Would NOT recommend!!

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1 Thank ClaireLJ2015
Moreton,Dorchester,Dorset
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We went here with four work friends for our Christmas celebration on a Friday evening. The pub was very empty and at 6 00 we were the only ones in the dining room. We had pre-ordered our meals and they managed to get one of the starters wrong. One starter, mushroom soup was ok but two prawn cocktails and a... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Recommended and I wasn't disappointed. Lovely Sunday carvery but booking essential. Choice of two meats and excellent selection of vegetables. Will be back .

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

all started well with a nice pint of tribute, downhill steeply after that, bland bought in fishcakes, overcooked steak, nothing seasoned, watery tasteless blue cheese sauce, will not return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 North Street | Charminster, Dorchester DT2 9QZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 459349
Description
Family run pub/ restaurant in the heart of Charminster, two mile South of The County Town of Dorset. Large garden leading down to the River Cerne. We cater for Wedding or functions of any kind. We have very comfortable, clean bed and breakfasts available. Fantastic Sunday Lunch Carvery still at the great price of £9.95 per person. Large Car park. Corporate Functions catered for. Outside catering available.

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