The Old Inn
Really nice evening, nice atmosphere and lovely attentive staff, we just felt that the food wasn’t that great and a bit overpriced for what it is! Didn’t say anything on the night as they were busy as it was and we were just happy to be out before the tier change to be honest!
It was the lunchtime before the latest tier change so was busier than they expected and the staff struggled to keep up but they did. Consequently there was a bit of a wait but the food was worth the wait.
A great outdoor area, warm and well decorated and reasonably Covid-safe..
The choices of menu were good and varied, including a range of choices for vegetarians.
Draft beer selection was rather disappointing. A few guest craft ales would have added to the enjoyment but I suppose the uncertainties of lockdown might have accounted for this … if the Old Inn does this and is not limited to Badger.
We will be going back, when we can.
The staff were really friendly, attentive and helpful and able to answer my questions about the source of the food. There were locally supplied food and drink choices which were delicious.
The food and service is always consistently very good.
Staff are all very efficient and friendly. Food is always great too.
The food at The Old Inn was great. Couldn't fault it. The service was very good, at points lacking due to a large group of teenagers outside. But staff were reasonably quick in noticing we needed some attention. We would've liked to have stayed a bit longer into the evening, however we were sat opposite the door to the outside where the teenagers were and they were in and out of the pub continuously along with staff serving them drinks. As the temperatures outside were below 0 we ended up freezing cold. However this did not deter from the fab meal and wouldn't stop us from going again. We would just not sit in the same area.
Even though I said it was a birthday, we were seated on a very small table by the door and the bar. I was expecting a little more, possibly an acknowledgement of the birthday or a candle in a pudding was expected.
The pizzas were so salty we couldn't finish them.
A waitress made a joke about a very private and sensitive conversation between us that she was not involved in - inappropriate.
With these little things added up, the bill seemed pricey. As I obviously made a point of paying (and hiding the bill) because it was a birthday - the waiter then announced the price of the meal to the whole table.
I have been here before and it was lovely and I understand it was busy but there were just too many instances not to mention this experience.
I am a waiter and I know a busy night can impact service but I also know that a small amount of effort makes a big difference and we didn't see this on this evening.
We will be back and hope for better but this was disappointing.
service great, lovely people, nothing to much trouble, great choice on menu, all freshly cooked to order, would definatley recommend.
Never a complaint best pub in the south. Great staff great food excellent atmosphere
Great food and service but oh so cold needs more heating when a way from the at far end of building shame.
I am glad you enjoyed your food and service at the Old Inn. I am sorry that you were cold. Sometimes guests turn the radiators down or off and we occasionally miss this. Next time let us know and we will check the heating. Plus we have back up heaters.
Lovely meal in a lovely setting. Great food. Much quieter than expected. Very festive outside. Cosy environment.
Another fantastic meal with great staff love this place
Under difficult circumstances the Old Inn provided excellent food, good service and an overall excellent dining experience.
We will return.
Always a wonderful meal at the Old Inn so pleased we got to spend our usual Boxing Day lunch there celebrating my husband’s birthday
As always, excellent food and attentive and relaxed service.Why we regularly return and are never disappointed.
As always excellent food and a warm and friendly pub to spend any time of the year. Simon and his staff are always welcoming and take time to talk to us.
Thank you a healthy and Happy New year to you all xx
We booked this after recommendation and were very happy with the experience. It was better than we had expected and can’t wait to return. The staff were really polite, the food was at a high standard for a pub, more than decent portion sizes and a lovely atmosphere! We more than look forward to coming back.
The Old Inn looked amazing with all its twinkling lights and fire. The food was exceptional and the service was friendly and efficient. We live in the village and we know we are so lucky to have such a place on our doorstep
Food was to the usual high standard and service matched it - not always a given as sometimes the staff don't cope during busy times but this was a fine meal in all respects.
Always a great experience with super food and lovely staff
Nicely decorated out for Christmas. Food a tad expensive for a pub, but was served nicely and was tasty.
Great meal out, lovely food as always, plus felt very safe with all the current Covid regulations
Love it at the old inn my favourite place to go at the moment. The service is always good and so is the food. Outstanding as always.
Most delicious fresh lunch, will order again next time we visit.
I visited the Old Inn with a group of 5 other muddy mountain bikers and we were seated under the tent canopy at the rear of the pub. A lovely young lady came out and put the patio heater on for us and then took our order. I already loved this pub as i regularly visit with my wife but on this occasion was with with my mates who all said what a great pub and fantastic staff. We were so impressed i nipped back in before we left and added an extra tip.
10/10 for service, quality and ambience.
A must visit if you are in the area.
Great new outside bar, food amazing as usual and service excellent considering how busy it was, will definitely be back again
Food was very good.prices a bit high
So value was moderated by that
Service very good indeed.
Always reliable and above average food served by above average staff. Recommended
We had a really wonderful evening, you’ve managed to make outdoor seating feel like indoors. The staff were exceptionally friendly whilst adhering strictly to guidelines making you feel relaxed. The food was very very tasty and comforting. Thank you so much.
Because this pub is run by the owner, he has a much better understanding of how to run a pub, rather than a chain/brewery with a load of twenty something manager's, who basically don't have a clue, tied up in rules and regulations of Boris & Co.
The staff work there because they want to, not because they have to and it shows. Generally the people that frequent this pub are a more sociable bunch than you find in a lot of Dorset pubs, where they stare at you, rather than smile and say 'Hi'.
Awesome place to eat and they’ve done an exceptional job of capturing Christmas with the decor
The Old Inn can’t be faulted, my wife and I live locally and it’s our favourite eating place in the vicinity....and there’s nothing that can touch it in Wimborne! Had lamb shank for the first time on Saturday, with minted gravy and mint sauce like my gran used to make. Perfect!! Not to mention the new log burner and the Xmas decorations.....great warm atmosphere!!
Great dining experience, the outside dining area was warm and very comfortable
Best liver and bacon ever!
Given 3 tables for our group of 6 as requested. Thanks.
Food was very good but a bit unimpressed by the South African House Shiraz, not worth the money.
As always love coming to our local favourite pub . Ann Marie and David
As always a beautiful meal with excellent service
Even in these trying times, we managed to have an excellent evening. The staff managed to almost recreat a pre covid atmosphere whilst still maintaining todays social requirements. We will certainly be returning.
The food, we had a Christmas Lunch, was very good. Good healthy serving, very tasty, good selection of Veg. and the turkey was good.
One black mark was the price of the drinks. Gin and Tonic £7.50, 175ml glass of Malbec £6.50.
These prices will probably sway us to find somewhere else in future.
Food good, service good. Good distancing between tables. Felt safe re covid
OpenTable ダイナー701名によるThe Old Innの評価は4.6☆です。