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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been a few times and always found the staff very pleasant. Food and ale reasonably priced. Easy wheelchair access but you have to ask for a door to be opened. Parking is good and there is a pleasant garden.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We met up with friends at The Saxon Inn recently, and after moving away from the area, I am thrilled to find the pub is still busy, friendly and offering a great service. The Landlord and Landlady both made a special effort to say hello, and the superb bar lady brought our drinks to our table throughout the entire night....

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1Thank Juett77
Reviewed 24 October 2016

On three separate visits to the Saxon we experienced the rude, arrogant behaviour of the landlord. Appears obvious to be totally the wrong type of person to be 'Mine Host' of a pub. His wife is charming and presumably works hard to try and make the business work. Poor atmosphere, sometimes cramped conditions especially the dining room, food experienced consisted...

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1Thank SecoCalypso
Limassol District, Cyprus
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Lovely clean and cosy bedrooms with en-suite facilities of a high quality. Freshly cooked breakfasts and a lively and friendly 'country' bar with a restaurant that serves quite excellent food at reasonable prices.

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Royston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting the Saxon Inn every other weekend for the last eight years. Suffice it to say the real ale is always outstanding. The landlord really knows how to keep a cellar. East Dorset CAMRA have awarded the pub with their Rural Pub of the Year award. Ignore any comments you have read about the landlord because the...

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Thank Palmersfanboy
Lewes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stayed one night here while walking the Wessex Ridgeway and were really impressed by the simple, comfortable room and warm welcome. Supper was freshly made and delicious and we appreciated the special touches of good toiletries and great sheets.

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Thank PML2
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We came here on Wed 21st Sept for my dads 70th birthday. My sister arrived first, the owner was behind the bar talking to some locals. We arrived 20 minutes later, my sister had only just been served. Baring in mind its a quiet country pub. My 13 year old niece had a drink that comes in a bottle, something...

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Thank Alana B
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Stayed for two nights while visiting the area, Bedroom was ample size. comfortable beds, ensuite shower room, all spotlessly clean. Free wifi connection, TV with ample channels. Only comment I would make is automatic stair light seems slow to come on. Food was what I would describe as good pub food reasonably priced. Friendly owners and staff. Would stay again...

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Thank bandaenterprises
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Lovely cosy pub - we booked for one night - easy parking, lovely clean, simple but stylish room. Very comfortable, huge bed. Great to have an en-suite. Friendly hosts, lovely freshly cooked English breakfast and great real ales, (obviously not for breakfast!) All in the beautiful village of Child Okeford!! Couldn't ask for more.

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Thank Screaming M
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stayed here one night during our On Foot Holiday walk. We loved it. The room was comfortable, clean, a good size and the bath was so lovely after a few days of walking. The owner, Helen, was very friendly and welcoming.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about The Saxon Inn

Address: Gold Hill, Child Okeford, Blandford Forum DT11 8HD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Blandford Forum > Child Okeford
Price Range: $123 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 2 may be quieter as it is less over the bar area.”
  • Close up of dirt.
  • Bed head dirt.
 of 5 bubbles Mrsheathershaw, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 4 is the smallest but still comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles TSBristol, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The rooms at the back of the hotel are best. Slightly larger than those in the front. But all rooms are nice! Great power showers too”
 of 5 bubbles MorrisMaxi, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on a Tuesday night this time which was a little noisier due to the dart team playing but we felt that just added to the pubs character.”
 of 5 bubbles Littleflower2400, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 832sarahm832, 12 Mar 2015 | Read review
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