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The Sailor's Return

East Chaldon, Chaldon Herring DT2 8DN, England
+44 1305 854441
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (16 reviews)
“ciabatta” (6 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
East Chaldon, Chaldon Herring DT2 8DN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is now firmly one of our favourite restaurants in this area, it is hidden away in a nice setting , in what is clearly a very old building with oodles of charm. The food is no nonsense reasonably priced and good for a hearty...More

1  Thank Spider19991999
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son had heard good reviews of the Sailors Return so we decided to try it yesterday (Sunday) for lunch. The pub looks very pretty from the outside and we were impressed with the interior bar. As we were shown to our table in a...More

Thank Shelagh0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meal for 4 with our dog in the bar. Had to book as table in advance as space limited in bar area (dog friendly bit) really lovely meal, wonderful food and manager was brilliant looked after our wine selection well

Thank marshallls28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was great as were the staff and setting. Lots of ramblers,but not obtrusive and we were well looked after. I would recommend the fish.

1  Thank Poor_Sunyol
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I rang the Sailors Return earlier in the week to book a family lunch over Christmas. I asked the lady who answered the phone if I could book a table for 13. She rather gleefully told me that they don't do tables for more than...More

3  Thank janet405983
MissAmelia2828, Owner at The Sailor's Return, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

I am very sorry to read your review but even more sorry regarding the fabrication! Trip advisor is often a great platform to read true reviews of people's experiences but in this case you have felt the need to clearly fabricate the truth to our...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

VERY noisy clientele that had clearly just come back from a shoot and preceded to then spoil the atmosphere for other customers. Unhelpful manageress who declined to reseat us at another, quieter table. The manager himself tried very hard to be accommodating and moved us...More

1  Thank peaches467
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Stunning pies, Fish and chips, beautifully home made children's meals.. fine local ales, a proper pub as pubs should be. Just perfect. Thanks for a great family meal.

Thank James T
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We booked here at the recommendation of the B&B proprietors where we stayed in West Lulworth. As the pub/restaurant is about 3 mikes away, and there are plenty of eateries more locally, we took that as a good sign. On Arrival we felt it was...More

Thank Barry H
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner. Really nice pub with lots of character. Very friendly staff. Food was really, really good. Great place for a meal.

Thank scot59
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I finally got to enjoy a meal here after a couple of years of not being able to get a table for dinner - seems it is essential to book most nights as the restaurant areas are very popular and not very big. Can see...More

Thank George L
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Questions & Answers
10 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from MissAmelia2828 | Property representative |
Hi Brenda Looking at the diary that shouldn't be a problem at all, menu wise we will definitely be doing a roast & specials that I won't know until the day, then we have a main menu with things like Steak & Ale Pie, Chicken... More
22 January 2015|
Response from MissAmelia2828 | Property representative |
Hello Yes we welcome well behaved dogs in our bar area, just not in our restaurant You can contact us on 01305 854441 of you have any further questions or want to book a table Many thanks Amelia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Chaldon, Chaldon Herring DT2 8DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Chaldon Herring
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 854441
  • E-mail
A traditional thatched English pub in the heart of the Dorset countryside, offering a daily changing smaller menu of locally sourced produce. A wide range of beers and wines to accompany your home cooked meal.
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