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The Gamekeeper Bar and Restaurant

) #44 of 99 Restaurants in Dorchester $$ - $$$ , British,
16 North Street | Charminster, Dorchester DT2 9QZ, England
+44 1305 459349
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
16 North Street | Charminster, Dorchester DT2 9QZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The carvery at the Gamekeeper is second to none. Excellent food choice of three meats and at least six vegetables Yorkshire Puddings. We come here regularly and the standard ever drops. I recommend you try the Gamekeeper but be sure to book, they are always...More

Thank Chaspat1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The roast dinner here exceeded our expectations. The range of vegetables on offer was superb. The meat was very tender and looked delicious when on display on the servery. The service was very good and the waitress was very efficient and engaged in friendly banter...More

Thank dave_sherring
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in here recently, been before but good to find a really friendly new landlady. Came here for a Chamber of Commerce breakfast, which was excellent.

Thank Cjay407
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Visited with friends and had the Sunday Carvery. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. It would be difficult to find a better Sunday Lunch in the area.

Thank mcdon533
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This is a local pub, restaurant and B&B a few minutes from Dorchester. It has a lovely garden area down to the river. Lovely decor and a very relaxing, friendly atmosphere. We were there for a birthday party and it was so well organised. The...More

Thank Lesleyannbarlow4845
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I have just had two nights stay and my wedding reception at this beautiful country pub/restaurant. The decor is beautiful and the staff could not have done any more to make us feel welcome. Sharon and her daughter Abbie have been amazing in helping to...More

Thank Travellingkels
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We have had several poor experiences here in recent years, but having heard there is new management we called in for supper. The food was very good and staff were courteous. However, we felt the dining room was very plain and in need of decoration...More

Thank AlbertfromDorset
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Went out for a Sunday roast as had heard it was the best in Dorset. Not necessarily the best but still worth a visit. The staff are warm and friendly and happy to have a chat. The carvery was plentiful and a good selection of...More

Thank DorsetFoody
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our reception dinner. All pre-ordered from the main menu which were cooked and served piping hot and all together. Amazing achievement as we were a party of 20. Everyone loved their choices. My salmon was perfect. The team are wonderful, very attentive and...More

Thank Tina W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Went here for a business breakfast and it could not be faulted, the welcome and service were perfect even though it was the first time we had been there with 50 plus people for a breakfast meeting. lovely food, well presented and nothing was too...More

Thank Cjay407
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Clive L
24 April 2017|
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Response from EFKandTJK | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are!
4 April 2016|
Response from Jackie M | Property representative |
Hello Karen We do hold wedding receptions at The Gamekeeper. If you know the date that would be helpful. Kind regards Jackie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 19
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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