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Yalbury Cottage

Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
+44 1305 262382
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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Open Now
9:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Dined here recently with my husband. We had a drink in the lounge before dinner where I tried a conker fizz cocktail which was lovely. We had a lovely dinner and would definitely recommend eating here. Great place for a special anniversary.

Thank csmpter36
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a party of six adults and were given a warm and friendly welcome and shown to seats in the lounge where we had a drink and chose our meals. Appetisers were served and eagerly consumed. The food was impeccable and tasty. Even...More

Thank TeEePe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely welcome into the restaurant .. had drinks before being shown to our table. Very reasonably priced two or three course meal for a special occasion. The choices were great and pleased all the diners. Puddings were beautifully presented and tasted divine. Would recommend for...More

Thank alfismont
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This was our first time at Yalbury Cottage for my wifes birthday. We had the 3 course Sunday lunch for £29.50 and it was money well spent for the exceptional quality of the food and service we received. The staff are welcoming and friendly, very...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff, room was larger than expected. I'll be honest - we came for the food and it really didn't disappoint. The dishes were clever but without being showy. Absolutely delicious.

1  Thank annadburgera
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We have been to Yalbury Cottage a few times now and it is consistently good. The reception is warm and friendly, the refurbished lounge is cosy and comfortable. The canapés are a particularly tasty treat - all helping to make a visit here a very...More

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We enjoy going to the Yalbury several times a year for Sunday Lunch. For £29.50 you get a 3 course lunch + coffee as well as a small plate of "amuse bouche" with your pre lunch drinks. There is a comprehensive Wine List which includes...More

Thank brigorm
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We live just a few miles away but at least once a year we like to do an overnight stay. As always the reception upon arrival is really friendly and our room was warm and cosy. We had pre-dinner drinks prior to our evening meal...More

Thank London1953
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I booked most/all of the rooms at Yalbury Cottage for two nights for our December wedding and it was absolutely amazing. Fourteen of us had a three course meal the night before the wedding which was delicious, the rooms are spacious and comfortable and the...More

Thank Alibop30
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We recently visited Yarlbury Cottage for a very enjoyable meal. Very friendly welcome and good service. Drinks in the lounge with canapés before being shown through to the restaurant. There was four or five choices for each course. Locally sourced ingredients of great quality. The...More

Thank Fivexsteve
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Helen T
14 April 2018|
Response from alfismont | Reviewed this property |
Have. I idea !
Theresa H
22 July 2017|
Response from embleton07 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was a customer. I do not own or run this restaurant. It does not open for lunch but probably would do your wedding reception!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 57
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 262382
  • E-mail
...with a friendly atmosphere and wonderful views. Stay and relax in our lovely rooms, enjoy a superb freshly cooked breakfast and dine in our award winning restaurant. Small bespoke weddings and parties are a speciality and we offer a great alternative venue for private business meetings with easy and ample parking. Just two miles from Dorchester, Dorset, Yalbury Cottage is set in the hamlet of Lower Bockhampton - the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex - walking distance to his birthplace, across the road from his old school house and around the corner from Stinsford church where his heart is buried.
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