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Yalbury Cottage

Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
+44 1305 262382
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  • Excellent89%
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  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were able to use the whole venue to have a great family party - intimate but fun, with fantastic food and good service.

Thank Anne4575
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our two night break at Yalbury Cottage. Our welcome was exemplary and our room ready (and available) early. Our first evening meal fulfilled our expectations. There was plenty of choice on the menu for all courses; good, friendly and knowledgeable servers; good...More

Thank GDL2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Yalbury Cottage for the wedding reception venue for our friends wedding. We had the afternoon tea and as always everything was wonderful. Arianne provided her usual exceptional service and couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. The afternoon was amazing and I would...More

Thank Burton750
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here for one of the restaurants cooking and tasting demos. It was bbq demonstration which appealed to me. On arrival coffee and biscuits before a 2hr session on preparing, marinating and cooking on the bbq. Jamie and Chris our chefs...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here with my new wife the night of our wedding. It was booked as a surprise. The room that we stayed was excellently presented and spotless. In the morning we both had full English breakfast which tasted brilliant and look amazing on the...More

Thank EHP293
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A gorgeous property situated in a lovely Dorset hamlet. We arrived early and sat in the garden enjoying the sunshine: the peace and quiet allowed us to read. A request for wine and a sandwich was met with good grace and were both tasty. No...More

Thank GJholiday
Reviewed 23 April 2018

My wife and I came here for an evening meal and I have to say the whole setting and service was wonderful. We were first of all offered drinks and canapés in a very cosy lounge the staff were very friendly and attentive. We were...More

1  Thank Gerard O
Reviewed 15 April 2018

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 7 April 2018

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

1  Thank TeEePe
Reviewed 2 April 2018 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
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 53
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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