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The Museum Inn

$$ - $$$British, ,
Nr Blandford Forum, Farnham DT11 8DE, England
+44 1725 516261
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (11 reviews)
“partridge” (4 reviews)
“baked cheese” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Nr Blandford Forum, Farnham DT11 8DE, England
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1 - 10 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We originally set off to have lunch at The Bull, Wimborne St Giles, but when we arrived we found a faded note on the front door stating that the pub was closed so we set off homewards again and decided to call in at The...More

Thank MontagueSomerset
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Museum again this weekend and we were not disappointed. Food and service still on top form and the place seems to gets busier and busier which is testament indeed. All those leaving reviews about slow food service - go to a Toby Carvery...More

Thank Ryan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Museum Inn for dinner on the recommendation of a friend last weekend. Arrived for drinks beforehand and sat at the back of the pub in the sunshine, then went through to the restaurant after we were told our table was ready. Amazing...More

Thank birdofthesouth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our greeting from a large gentleman behind the bar was to the question - may we sit in the garden? that they don't take orders in the garden you have to come to the bar - not welcome, good afternoon or anything. We chose to...More

1  Thank HoneyD337
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for an evening meal on a Friday as a group of 4 and were well looked-after. The Museum Inn is well signposted from the A354, however as with a lot of similar pubs in this area, parking is at a premium and you may...More

Thank Dorsetdweller1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunchtime Saturday 19th August 2017 Service very slow would go as far to say given a table and then forgotten. When finally able to order the arrival of the food was very slow. Over priced for what it was; a pub.

1  Thank Peter C
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I took two guests and a friend who had been the previous week (and had an excellent meal) to the Museum Inn for dinner. We had drinks at the bar and ordered a bottle of wine before going to our table. After a little while...More

Thank ed m
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Travelling back from Weymouth, we decided to take a short detour and call at the Museum Inn for lunch. The menu has both traditional and innovative dishes and there are daily specials too. The bar snacks ( crispy beef, whitebait and croquettes) were very good,...More

Thank Sils55
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Visited Saturday lunchtime for bowl of chips and soft drink with the kids. Lovely sunny tables out the back. Staff very friendly. Good little playground right opposite. Farnham is beyond quaint - lovely little village to stroll through.

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday night, surprised to find it fairly quiet in both the bar and the restaurant. Food was delicious to start we had mackerel and scallops both cooked perfectly and to follow Pork Belly Anda rump of lamp. All the dishes were delicious...More

Thank Matthew P
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9 October 2016|
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Response from ChilliPepper1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. But make sure you bring your wallet as well.
Judith-R R
15 July 2015|
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Response from PennyB1212 | Reviewed this property |
at lunchtime after 3pm but I don't have the definite answer. I would give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nr Blandford Forum, Farnham DT11 8DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Farnham
  • Phone Number: +44 1725 516261
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The Museum Inn is a superb 17th Century country inn situated in the delightful village of Farnham, Dorset, on the glorious Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a renowned countryside pursuit's destination. The 2 Rosettes restaurant serves seasonal British cuisine and you can expect that every plate on the Museum Inn menu is as fresh as it can be and is expertly crafted with a passion for the local countryside. With low ceilings, flag stone floors and a roaring log fire, the Museum bar has a cosy, traditional feel with a relaxing ambience that ensures a steady stream of local clientele. It offers a wide selection of imported drafts and local beers as well as an extensive wine list.
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