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The Half Moon

| Melplash, Bridport DT6 3UD, England
+44 1308 488321
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (25 reviews)
“fried rabbit” (3 reviews)
“profiteroles” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
| Melplash, Bridport DT6 3UD, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere. Nice and relaxed. Good selection of locally sourced food and drinks.

Thank Fourppm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at the Half Moon three times while staying locally for a week. Each occasion was thoroughly enjoyable. Of particular note was the warm and friendly welcome from the new owners who only took the business over in mid April. So good to have...More

1  Thank BOBOK777
Lorddanebury, Owner at The Half Moon, responded to this review

Dear Bobok777 We Thankyou for your kind comments and hope to see you again very soon From all the team @The gorgeous Half Moon Melplash

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening at the Half Moon, great food and very welcoming and attentive owners. Will definitely be coming again in the future.

Thank Cal162
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant and food, owners really welcoming whilst only two days into the job! Nothing was too much trouble and sincere apologies for the new coffee machine not being installed yet and problem with the card machine... I can live with that!! Thanks guys -...More

Thank CampoRazor
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This place used to be remarkably good, then it became less so. Now it is less so still. I wouldn't travel to visit but if you're in the area it's ok.

1  Thank peterH76BZ
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Last Saturday I proposed to my girlfriend at Golden Cap and she said yes. We came to the Half Moon along with my parents for a celebration meal. My Dad & I had whitebait starter. For mains Aimee & I had the burger, my mum...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 30 January 2017

What a lovely place for a cosy evening meal. The team in the hotel were so friendly and attentive. The meal was beautifully cooked, to our specifications, and was a delight. We will certainly visit again when next in the area. Loads of parking. We...More

Thank Reg_and_Pauline
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Eight of us locals dropped in for a dinner and were greeted with a warm welcome. Several of us ordered the smoked haddock mousse starter which had an odd after-taste. The house replaced the dishes immediately and did not charge us for any of the...More

1  Thank Jonny L
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We went for lunch with small children. Nothing was too much trouble, the children's mother ordered off menu. The chef was happy to serve bread, butter and jam to 1 of the children!! All the meals were delicious. The staff were all fantastic and helpful....More

1  Thank Yvonne D
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great place for a Sunday Roast, food cooked to a high standard and service good. Not a massive menu choice which makes it far easier to choose.

Thank loobyBucks
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Is this the same company that runs the Anvil in Pimperne?
24 August 2016|
Response from Dan C |
No. The previous couple now run The Anvil Inn and have done since April/May this year. They no longer have anything to do with The Half Moon, which has been under new management since 23rd May this year.
Sylvia J
Hi are they open on Christmas Day for lunch
14 June 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Melplash, Bridport DT6 3UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bridport
  • Phone Number: +44 1308 488321
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