Inn in the park

4.4
71 Reviews
£25 and under
Georgian
Real Food, Real People, Real Atmosphere! A Victorian styled pub serving freshly prepared home cooked food daily!

Real Food, Real People, Real Atmosphere! We are a Victorian Inn ideally situated only two minutes walk away from Britain's premier beaches within sandbanks.

We serve a range of fresh home cooked meals daily all from local produce with a variety of real ales within a warm, matured style inn.

*** Please add in the special notes section after booking if you are booking for dinner or drinks and if you are bringing your dog ***

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 71 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BernieM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent inn to dine at. Fraser and his colleagues gave exceptional service. The food was hot, tasty and well presented. Would definitely eat here again.

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HCW49
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. Scrumptious birthday meal, excellent service, lovely pub 😀. If we are in the area again would certainly go back.

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MandyK
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very generous starter portion so we shared, both had ribeye steak and chips, again excellent portion size if any criticism it would be that the chunky chips were a little over fried slightly greasy but overall meal lovely. I would go again and the staff were exceptional, friendly and attentive .

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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AngelC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice place, great food mixed bunch, would recommend.

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Derek
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had roast lunch veg under cooked beef o er cooked no option to have rare beef . At 16.00 pounds it should have been better.

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Spargs
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I had chicken burger, it was good but couldn’t taste the ranch dressing, my husband had shoulder of lamb it was quite fatty and meat not tender.

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Nigel
Dorset
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice lunch excellent service from our waitress

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MattD
London
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Only booked to have a drink hence the food rating. It’s a nice clean modern pub with good beers, an outdoor space and the weather was nice. Result.

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LauraKW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re not from round here and visited last night with our golden retriever who the staff went above and beyond for! The food was lovely and service was fab. Hats off to all the staff working last night they made our visit really enjoyable! Thanks again

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LisaL
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food just slopped on the plate, no finesse at all and little choice. Vegetables didn’t go together and the portion sizes were too big. Fish was undercooked and unappetising.

At £20 a head for just one drink and a main it was very expensive for not a very pleasant experience at all.

Won’t be back or recommend.

EK
EllenK
Dorset
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food & good service. Will definitely eat here again.

BH
BevHarris666666
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Al veggie dishes had garlic which am allergic to. We were offered table under stairs in entrance hall.
Next to all their supplies !!!
Ended up on high chairs !! Not a very romanticevenimg

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JulieL
Dorset
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant and food. Nice touch having some board games that you could play if you wanted to.

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PhilipD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service very poor!
Had to wait an hour and ten minutes after the starter before the main course arrived!!

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Tinasj
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, lovely staff. Very easy to book on a busy sunny day.

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DavidC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were extremely friendly and talkative, food was great and arrived quickly. Beautiful spot to visit

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ValerieC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nice and clean and very pleasant and friendly staff but we were disappointed with our Sunday roasts. Pork and roast potatoes very dry and carrots hard. Very good red cabbage.
The sweets were fine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A pleasant pub garden by the road side. Staff were pleasant but not particularly attentive (never asked if we would like more drinks). Starters were great but roast beef was disappointing (tough meat and on the cool side). We weren’t asked if we enjoyed our meal.

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ROYB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent especially the cauliflower flatbread

This is a hidden gem

Special thanks to the great service provided by Fraser.

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BarbaraE
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We did wait a long time for our meal to be served but when it came the food was very good.
We did order olives as a small starter and asked for bread which we expected to be crusty bread but came as two slices of white sliced loaf which seemed strange! However the bill had 15% discount so I guess this reflected the delay.

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TraceyS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly relaxed pub. Good staff and great food.
Highly reccomend.

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AllysonB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit, garden seating. Wow, so relaxing & wasn’t disappointed, Snitzel spot on & service so precise & friendly, deserves high rating. Will be going again.

JM
JaneM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we chose to book a table outside we asked for an inside table on arrival & luckily they could accommodate our request. The service was prompt and staff polite. We all enjoyed our meals. I do think by booking at 6.30pm we experienced a good service all round - I will go again at a later time and see if the situation remains when they are more under stress !

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JacquelineW
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely Sunday lunch and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We are pleased that the Inn has returned to its lovely relaxing and unhurried pub.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was booked for 7pm. We arrived at 5:45pm we’re not from the area and was hoping for drinks outside until our table was ready. Due to the lovely weather they had no outside tables but happily let us have our table inside early. Great service and lovely staff checking to see if we were ok and asking what we thought of the drinks and food. I would recommend to others so glad we managed to book.

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JamesT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic friendly staff. Clean and comfortable rooms

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent atmosphere, tasty food and incredible service by a friendly team. Will be back to sample more of the menu!
Sarah x

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vipCaroline
London
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and great service! highly recommend the Inn in the park

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StevenJ
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food as extremely good and reasonably priced. Even my 91 year old mum cleared her plate. Delicious tender lamb and fantastic chips!
Great venue for a family meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the meal was hot some places it’s warm. The service was friendly and quick.

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SueB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our fish and chips and particularly liked the friendly service. As a local we can walk to the Inn so would like to come quite often. My only suggestion to improve would be to have maybe a daily specials board so that the menu varies maybe weekly. Just a thought. Will be back soon. Sue B

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tracyc
London
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-booked midweek dinner for 2 plus a dog. Great welcome, efficient and friendly service. The interior is clean and inviting. Quiet on the night we visited but still had a good atmosphere with other customers dining. Impressed with our meal, ample portions of well cooked quality ingredients ,which were served promptly and presented with care. Overall a lovely evening and we will be back!

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Neil
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, fast service and helpful staff. Menu somewhat restricted by late delivery of food from suppliers, but not a big deal. very quiet lunch time, but it was a Tuesday and very soon after the place reopened.

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MariaS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first meal out since lockdown. Safety measures in place do not take away from experience. Great service, will be back again!

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JohnD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First venture out to eat. Sat outside out of choice. Everything ok

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Valdez1910
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We've had a table for 6 people at 6pm.
7pm we have been told that we need to leave 7:30pm because another Group booked a table for 6. We said that is okay as we meant to go to Town anyway but then like 5 past 7 woman came to tell us that we need to leave quarter past 7 because someone re-booked the time. She also said that we can stand outside and have a drink which I dont think was quite right to say by a waitress. Drinks were just drinks and cheesburgers were just cheesburgers. Nothing special. Don't recommend the place to anyone.

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prsdow
Dorset
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad they are back after such a traumatic time since they took over the pub. This is a trad pub (with 5 ensuite rooms) with trad service ideals. Not a clever Bistro or Gastro place just a nice place to eat drink and enjoy the environment backed up with great personal service

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LornaS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! I think I’ve said it all with the star rating!

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great welcome. Understandably shortened menu but disappointing to see some classics like there home made pies are no available. Maybe a wider selection of burger options would be a good altermative

FAQs

Inn in the park is rated 4.4 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.