The Dumb Post Inn

4.5
107 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Dumb Post is conveniently situated between Calne and Chippenham, with beautiful views over the nearby Bowood estate. A traditional country gastropub in the heart of Wiltshire, offering quality cask ales and tasty home cooked food using locally sourced ingredients. Husband and wife team, both passionate in providing delicious homemade food, excellent quality ingredients and good value for money dishes. Why not come and try one of our 'Hearty Pub Classics', or something from the 'The Grill' menu. We also offer a superb traditional Sunday Roast - with all the trimmings!

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
What 107 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dave
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice meal, excellent surroundings. My only minor gripe being that I am not a fan of food served on wooden boards. If I realised I would have asked for a plate when ordering. Didn't spoil the occasion

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AndyD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed like friends of the family and shown straight to our table. It was very busy but in a nice way. Not much noise so it was very relaxing. The drinks arrived very quickly and our perfectly cooked steaks arrived quicker than I expected.
The only problem we found was the main meal was so good we couldn't find room for dessert.

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JaneR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant lunch in lovely surroundings. Plenty of outside space

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AndyB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chanced on The Dumb Post a few weeks ago with a friend. This time another friend suggested lunch and immediately thought of The Dumb Post as a perfect venue given the glorious weather. A decision I do not regret one iota.

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Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Excellent food but staff need to learn how to wear their face masks over their nose as well as their mouth and dogs should be kept in the dog only parts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Went for lunch on Monday, the food was great and can’t fault that, but the service wasn’t attentive at all.
After being seated, we had our order taken. When mains came, we asked if we could order more drinks, waiter said he would return but didn’t, I had to go to the bar and order.
Once we had eaten our starter, the plates and board were left on the table, and then when we had finished everything and the kids were having pudding were asked if we wanted them cleared away.
We weren’t checked on to see if every thing was ok either. It wasn’t very busy, so was quite disappointed by this.

Hoping this was an off day, as enjoyed the food.

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StaceyS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit, will defiantly come again. Amazing toast, great surroundings and friendly service.

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LeeJ
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice food in the garden , terrific views , would definitely recommend.

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MelC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, great service and great food! Will be returning!

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DanK
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good value, highly recommend.
Thank you

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GraceF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My experience was that the food wasnt particuarly great quality for the price you pay.

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DavidK
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Friendly helpful staff and lovely food.

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MartinB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Was ok, but not fussed about having food served on wooden boards.
China plates every time please.

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Katieking21
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and very puppy/child friendly!

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elenap
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband is currently on crutches and we really fancied a treat so booked a table at The Dumb Post it really cheered us up the views were stunning from our table the food was delicious and overall a fabulous experience just what we needed

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RobinJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing setting for our family meal, food for all tastes and fantastic service

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We arrived

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Tulip
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere! 10/10 !! Well done Dumbpost

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AnneL
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat outside by bar - noisy music, asked to be moved for a better view and less noise - very, very lovely staff, who moved us. Thank you - a very pleasant experience overall.

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AmyH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were great, the food was outstanding and the appearance of the pub is modern and cosy; what I expect from a country pub.

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Natho
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service, although fair bit of food not available from menu, tables need spreading out more, was back to back with gentleman behind me, and was impossible to leave table without everyone getting up. Overall, a decent experience. Would come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great location, great staff.

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GeorgiaH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff, well organised. Brilliant food- all fresh, large portions, really good Yorkshire puddings. Good value too. Have booked to come back again this Sunday.

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BeatriceB
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Unfortunately did not realise that on a Sunday the menu was very restricted so not much choice if you did not want a full roast lunch. My last visit was mid-week & I was very impressed with the menu then but not this time.
Also disappointed we were sitting in a small back room, very dull, very noisy with the kitchen door swinging behind me & staff rushing in & out of it.
Staff still very friendly & good service throughout.
A lovely place to go to during the week on a sunny day!

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were disappointed. My wife's fish (looking almost certainly frozen Iceland-type) was served half-cold and only half-cooked so was sent back; the second piece looked better and was served piping hot but had little flavour, while the triple-cooked chips were only average. Meanwhile I had almost finished my beefburger; I can quite believe that it came from Roses, the traditional butchers in Devizes, as the burger itself was excellent and well cooked, but it was spoiled by being served on a narrow plank of wood with little cutting room, and the fries were certainly frozen ones anad not particularly good - the meat deserved proper home-made chips!
The pub was busy and appeared also to be catering for a wedding, which was perhaps a factor, but although the landlord apologised for the fish incident he didn't knock anything off the bill- said he would make it up to us next time, but we're by no means sure there will be a next time I'm afraid!

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Macs
Bristol
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at the dumb post inn. The atmosphere was great for a Friday night. Lots of people having food and drinks. Service was outstanding and the food really well presented. The pineapple cheesecake was certainly different! Looking forward to going back in better weather so we can sit outside and enjoy the view.

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EmmaP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really friendly service. We will be back

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JanH
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal, delicious food. My only disappointment was my favourite starter being unavailable but everything else made up for this. Yummy.

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johnk
Kent
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice food . Staff really friendly and helpful.

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RachelG
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff at The Dumb Post could not have been more friendly and efficient. The outside seating with great cover and heaters was lovely. The outside bar is very cool. The food is fairly standard pub food but we would go back for the ambiance alone.

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MH1234
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub in a beautiful location. A perfect place to catch up with family/friends with great food and staff!

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Shazam
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Such a fantastic setting. Food was good although the starter sharing plate was small for the price. Burgers were very good and so was fish and chips. Beautiful place in a warm sunny day.

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DanietusM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice place to visit and enjoy the food and scenery!

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JanH
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great apart from the weather but we had taken blankets and coats. Definitely be back soon.

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PhilipH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to downpour the staff agreed to do our meal as a takeaway. But the weather cleared and they gave us a covered table as we'd be gone before the next reservation came :)

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Cust
London
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Unfortunately When you book online you assume that you are sitting outside on the proper tables with the canopy over you with the heaters but now we were put in the middle of a field on a park bench to eat a roast dinner which was very dry

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Rick
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weather wasn’t great but regardless felt warm and welcome

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Me123
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Chicken burger was undercooked, slightly pink and very rubbery, looked like it was cooked with the skin on, not good at all

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AD55
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice friendly staff, lovely food and really good atmosphere. The outdoor heating was a real plus.

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SarahH
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

lovely food & they've made the outside area very cosy.

FAQs

The Dumb Post Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01249 813192.

The Dumb Post Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 107 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.