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The Conqueror, Hinton, Dorset

The Conqueror

3.9
3.9
192 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Our Garden Restaurant, is the perfect backdrop to enjoy Ian Gibb's culinary creations. Ian, originally from the Midlands via the Cotswolds, settled in Dorset 14 years ago. With a passion for using the fantastic produce from around the local area, he has achieved awards such as The Dorset and Hampshire Chef of the Year, Rioja Chef of the Year and the 2015 contribution to an industry award presented by the Christchurch Food Festival. Food festival demonstrations , showcase our amazing food stuffs with his own style, developed over many years and experiences throughout his career, a highlight being selected to cook for HRH the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Gloucester Cathedral for the Maunday Thursday Service.
Within his South West cooking adventure, Ian achieved many AA Rosettes and held the only Michelin Bib Gourmand award In Dorset between 2013/14.
A new long term project with an awesome future. Ian and his team will utilise produce from our Estate and surrounding area defining the Hotel’s food menus, its reputation and ever evolving hotel menu.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, English, Contemporary European
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–9:30 am Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01425 672404
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ian Gibbs
  • Neighborhood
    Hinton
  • Parking details
    Ample onsite parking available, with easy access to both The Conqueror and hotel.
  • Public transit
    Nearest station at Hinton Admiral (1.8 miles), direct rail services run from New Milton station (3 miles). Taxis can be arranged from both stations.
  • Entertainment
    Occassional entertainment and special events. Please visit the website www.eastclose.com for further information.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 192 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 2.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

192 Reviews
  1. AnneS

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu was very impressive. Usually in a small hotel restaurant mid week everything is deep fried. but this menu was intelligently put together by a chef who wanted to offer choice to suit all tastes with fresh ingredients. It was a breath of fresh air. It was also very good value for money. They were very few other guests at the hotel that night, and this was a real gem of a place to stay and eat.

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  2. AbiC

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had booked a table for 6 the day before but on arrival, they had no idea where we coming and made little effort to accommodate us and didn't make us feel welcome at all. We were all very saddened and surprised as previously we had enjoyed meal there.

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  3. Janetsch

    London

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good service. Very good food. Dog friendly in the area we were in.

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  4. LisaB

    Dorset

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I arrived at the venue all dressed up for my 1st wedding anniversary to be told the restaurant doesn’t exist any more and they had another wedding on not happy ruined my evening

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  5. janetw

    Dorset

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    only people for dining on a Saturday night????? moved from the main room to a back room dining as they had set the tables up for a Sunday lunch event we asked if they had gone into receivership it was that bad. Told that there wasn't smoked fish in the fish cakes only to find there was. Our companions left their main course! No side orders at all on the menu, so our meal was two fishcakes (with smoked fish) and a couple of long stem broccoli., not very satisfying. No wine list. A complete waste of an evening. Been going there for a couple of years but they obviously don't want our custom, so we will vote with our feet and go elsewhere.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked as we are thinking of holding our wedding renewal here. When we arrived the place was empty, we didn’t know if this was a bad thing or not. We were greeted and showed to our table, the place was empty. We had a chance to have a good look around and the place is simply amazing. The service was great and other diners arrived throughout the evening. The manager was there tasting wines and offered us to join them which we thought was really nice. Unfortunately as I was driving we declined. They did however send over complimentary glasses of prosecco which was a lovely touch. The food was amazing and great value. We don’t get to spend much time together but going to east close hotel made our month.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I have written a formal complaint to the hotel directly.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Poor food and atmosphere, service was good and waiters/waitress very attentive and friendly. Didn't get vegetables with a roast Sunday lunch and the beef was definatly 'a little unusual tasting'. Would not return.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    A little expensive but food good. Only 2 other people in restaurant but its winter now so to be expected. Desert menu options poor. More effort required on that front.

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  10. Wineman

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I was very surprised to find the restaurant totally empty. The lady on reception didn’t appear too familiar with the fact I had a table booked. Lovely room but it lacked any ambience as it was totally devoid of customers and was also quite cold. The food was lovely although they did bring the wrong order for one of the mains. Unfortunate as we were the only people there - what would have happened had it been busy? When paying the bill I was generous enough to ask the waiter to add on a tip but was told they didn’t accept tips electronically. As I didn’t have cash with me they lost out. I have been to The Conqueror before and it was always excellent so this was a very disappointing visit. Wont go again.

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Lyndhurst Road, Hinton, Dorset BH23 7EF

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hinton
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–9:30 am Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, English, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Ample onsite parking available, with easy access to both The Conqueror and hotel.
  • Public transit
    Nearest station at Hinton Admiral (1.8 miles), direct rail services run from New Milton station (3 miles). Taxis can be arranged from both stations.
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ian Gibbs
  • Entertainment
    Occassional entertainment and special events. Please visit the website www.eastclose.com for further information.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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