The Old Inn

4.6
1083 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Old Inn is a traditional country pub in the heart of the idyllic village of Holt. Situated close to the historic town of Wimborne Minster, The Old Inn is the perfect destination when you fancy a homemade, traditional pub meal. With real fires, a beautiful garden and fantastic service, this pub is definitely worth a visit. We have worked hard to put together a menu that offers something for everyone. Everything is freshly prepared at the Old Inn, from our Chicken Liver paté, to children’s chicken nuggets. We pride ourselves that all of our meals are traditionally cooked using largely locally sourced ingredients and our seasonal specials are definitely worth looking at too, as well as our delicious desserts! We aim to provide a prompt, efficient and friendly service and we can cater for all types of parties.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1083 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great evening good food good service x

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LouiseC
Bath
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Lovely location, nice atmosphere and decor. Service was slow, had to go and find waiting staff twice, but this may be because we were in a room off to the side. Staff themselves were super friendly. The food was ok ish. No side salad with burger, husbands pie was dry. Not great when the prices are so steep! £152 for a pub dinner for 6 (2 of which were kids) seemed expensive. Will go back, but just for a drink.

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LeeL
Dorset
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, knowledgeable staff, great experience all round!!

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KarenN
Dorset
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service was good and we sat outside even though weather was not great but they are prepared with heated covering and perspex screen around table so you are sheltered

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RobertM
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very nice food only spoiled by creaky service.
They could boost turnover with one or two more people front of house and improve customer satisfaction.

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NicholasY
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

An excellent country pub,providing good food in delightful surroundings.
The Landlord and his young staff deserve 5stars for their hard work and professionalism.

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DAVIDD
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had the Crab and Prawn linguine, been looking forward to it, and not disappointed.
Wonderful, and so much of it !!
Maybe lunch for our next visit, the Omelettes are to die for?

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DianeS
Dorset
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thiswas my second visit to the Old Inn and both experiences have been excellent. Good food and excellent service

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PeterL
Dorset
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hospitality. Well sheltered covered outdoor environment, great service which was friendly and courteous. Sensible spacing between tables. Excellent food. Highly recommended

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RonW
Dorset
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

All very good, our first visit, definitely what be are last

YL
vipYvetteL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and friendly staff as always. Would thoroughly recommend

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CarolR
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

regulars and pleased to see it's not suffered from service or food quality because of COVID. Always a solid choice.

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Katyjo
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with the old inn. Love going there.

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AdrianD
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, lovely location. Superb service and outstanding food best Steak and Ale pie I have ever had packed with filling top to bottom really decent portion, my wife’s swordfish steak was also sublime. Can’t rate this place highly enough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always…Sensational food including 2 perfectly cooked steaks, amazing gin selection, great staff… could not have been better! Would highly recommend.

PJ
PeterJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming pub in a Lovely location. The food was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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Sasha
Bath
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a family get together, a group of 7, the first meal out together for many months. The food was excellent, all of us ordered something different & all meals arrived together & hot. The staff were professional & attentive. We were seated inside in a lovely area away from other dinners. The outside area also looked lovely. They have obviously put a lot of hard work in to make the setting attractive but also safe with plenty of spacing between dinners. Would definitely recommend & look forward to visiting again

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AshleighJ
Dorset
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Lovely food, lovely staff. Other guests need to be mindful with pets.

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TrishE
Dorset
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great staff, always friendly and helpful. Food good and well presented. Very clean, indoor and outdoor eating so loads of room, Service excellent. Very nice. One of our favourite places to eat

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AlbertJ
London
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel fortunate to have such a good restaurant on my doorstep.
Congratulations and thank you.
Albert Jackson

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Alma
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal and all the Waiters were very pleasant and helpful.
Would definitely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautifully sunny day was augmented by a delightful meal in an extremely appropriate out-door dining area.

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PaulM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and reasonable rates.
Always recommend this to people and always go there for special occasions.

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LynnJ
London
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

We visited the Old Inn whilst on Holiday as recommended.
We had booked as we had a dog, we were sat in a pleasant area by the side door but unfortunately there were some flies about probably due to the hot weather so unavoidable.
All staff were very attentive and gave thorough explanation for delay due to unexpected guests.
We had a beautiful meal, all the food was delicious, we hope to return

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GaryC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, 2 courses consisting chicken breast main and knickerbocker glory for dessert. Great outdoor seating, perfect in the hot weather

Would thoroughly recommend the Old Inn for any occasion.

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PeterF
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time eating out for 18 months, and it was great. The whole experience was everything we could hope for, and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
Friendly, helpful staff, all the food nicely presented - and the ambience was lovely.
Well done, to everyone at the Old Inn, Holt. We will be back!

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MariaF
London
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and staff! Quiet location , plenty of parking

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SharonW
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We struggled with the service and had to keep going in asking for things so was disappointed ☹️ but the food was excellent and couldn’t fault it

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JaneB
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely Sunday lunch . Great service , lovely staff .

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TimN
Dorset
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We waited about an hour and a half for our food after ordering. Sat in the rear garden, nobody came to see if we needed more drinks or to update us on our food arrival. For the prices being charged (£30 for one of our main courses) this is very poor, and there are many alternatives in the pub food market in this area.

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Very slow service. Worse pizza I have ever had anywhere in the world. Poor management response when we complained.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

An enjoyable afternoon, plenty of entertainment due to a party of blokes on a stag do!
Service was slow but that was due to change over of staff.
Staff were very polite and pleasant.

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vipMichaelK
Jersey
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brilliant experience, as always. Highly recommended.

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GillG
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal, good atmosphere and very friendly staff

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Jane
Dorset
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed a lovely evening at the Old Inn. Food was delicious and service was friendly and efficient.

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ShelleyC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service both good but very overpriced on both food and drinks. Had a nice outdoor area

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Chief
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic wide ranging menu. Lovely well prepared food. Smart and tidy interior.

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CazzyD
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good choice on menu .. all very tasty and nicely presented. Puds very delicious 😋

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AlisonH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal here. The starter of fried brie was lovely & the tickler burger was the best I have ever had, I tried the pizza our son had well might go for a pizza next time though I would have to share, plus if you cant eat it all they give you a box to take home in. All in all we will be bk

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Howard
Dorset
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a superb lunch at an outdoor table, as booked on Thursday 15th July.
All the staff were extremely friendly, smartly dressed, well spoken and interested in how we were. The food was of the highest quality in our opinion.

FAQs

The Old Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1083 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.