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The Thimble Inn

14 High Street

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The Thimble Inn


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Average
  • Poor
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Recent Reviews:

  • Steve B
    Eastbourne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    First Class
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 21st October 2018
    We visited the Thimble on numerous occasions whilst staying in a Cottage up the Road. Everything about the Thimble was excellent, we could not fault the food it was superb, from the roast beef on... Read full review
  • Bev W
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Sunday lunch
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 14th October 2018
    Nice atmosphere and glad we arrived early as a lot of the place was booked out. Staff friendly but service a little slow initially. Food very good and would go again. Read full review
  • White-Hart-Sherb
    Sherborne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great Sunday Evening
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 14th October 2018
    We've wanted to visit the Thimble for ages and it did not disappoint! To start we had a sausage roll (one of the best I've ever had) and nachos, followed by a sirloin steak with the surf and turf... Read full review


  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Awards 2015 Bronze Dorset Tourism Awards 2015 Bronze 2015

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Follow the the B3143 from Dorchester for 5 miles.



  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's menu
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for groups - (with prior notice)
  • Chef
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event venue
  • Exclusive hire of restaurant
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Groups accepted
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Number of covers - 80
  • Number of people seated - 80
  • Number of people standing - 30
  • Open All Year
  • Pets accepted
  • Real log/coal fires

Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - On-site
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

Lunch (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)
Monday - Friday11:30 - 15:00*
Saturday - Sunday11:30 - 23:00*
Dinner (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)
Monday - Friday17:30 - 23:00*
Saturday - Sunday11:30 - 23:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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