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The Bakers Arms

Dorchester Road , Lytchett Minster, Poole, BH16 6JF   +44 1202060504

(((() British
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

The food was very good value, service a bit slow, a long wait between main course and being given the sweet menu.

Christine 05 February 2018
from Swanage

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Set within a pretty coastal town, The Bakers Arms sits beneath a charming thatched roof, and serves classic British cuisine from a stretching menu. Inside The Bakers Arms in Dorset, a feature hearth houses a crackling log fire, alongside a largely candlelit dining room and secluded beer garden.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Bakers Arms menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Bakers Arms ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The beautiful Brownsea Island is a half hour’s drive from The Bakers Arms in Poole, whilst Holton Heath Rail Station is a 5-minute drive away.

The Bakers Arms

Dorchester Road , Lytchett Minster, Poole, BH16 6JF  

Contact +44 1202622900
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Customer reviews for The Bakers Arms

4.3 (((() (based on 84 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (64)
  • lunch (51)
  • value (42)
  • large parties (28)
  • child friendly (19)
  • romantic (17)
  • private dining (14)
  • business (7)
  • al fresco (6)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • luxury (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • breakfast (2)
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  • ((((* 13 July 2018 by Philip from Swindon

    The restaurant has a large seating capacity for dining both inside and out. We ate there twice, once on Friday and again on Sunday. On Friday the menu was very varied with options to eat a la carte or from a 'weekend treat' menu. The weekend treat offered 2 courses for £22 or 3 for £26 and included a bottle of wine (possibly only when 2 people chose from this menu). The food was very good and, although not as varied as the a la carte menu, there was sufficient choice to provide a very good meal. the atmosphere in the restaurant was very pleasant and the staff were very friendly. One nice feature was that water was regularly brought to the table as it was a very hot weekend. The only down side to eating there on Friday was that the service seemed a little slow but this did not spoil the experience.
    Sunday was a little different with roast dinners being offered as well as the a la carte menu. Unlike a traditional carvery you chose which meat you wanted from the menu and ere served with vegetables rather than help yourself. However there were 3 choices of meat available and an option to have 1, 2 or 3 meats. The vegetables were sufficient to provide a very enjoyable meal and the service was quicker on Sunday.

  • ((((( 3 July 2018 by Nicky from Poole

    Easy to book online (I booked for 6). Service was efficient and friendly. The food was wonderful (we all had Sunday roast) - well cooked and hot, plenty of it. The pub itself has a lovely atmosphere and well maintained. I've been here a number of times and will continue to do so as its not expensive.

  • ((((( 29 April 2018 by Michael from Wareham

    Arranged to meet with inlaws for a lunch... one of whom had a dog which the Baker Arms catered for which is a big tick if you are a dog owner! We all went for a 2-course set menu choosing a verity of different starters... I had mushrooms in a mushroom sauce; it was okay... followed by a beef burger with bacon topping; which I thoroughly enjoyed and was the right choice for me. Others in the group had Fish Cakes, and Ham, Egg and Chips with one opting to have a dessert rather than a starter, which looked quite delicious with a large portion of Apple Pie with custard. Nobody had any complaints which is quite unusual for us... we went for a pub lunch and got an above average lunch in a gourmet sort of way. Overall very pleased with the experience, friendliness, and service of the staff

  • ((((* 15 April 2018 by Ruth from Lancaster

    A very busy place but food and service was still very good.

  • ((((( 5 February 2018 by Christine from Swanage

    The food was very good value, service a bit slow, a long wait between main course and being given the sweet menu.

  • ((((( 17 January 2018 by Jacqueline from Royston

    Very nice and relaxed dining environment.

  • (((** 1 December 2017 by Linda from Wareham

    Went here for roast dinner, usually go once a month, unfortunately this time the meal was a bit disappointing, not very hot, no stuffing, no pig in blanket, meal was ok but just not as good as usually is.

  • ((((( 1 September 2017 by Diane from Wareham

    Overall, very good experience

  • ((((( 13 August 2017 by Donna from Bournemouth

    Lovely setting. Great decor, Friendly staff, Excellent food and value for money.

  • ((((* 9 August 2017 by Beryl from Poole

    It was a very good experience, it was a birthday lunch And very enjoyable. Lovely food and a lovely Country Old Inn nicely furnished and very comfortable. The Menu was great with good choices difficult to choose what to have.

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