Located in the historic county town of Dorchester, Dorset, The Raddle is an intimate community pub frequented by local characters, famous for the beers and landlady concocted meals on offer. The wine and other beverage selection isn’t bad either!
The Raddle hasn’t always been a pub. Prior to this it was a private residence being converted to a pub in 1850 and named The Dolphin. In the later part of the 20th century it was renamed several times to the Gun Room and then the Country Gentleman until eventually being named The Blue Raddle, as it is today, in the early 1990s.
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The walls of the Blue Raddle are festooned with many items of interest the most noteworthy being a depiction of important events in Dorchester’s past by renowned local artist John Walker.
The piece, aptly named ‘The History of Dorchester in Beer and Sheep’ together with John’s accompanying musings provide an amusing take on matters Dorchester.