Today July 28, 2021

Lunch & Evening menu

Vegan Tagine £10.95 — Quorn & Tarragon Pie £10.95 — Gammon Steak & Egg  £10.95 — Beer Battered Haddock £13.95 — Chicken & Walnut salad £10.95 — Apple & Cinnamon Crumble £5.30

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Substantial Bites

Soup of The Day From £4.95— Pork or Not Pork Pie £4.95 — Scotch Egg £4.95 — Vegan Vegetable or Steak Pasty £4.95 — Garlic Bread £3.95 — Cheesy Garlic Bread £4.95 — Cheese & Pickle Tartlet £8.95 — Breaded Whitebait £8.95 — Tempura King Prawns £8.95

The Blue Raddle is open again.

NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED!
ENJOY A PLEASANT AND SAFE VISIT TO THE RADDLE.

We’re still slightly strange at the moment so please bear with us!

Social Distancing
We’re still limiting the number of customers in our pub but once inside you won’t need to socially distance.

Face Masks
Once inside our pub we’ll still require you to wear a mask when standing or moving around.

Cleaning & Disinfection 
We’ll still be cleaning and disinfecting our pub.

Test & Trace
We’ll still be encouraging customers to use the NHS QR Code Poster when visiting our pub although you won’t need to be formally checked in before entry.

At the beginning and during and during your visit

  • On arrival please ring our cow bell and wait at the lobby door to be greeted
  • Please use the hand sanitising facilities when you enter our pub and once inside
  • Please wear a face mask at all times when standing and moving around our pub

Finally, an important request
If you are feeling unwell and have any COVID-19 symptoms please do not visit our pub until you have fully recovered.

Opening Times
We are now open from 12 midday to 10.00pm on Friday and Saturday and from 12 midday to 4 pm on Sunday. We would advise booking whilst COVID restrictions remain in place due to limited capacity.

We’ll be serving meals all day from noon until 9.00pm on Friday and Saturday and from noon until 3.00pm on Sunday.

Please note: the Pub will be closed on Sunday 8 August 21 and on Friday 1 December, Saturday 2 December and Sunday 3 December 21.

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Welcome to the Blue Raddle

The Blue Raddle - Pub in Dorchester, Dorset - Outside view

If you’re after something a little quirky but great fun then you won’t be disappointed with The Blue Raddle.

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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.
 
 

Another example of artistic talents of ‘Raddlers’. 

A cartoon by Lyndon Wall which has been published in a number of local publications and aptly depicts the Raddle’s take on the Euro 2020 football results. Click image for larger view.

Food & Drink

Wines on the list are also sold by the glass. Click image to view list (pdf)
Fine Wines on the list are also sold by the glass. Click image to view list (pdf)

Anyone who is familiar with dining at The Blue Raddle will know all culinary delights on offer are the personal work of the Landlady, Chris Townsend herself. Every meal is a masterpiece in home cooking for the family. 

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Non-events

To protect and preserve the convivial nature of these premises discussion or mention of the following or any related matter is strictly forbidden.

• Politics, Religion, Race • Sex (excluding that of consenting adult sheep) • Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce • Size… 

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Travellers' views

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