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The Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton - pub details

Address: Tarrant Monkton, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 8RX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4580) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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I entered via the door on the right, this bar was really set up for dining but had 3 tall stools at the bar. There were 3 ales on the handles - Flack Manor, Crop Circle and Piddle, the latter of which I had and it was excellent, price was £3.90. Vegetable soup was £5.50 which was accompanied by a dish of croutons and 4 slices of rustic bread plus butter. Service was friendly and efficient, you can also buy meats here from the nearby farm, both the farm and the pub were Dorset award winners last year. If I had turned left when entering, there was a dog friendly bar not set up for dining. There's also a skittle alley in this very smart thatched pub. Will try this pub again another day
Feed - 17 Aug 2016 08:45
We came here for an evening meal for two in September 2012. This does seem to be a mainly dining pub, and including a conservatory extension has capacity for a good number of covers. One of us had an excellent home made steak pie, and the other venison sausages, which were made on site, and served in red wine gravy. Attentive service (even though we were the first to be seated in the overflow area). And yes, it's not cheap: we paid around 60 for main and pudding, plus coffees and drinks, but we weren't disappointed. If you're looking for cheap bar meals, you may need to try elsewhere. But the setting is charming, at the heart of a picturesque village just a short distance from the ford.
Marlowe - 21 Sep 2012 21:19
It IS expensive,especially when compared to some other places in the area which others have mentioned. Stopped by here for the first time today and was favourably impressed (though we just had sandwiches). It's low on the "value for money" side, but the food seemed to be extremely good (and local) and the service was very good too. I suspect that it is aimed at the well-to-do rather than people who want an old-style "local". 7/10
HenPen - 29 Nov 2009 14:57
Bloody expensive , and not worth it. Kids meals were about 6.50. The beer was in good form but I don't like to have to get a Mortgage out when I go to a pub.
Henners - 23 Apr 2009 12:38
The wife and I have a sentimental attachment to this place, having had one of our first 'proper' dates here in September 2003. So this Valentines evening, we booked for food and went back. The new (to us, anyway) 'Stables' eating area is nicely done but lacking in character, and browsing the menu, with starters at anything up to 10 and mains up to 20, I expected a proper 'gastropub' experience commensurate with these prices and the occasion. I ordered crab souffle to start at 9.50, the missus had a mushroom medley kind of deal at 7. The crab was nice, but not 9.50 nice, and the mushrooms were mainly a handful of buttons on a virtually inedible piece of toast. For mains, the wife had faggots (having had them and loved them last time we ate here), which passed muster, but my game pie at the thick end of 15 was positively fraudulent. It had clearly been reheated and thus dried out, and had I been blindfolded I would not have guessed I was eating game. It all just tasted of overcooked steak. It came on a bed of mash, which had also received no care or culinary skill to warrant the price - it was slightly better than packet 'Smash', that's all that could be said for it.
There was something on the dessert menu that I had my eye on, but after the highly variable starters and mains, I'd lost faith in them, so we paid and left, me with a nagging sense of having been 'had'. I didn't complain because I didn't want to upset my wife on this day of all days, but I really wanted to. The Hopback GFB was nothing to write home about, either; this can be an excellent pint at other establishments, most notably The Duck in Laverstock.
In short, not an amazing experience, save for my bank manager's.
We won't be going again till reports drastically and consistently improve.
bigsand - 18 Feb 2009 12:16

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