skip nav  

Silent Woman, Coldharbour - pub details

Silent Woman

Address: Bere Road, Coldharbour, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 7PA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 13764) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Wareham (1.9 miles), Holton Heath (3 miles), Wool (4.3 miles)

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

Are you the Licensee? Click here. ** SPECIAL Royal Summer Sizzler offer! **

> Current user rating: 5.2/10 (rated by 27 users)
> Log in to rate this pub or upload a picture of it.
> Post a comment > Mail a friend

other pubs nearby:

Sandford Hotel, Sandford (1.8 miles), Monsoon, Wareham (1.8 miles)

user reviews of Silent Woman, Coldharbour

please note - reviews on this site are purely the opinion of site visitors, so don't take them too seriously.

5 most recent reviews of 33 shown - see all reviews

I live in Poole and regularly walk my dogs in Wareham Forest. I have popped into this pub on a few occasions for a bit of lunch and a pint after a long walk.

I will start with the good, the pub is well situated, well presented and has lovely gardens. It is really nice to sit outside enjoying a beautiful day such as today, though the occasional heavy lorry going to and from the nearby quarry does disturb the ambience at times. The menu looks very nice though to be honest I usually have a ploughmans lunch. It is hard to get a ploughmans wrong but I do feel that this pub provides one which is a cut above most.

The staff are well dressed and polite and the beer seems well kept.. So with all this positive feedback why do I rate the pub only 3/10?

Despite so many positives I find the atmosphere a real turn off, it is a kind of attitude that seems to pervade the place. There are large signs at the doors making it very clear that children are not welcome. They are only allowed in the garden, and signs in the garden make it very clear that children are not allowed to play!! On a previous visit my son was not even allowed inside to look at the menu and the specials board for food!

Today my wife and I ordered a ploughmans lunch each and asked for a side order of chips. Oh no said the young lady behind the bar (politely), we don't serve chips on their own. This despite the fact that chips are available on the menu as a side order. Well I don't want them on their own, I want them as a side order with my meal. Sorry, you can't have them came the reply. On asking for an explanation I was told we don't want people coming in and ordering one meal and 8 plates of chips. This with a grand total of 8 patrons in the pub. I gave up.

I suspect this attitude has something to do with caravan site behind the pub, but frankly I am amazed that a rural pub with little passing trade can afford to turn away any custom, even if they do just want a plate of chips.

I find it somewhat Ironic that dogs are allowed in the pub but children are not!!

I am afraid that this pub has seen the last of my custom.
onthetrain - 12 Jul 2013 20:13
Very polite staff and very good food. Good atmosphere.

However, the beer is from Hall and Woodhouse and sadly it lived up to its poor reputation.

The menu is also good if you have a coeliac in the party - items on the menu are marked with a C if they are coeliac-friendly.

Mark888 - 27 Apr 2013 18:50
Great food, great service, and relaxing. The place is very welcoming and has friendly staff. The food is outstanding and I would recommend this lovely hidden pub to anyone.

Also to the comment below, if there is a private function going on you should respect that instead of saying the pub is the end of the day on my wedding fuction i know i dont want just anyone turning up after a walk....would u?????
DAVIDHORE - 30 Aug 2011 01:01
After a long walk through forest and common, my wife and I arrived at this pub. A young man came out saying "Sorry we're closed for a private wedding function". I asked if we could just buy a drink and stay outside but he just repeated the message. My wife said we've just walked a long way, so could she just have a glass of water. He just repeated the same message. We couldn't believe that a pub of all places that is normally open at that time would be so inhospitable to people who had walked there for a drink!

Having seen reviews on other sites I see that the landlord is rated as having a bad attitude. Before the change of ownership it was friendly and had good food and service if a little less fancy looking. As I live in Wareham I am sad to see that the usual friendly atmosphere of Dorset is let down by this pub with a famous name. We'll never return and we'll tell our friends about it.
minacker - 27 Aug 2011 18:57
Nice Ad. sunshine, beer must be crap as you`ve not said a word about it.
Beerintheevening it`s in the name !!!!
stroller - 20 Aug 2011 11:33

see more reviews

got anything to say about this pub?

Please read our reviews policy before posting.
Only registered users can post reviews. Please log in. If you don't have an account yet, register here.