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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bar
“I recommend this Hotel / Pub for those guests wishing to have a nice meal with a drink or two. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Quirky, fresh brunch and lunch menu (though they do run out of things early) and a good spot to base a wander around the Georgian town of Blandford.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Boutique
“Very classy shop selling Women's fashion and other quality goods and household items”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Local Italian restaurant that is run by a local family. Authentic food and good service. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Their sourdough loaf is (we think!) the best bread in Blandford. Also good for cakes and other treats. And is also a coffee shop.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Wonderfully old fashioned town museum run by volunteers, there is also the Blandford Museum of Costume”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Walk along the disused railway between Blandford and Sturminster Newton. Stop for refreshments at the old Shiilingstone station”
  • 2 locals recommend
Locality
“Located on the banks of the River Stour, Blandford Forum is the most complete, small Georgian town in England and is located in the north of Dorset. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Has been brewing beer since 1777 and now offers brewery tours and has a brewery tap on site - essentially a pub and restaurant, generally open from breakfast onwards for coffee, brunch etc. Serves pub style food, for example steak and ale pie, and has special events fairly regularly - see their website for details or the board on the roadside. As for the beer, actually quite good. Fursty Ferret is a good, classic ale. Tanglefoot if you like your beer stronger. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Fantastic local people who have set up a exciting and unique deli/cafe and cocktail bar just a ten minute walk from The Summerhouse. Enjoy specialist coffees and locally sourced produce on sale during the day and professional award winning cocktails made to order in the evening. One of my favourite places!”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Olde worlde shooting and fishing shop, if this interests you definitely worth a visit”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“If you want to try something a bit different for your evening meal - try the town's Nepalese restaurant. Its staff are delightful and the food is spicy but not greasy. Yum.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Blandford has lots of coffee shops and cafés for you to explore. The chic Café Soba is the closest (and nicest).”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“My local pub is the closest pub to the Hall and Woodhouse brewery, about 200 m from where the beer is made. They do simple pub meals that rarely disappoint, and the beer is good.”
  • 1 local recommends