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Brewhouse and Kitchen, Dorchester

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Enforced stop due to missed train/bus connection, reasonable micro-pub beers.
Best place to stop if waiting for bus/train.
ellisref - 27 May 2017 22:28
It's taken me a while. But this finally my first visit to one of the Brewhouse & Kitchen pubs, where the ales are brewed on site, with the brewing equipment on display. Apparently it was the old stationmaster's office for the adjacent station. The positives were that they had a decent selection of their own ales - Mayor of Casterbridge Porter, Cerne Abbas Giant, Hopster, Judge Jeffreys, Nine Stones, Crickmay & Stationmaster's Ale. The drinking environment was pleasant. But from a negative perspective, it didn't feel much like a pub - more like a bar that serves food, similar to American bars. The solitary cider was off and the porter was nothing special. I was also a bit perturbed by the service. There are two sets of handpulls either side of a pillar. I'd only had chance to peruse the one set when I was approached to order. After telling the bar manager that I would just take a look at the other ales, I was expecting him to follow me the other side of the pillar. But he unexpectedly disappeared out of sight! I won't rule out this chain and I'm sure I'll visit another branch soon. But the whole concept does feel like a bit of a gimmick.
blue_scrumpy - 17 Feb 2017 09:05
Ignore the low rating for this pub. Since becoming a Brewhouse & Kitchen it must have improved massively. The beers brewed on the premises plus guests from others in the chain are of high standard and the food is pretty good too. Not the most atmospheric of places but certainly worth a visit.
baxterfish - 17 Nov 2015 21:00
Large pub near the South station that has clearly had some serous money spent on it recently. On-site brewery. Several of their own beers on offer - the Judge Jefferies that I had 2 pints of was very good. Pretty busy both inside and the outside seating area. Worth visiting.
cheshirecat - 26 Jul 2015 10:56
Absolutely superb Sunday lunch. The beers brewed on the premises are excellent. If South West Trains offer another £15 travel deal we'll be back.
Steamer1 - 13 Apr 2015 18:33
Now reopened as the Brewhouse, which is part of a small start out group (the other one's down in Portsmouth). It must have some wedge behind it, though, as the place has been seriously kitted out and plenty of thought has gone into designing the kind of venue that will attract people on their way to watch a film as well as late night revellers and hardened drinkers. The Brewhouse understandably leans towards catering for the former, but the choice of ales and craft lagers is interesting and extensive and I'd be in here frequently if I lived in the area.
plymouthpirate - 23 Jun 2014 10:01
Place is all closed up now due to the building work on the new 'Brewery Square complex'.
Not sure if it will open again as a pub.
Any updates please?
montie49 - 17 May 2013 15:35
Only ever been there when waiting for or arriving off a train. Nice but souless chain pub, the beer is cheap and the staff friendly but don't go out of your way to visit
mikecoxon - 4 Jan 2012 16:07
Went there on a Saturday lunchtime.The food was AMAZING in taste, and excellent value for money.
The Stella was really cold and very tasty - but a shame there was a problem with the cellar and no real ale on. If I go again and the beer is good, I might increase my rating.
headstandking - 25 May 2009 12:17
Its the last call before the train home, thats its only plus point.
LoungeBarNick - 28 Mar 2007 19:09
Truly awful. Survives on kiddy trade on Saturdays. Bar staff have no interest in making you feel welcome.
anonymous - 22 Jun 2006 23:36
Wasin there last Saturday,found it very clean and friendly with decent drinks .
ian - 11 Jun 2004 15:25
The Station is a 'trendy' type pub. It's a very clean and tidy little place. they have 2 pool tables and various slot machines. There's karaoke on sunday evenings and the occasional band. Can get crowded on Saturdays - or it did last time I was there on a Saturday.
OneOfTheLocals - 2 Feb 2004 19:02

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