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The Riverhouse Inn, Upwey

Back in upwey again after a few years & decided to pop in for a bevvy. there is excellent parking here for a start & room enough for about 25 cars & a great garden which must seat about 80ish. this is just as well because i came this time with a group of walkers. upwey is just great for walks along the dorset ridgeway & other beautiful country walks. 2 casks on offer (eagle ipa & ushers 1824) both good. knowledgeable barman.a lot of us enjojed crusty baguettes oor soup which was fresh & good. they do seem to offer a wide range of good local food. i still recomend this place & the nearby ship which has a new & proffessional landlord. (we popped in as we commenced our walk!!!)

Decent pub in quintesential village location.

7 Jun 2011 00:22

The Royal Standard, Upwey

We came here after a disapointing visit to a nearby pub. On entering we found a welcoming group of locals, very chatty indeed. We both enjoyed a fine pint of handpumped butcome bitter.It is admittedly a very odd local with a really weathered/used feel but we felt that this really was a village local. Bad news though one of the local said that the site was bieng sold & it might end up bieng developed into flats!!! We hope not because it really is one of those really rare survivors & we would love to come again. John the landlord reminded us of Moonfleets Elziveer Block, one of those old fashioned pirate bearded west country. A great find.

29 Dec 2009 00:55

The Old Ship Inn, Upwey

We visited in the early evening A traditional pub but dont be fooled by the welcoming exterior. We felt that it was very clicky with a group of drinkers around the bar that made us feel quite unwelcome when we came in, a long silence & all of that!! There were some specials on a blackboard but it all looked dull & uninteresting. The fire looked welcoming. Dogs were obviously welcome!!! My wife felt uneasy in there so we left & went to the royal standard down the road for a drink. Shame

29 Dec 2009 00:40

The Riverhouse Inn, Upwey

Really cosy little traditional victorian pub. small bar well kept beers & loads on the top shelf. If you lady like wine there was a reasonable selection & it was really reasonably priced although we did not drink any.good italian coffee, Tea also served, my missus enjoys tea!!! Two fires. Slate floor in bar & carpeted dinning area. A cosy dinning room. interesting brick a brack & historical local photos.The barmaid was local & very helpfull. There was two menus, A very traditional bar menu with Scampi, ham eggs, Homemade Steak pie etc.& a very interesting specials board with soups, pastas, vegetarian, fish poultry & dorset was not at all boring & had quite a contemporary feel. They also make home made sweets & ices. As we are smokers we retired to their garden which is lovelly with secluded private tables. I`m definitly comming here again.If you drive there is a new car park & you can go for a lovelly walk.I thin that they might do rooms to. We did try the ship in first but unfortuneatly it was one of those places where everyone stopped talking & stared at us when we entered.

29 Dec 2009 00:24

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