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97 Bure Lane, Christchurch BH23 4DN, England
+44 1425 275163
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The manager does not control the rules that are on it the play area is not supposed to be used after 19.00 and there are kids playing in there at 22.00 the parents moan because we are sitting on our verandah having a cigarette it is too hot to be inside all the time and there is constant screaming from... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

good food at a good price friendly staff easy parking, and a very good menu.and choice every thing from starters to mains even a seniors choice.all at a good price.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my local which I use for the occasional lunch with my Wife and with Friends who visit and always use it for Football/Rugby. It's a popular Pub and can get busy especially during the School breaks - there are a couple of caravan parks nearby. It can get a bit noisy but the food is very reasonably priced... More 

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Thank WindsorLad2014
Towcester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for dinner it was Friday evening and very busy we didn't book but were welcomed. There is a very varied menu so lots to choose from, even though it was very busy our food arrived quickly and hot we really enjoyed our meal. I would really recommend this pub.

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Thank John W
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My other half went here the other with close family. Their food was ok,but her cottage pie was badly overcooked & looked like it had been forked over to try and make it look better! To make matters worse the peas & carrots were cold. Had it not been close family she would have complained. To add insult to injury... More 

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Thank Andy B
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of those chain pubs that sells cheap and cheerful food and is very popular with families. You can book if it's a busy time of day. The place was packed initially, probably cos it was Good Friday but it's also one of the only pubs in the area so not a lot of choice. The staff did... More 

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Thank Patrick S
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We've been here several times and it's greatly improved over the years. Graham the manager runs a tight ship and the food and drink are reasonably priced but you should consider booking a table if you want to eat as it can get very busy.

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Thank Richard A
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

An excellent pit stop on the way home. Great choice of menu with lots of alternatives from curry to burgers and roast dinner to fish and chips. Expect a bit of a wait for food at busy times but always found it is worth the wait.

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Thank Beatlejooz
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This was our first visit to The Sandpiper and we enjoyed it very much. The staff were cheery, the service prompt and attentive and the food/drinks of a very good standard. What was also lovely to see was the mix of guests, ranging from tots to oaps.

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Thank jackiebb2017
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A good range of beers with an honest, simple menu that offers nice sharing options and some big portions

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Thank Mark S

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 Bure Lane, Christchurch BH23 4DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 275163
Description
Recently refurbished pub with a large menu. Children friendly with sports package

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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