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The Sandford

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Sandford Rd, Wareham, Sandford, Wareham BH20 7AE, England
+44 1929 550800
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by this pub after work yesterday and husband & I both regretted choosing this pub. Food was awful and portions were small. We both felt upon leaving that we should have driven on for a bit longer and bought supermarket food to heat up at the fraction of the price we paid. That would have been the tastier... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for a couple of drinks, very helpful and welcoming with me and my dog, will defo revisit!!, They even called a taxi for me, lovely place, nice staff. Thankyou The Sandford!!

Thank Rita F
Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my family and visitors Germany. Staff are very tentative, friendly and well organised. the food was fantastic, I can highly recommend the slow cooked lamb as a main and Sticky figgy pudding as desert. Will definitely be going back for more👍🏼

Thank Martin R
Poole in Dorset
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time visit to this lovely pub in Sandford, Wareham after driving past it many many times and wondering what is was like. I booked a table and told the lady on the phone that this was a special family occasion, when we arrived a lovely round table was reserved for us in the middle of the... More 

Thank Poole_Travellers
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this Pub the other week for lunch and as it was a beautiful sunny afternoon we opted to sit in the garden. The staff were very friendly and attentive. We had pork and apple sausages and mash with gravy and big onion rings. This was really delicious. We decided to return today Sunday 30th October for a carvery. The... More 

Thank Deborah B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This place did classic pub food for my coeliac son and everything including fish and chips was open to him, which is unusual in a pub. Great place.

Thank Sally F
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Staying in area for a few days away from home. Passed pub on way to B&B and decided to call back for meal later. Good decision. Staff where polite friendly and helpful. Service was excellent and the food was very good. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Gary C
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

As someone who suffers from coeliac disease my husband rarely finds food in pubs "safe" to eat. So as a family we never eat out in them. What a birthday treat for him to be able to go out and enjoy a pub lunch. The food was by no means perfect and the heating was pumping out so we were... More 

Thank PipPerrin
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited the sandford and there were 4 of us that all chose different meals and sweats they were all well served by pleasant staff and we all had an enjoyable night. So thanks to you all.

Thank michael H
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I don't know where to start on this pub, it is our second visit over a couple of years and we were the only people in the pub, it hasn't got a very welcoming feel when you step into the bar area with a bit of tweaking it could be amazing, the first thing that wel comes you in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sandford Rd, Wareham, Sandford, Wareham BH20 7AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wareham  >  Sandford
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 550800
The NEW Sandford and NEW Owners have bought this local pub into the 21st century !! Still with its public bar serving Real Local Ales and a great range of lagers and wines it now boasts one of the best dining experiences in Dorset. Offering a wide range of delicious Home Made dishes to tantalize your taste buds any time of the day.
We are proud to have revamped the Animal Sanctuary and Childrens Play Area aswell as working on land ready for our New Party Venue for 2015.
Visit or Revisit us to see the changes !!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?