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The Sandpiper

97 Bure Lane, Christchurch BH23 4DN, England
+44 1425 275163
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“scampi” (3 reviews)
“pub grub” (8 reviews)
“busy pub” (3 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
97 Bure Lane, Christchurch BH23 4DN, England
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Reviews (139)
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Reviewed 6 days 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...More

Thank WindsorLad2014
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...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 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....More

Thank Andy B
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...More

Thank Patrick S
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.

Thank Richard A
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...More

Thank Beatlejooz
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...More

Thank jackiebb2017
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent value and super fast service. Meals came within 5 minutes. Fresh battered fish and chips, Mac and cheese, chips and a bucket of chicken plus a pint for £20. Also, even though massively busy pub, staff come out and ask if everything OK without...More

Reviewed 17 December 2016

We prebooked our lunch before setting out for a 3 mile local walk. On our return our tables for 35 were set up and we ordered our drinks. Our meals all arrived without delays which was super as there were quite busy.The meals were really...More

1  Thank Paul H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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Recently refurbished pub with a large menu. Children friendly with sports package