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The Sandpiper

97 Bure Lane, Christchurch BH23 4DN, England
+44 1425 275163
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“steak pie” (3 reviews)
“pub grub” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
97 Bure Lane, Christchurch BH23 4DN, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you want lots of noisy children who are let loose by parents to run amok, while the white van boys try to teach the children how to increase their vocabulary (tut tut) then the Sandpiper is the place. While there you can also tackle...More

Thank denbarlow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very bad my drink got spike and feel like crap and can't remember nothing but my mates lucky told me if i can remember but unfortunately I can't remember and I'm apologiseing for action was a weird night never like that and other then that...More

Thank Liam B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to The Sandpiper a lot as i am a Mudeford resident with my Father in Law and also for his 80th Birthday as a table of 9, always well cooked & hot & never an order wrong. Will be back very soon. Highly...More

Thank MudefordRob
Tracy A, General Manager at The Sandpiper, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food here is typical pub food. Home cooked not home made. A Green King franchise the menu dictated. E.g. smash mash. If you like burgers and chips then this is the type of meal you will like. Lots of T.V.'s all showing sport and usually...More

1  Thank Jenny C
Tracy A, General Manager at The Sandpiper, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jenny sorry to hear you didn't like the choices on the menu. We are a large sport house and show different sports at the same time if they clash. We keep the restaurant side for diners and don't tend to have the volume on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to sandpiper a group of us been before noticed prices the same but portions smaller just another way of short changing the customer

Tracy A, General Manager at The Sandpiper, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry to hear that you think the portions have got smaller. It certainly shouldn't be the case. If you would like to contact me I will be happy to discuss further.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed on food after looking at a cheese filled fried menu and just had drinks but I'll be honest it really was the toilets that were shocking! Blocked dirty no soap loo rolls etc and my friend thought ladies were bad till she went...More

Thank Jerri D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a chain pub, it is what it is. The food is, as a previous reviewer says, basic but tasty. Our meals arrived quickly, with a smile and hot on both occasions. The tables were being cleared and cleaned when we were there at...More

Thank N7RBchrise
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Called in Saturday lunchtime and it was busy for the football with plenty of people eating. Burger and all day breakfast appeared quickly and was of the normal high quality and good value. Greene King IPA was also excellent. All the staff were excellent as...More

Thank hhh123abc
Tracy A, General Manager at The Sandpiper, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for great review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. It's nice to know we have maintained our standards

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Have been here a few times. Food is basic but tasty. Prices very reasonable. Can be noisy when football is on. Cheap and Cheerful.

Thank Bradley C
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This pub never fails to satisfy. My visit today had me drinking Hedge Hop and it was great. The service is always prompt and friendly even when busy. There was rugby on TV but for those not interested the volume was low. For those that...More

Thank John F
Tracy A, General Manager at The Sandpiper, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thanks for your great review. We are proud of our cask ales and the guest beers fly out. Hope to see you again soon.

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18 September 2017|
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Response from MusicjunkieNewForest | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's a Greene King pub, we don't usually go to chain places - maybe Spoons now and then - but the Sandpiper was a nice place with good menu and the food was excellent
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
Recently refurbished pub with a large menu. Children friendly with sports package
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