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The Chairmakers

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Forest Road | Hambledon, Waterlooville PO7 4QX, England
442392255990
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Portions are massive! Onions rings awesome and steak cooked as asked, however, anaemic chips and undercooked veg.... the main pub area was pretty standard, and then we were led into Area 51, a bit cold, cold harsh almost white lighting blasting down. Service was good and polite however. Been to better fullers pubs.

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Thank Tom H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called for a quick bite to eat whilst out cycling. Plenty of spare tables and food arrived quickly. The food itself was ok, no better or worse, but surroundings were pleasant as were the staff.

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Thank airtrack
Bath, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken to this pub/restaurant for Sunday lunch with our best friends. The staff were friendly and attentive. Three of us chose the Carvery which was superb. The beef was exceptionally well cooked, tender and pink, exactly as it should be. We didn't try the gammon or pork, but it looked equally as good. The vegetables were very well... More 

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Thank pottydotty_11
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for a weekday late lunch. The place was very quiet. We were the only ones eating. Staff very friendly and attentive. The menu was varied and appealing. Food was fine. Fish and leek fish cake was a bit thin on fish but otherwise all was good. Will visit again.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were passing at lunchtime last Saturday and had an excellent lunch. The food was fresh well cooked and just right. Will definitely back to try the beef stew! Also dog friendly which is important to us!

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Thank John H
Chris B, General Manager at The Chairmakers, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Thank you for taking the time to review The Chairmakers. Thank you for your kind words which I will pass on to the team and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind Regards Chris Bennett General Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a surprise 40th for my wife here what a night staff were amazing food was great all the team were so helpful decorated the room for me and even had a live singer big thanks to all the people involved for making this a birthday to remember for my wife

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Thank Andy A
Chris B, General Manager at The Chairmakers, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Thank you for taking the time to review The Chairmakers, and for your very kind words I will ensure I pass this on to the entire team. Kind Regards Chris Bennett General Manager More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Had a very pleasant dinner and evening at the Chairmakers. Very relaxed and homely atmosphere to sit down and peruse the menus. Selected starters and main courses inc. liver & bacon, chicken & leek pie, fish cake etc. All food very nicely cooked, presented and lovely to eat. Slight changes to food were well accommodated and the whole experience was... More 

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Thank johnp468
Chris B, General Manager at The Chairmakers, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Thank you for taking the time to review The Chairmakers, thank you for your very kind words which I will ensure I will pass on to the whole team. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind Regards Chris Bennett General Manager More 

Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Nice food but felt the proportions were not right. Main course fishcake looked a monstrosity in the middle of the plate. It was far too large to serve individually, swamping the small amount of spinach it sat on. It was topped with a poached egg then drowned in hollandaise. Whilst the taste was good, the presentation was wanting. Whilst the... More 

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Thank 526clanger
Chris B, General Manager at The Chairmakers, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Thank you for taking the time to review The Chairmakers. I have spoken to my chefs and we have amended the reciepe for the fishcake, this is now better presented and the spinach is a better proportion of the dish. Kind Regards Chris Bennett General Manager More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The table looked nice and the staff were friendly, but they need to fire the cook! The food looked plain, my husbands gammon had more fat on then meat! My steak was average and the flat mushroom was edible. We well not be returning there any time soon ☹️

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Thank Heschipoe
Chris B, General Manager at The Chairmakers, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Thank you for taking the time to review The Chairmakers. Apologies that your recent visit was not up to standard, we have had a few issues with our meat supplier but these have now been rectified to ensure this doesn't happen in the future Kind Regards Chris Bennett General Manager More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Two years ago we rated this pub highly. Tonight the food was very poor. The gammon was very fatty, the garlic bread overly wet with butter and the salad was lacking. We won't be risking another visit.

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Thank Rob A
Chris B, General Manager at The Chairmakers, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Thank you for taking the time to review The Chairmakers. Apologies that your recent visit was not up to standard, we have had a few issues with our meat supplier but these have now been rectified to ensure this doesn't happen in the future Kind Regards Chris Bennett General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forest Road | Hambledon, Waterlooville PO7 4QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Waterlooville
  • Phone Number: 442392255990

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