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The Sandpiper

97 Bure Lane, Christchurch BH23 4DN, England
+44 1425 275163
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“steak pie” (2 reviews)
“pub grub” (8 reviews)
“busy pub” (3 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 yesterday

Run out of 2 meals by 7pm One of our steaks over cooked.The other chewy Lovely apple crumble Average

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the Sandpiper a few times now and have always been very impressed. The food, drinks and service are good and all at a very reasonable price. There is an excellent safe play ground for children adjacent to the pub and our...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

1  Thank majoba93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank macs12017
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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 9 May 2017 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 30 April 2017

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
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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
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