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The Old Vicarage

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Lyndhurst Road | hinton, Christchurch BH23 7DR, England
+44 1425 277006
10:00 - 16:00
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New Forest, UK
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I visited The Old Vicarage for a family friend's wedding. The venue is lovely and despite being on the main A35 and near the railway line, there is no inkling that you are so close to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It feels as if you are in the middle of the countryside. We were especially taken with... More 

1 Thank LuckyLamp
Poole, United Kingdom
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833 reviews
477 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Went to a wedding at this hotel. From the main road the car park entrance is just by the fruit farm and it is quite easy to miss it. The car park is laid to grass and then you walk through under an arbor to the gardens which are very mature and provide plenty of photo opportunities and room for... More 

Thank AngieP49
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

What a spectacular place we attended for the Howes Wedding the staff were so pipe and friendly and grounds to the place were stunning the kids loved playing on the activity area and running inbetween the grounds. I would highly recommend this place to everyone

Thank familyHowes
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183 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

We booked the Old Vicarage for afternoon tea following a burial at Woodlands. I know it has a reputation for weddings, but have not been their for years. We were greeted by lovely staff, a very warm and cozy venue which was very welcome on such a cold day. The food was laid out on a table with china cups... More 

2 Thank BournemouthChris
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

I chose this place for my daughters birthday venue. They helped in organising what I wanted in that was a disco, and also a buffet. There was plentiful of food for everyone. The owner was really friendly and would recommend this venue.

1 Thank andy m
West Country, near Bristol
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We were fortunate to be invited here for a friend's wedding, and had a wonderful time during the celebrations. I asked if gluten free food could be provided - it was to be afternoon tea, followed by pizza in the evening. They did me proud, with my own selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes, and later a roll-based pizza pair... More 

Thank Suzykay5
Watford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Wow!!!! Came here for a wedding had an amazing time! Beautiful venue, staff are fantastic cannot fault them so kind and helpful!!! Food was delicious first wedding I've attended (other than my own) where I have eaten everything!!!!! Highly highly recommend!!!!

Thank vikingwizardeyes1234
Christchurch, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

We had an afternoon tea yesterday for my Mum's birthday and it was absolutely brilliant. There were about 30 of us and the food was brilliant and the staff were absolutely excellent. It is set in beautiful grounds and would be the ideal place to have a wedding. Could not fault it

Thank Niki C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Celebration of friends life on 6th July. Although overflow parking not well signed - not a real issue - venue lovely. Cups very badly tea stained - was surprised at how such a well run venue could put out cups that are so badly stained - not just one or two either. Can I suggest that even with fine china... More 

1 Thank questionerSomresetuk
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

The Old Vicarage provides guests with excellent accommodation and a fabulous breakfast. The staff are very attentive and the rooms are excellent . I loved my stay there.

Thank msGrace2009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lyndhurst Road | hinton, Christchurch BH23 7DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 277006
The Old Vicarage is a six bedroom Country House set in the heart of ten acres of Gardens. Say "I Do" at The Old Vicarage! Tie the knot, then celebrate with a party to remember in our stunning Garden Marquee. The beautiful Botanical Gardens and Woodlands offer the most perfect back-drop for what will become the most memorable day of your lives. A dream setting, coupled with outstanding food and service, for you and your guest to enjoy. The Old Vicarage is Licensed for Ceremonies, in our beautiful Orangery and outside Summer House. We are here to work with you, our dedicated Wedding Co-Ordinators will be on hand from beginning to end, ensuring stress- free preparations. offering you the utmost in flexibility and attention to detail, each Wedding is tailored to your specification. Co-ordinate with our Cordon Bleu Chef to create an enticing Menu. We enjoy what we do and look forward to working alongside you to create the Wedding of your dreams!

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