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The Sandpiper

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97 Bure Lane, Christchurch BH23 4DN, England
+44 1425 275163
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 wait.

Thank Beatlejooz
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 to oaps.

Thank jackiebb2017
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 fail. Good pint of IPA as well.

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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 good and so reasonably priced too. All the staff are friendly and most efficient. We... More 

1 Thank Paul H
La Colle sur Loup, France
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This was a perfectly nice pub, as it's part of a chain you know what you will get. The staff members were all polite and friendly. The food was good. I had a steak surf and turf and my wife had fish and chips. They were both nice. This is a fine place to go and eat out on a... More 

Thank StokeyTravels
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A decent menu but the food wasn't great, soemwhat below average and only just edible although the younger people in the party thought it was ok. Very good price for what you get.

1 Thank dmn2710
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Near to where we stayed. Food was very good and really fresh and nicely presented. Prices were excellent, really affordable.

Thank Linda T
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Standard pub food, reasonably priced, not the 'home cooked' proper pub food that i enjoy the most. Bland atmosphere but decor was up to date and nice. Fairly priced drinks

Thank krystinafox
Wimborne Dorset
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Second visit to this venue. Visited 5pm last saturday. Met two friends given good table. All meals were very enjoyable, didn't wait long to order, meals arrived promptly. Had coffee and cake after, server was very efficient and friendly. All staff seemed happy, there was a good atmosphere. Only gave 4 stars as got rather noisy and very hot. Visiting... More 

Thank Linda B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
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
Recently refurbished pub with a large menu. Children friendly with sports package

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