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The Brickmakers

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££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Church Road | Southampton, Swanmore SO32 2PA, England
+44 1489 890954
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic staff, superb beers and the best prawn gumbo I've had for a long, long time. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Ben T
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Popped in for a birthday lunch with Sara and our four boys. We arrived when everyone else did and clearly a flood of customers at once! Landlady worked so hard and no real delay at all. Drinks great and food delicious. One of my boys knocked his meal onto the floor just after receiving it and a replacement ordered straightaway... More 

Thank David L
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited here a few times now. Always good food, good beer and excellent friendly service! Having just moved to the area, it's most likely to be my local go to

Thank Georgina B
Shirrell Heath, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have a lovey time when I visit this pub. The food is always tasty and the menu is often changed up to add some variety which is fab. The staff are attentive and friendly and look after you during your stay. Well done very lovely place!

Thank veganemmaa
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Lunch with colleagues couldn't have been better today. Amazing service, tasty options for starters, mains and desserts and wow, what a pie! I chose the beef and ale pie with chunky chips and vegetables. I was not disappointed. It was homemade and delicious! It filled me up and was disappointed not to be able to choose a dessert. I will... More 

Thank Lousalter
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

I had such a lovely evening out surrounded by my family and friends and celebrating my birthday on Friday evening. We were all made to feel very welcome by Koren, joint owner, front of house and married to the head chef. Our table was waiting for us on arrival and we sat down promptly. Nothing was too much trouble and... More 

Thank Trishmadasadog
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5 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely family run pub. Genuine caring team. Lovely food in a beautifully decorated restaurant. Open fire lounge with plenty of space for your dogs too.

Thank dragon_pie17
winchester United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in to the Brickmakers for lunch. Land lady was very welcoming. Great food I had pie, delicious traditional pie. Very hot and tasty. Followed by Millionaires shortbread. All of us were well fed and we'll looked after. Well worth a visit. We will be back.

Thank Kevin H
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I feel like maybe my family and I caught them on a bad day yesterday after reading the other reviews which are mostly positive but our experience was anything but! When we first arrived (despite calling in advance for a table) it took 30 minutes for us to get our first drink which just consisted of a beer, coke, 2... More 

Thank Becki-Emily C
Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this review

Hi Becky, thank you for your email. I'm sure you'll be surprised to hear that I'm glad you have left this review as it has made me aware of a situation that I had heard nothing about. I've been into work yesterday and it was not mentioned so I will be addressing it when I go in today. My husband... More 

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

A very pleasant interior with a nice fire. Food is your average pub grub - standard fare, reasonably priced and service is pleasant. Can be noisy and packed if there is a band on, which can be good or bad depending on your point of view, so you may want to check first! Sadly the beer garden was sold off... More 

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Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this review

Hi thank you for your review, although I found it a little confusing. We were a little bit put out that you declared our food average pub grub, as we are very well known and appreciated for our excellent restaurant menu, although you may have only seen our bar menu which does serve the standard fish & chips, sandwiches, wraps,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road | Southampton, Swanmore SO32 2PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Swanmore
  • Phone Number: +44 1489 890954
We are a family run Free house in the lovely village of Swanmore. Our cosy pub has a great beer garden and open fire. We welcome dogs in our bar - where you can eat and drink - the restaurant is for humans only! All our food is freshly prepared from scratch using free range meat, eggs and organic milk. We have a lunch menu, a la carte evening menu, children's menu, over 60s special menu at lunchtimes, and Sunday roast and lunch menu. We serve a great range of local ales and extensive wine list. We also do functions, wakes, and the outside catering.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
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