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The Chairmakers

Forest Road | Hambledon, Waterlooville PO7 4QX, England
+44 23 9225 5990
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“gammon” (16 reviews)
“yorkshires” (6 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
DETAILS
Forest Road | Hambledon, Waterlooville PO7 4QX, England
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21 - 30 of 362 reviews

Reviewed 12 February 2017

Welcomed by staff and quickley attended too, large pub with plenty of room, 4 of us had the gammon steak which was very fatty, and not good value for the price. Ice cream suits were very meagre and quite expensive. Overall not on my top...More

Thank royandwendy503838
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 you kind words which I will pass on to the whole team. Apologies that the gammon was fatty we have had a couple of issues which our suppliers have resovled...More

Reviewed 10 February 2017

I have eaten here many times and never had a bad meal. The menu is generally varied with something for every taste. Starter, mains and desserts alike are delicious.

Thank franceshunter
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 very much for your kind words which I will pass onto the whole team Kind Regards Chris Bennett General Manager

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Visited last Sunday for the carvery. Could not fault the food or service. Unfortunately, the children's small play area was a disgrace. It really needs replenishing with new toys and books. A blackboard on the wall is a good idea but not if the chalks...More

Thank christinewoods135
Chris B, General Manager at The Chairmakers, responded to this review

Good Evening Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and your kind comments regarding the service and food. We are currently reviewing our kids corner and may be removing this as unfortunately some children do not look after the toys in there,...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I'd like to thank the staff for a great evening. They accommodated our needs really well, food arrived promptly for 24 people and was well received. Definitely recommend you to our friends.

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

Good Evening Thank you for taking the time to review The Chairmakers and for your kind words, I will ensure these are passed on to all the team. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future Kind Regards Chris Bennett General Manager

Reviewed 2 February 2017

I really liked the peppered mackerel with salad and I also liked the potatoes and spinach. My friends like their desserts and mains but my cod was a bit rubbery and the coffee was too strong.More

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

Good Afternoon Thank you for taking the time to review The Chairmakers. I apoligise the cod was not up to standard and have spoken to my kitchen team regarding this. With the coffee we are able to do a single shot rather then a standard...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub! Great food! We were driving past and just went in to see what it was like! Pleasantly surprised!

Thank Sarahjp_12
Chris B, General Manager at The Chairmakers, responded to this review

Good Evening Thank you for taking the time to review The Chairmakers and for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind Regards Chris Bennett General Manager

Reviewed 29 January 2017

We have just returned from the MOST delicious Sunday Carvery lunch produced here. While it was, as usual, extremely busy, we were treated with exceptional courtesy and friendliness. The beef was simply the tenderest and the choice of well-cooked vegetables (including servings of pork scratchings!)...More

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

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

Reviewed 19 January 2017

We came here on Sunday 8th around 6pm for the carvery and the food was delicious. The brownie we shared was yummy and so were the coffees. The staff were okay, polite guy I believe was the Manager, would just say it was slightly off...More

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

Good Evening Thank you for taking the time to review The Chairmakers, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again in the future Kind Regards Chris Bennett General Manager

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Spent an evening here with friends. The menu is classic pub grub with a pretty good selection. Prices are very reasonable however I would recommend an extra side order of vegetables to accompany your main. The meals were ample portions and served hot by pleasant...More

Thank RumRat21
Chris B, General Manager at The Chairmakers, responded to this review

Good Evening Thank you for taking the time to review The Chairmakers. We look forward to seeing you again soon Kind Regards Chris Bennett General Manager

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Popped into this pub for an anniversary dinner with my husband. Was very quiet so we had our pick of tables. Good varied menu, a couple of vegetarian options too. I had the mushroom and spinach lasagne which was lovely and the crumble of the...More

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

Good Afternoon Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Chairmakers, I have passed your comments on to all the team and we look forward to seeing you again in the near furure. Kind Regards Chris Bennett General Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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: +44 23 9225 5990
  • E-mail