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Brew Pub, Bar, British, Pub
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529 Christchurch Road | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4AG, England
+44 1202 251953
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic pub Friendly staff and fantastic food Great wine and beers Night entertainment is great with live bands

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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in Boscombe, I wasn't expecting much when one of my friends suggested a venue here, as it's not renowned for being the best area in Bournemouth BUT how wrong was I? We had an absolutely brilliant night here. We watched live music with the Sea Slugs, downstairs and enjoyed the fact that you could drink upstairs too, and that... More 

1 Thank Tony H
Helston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was recommended Chaplins whilst staying in the area and visited most evening's for a meal and drink. The place is eclectic, probably a little bit bohemian, but has fantastic food, friendly staff, tasty beers and a wide mixture of local customers. Really enjoyed my time spent here and am sorry to be moving on.

1 Thank Michael P
London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderfully quirky and quite unexpected, eclectic collection make for great escapism!The surprises seem to go on forever - with an amazing outdoor area, terrace and basement with a vaudevillian theatre style stage! We had a HUGE Ploughmans - one of the best and most generous portions we have ever had. Everything was homemade and clearly a lot of love and... More 

1 Thank Lisa C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great service, great menu, great drinks list! Would deffo return! The issue is how cramped it got towards the end of the night. Maybe filter how many people you are letting in.

1 Thank Rph89
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Chaplins is one of the best bars in Bournemouth. There's always a great atmosphere and the decor inside is amazing too. I also recommend the food there, especially the bacon and cheese burger which is delicious!

1 Thank AceRockers
Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I love this pub, they have really gone to town to create an interesting & original place to visit. They are friendly and welcoming and they serve a very good selection of beer! The option of going down to the cellar to take in some live music(& other beers not available upstairs) is an added bonus, definitely my favourite pub... More 

1 Thank michaelowen7
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Chaplins and cellar bar are by far my favourite in bournemouth. To the point where I actually come here most weekends with my friends or colleagues. I love their ales and have a great selection of spirits. What a great place to wind down after a heavy shift or to get a party started. Unfortunately, only until recently I've been... More 

3 Thank rozzathebozza
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We ate here for the first time yesterday with a large group of people and it was excellent. Service was great, food was excellent - especially the Goats Cheese Salad. Excellent choice of wine and a good atmosphere.

1 Thank chloew
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017

A great place with some great characters,the food is excellent the atmosphere is second to non and the lovely Waitress Molly will make sure you'll want to come back again and again to try everything on the menu. The best Sunday roast in Bournemouth. Great bands open mic nights and comedy great beer garden what ever the weather.

1 Thank Nick M

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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$6 - US$14
Brew Pub, Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 529 Christchurch Road | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 251953
Award Winning Bournemouth Bar, Restaurant and Live Music Venue. Locally sourced, home-cooked food, Real Ales, Quality spirits and live music 7 days a week. Our community ethos and ethical outlook means we use organic & locally sourced produce throughout the menus in our restaurant, support local bands, artists, community groups, brewers, creatives et al.

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