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Beefeater The Somerford

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Somerford Road, Christchurch BH23 3QG, England
+44 1202 485376
07:00 - 22:30
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Sun 07:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 23:00
Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We stayed in the Premier Inn next to the Beefeater Pub, So as we were there only one night, we had to have a meal there. We did not like the atmosphere of the Pub. There were a couple of people at the bar who looked a bit intimidating to us. Looked like this pub has workman going in for... More 

Thank vivbuckle22
Dorset, UK
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Cooked breakfast is pretty good, numerous times they seem to run out of bread on display for toast and have to ask them to fill it back up, poor selection of crumpets and other breaded products. What does put me off is the fact that yoghurts and milk are left out of any kind of refrigeration for very long periods... More 

Thank hussbrick87
London, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I had booked a table for 3 for 7 pm. My guests were a few minutes late in arriving and whilst waiting for them, I heard a small family group being told they had no space for them until 9 pm. Despite the place being extremely busy, we ordered our meals and there was no noticeable delay in them arriving.... More 

Thank r_S133
Dorset, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in here today for a quick lunch with my mum and 2 year old. It was a bit of a gamble especially having a little one in tow but I thought it was likely to be child friendly place. However we didn't even finish our meals and left halfway through. My little one wasn't interested in eating and didn't... More 

Thank 198140
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Popped in here this week for lunch. It was very quiet - only two other table occupied by couples. Food arrived nicely presented and hot though the portions were pretty small. Staff were nice but few and far between - may be a problem if busy. I would say it was average but not great.

Thank SimonbU3207LE
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374 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

A large restaurant made it easy to get a table. The menu is varied and the dishes we selected were well prepared and presented. Very friendly service and reasonable prices made this a very enjoyable and good value lunch.

Thank Stevew07
Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Not the best,very poor for the money we paid,nice stater but rest was bland and warmed in microwave,waitress was very good tho,very attentive. Better off trying the pubs,which is what i should have done,salmon was nice but as i say warmed up in micro,sauce was bland,my partner had a mixed grill,steak was awful,he could eat it. Go elswhere i would,plenty... More 

Thank misskiss080
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here for lunch , not been in here for 5 years as the food was poor the last time we ate here and said we wouldn't be back. Children's meals were ok but the adult meals were over priced and not a lot on the plate. I'm not a big fan of harvester pubs but it seems they... More 

Thank Garry F
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

On the first night of our stay at the Premier Inn, thought we would eat in the Beefeater. Not a happy experience! Chose 6 ounce flatiron steak as other steaks too big for my appetite. Half of steak inedible because of gristle and tubes in meat. One large grilled mushroom very watery and the accompanying slice of tomato completely cold!... More 

Thank HowardA678
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My family and me decided to go for a meal at the Somerford Beefeater on our way home after seeing Billy Elliott, which was fantastic. We have been to the Somerford a few times and every time it is great, good choice to meet everybody's needs. Service was excellent and we think the lady serving us was called either Vicky... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Somerford Road, Christchurch BH23 3QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 485376

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