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The Ducking Stool - CLOSED

13A Ducking Stool Lane, Christchurch BH23 1DS, England
+44 1202 485779
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good15%
  • Average10%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible15%
8 Jan 2016
“Nice Cream Tea”
24 Oct 2015
“An experience we can't forget...”
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
13A Ducking Stool Lane, Christchurch BH23 1DS, England
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11 - 20 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 30 January 2015

Nice old fella , does his best with the food which is god honest & basic dishes . But the place itself was very dated & not very clean all ok as I live to tell the tell so no major complaints

1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Had lunch at the restaurant, nothing out of the ordinary, but cheap. Fish and Chips good value at £6.80 but roast of the day (beef) overcooked and tasteless. Very tired inside, and needs complete refurbishment. Men's toilet grubby and needs a refit. Poor selection of...More

2  Thank FrankFarkle
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Went here for a simple cream tea, it turned out after waiting for 15minutes to be served that there were no scones for the cream tea and they only took cash which made us leave as we only had card..not sure how they'd expect a...More

4  Thank 242andyo
Reviewed 23 August 2014

I went here for an early lunch arriving before midday. I ordered a Ploughmans lunch which was described as coming with a warm baguette, salad and coleslaw. The food took a good 35 minutes to arrive and was accompanied by half a cold baguette which...More

4  Thank SMCLondon
ray d, Manager at The Ducking Stool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2015

plougmans lunch. yes there was a full restaurant and as allways they all come in at once. i remember you sate on table 4. never said anything about you husband meal he loved ever bit of his meal. anyway the rolls come to us Fresh...More

Reviewed 31 May 2014

Wanted a nice lunch in a little independant cafe but wish I didn't bother. On a busy market day only one table was occupied which should have started bells ringing as all the other cafes in the High Street were packed. Chose the roast dinner,...More

9  Thank ExJanetEx
Reviewed 5 May 2014

I could not believe there were good reviews for the ducking stool, the fact that it was empty on a very busy day should have sounded an alarm in my brain, the owner when taking the order made me feel uncomfortable he kept staring at...More

5  Thank snuggie1957
raymondoUk, Owner at The Ducking Stool, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Here we go again, two people from a local pub trying to bring me down. but it never works. coke was into a clean glass and the food was fresh and was as good as any were and a good price and value for money....More

Reviewed 25 November 2013

Not the easiest place for visitors to find. Interesting location and interior. Helpful and attentive staff. Special requests are accommodated without fuss. Deserves to be patronised more.

2  Thank Trolly-rocker
raymondoUk, Owner at The Ducking Stool, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Thank you for you feed back..............

Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

Just had a lovely breakfast here. There were eight of us, food was all cooked together, fresh, not greasy and eggs were perfectly cooked. Lovely smiley waitress made for a great service. Yes the tomatoes are tinned but so what?? Great atmosphere. And great value.

Thank chris_cornish
raymondoUk, Owner at The Ducking Stool, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

we do our best and are pround of our servise

Reviewed 26 August 2013

We wanted to have a quick lunch while being in Christchurch for one day. Luckily we found a place off the beaten track where locals rather than tourists have a meal. All meals were tasty so afterall we ate well and on a budget. I...More

1  Thank Marcela12
raymondoUk, Owner at The Ducking Stool, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

thank for the feed back and come again.

Reviewed 25 August 2013

This is a little tearoom whereby clearly the owner is trying his best. It's off the beaten track and totally unpretentious. I detest rude trip advisors and people who try to discredit any establishment. We had a perfectly acceptable cream tea with very friendly service....More

2  Thank hands12345
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13A Ducking Stool Lane, Christchurch BH23 1DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 485779
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Family orientated restaurant in the heart of Christchurch next to the famous ducking stool serving homemade traditional dishes in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
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