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287 Christchurch Road, West Parley BH22 8SQ, England
+44 1202 594811
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12:00 - 23:00
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St Leonards, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came mid week, food was nice, good options, but found the two gentlemen who served us quite rude and arrogant.

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Thank abiabi123
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. I can only apologise about the later comment Richard More 

Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having tried to get at meal at two other nearby pubs ( one too busy and one disgusting) we were welcomed at The Curlew by friendly efficient staff- food was lovely, value for money.Waitress was fabulous (sorry didn't catch her name- visit was wednesday 10th May and sat to the right by the fire place.

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Thank Sally B
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this review

Thanks, Sally, for the great review! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times, and the food has been great (just one bad experience, but I'll let them off). The shin of beef is delicious. It's cosy inside on a rainy day, or has a nice outdoor area for The sunshine. Lovely cosy fires. Staff are very attentive.

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Thank angela_caulfield
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this review

Thanks, Angela, for your review! We look forward to your return. More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't book a table but luckily enough we got 1. We had a 3 course meal for £20 & was more than enough for the money we paid.. food was nice.. could only eat 2 spoonfuls of pudding as filled up by starter & main meal.. staff & service very good.. will definitely return..

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Thank ColinandJenny M
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this review

Hi, Colin and Jenny! Thanks for the review. We are so happy you enjoyed your great 3-course meal with us. Hopefully next time we can stretch you to giving is 5 stars. :-) More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on tuesday night for parents belated anniversary dinner. We had a lovely fun time i had the duck special which was delicious. Dad had the new york sirloin special, unfortunately the steak was tough but was soon corrected and an whole new meal came out for him and this steak was alot better. Mum had the pizza which... More 

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Thank becky b
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this review

Thanks, Becky, for the incredible review! All comments are passed onto the team. it's great to hear that we managed to very quickly correct an issue that you had with your meal. Thanks for the 5 stars. :-D More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of people in garden but able to get table inside in restaurant attentive service Good collection of beers and wine list quite extensive Food was good pie was very nice but seasonal veg and chips only ok and a bit mean on portion size Pudding was very good Bromley Apple with cream and ice cream nice touch Good value... More 

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Thank malefamily
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for your review. I am sorry that we didn't meet your expectations but hope you visit again soon and we shall do better. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never even but heard it was good. They weren't wrong. It was amazing. The food was big and tasty. We had the beef wellington and burger. Didn't realise how relaxing this place was along with great food. Defo going back.

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Thank bluem00n1981
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this review

The beef wellington is fab. Thanks for the time to write this great trip More 

Dorset
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely pub with superb staff. From the minute you walk through the door you are greeted with a friendly face and that continues with ever member of staff you speak to. You can not fault them. Excellent menu choice and good value. Three course menu £20 which includes steak. Food was excellent. Will definitely be returning.

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Thank Lulu616
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this review

Great comments we try to please lulu. See you soon More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here whilst visiting family. Such a lovely, warm welcoming restaurant - dog friendly too which was a bonus! Loved the decor! The food was very well priced, freshly cooked and extremely tasty! Best desert menu I have seen in a long while - almost spoilt for choice. We will definitely return when next back in the area.

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Thank Sally S
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this review

Thanks Sally see you soon More 

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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A most enjoyable meal. The Rioja and the T bone steak were also excellent as was the usual high level service.

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Thank A1n2thony
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you soon. :-) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$65
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 287 Christchurch Road, West Parley BH22 8SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  West Parley
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 594811
Description
The Curlew has had a varied and interesting history. The building was constructed in the 1800's and served as a farm mostly producing root vegetables. After gaining its license, the building became Mulligan's fish restaurant, then a themed pub and was more recently called The Manor before settling on being named after the wading bird - the Curlew.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?