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Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7XB, England
+44 1590 616253
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Pub lunch over easter

We stopped off for lunch based on good previous experience and once again we weren't disappointed. There were 8 of us and despite it being busy, we only had a 30 min wait for food. Large garden with plenty of tables. Ideal pace to sit and watch the world go by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
mike c
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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lymington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We came for lunch with another couple. It was sunny and very busy but the staff were very good and managed to provide a good service as well as good food. My advice would be to note that there are a couple of bars and one may be less busy than the other.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I visited the Marina and had dinner in the restaurant. The food and service was very high with extra small courses included.

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We've been here before and this visit was the best yet....superb beer and lovely lunch - good quick friendly service. We shared the Butcher's Platter, in the sunny pretty garden - bliss after the beautiful walk from Beaulieu

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CliveWatts1, General Manager at Master Builder's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Yachtsmans Bar - What a great review recognizing the improvements we are all working towards. The sharing platters were introduced last year, and are proving to be really popular. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Crowthorne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We stopped off for lunch based on good previous experience and once again we weren't disappointed. There were 8 of us and despite it being busy, we only had a 30 min wait for food. Large garden with plenty of tables. Ideal pace to sit and watch the world go by.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
CliveWatts1, General Manager at Master Builder's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Yachtsman's Bar - Thank you for your great comments. The sunny weather has certainly meant that the garden and the BBQ have been really popular this Easter. Long may it continue. More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have many afternoon teas in a wide variety of places, but I can honestly say that this was the best so far. The food was extremely fresh and quality was excellent throughout. The hotel itself was superbly situated with fabulous views across the river from the Restaurant. The service was also extremely efficient and attentive. All in all I... More 

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CliveWatts1, General Manager at Master Builder's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Riverview Restaurant - Thank you for your great review of Afternoon Tea in the Riverview Restaurant. You must come back in the summer and enjoy the views from the Terrace. More 

Sussex
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Popped in here for a mid morning coffee and scone after walking from Beaulieu. We took a table in the garden and the view was very nice. Unfortunately it was down hill from then on. I went into the hotel and ordered 3 coffees, 1 tea and 4 scones which came to £20.85 ..not cheap. There is no table service... More 

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CliveWatts1, General Manager at Master Builder's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Yachtsman's Bar - Thank you for your review. I am sorry you didn't have a good experience in the Yachtsman's bar. While we are certainly not a Starbucks, as well as the filtered cup of coffee, we do offer cafetiere and a range of bean to cup coffees - cappuccino, latte, americano, and espresso. The scones are homemade, served with... More 

Portsmouth
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Delicious food and great service. The staff were friendly and polite and made us feel welcome. We were allowed to bring our dog into the Bar and the staff were friendly with our dog and put us at our ease.

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CliveWatts1, General Manager at Master Builder's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Yachtsman's Bar - Thank you for your great review. Glad to hear we made you and the dog feel welcome. Hopefully we will see you again sometime. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Very very busy day. 4 day bank holiday weekend- sun out people everywhere but we had quick service (8 of us all having lunch in the garden). Great food- the share platters are the way to go as they were spectacular.

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CliveWatts1, General Manager at Master Builder's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Yachtsman's Pub - Thank you for your review. It certainly was a busy weekend - such fantastic weather to sit in the garden and watch the boats go by. The Fisherman's and Butcher's Platters are really popular and ideal to share. More 

Gloucestershire
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

There always seems to be a warm welcome here which is great. We stopped off for lunch based on good past experiences and once again we weren't disappointed. The atmosphere is great, it's seriously dog friendly which is great for our ageing Labrador and the food and beer have never been a let down. Definitely worth seeking out and very... More 

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CliveWatts1, General Manager at Master Builder's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Yachtsman's Pub - Great to have you come back again and write such a glowing review. Next time you visit, you must try out the new Garden Kitchen Grill ( BBQ!) More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Brilliant food and innovative menu cooked to perfection ....well done Chef ! I recommend the Rabbit dish starter .

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CliveWatts1, General Manager at Master Builder's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Riverview Restaurant - Thank you for your great review and recommendations. We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7XB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Brockenhurst  >  Beaulieu
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 616253

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?