We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Master Builder's Bar & Restaurant

Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7XB, England
+44 1590 616253
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #9 of 10 restaurants in Beaulieu
Cuisines: British
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

133 reviews from our community

27% Recommend
    16
    21
    30
    35
    31
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I've enjoyed lunch here from the regular menu and the summer BBQ menu and both were delicious. Great veggie selection! Decor is very well done throughout, creating a comfy space in keeping with the history of the building. The service was great - staff couldn't do enough for us even when we went all high maintenance on them and didn't... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had pub food here while hiking around the area. We did about 6 miles on foot and were very hungry. Fish and chips was something we both fancied. We were very surprised when we saw our plates though. For £12.95 we got maybe 10 chips each and a small piece of fish plus peas. Chips were burt and only... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Laleham, Middlesex
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We came here for a big family celebration and had a lovely meal with good wines and efficient service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely restaurant in a beautiful setting. It lives off this reputation and gets away with providing very little. We arrived in July on a weekday and at about 5pm. Needed an early meal/snack. Everything was shut. Seriously, it is no longer the 70s! Its the holiday season and there are people everywhere. Inside there were food plates... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
London
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Sadly, despite a great location this place is a monopoly on food and drink in the local vicinity and it shows. We ate in the pub/bar area and not the restaurant. I won't labour my disappointing experience except to say that the other reviewers who found it below par are totally right. If you want Weatherspoons quality (for food and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Guisborough, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We visited bucklers hard and popped in for our lunch, we were not disappointed, we chose to have the seafood sharing platter for two, prawn, whitebait, mackrel pate, anchovies, salmon, olives, bread and salad. Absolutely fantastic , well presented, fresh produce, and definitely enough two. Price was very good at £24.50. Will visit again when we go back to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visited here with some family a week or so ago. Have to say the location setting is beautiful looking across at the river and boats in the small harbour. The hotel and bar area looked very different as well - almost colonial. However I found the drinks slightly on the pricey side and after looking at both the bar menu... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Southampton, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We came all the way down Beaulieu river by boat as it was a beautiful day, to stop off at the Master Builder's for a spot of late lunch/ early dinner. It was a scorching day, perfect for a bite to eat by the side of the river at somewhere friends had come many years ago and recommended. ......sad to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
London
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My elderly parents stayed at the hotel and my partner and I joined them for dinner. All the staff were superb; they were kind, courteous, attentive and absolutely first rate. They made my parents so welcome and looked after them so well. The meal itself was lovely. I had a very tasty mushroom soup and the salmon/mackerel cannelloni looked excellent.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Went for lunch today in the restaurant . Had a lovely lunch on the terrace. The staff were very attentive and good service. The food was a three course set lunch for £20.00 which was very good value. Very well prepared and well presented. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Master Builder's Bar & Restaurant also viewed

Beaulieu, Brockenhurst
Beaulieu, Brockenhurst
 
Beaulieu, Brockenhurst
Beaulieu, Brockenhurst
 
Brockenhurst, New Forest National Park
Beaulieu, Brockenhurst
 
Beaulieu, Brockenhurst
 
Twyford, Winchester

Been to Master Builder's Bar & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Master Builder's Bar & Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing