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Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7XB, England
+44 1590 616253
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Today
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 48
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
afternoon tea

Lovely afternoon tea, very helpful staff. Only downside was the hotel was shabby and toilets not very clean.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
junedomNewForest_UK
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New Forest, UK
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Windsor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A group of work 28 colleagues dined here on Saturday 9th May for a private dinner, fantastic service and excellent quality food. An enjoyable evening had by all. The lady who managed us, was efficient and calm whilst coming across friendly and bubbly. Her number one priority was definitely the service we received and it was brilliant.

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Hampshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visited here for Sunday lunch, and unsurprisingly it was busy outside on a sunny lunchtime. The options were the outside grill / bbq menu or the inside pub fayre. We elected to eat inside starting off with drinks. As other reviewers have mentioned the coffees are pretty ropey and the cappuccino was more like watery foam than proper frothed... More 

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Southampton
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We live locally and have eaten in this restaurant many times over the years. We had our wedding reception there 33 years ago so it is a favourite of ours. The food is always good and so is the service but last night it was exceptional. The staff we so friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The attention to detail... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We purchased an afternoon tea with a voucher. We were thoroughly spoilt! Delicate sandwiches, 2 scones, jam and cream, cakes, biscuit and a little mousse. We enjoyed tea in pretty little teacups with a silver teapot. They were happy to cater for my mum who requested fruit tea and vegetarian. The waitress was helpful and friendly. great setting and very... More 

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New Forest, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Lovely afternoon tea, very helpful staff. Only downside was the hotel was shabby and toilets not very clean.

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

Riverview Restaurant - Thank you for your review. Whilst I am pleased that you enjoyed your afternoon tea, I am sorry that you had cause to complain about the toilets. I do hope you return and notice an improvement. More 

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The restaurant was busy but the staff looked after our needs. The service wasn't too swift, but fast enough to ensure we didn't spend all night sitting at our table. The only faux pas was a glass of white wine from the bar being topped by a different bottle of white wine.

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

Riverview Restaurant - Thank you for your review. I am pleased that the team looked after you. I do hope you will forgive the mistake over your wine. I hope we will see you back again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have visited this hotel on many occasions and always eat in the restaurant. The service is second to none, with waiting staff very attentive but not overly pushy, nothing is too much for them.the food is always amazing and cooked to perfection.If you are in the area drop in you won't be dissapointed. We are booked in for monday... More 

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

Riverview Restaurant - Thank you for your generous comments. Jose and the team will be pleased. It was great to meet you this time and we look forward to many more visits. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Lovely afternoon tea. All homemade and one of the best I have had! Friendly staff and beautiful setting

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

Riverview Restaurant - Thank you for a fantastic review. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We purchased a voucher for afternoon tea for 2 ( they have only just started doing it, so had it on a promotion). It was absolutely lovely. Homemade cakes, scones, fruit fools and sandwiches with unlimited tea. Its usually £15 per head and was well worth it!!! We have had afternoon tea at several locations and it was among the... More 

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

Riverview Restaurant - Thank you for your fantastic review. The new afternoon tea is certainly proving to be very popular. If you come back in the summer, you will be able to enjoy it on the Terrace. More 

croydon
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Lovely day out, visited with family and friends. Had a wonderful lunch, everyone enjoyed their food ranging from mussels to fish & chips, not the cheapest pub food though. Staff seemed really nice and welcoming, nice atmosphere. I would recommend

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

Yachtsman Pub - Thank you for your great review. The mussels are certainly a favourite of mine. 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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
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?