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Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7XB, England
+44 1590 616253
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 33
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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 41
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quaint

Lovely and cosy, warm, friendly staff and v.pleasant to sit eating lunch whilst looking at the yachts on the river.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Lynne C
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Alton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Alton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely and cosy, warm, friendly staff and v.pleasant to sit eating lunch whilst looking at the yachts on the river.

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

Riverview Restaurant. Thank you for your review. The view from the restaurant is certainly impressive. You must come back in the summer when we have the terrace open. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The food was locally sourced and served with flair and pride. The staff were genuinely impressive in both the bar and the Restaurant..

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

Thank you for your fantastic review. We are a member of the New Forest Marque, so where possible we support local food suppliers by using their products in our menus and pub. I will pass on your comments to the team. More 

STRATFORD UON AVON
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Thank you to all at The Master Builders for a wonderful afternoon tea this afternoon. Voucher purchased from Living social, so got the experience at a bargain price. Quite honestly worth every penny of the full price! Staff very accommodating, letting us dine before our allotted booking time, and very attentive without being overbearing. Service excellent and so much delicious... More 

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

Thank you for your excellent review. We have only recently started serving afternoon teas in the Riverview Restaurant, but they are certainly proving to be popular. You should come back in the summer, when you will be able to enjoy afternoon tea on the terrace, overlooking the Beaulieu River. More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Was recommended this restaurant by a friend. Rang them beforehand to see if they had vegan options on their menu (one of us is veggie and one vegan). They were really helpful and e-mailed us over an amazing vegan menu! We were so impressed by this, as most places just give us a couple of options. The setting of the... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We can normally cater for all dietary needs, so when we are given a little notice the Chef's like to show off. I am pleased that you enjoyed the variety. More 

Surrey
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the Master Builders last Christmas (see my hotel review on TA), enjoyed ourselves immensely and when we saw the Winter Warmer offer jumped at the opportunity for another visit. I have reviewed the hotel several times but never the restaurant and bar. The Riverside Restaurant overlooks the river, has a very pleasant ambience, serves good food with... More 

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

Good to see you back again. It sounds like you had the best of both worlds with dinner in the restaurant on the first night and a meal in the pub on the second. You will have to come back and sample the new menu. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Master Builder's restaurant is an absolute delight. We've visited consistantly over the last couple of months and it's well worth the 1.5 hour drive for us. On our last visit we brought the dog along and although she wasn't allowed in the restaurant (of course) she was allowed to stay in the beautiful drawing room with a bowl of water,... More 

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

Jose, Callum and the team are delighted with your excellent review. We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We ate in the bar whilst on an overnight stay. It was not too busy that night so we got straight to the bar to order. There was a good seletcion on the menu and I opted for a slamon pasta salad. The decor of the bar was great and was chose a really nice quiet table by the fire.... More 

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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 of your meal in the pub. I am really pleased that you enjoyed the Salmon Pasta dish. We will be changing the menu soon, so we will bear your comments in mind. Hopefully you will be back soon to try something different. More 

London
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I, along with my husband and four friends visited this restaurant for Sunday lunch a couple of weeks ago. It is in a beautiful location. The service was excellent and the food was delicious and very good value. The young waiter (I think Callum) served us and he was very attentive and polite and couldn't do enough to make our... More 

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

Riverview Restaurant. Thank you for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your Sunday lunch in The Riverview Restaurant. It sounds like Callum and the team were making sure everyone had a Yorkshire pudding! Hopefully we will see you back soon. More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We stayed in the hotel last weekend and enjoyed the service and food in the restaurant so much, we came back down for a Sunday lunch this weekend and it was even better than our first visit. First of all, Jose, Restaurant Manager, is very courteous and really looks after you. His team that he is training and developing are... More 

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

Riverview Restaurant Thank you for your glowing review. Jose and his team have obviously made a great impression, and I am sure he will be pleased to read that his hard work is paying off. The atmosphere in the restaurant is much improved from twelve months ago, and the Chef's new menus compliment the overall experience. We look forward to... More 

La Foye
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had a meal in the pub on one night of our stay. The food was of a very good standard, wholesome and good portions. Staff were very friendly and a good choice of well kept ales which pleased me.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
CliveWatts1, General Manager at Master Builder's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Yachtsman's Bar - Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your meal in the Yachtsman's Bar. 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

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