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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 53
    Poor
  • 40
    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
Poor attention to detail

Quality of food and its presentation and cooking were above average but the attention to the booking request and diners were poor and resulted in a spoiled experience on a special day.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
EVEGRAHAM
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Met distant family here for lunch and - whilst they felt this was a great place to stay (having been there for three nights) our experience of the bar and various "eateries" seemed to indicate that the quality and range of food was somewhat outweighed by the fabulous location. Not that there was anything wrong with the food - it... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for pub lunch on 20/07/15 On the way back from Lymington. The barman was very helpful, but the whole place was in need of a good scrub . It was Monday at 2.30 in the afternoon and the ladies toilet needed a very deep clean. Brass finger plates on the doors were filthy, and had I visited... 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 feedback. I am really sorry that you found the toilets not to be up to spec. I have discussed your comments with our housekeeping team and we have increased the frequency of servicing. I do hope you return. More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Quality of food and its presentation and cooking were above average but the attention to the booking request and diners were poor and resulted in a spoiled experience on a special day.

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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 you enjoyed the food that was prepared for you, but I am disappointed that it was not what you expected. I am sorry that it spoiled your occasion. Please contact me personally to see if we can make amends. More 

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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beautiful location spoilt by the worst service, staff are very slow, unorganised and generally rude with the exception of one of the ladies but she rarely works the bar. Locals all mention how long it takes to get a drink regularly 15/20 mins all this beautiful location needs is some new staff . The one barman who has been there... 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 feedback. While I have to agree that on sunny days during the summer months the pub does get extremely busy and queues are frequent, we have made significant changes in recent years to speed service up. I am sorry that you have had cause to complain about the service from one of our... More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Booked Sunday lunch here for Today. Spoke to Victoria on the phone and requested a table on the tearrace, she said it shouldn't be a problem. Phoned to say we'd be 10min late and again spoke to Victoria and again requested a table on the terrace and was told it wouldn't be a problem. We arrived and went to the... More 

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

Yachtsmans Bar - Thank you for your great review of the Yachtsman's Bar food and service. It is just a shame about the confusion over the Terrace table and your initial welcome at the restaurant. Unless there is a wedding in the hotel and the weather is poor, the restaurant terrace is normally available. Hopefully you will be able to... More 

Hythe, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited in a mixed age and sex group of 8, booked as part of. 70 th birthday celebration. We walked through the boatyard and all side the Beaulieu River. You could enter through the gate near the water and walk up the grassy slope in through the French windows to a comfortable sitting/ waiting area. Our drinks order was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

This is s great place to stop for a drink or lunch after a stroll along the river or even just because you fancy a nice relaxed couple of hours. Although beware the hot Summer weekends when lunchtimes in the garden are not for those that wish to remain seated as it gets pretty busy. It's worth while though as... More 

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

Thank you for your great review and such a comprehensive summary of what is available at The Master Builders Hotel. I do hope you will be back again this year to give us an update. More 

London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very nice spot, we only had coffees and tea with scones and cakes. No complaints about the food and the serving staff were very pleasant and helpful regarding allergies etc. Cannot comment on the bar/restaurant which both seem to attract poor reviews. The interior is very nice and well laid out and reflects the period (1800's) sympathetically.. Short stay mooring... 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 pleased that you enjoyed your tea and scones in the pub. If you are sailing into Bucklers Hard, I would always recommend making contact with the Harbour Master's office before you get here. More 

Leek, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We visited the attraction whilst on holiday in the area and decided to stay for lunch at the restaurant. We both had the pate followed by the home made beef and mushroom pie. The food and the service was very good as was the weather hence we ate outside with the great view of the river and surrounding area. Wine... 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. Jose and the team will be pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal outside on the terrace. I hope you manage to get down to visit us again over the summer. More 

Essex
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Arrived for a meal late evening, unable to eat in restaurant as service finished. Had a bar meal - cannot fault the food, only a burger but the best I've had in memory. Not cheap, two bar meals two drinks £38. Staff lack charisma and enthusiasm. Nice location especially with a lovely sunset on a summer evening.

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Additional Information about Master Builder's Bar & Restaurant

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

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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?