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The Brickmakers

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Church Road | Southampton, Swanmore SO32 2PA, England
+44 1489 890954
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Chichester
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This in an almost ideal village pub, without the pretentious, tourist-trap frills that spoil so many other pubs. Warm, friendly staff, and a great range of truly home cooked and locally sourced food. There is a very good wine list too. We found the pub by accident the first time (it is some way from home) and were delighted to... More 

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Thank Robin D
Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this review

Hi Robin thank you so much for your fantastic review, so happy you chose to comeback and see us. We do our utmost to make guests feel relaxed and at home. Not sure where the cat came from but all are welcome! Hope to see you back soon. Koren 😊 More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although I've always been fairly happy with this local pub, I am now very disappointed and will never return. This was the first time in 15 years that I have had a bad experience and couldn't eat my meal due to someone coughing and sneezing in the kitchen. They did say it wasn't over my food, and that the chef... More 

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Thank Sandra C
Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this review

Hi Sandra, thanks for your review. I'm so sorry you're still upset about this matter, and I'm sorry you don't feel satisfied with the immediate response I sent you when you contacted me last week. I don't know what else you wanted me to do, I did apologise for the fact that you heard someone sneeze in my message to... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'd only visited this pub/restaurant once before...probably 6-7 years ago. Back then it was expensive, cliquie, pretentious and cold. There was no reason for my visit today, other than simply curiosity...and what a transformation. The staff are young, welcoming and efficient. The food looks pretty amazing...the menu is excellent. OK, this doesn't equate to a cheap meal, but if you're... More 

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Thank BPLegend1948
Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this review

Thank you for your most lovely review! Please come back soon for a reasonably priced beer! 😊 More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,722 reviews
801 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 440 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pub is not very stylish and always seems very busy and noisy when you go along I would go elsewhere for food.

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Thank Ed E
Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this review

It can be noisy in the bar when busy. The restaurant is very quiet even when busy. The food is excellent, clearly from our other reviews, and also because I'm confident in our product. What did you eat I wonder? When we get random reviews like this it's seem pointless. Which makes me think are you a competitor with an... More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

I love this place! Excellent food, lovely staff and decent prices. Always a lovely atmosphere. Decent portions too.

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Thank Vicki A
Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! Hope we see you soon. 😊 More 

1 review
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic staff, superb beers and the best prawn gumbo I've had for a long, long time. Would recommend to anyone.

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Thank Ben T
Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review, it's so lovely when guests take the time to leave praise. Thanks again. 😊 More 

1 review
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Popped in for a birthday lunch with Sara and our four boys. We arrived when everyone else did and clearly a flood of customers at once! Landlady worked so hard and no real delay at all. Drinks great and food delicious. One of my boys knocked his meal onto the floor just after receiving it and a replacement ordered straightaway... More 

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Thank David L
Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We welcome families and try our best to look after everyone. Thanks again for taking the time to write such a positive review. 😊 More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Have visited here a few times now. Always good food, good beer and excellent friendly service! Having just moved to the area, it's most likely to be my local go to

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Thank Georgina B
Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. Welcome to the village and I hope we see you in here ALOT! 😀 More 

Shirrell Heath, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

I have a lovey time when I visit this pub. The food is always tasty and the menu is often changed up to add some variety which is fab. The staff are attentive and friendly and look after you during your stay. Well done very lovely place!

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Thank veganemmaa
Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this review

Hi thank you so much for your review. We always try our best to please our guests. I wonder if you could email us at thebrickmakers@gmail.com if you have any suggestions that would improve your time with us to get a five star rating would be most appreciated! Thanks 😊 More 

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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Lunch with colleagues couldn't have been better today. Amazing service, tasty options for starters, mains and desserts and wow, what a pie! I chose the beef and ale pie with chunky chips and vegetables. I was not disappointed. It was homemade and delicious! It filled me up and was disappointed not to be able to choose a dessert. I will... More 

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Thank Lousalter
Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this review

Hi thank you so much for your review. We are very proud of our pies! Thanks for coming in 😊 More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $26
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road | Southampton, Swanmore SO32 2PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Swanmore
  • Phone Number: +44 1489 890954
Description
We are a family run Free house in the lovely village of Swanmore. Our cosy pub has a great beer garden and open fire. We welcome dogs in our bar - where you can eat and drink - the restaurant is for humans only! All our food is freshly prepared from scratch using free range meat, eggs and organic milk. We have a lunch menu, a la carte evening menu, children's menu, over 60s special menu at lunchtimes, and Sunday roast and lunch menu. We serve a great range of local ales and extensive wine list. We also do functions, wakes, and the outside catering.

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