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189 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5EA, England
+44 1425 279855
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What on earth is going on with The Galleon? It is on about its 5th owner in just a couple of years and with each takeover it seems to go downhill even more, were that possible. We called in for a glass of wine on the way back home from a long walk in the hope there had been some... More 

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1 Thank Margaret C
Lisa P, General Manager at The Galleon, responded to this review

Dear Margaret We are so sorry to receive your negative review on The Galleon. We have been at The Galleon since mid January and have worked extremely hard with the owner Paul's full support to try and make The Galleon a very welcoming and enjoyable place to spend time. As you will no doubt know from recent reviews we have... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food and service on a Monday night clean comfortable attentive. Background music was not too loud.

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weston super mare
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a warm welcome received on arrival. dining area well equipped and offering view of rear garden. menu offers good selection of more simple British food .service prompt and attentive.

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Thank ian m
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Galleon. We look forward to welcoming you again soon More 

Saintes, France
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our whole family (aged from 6 - 95!) enjoyed a really lovely meal at the Galleon for Mothers Day yesterday.The food was delicious and wonderful value for money. The younger children loved the play facilities in the garden. The Management went to a lot of trouble to dress the tables and there was even a glass of bubbly and a... More 

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Thank readercomm
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this review

We are extremely pleased to that your whole family had a lovely Mother's Day meal. We pride ourselves in offering a warm, friendly service and your review reflects that we are on the right path. Thank you and we look forward to your 5th visit! More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Empty restaurant - never a good sign! Staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. The food - despite a varied menu - was well presented, but had absolutely no taste. Both dishes ordered were flavourless and very disappointing.

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Thank Geneva1290
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Having gone on a Sunday and the place was quite full found the food to be of high quality. The service was a little bit slow. But the waitress and the staff were very very pleasant.

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Thank DoctorTechnical
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Galleon and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We apologise that you felt that service was a little slow and we do hope that you will visit us again in the near future More 

Maidenhead
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Last night we revisited The Galleon after being barred by the previous management. Well what a difference! Totally new team and know how to manager a bar and supply great food once again. Lovely feel about the place, friendly staff and management. Would highly recommend all old customers whom had abandoned this place to rethink and come and retry the... More 

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Thank Mike F
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are extremely pleased that you decided to try The Galleon again. We pride ourselves on our customer experience and we do hope that 'old customers' will also give us a try. We too look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

tamworth
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Called in after a cold foggy day of house hunting Lovely ambiance inside with relaxing chairs and settees we sat with our drink and looked at the menu it was £4.95 for starters or desert and good choice of mains at either £7.95 or £9.95 When we were ready to order we were shown to our table in the Restaurant... More 

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Thank astonmartin1
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are delighted to hear your comments. We do hope that you find a lovely house and look forward to welcoming you again in the future More 

Lymington
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4 reviews
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit,very friendly welcome,nice atmosphere,a complimentary glass of prosseco with your meal. Great starters,we had pate and whitebait,good size portions. Roast beef and Turkey for our main,good size plate of vegetables and mash potatoes,very yummy,will definitely be going back again.

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Thank Michael G
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed The Galleon roast dinner. The team welcome the comments regarding the nice, warm and friendly atmosphere and we do hope that you join is again soon More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Wife's birthday, 3 children and partners, 4 grandchildren. had been to Galleon before but under new management. Major reason for choosing Galleon is the excellent children's play area in full view of the restaurant. It is a dog friendly pub and a previous reviewer had remarked on dog faeces in the play area. My grandchildren spent best part of two... More 

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1 Thank john s
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this review

It is great to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable afternoon at The Galleon and it's good to know that your grandchildren spent hours charging around our children's play area! Thank you for comments regarding our menu and the ale and we look forward to welcoming you another time More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch  >  Highcliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 279855
Description
The Galleon is under new ownership as of July 1, 2016. Prominently located on the Lymington Road in Highcliffe, Christchurch, just a few minutes walks from Highcliffe Castle and the beach, this large restaurant and bar is now part of the Godiva Leisure Group, which also owns and operates The Coventry Arms, in Wimborne, Dorset. The restaurant serves a large and varied fresh menu, while the bar serves a selection of great wine, beer, and real ales, in a modern and family friendly atmosphere. The large gardens feature a children's play area, as well as comfortable seating for dining or just relaxing.

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