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The Galleon

189 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5EA, England
+44 1425 279855
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“roast dinner” (4 reviews)
“lasagna” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
189 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5EA, England
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1 - 10 of 258 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good choice of dishes. Very well presented food. Pleasant staff. Good prices. Visited on a Wednesday evening so not busy.

Thank Cathy T
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review - we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a local but not visited for a while was really concerned on entering to first use the the ladies toilets to find one closed and the other lacking in toilet paper and the smell not at all pleasant! Then entering the bar was confronted...More

3  Thank Sue J
GodivaManagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are very sorry that you had a bad experience at The Galleon. We have taken steps to ensure that the dog will not be bothering any of our customers again. We hope that you will revisit and give us another chance.

Reviewed August 8, 2017

This is the third time we have had a meal at The Galleon. The food, staff, and service are brilliant. I cannot fault it. It has had bad reviews in the past, but if you have been during that bad patch, give it another chance,...More

Thank Jean L
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review - we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed August 5, 2017

After visiting the restaurant next door many times and always saying, we must try the galleon next time, well to say were disappointed was an understatement. The broccoli and stilton soup was completely tasteless, only its colour would have given you a clue as to...More

Thank suejoyce2012
GodivaManagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and we are sorry that your visit was not perfect. All of our food is made fresh in house by the chefs, and they do not use frozen fish, but we are sorry that the food was not to your...More

Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went here today for lunch. We've never been so thought to try it out. And wow. We only had the simple ham\chicken salads for our lunch (gutted I didn't take a photo) but the presentation was lovely and the food was...More

Thank Smaddison123
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Many thanks for the great review. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back. Well behaved dogs are always welcome! Thanks again

Reviewed June 27, 2017

The surroundings were modern and comfortable. The meals were acceptable and I'm glad to say the piped music was confined to a room other than the restaurant. The two members of staff on duty were efficient, and friendly. This was a pleasant lunch experience.

Thank A V
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review - we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed June 19, 2017

TripAdvisor wouldn't let me post this earlier as I had reviewed dinner. This is a honest review of Sunday Lunch April 30th 17, I had roast beef, my partner turkey. The beef for me was slightly over done, however we did eat later in the...More

Thank Jean L
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. We will certainly look at the portion sizes although I am pleased to see you suggested them being smaller not bigger! We hope to welcome you back to The Galleon again soon.

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Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

As close to a homemade Sunday lunch as you could get in a pub. Tasty, plentiful and good value. Friendly helpful staff. Decorated nicely in parts inside but some outside areas (and toilets) a wee bit scruffy.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed June 11, 2017

Having read one or two reviews we dropped in at a lunch time to have look around and found an extremely pleasant place with a nicely decorated bar area bright and open dining room and a tidy sunny garden. After a couple of drinks a...More

Thank _glynndav9
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Well there was plenty of it with fresh veg we both had beef, it was a bit 'old school' other than the meat being dropped on top of everything else as they do now,don't like that! Oh! and the gravy was very thin.More

Thank PAW400
GodivaManagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Hello there - we are sorry that you felt the experience was a bit "old school" and we have taken steps to ensure that this won't be the case moving forward. We strive to serve the "best Roast on the Coast" and hope that you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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
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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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