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The Walkford

Bar, British, Pub
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16 Walkford Road, Walkford BH23 5QF, England
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

WHAT A NIGHT ? we booked a table here, because of the Holidays, got there for 18.30. the wife & had drinks I had water ( don't laugh I did ) then we were ask to move from our table ? so we did, taken menu with us, we were then told, that there was a wait for an hour... More 

Thank Roger T
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pub for meeting friends. Excellent food served by friendly staff. Good for families too. Quality at a reasonable price.

Thank joyceybelcher
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I have been going to The Walkford for a few years, and we have seen the standard drop. The décor is in a terrible state and needs refurbishing. The food is hit and miss, my friend having a burnt hamburger, just the other day. The food is pretty inexpensive, but the establishment really need to put effort... More 

1 Thank Janet M
Colchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Called in here before attending a funeral. Food was a bit hit and miss. My brother wanted a chicken wrap- no wraps, he had it in a sandwich which was not good. Very dry chicken breast in the middle of 2 pieces of bread. Burger was ok. Mixed grills were ok but staff didn't know which one was had the... More 

2 Thank jackie1462
Louis R, Manager at The Walkford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry for your experience. There was an issue with a food order that had been made so I do apologise on behalf of the team. The toilets are being refurbished hence they were out of order. I will pass on you comments to Greene King with regards to the total refurbishment advisory. Once... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

visited this pub thursday just gone with friends on holiday. young girl behind bar was friendly . was quite busy but was still made very welcome by restaurant staff altough there was no table for four when we first arrived,a group of people were just leaving so a table was very quiclky cleared and wiped down before we were seated.... More 

2 Thank gwen753
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

A very warm welcome and nothing too much trouble, excellent food and service, lovely good value pub.

1 Thank Wendy G
Dorset UK
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

No complaints with the food, great pub food and value for money. The only gripe I had was with the tea. A cup of tea was I believe £1.49 (which I presume was a cup of hot water and one tea bag in it). Well a pot of tea, which I ordered was I believe £2.29 and came again with... More 

Thank shabu444
Louis R, Manager at The Walkford, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I'm so glad the food was to your liking and our lovely staff were so obliging. Tea strength is such a personal preference .We use Twining tea which has a delicate flavour and strength. Thanks to your review it will make us more aware that it may not be strong enough for our... More 

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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We visited on Friday and had the most delicious scampi,huge pieces and really tasty.My friend had the chicken breast and just couldn't manage to finish it the portion was so generous but yummy!The staff were lovely but one little tip,we didn't realise how the time was going on and by the time we decided on a sweet the kitchen had... More 

1 Thank nannytobe
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We have visited The Walkford many times over the last few years and have had plenty of meals there. We believe it is under new management and maybe there are a few teething problems. Most of the tables had empty glasses and needed a wipe over. Our table in particular had very sticky menus too. But to be fair the... More 

Thank janaja45
Louis R, Manager at The Walkford, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. Regarding the tables we are trying new products to see their effectiveness. With the help of your review we now know that the product trialed is giving a sticky residue and this will be addressed. Regarding the steak I'm so sorry we will pass your comments on to the supplier to make them... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Father's Day visit, food good value, fast service and lovely staff. Full marks to the Manager who never fails to make sure everything is going well, tables cleaned etc, he is a star. Best value in the area. Thanks The Walkford

Thank Carol B
Louis R, Manager at The Walkford, responded to this review

What a lovely review, we try so hard to give our customers a great experience. Its lovely comments like this that makes us love our jobs even more. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Walkford Road, Walkford BH23 5QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Walkford
  • Phone Number: 441425272858

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?