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The Curlew

287 Christchurch Road, West Parley BH22 8SQ, England
+44 1202 594811
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
Travelers talk about
“chicken pie” (15 reviews)
“pies” (17 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
287 Christchurch Road, West Parley BH22 8SQ, England
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1 - 10 of 768 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous visit. Food was great. Tony ~ our waiter ~ very attentive even though he was rushed off his feet. Atmosphere was great. Why lose a Star then? Well our threesome was seated next to a very obstinate standard lamp and try as she might,...More

Thank lornaheath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with friends on 24th Nov, 2017. It was a friends night out. We were greeted by Tony, and shown to our table. Drinks were ordered, and Tony gave us time to look at the menu. I had a Lamb Kofta to start with...More

1  Thank hughcr
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Noted all your comments. Thanks for the feedback especially our star Tony. We try to get it right all time which is sometimes hard. Please say hello when you return. Richard

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch as we have not been this way for sometime. Greeted by Tom who checked if we had booked we said no, his response was quick and cheerful, No problem let's find you a table. My wife had the Hunters Chicken which she...More

Thank Keith P P
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thankyou Keith for your great comments. Tom will be thrilled !

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Living locally this is my families “go to” place of choice for celebrations or just a meal out, and on average we eat here every three to four months, and have done so for the last 3 years or so. The food is always lovely,...More

1  Thank Tracy77677
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thankyou Tracy for your review. I do apologise for the way you were spoken to, however, unfortunately, we are unable to take any large bookings over the phone. This is to ensure that all large parties are 100% happy with the table layout at time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered our food, my friend having steak and mushroom pie and mine ham hock on a bed of onion mash, my ham hock you couldn’t even cut off the bone, so sent it back and then had steak and mushroom pie instead, most of...More

Thank jayne c
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the communication Jayne. Sorry it was not great for you. Please make yourself known to me on your next visit. Richard

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as a table of 10 for my Nan’s 70th Birthday on Thursday evening and the evening was perfect. Firstly our waitress (hair in a bun, brown hair, gutted I didn’t catch her name as she deserves some recognition!!!) was absolutely amazing. She was...More

Thank monicataylor4321
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Curlew. We're happy we could meet your expectations!

Reviewed November 8, 2017

One telephone call , table reserved a lovely welcome from all the staff taken to our table along comes Tony a great guy chirpy allways happy etc remembers our drinks from the last visit, order the food spoilt for choice along comes the food allways...More

Thank Michael U
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This is so nice to hear all the great feedback. Will pass on to the team and Tony. Richard

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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with a friend and our little ones. Asked for high chairs and a miserable looking member of staff went and got them. Little ones made a bit of a mess (they're only 9 months old!). we had every intention to tidy up...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving your review Richard

Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

HORRID! Half way through lunch with a friend and our 2 little people, we have a dust pan and brush shoved on the floor "so you can clean up when your done" said the vile blonde haired lady. We ignored this remark. Picked up the...More

Thank Kim D
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving your review Richard

Reviewed November 6, 2017

Part of the Vintage Inns chain of pubs/restaurants, it had been several years since our last visit.Always appearing to be busy when we passed by,we decided to pay another visit. There are tables out the front of the building; inside it is a large rambling...More

Thank Chilli48
General Manager A, Manager at The Curlew, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Hi. Thank you so much for the great positive review! All of the team love to read the great comments our guests leave for them! We are all happy you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon.

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Jay B
March 12, 2017|
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Response from General Manager A | Property representative |
Hi there We have a full allergens guide here at The Curlew for anyone to use to help with allergy requests. Many thanks Hope to see you soon
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lindalong49
March 7, 2017|
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Response from MRCRAZYMAN | Reviewed this property |
Yes spotted the mistake no Problem.😀
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juliab990
November 8, 2016|
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Response from UkTraveller1951 | Reviewed this property |
We took our dog in. Couple of years ago. Don't know about now
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $67
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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: 287 Christchurch Road, West Parley BH22 8SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  West Parley
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 594811
Description
The Curlew has had a varied and interesting history. The building was constructed in the 1800's and served as a farm mostly producing root vegetables. After gaining its license, the building became Mulligan's fish restaurant, then a themed pub and was more recently called The Manor before settling on being named after the wading bird - the Curlew.
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