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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” (14 reviews)
“pies” (17 reviews)
“pizza” (8 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 764 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 3 days 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 yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 6 days 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 1 week ago 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 6 days ago

Thanks for leaving your review Richard

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 6 days ago

Thanks for leaving your review Richard

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit. On arrival at lunch time it was very busy and we were glad that we had booked a table. We were served quickly by a pleasant staff member. The food was rather bland but edible. The pate came with bread...More

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

Hi Susiebournemouth thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback. It is discouraging to learn of your experience with us. Your feedback helps us improve and we would like to learn more about how we can make this better.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a light early Sunday lunch. It's a pleasant bar & restaurant . Open plan with open fires but quiet corners too. Good clean bar area with good selection of drinks . Only ordered the burger and a fish and chips but both were...More

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

Thanks Nick for the feedback. Richard

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took elderly relative to the curlew for lunch, we arrived very early thankfully as we had not booked, the restaurant soon filled up quickly. The menu was quite simple (on one page) with a good choice of dishes including a vegetarian dish. We both opted...More

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

Sally P, it's experiences like yours that really keep us motivated! If you ever need anything else from us, please feel free to give us a call or stop by. Have an awesome day!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here with my family on Tuesday. From the minute we walked in we were welcomed by a lovely guy (didn't get his name) who looked after us from start to finish. We ordered doughsticks to start and a grilled chicken and chips for...More

Thank Nixcolven
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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 - $66
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
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
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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