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“Good old traditional pub food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Sandpiper

The Sandpiper
Ranked #50 of 148 Restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Recently refurbished pub with a large menu. Children friendly with sports package
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good old traditional pub food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Spent a very pleasant lunch here with a friend, staff very friendly and helpful the menu had a lot to choose from to suit a varied taste of food. The service was very quick and we were asked during the meal if we were happy and could we be got anything else. Would recommend if you like a no frills traditional clean pub.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Julie P
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A lot better than it was!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Always been the roughest pub around! Known people to pop into the loo and see people snorting coke of the toilet cistern so was apprehensive about going. Really smartened its self it! Half family friendly half pub. There were a few of us and one meal was left off the order which was a bit of a pain but the food was lovely!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank AhoySailor13
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Always a pleasant place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

A nice, friendly pub which offers top quality food at a reasonable price. The staff are friendly and go that extra yard to make you feel comfortable.

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank MarkPocock
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A hard-working team have transformed this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

We have lived in the area for a decade. When we first moved here, The Sandpiper was dreary and the food dreadful. Now, what a change! We are happy to visit this pub very (too?) often. The food is superbly priced, top value for money, and the management and staff are always efficient and friendly. The licencees have worked their socks off to turn this place around and it shows. There's the restaurant end and the sports end, which is also a bonus, as usually if one end isn't quiet - or is too quiet - he other might offer what you're after. Great place for a quick drink, quiet meal or to watch the match (& not just football, gladly)!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank tracyj1974
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Transformed atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

This had never been one of the pubs that I had wanted to make a return visit. Previously found it to be too basic and more akin to a loud sports bar. Friends told me that it had been transformed, with a new landlord, a new family orientated atmosphere and tremendous value for money - and good social nights.
Visited, with 5 other couples, and it certainly lived up to the billing, of being a transformed pub. Service was very polite and quick, even though the restaurant area was packed, food was good (recommend the curry and drink deal) - and the bill was a lot less than I had expected to pay.
Could not have recommended this basic pub before. Whilst the building is still a stark and simple fairly modern building, the service, quality and value for money mean that it's now to visit, particularly after a trip to Mudeford Quay.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank ChristchurchMike
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