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With a rich culinary heritage as a farmhouse, The Curlew near Bournemouth continues to offer traditional British pub cuisine with a welcoming rustic appearance. It features classic Victorian brick-work, a charming hearth-fire and al fresco outdoor seating, which enjoys great views around its secluded country location.
Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Curlew menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Curlew ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.
Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.
The Curlew is just 14 minutes’ drive from Bournemouth Train Station.
of diners recommend this restaurant
- afternoon tea (5)
- al fresco (28)
- breakfast (4)
- business (20)
- child friendly (25)
- dinner (96)
- entertainment (6)
- large parties (17)
- lunch (81)
- luxury (2)
- private dining (26)
- romantic (23)
- trendy (11)
- value (61)
- views (7)
8 March 2020
Restaurant seems to have gone a little 'up market', with a completely new and a somewhat more expensive menu. A little disappointed that most of our previous favourite choices were no longer available. The dishes we chose were absolutely delicious, but my wife could only find two which appealed to her whilst my choice was down to one, if you discount pricey steaks. My wife could not find a light dessert she liked, as she does not like anything achoholic. The refit of the restaurant seems to be very nice - not quite so overcrowded, and the staff very attentive and helpful.
29 December 2019
Emily our waitress was very efficient & couldn’t be more helpful
27 December 2019
The food was excellent, the service was equally as good and I would have no hesitation in complimenting all the staff.
20 December 2019
4 August 2019
We brought some Polish people with us and your waiting staff were very patient when we were translating. Our waitress Katie was really helpful and courteous and made our experience a memorable one for all the right reasons.
7 May 2019
Steak is good shame you don't get any peas. service was very good the girl was lovely
13 December 2018
The Curlew is very cosy. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food is good and plentiful. There were 9 in our party and the waitress got all the orders right and the dishes were all served at the same time. Everyone enjoyed their meal very much.
17 November 2018
It has got to expensive with quality of food gone down we used to go a lot but after sat I think we will be giving it a miss
4 November 2018
We, together with four friends had a late lunch at the Curlew last Sunday. Most of us had t he Roast Beef with one veggie and one roast Pork. The beef was far too well done for me and I'm not sure it was sirloin but that did not detract from a marvellous time we had . This was made possible by our waiter "Tony" who to my mind is "Catering Gold" He was always in the right place at the right time, Drinks, extras, The lot, he was polite, fun and fast. Do Not loose him Vintage Inns. We will definitely return
2 November 2018
Superb meal with great service
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Christmas Day 4 Courses for £79.50 per person inc glass of sparkling wine
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