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The Curlew

287 Christchurch Road , West Parley, Bournemouth, BH22 8SQ +44 1202060503

((((* British
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Very enjoyable meal and the staff were pleasant and efficient

Frances 03 May 2018
from Bournemouth

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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.

The Curlew

287 Christchurch Road , West Parley, Bournemouth, BH22 8SQ

Contact +44 1202594811
Reservations +44 1202060503

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Customer reviews for The Curlew

4.2 ((((* (based on 123 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (87)
  • lunch (72)
  • value (57)
  • al fresco (26)
  • private dining (25)
  • child friendly (23)
  • business (20)
  • romantic (20)
  • large parties (15)
  • trendy (11)
  • views (7)
  • entertainment (6)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • luxury (2)
  • ((((* 17 July 2018 by Janet from Bournemouth

    it was very busy as usual but the food was great . I love the lamb duo ..unfortunately this is shortly to leave the menu . The service was great attentive and friendly without being in your face .

  • ((((( 3 May 2018 by Frances from Bournemouth

    Very enjoyable meal and the staff were pleasant and efficient

  • ((((( 9 April 2018 by Samantha from Bournemouth

    The waiter was amazing! Really friendly and great with the kids. The food and service were excellent.

  • ((((( 6 March 2018 by Roger from Bournemouth

    Great service and food

  • ((((* 16 January 2018 by Christine from Sturminster Newton

    Sunday roast was very good as it has been in the past hence we traveled from north Dorset to Ferdown.The waiting staff were friendly without being intrusive we would request Tony’s section again. Prompt service during a busy period Thank you

  • (((** 28 November 2017 by Lynn from Ferndown /parley

    The feel good factor is all down to your waiter as they are really the only person you come into contact with. Tony was very good , this is why are experience was good.
    The chunky chips were super & nothing was burnt. I would have liked a port & lemonade to drink but the Curlew had run out of Port - never mind .

  • ((((( 7 November 2017 by Jade from Bournemouth

    Cosy friendly bistro pub serving quality food and drinks.

  • (((** 6 November 2017 by John from bournemouth

    The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the pub was warm and noisy.Service was also very good . WE enjoyed the meal, though the vegetables were a little disappointing and the roast potatoes were not crisp. We would however go again.

  • ((((( 4 September 2017 by Matt from West Parley

    Excellent, very welcoming, great service, lovely roast

  • ((((( 21 August 2017 by Ros from West parly

    Very good meal and very nice staff. Our waiter was Tony who made us feel very special our Grandaughter was served by him a few weeks ago when she eat there with her parents and said he was very good

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