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The Curlew

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

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

The food and staff were exceptional.

Pamela Stacey 01 May 2017
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

4.1 ((((* (based on 111 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (77)
  • lunch (67)
  • value (54)
  • private dining (24)
  • al fresco (23)
  • child friendly (20)
  • business (19)
  • romantic (19)
  • large parties (14)
  • trendy (9)
  • views (7)
  • entertainment (6)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • luxury (2)
  • ((((( 24 June 2017 by Cynthia Hill from Christchurch

    Once again a great evening dining at The Cerlew with a party of 8 celebrating a Special Birthday for one of the guests. Food was excellent chosen from great menu, service was also excellent especially Tony who was very attentive and made a great effort in making sure we were all happy with our meals and drinks etc.

  • ((((* 8 June 2017 by Jane Lewis from Bournemouth

    Food was excellent as it usually is. Tried the starters sharing platter. Lovely. Hubby had the beef rib and I had fish. Good sized portions and lovely food. Some vegetables would have been nice. Had dessert tasting platter. Childrens sized portions of four desserts. OMG full to bursting. The 'Eton mess' type dessert was overly sweet but the chocolate brownie was awesome.

  • (((** 7 June 2017 by Tony Phillips from Salisbury

    All very satisfying and pleasant

  • ((((( 1 May 2017 by Pamela Stacey from Bournemouth

    The food and staff were exceptional.

  • ((((( 30 April 2017 by Sonia Goldney from Bournemouth

    The food was lovely, the waiter was very helpful and great fun. We had a lovely evening but I was a bit disappointed with the toilets. We will be coming back.

  • ((((( 17 April 2017 by Louis Scott from Christchurch

    As always, very good indeed. I and all my guests were most pleased.

  • ((((* 16 April 2017 by Tracey Raggett from Bournemouth

    Great service as usual, lovely friendly staff, great set menus good value for money

  • ((((* 11 April 2017 by Tracey Cowan from Bournemouth

    The welcome was very warm & we were shown to our table promptly.Our server was Tony who is a real character! The food came in a fair time and was very nice & the 2-3 course set menu was varied and good value.The evening was very pleasant & Tony checked if we needed more drinks & then wether we wanted a dessert.The only thing I feel was lacking was a choice of things to dip those tasty triple cooked chips into.I would have liked some mayo but didn't have the opportunity to ask.

  • ((((( 10 April 2017 by Linda Foster from Poole

    We have dined at the Curlew many times but were pleasantly surprised to see the Steak night 3-course menu on Saturday. What a delight. The steaks were superb and
    the overall value for money was fantastic. In fact we struggled to fit in a dessert and two of us opted for icecream. Our waitress (Kalie)? was lovely despite spilling a
    tray of drinks over herself!

  • ((((( 8 April 2017 by Judith Cadogan from Wimborne Minster

    Good food and service, reasonable for the price

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