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The Amberwood

4.3
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306 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Casual
Sunday Lunch
The Amberwood prides itself not only on its excellent food and wine choices, but on its traditional local pub atmosphere, serving award winning Hall & Woodhouse Real Ales and fine wines.
Offering traditional home cooked food, either in the restaurant with full table service with a capacity of 80 covers, or in the comfortable and welcoming bar, both with easy level access.

Regularly changing Special Boards include fresh fish dishes, our Classic Al-a-Carte Menu and a traditional (and very popular) Sunday roast. Also available Monday – Saturday the 2-Course Lunch Menu or Monday - Thursday 2-Course Dinner Menu or create your own favourite with the Pick’n’Mix Snack Menu
We welcome all types of function, from buffets to formal meals, for family gatherings, or business meetings, and our catering staff will be pleased to discuss your requirements.
Please contact us to talk about your plans.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 306 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
service
4.1
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4.2
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Musicman
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We waited a long time for our order to be taken despite there only being 2 other tables being served. Food was not particularly hot when it arrived and portion sizes were not as generous as when we last ate here. Website price was not up to date as coffee was not included although website stated it was. Overall we were disappointed, as when we visited previously we enjoyed a great value meal which was piping hot and with good service.

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ChrisH
Dorset
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was late due to train delay but the restaurant manager was so polite and arranged for a table. The Food was delicious, the service was great. will definitely book again.

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JohnE
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were on holiday in Walkford and booked the Amberwood for 6 nights during our 15 day stay. On all occasions the meal and drinks were very good and very good price.

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SueB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, home cooked food - and brilliant value for money. Great menu, with loads of choice, plus Specials. The menu also provides the choice of normal size portions, or ‘Smaller Appetite’ dishes, which are generous portions, & also ideal for those watching their weight! The kids‘ dinners are also varied, and perfect sizes. Loads of parking and a bar, as well as the restaurant. Highly recommended

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Bowlers4
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was delicious, special board had King prawn in Garlic and chilli, was fantastic, OH had a starter portion while I had main portion, both full of delicious plump prawns. We have been using the Amberwood for nearly 25 years and have never had a bad meal. Its our go to place when we have visitors too as we know we wont be disappointed.

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MargaretR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Waited a long time for our starter and when we questioned why, apparently the waitress hadn’t put our order through to the kitchen

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KenS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good served in reasonable time by very pleasant servers.
We felt safe with the procedures in place although occasionally the noise level was high.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not impressed
Food quality average at best
Not great portions and seemed to be reheated meats

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MariaB
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely courteous staff. Beautiful tasty food. Good portions. Great value for money.

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MISSMARPLE
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and excellent food. The staff were happy and helpful.

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DeniseG
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

the food was plentiful but lacking in flavour, the sea bass tasted very bland.

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Abikat
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've been to this establishment many times. Nothing is too much trouble for the lovely staff. Family friendly and cosy restaurant and lots of variety all of which was very tasty.
Would recommend for all

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely family meal.
Great food & excellent service.
We look forward to visiting again.

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RuthP
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Fairly quiet even tho it was eat out to help out day. Not bad food...chicken and bacon pie.
Nothing special..nice veg. Hubby had curry...chicken balti...the chicken was very tough.. the lady reduced the meal by £5... but We’d rather pay for something to eat than get a reduction for something not good.!

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Mouse
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the Sea Bass and although nice was not really cooked to excellence.

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BerylC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tables set at a good distance from one another - chairs and tables wiped down between guests. Food excellent - especially the plum and peach crumble. Waitresses were attentive but were not wearing masks. Service was quick and efficient.

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NicholasF
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

not good food very poor service the waitress's seemed like they wanted too be somewhere else and least of all serving food

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Malc
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food freshly cooked to order and well presented. We all had a different dish and enjoyed the meal. Staff were as efficient and helpful as usual. A very enjoyable lunch on an extremely wet day.

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RuthP
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was there with friends as we could not get into the Oaks...very glad we couldn’t as the food here was very good ..my friends sea bass she said was excellent and the veg accompanying were really good. I had a rib eye ..perfectly pink. Also as it was the dine out to help out which made it even better...I’ve just booked for next Tuesday.

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been visiting the Amber Wood for a number of years. We have always received excellent friendly service and would thoroughly recommend a visit.

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Lozzie
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food. Cheerful staff. We will come back next time we are in the area.

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TrevorD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

There was no atmosphere in the pub, which was a shame as looks lovely from outside.

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LynneE
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely home cooked, meal, very good attentive service

RS
RobertS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had a great time outside in the shade, good good, drink and company

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RobertU
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and staff very Friendly and attentive

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Mouse
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very nice along with the ambience of the place. Shane they kept all the VAT reduction to themselves.

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very friendly local pub/restaurant. Nothing it too much effort for the clientele

JM
JulieM
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The two and three course deals are amazing value. Great food really good choice

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Sandra
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is the 2nd time we have been to the Amberwood in about a month. As per the previous visit we thought the choice of food on the menu was excellent and very good portion sizes. Also good value for money. The staff are friendly and welcoming.

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DeborahR
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There is a warm, welcoming atmosphere here. The service is efficient and friendly and the food is excellent.

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LawrenceA
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, good food, a clean and pleasant pub. What more could you ask.

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JacquieT
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was slow but we were very comfortable so not too bothered.
Confused as to why we were asked for our mint sauce back half way through the meal!
Overall, lovely food, a little over priced in our opinion for 'pub grub', but fantastic service and ambience.

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RachelW
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always, would definitely recommend, great portion sizes and fabulous menu! 10/10

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LarryA
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Amberwood is always worth a visit It has good food and staff that are friendly and efficient.

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Sandra
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went with two friends who were visiting the area. We hadn’t been to the
Amberwood for a couple of years. Excellent choice of food and very good value. The food arrived quickly and the the staff were extremely pleasant. Will definitely be returning,

JC
JamesC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent service as usual. Always good value, Staff efficient and welcoming.

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Jules
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and traditional English custard provided!! Staff very pleasant and efficient. Thoroughly recommend.

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Newmiltoncavaliers1901202
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We had to wait for our table
Then my order was wrong and although part exchanged clearly the rest had been held to warm
So veg didn’t look very appetising
However the pudding was 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great place to take our cousin from Canada. Very easy to book.

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Jules
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual it’s a pleasant experience! Food and service lovely

FAQs

The Amberwood offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01425 272627.

The Amberwood is rated 4.3 stars by 306 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.