The Amberwood

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257 reviews
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£25 and under
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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 Menus and Special Boards include fresh fish dishes, and a traditional (and very popular) Sunday roast. Also available Monday – Saturday the 2-Course Lunchtime Special at a great value price of £8.95 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 please to discuss your requirements.
Please contact us to talk about your plans.
What 257 People Are Saying
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TW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was lovely although quite expensive. Drinks very expensive. Service was slow. Lovely atmosphere. Cozy and welcoming.

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A really nice experience. We will be returning. The gluten free brownie was amazing

M
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A very well peasant meal and not rushed. Good selection on the menu.

LT
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying nearby and decided to try this restaurant. Booked a table easily online. Service was excellent and the food was great. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Highly recommended.

PW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service and nice atmosphere . Had an enjoyable experience. Will go again.

KK
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Sunday lunch.
Booked and from the minute we arrived we were made to feel welcome. Friendly waiting staff, one in particular who explained about the gravy coming separate for the nut-roast as main gravy was made from meat juices.
The roast, and we all had different was excellent, in fact the best one we had in ages. All went for the smaller appetite portion which was more than adequate. This meant we had space for desserts, again all were lovely.
Would defiantly return and would have no hesitation recommending.

OT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went at a lunchtime. Even though there was a large party in at the same time the service and quality of food did not suffer.

H
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Staff were friendly and prompt. Food was ok, nothing out of the ordinary and we didn't wait long. They offer 2 prices on some dishes, the lower price being for a 'smaller appetite'. There wasn't much atmosphere but we did book around 6pm so it was early. Steak prices were high, around £20 for a 6oz fillet and overall I thought the prices were too high for pub food. A reduction of 25% across the board would be more accurate in my opinion.
I would recommend The Amberwood but with a caveat about prices.

DH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You've got it right. Keep doing more of the same and with such polite and attentive yet discreet staff.

RL
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amberwood food is always good and this was no exception

DR
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A comfortable, friendly place with excellent food.

JS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very satisfying meal, good selection to choose from, nice surrounding and not crammed in with too many tables. Would recommend.

D
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Big choice of food with choice of regular or smaller portions. The only downside were the chairs which were very uncomfortable & dug into the back. The service was quite slow but it was a Saturday evening!

c
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

although a sunday lunchtime.no sunday roasts available.

G
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Booked on line, no problem. Chose from the extensive Specials board. Both had the crab salad, most enjoyable; obviously only available during summer months there are plenty of other dishes to choose from. Dessert for us has to be New Forest ice cream, Oriental ginger for me and coffee mocha for him! but there are plenty of hot or cold desserts to pick from the dessert board. All in all, it was a lovely visit and great to have a chat with Nicky again.

C
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food as ever and excellent service. Quite noisy but gives a good atmosphere.

SD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always attentive staff and very good value

CP
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, friendly staff. Traditional pub/restaurant. Lovely feel, dog friendly, family friendly. Overall excellent, really enjoyed our meals

P
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I’m sorry but we used to go here quite often and always enjoy our food . Thistimewe went with friends that were down and I was very disappointed . We are due to come along on New Year’s Eve but I’m a bit nervous now .

OT
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been visiting the Amberwood for many years always received excellent service also fantastic food.
There is no pressure and relaxing to visit.
Will keep visiting, as enjoyable.

PS
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visited the area with my wife and two small children, had a 3 course meal at the Amberwood included Sunday roast, was excellent overall and service was attentive.

PH
Kent
15 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for an early evening family dinner. Kids menu and adult early bird menu. My pork and mushroom pie was delicious.

MP
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly, extensive menu . Food very tasty and in large portions. Will be using this establishment on a more regular basis.

SB
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for money, home cooked food, brilliant menu range and also Specials. We go there regularly and it has never failed us. We recommend it wholeheartedly.

PM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a bit early but it wasn't a problem. We ordered the Sunday Roast which arrived quite quickly and we didn't have long to wait. The food was excellent, lots of veg with a good variety. Lots of meat too. Everything was hot. The service from our arrival, right through to paying and departing was very good. Would definitely recommend.

CB
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not good value for money standard has slipped since last visiting

R
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and plenty of it in a pleasant and welcoming restaurant

OT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a lovely meal. Great menu offering the best food in the area.

VB
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal. The food was excellent and the service was perfect. Would highly recommend.

DR
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We choose to eat at the Amberwood regularly because there is a pleasant, friendly atmosphere there and the food is always excellent.

P
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’m always amazed by the variety of choice on the Amberwood’s Menu. There’s a 2-3 course menu at a set price besides the A
la Carte Menu and then there’s the Specials’ Board - the size of an old fashioned full size blackboard. There were 5 of us; most ordered the Garlic Mushrooms to begin although my son opted for Hot Bread!!
And that was followed by Salmon Supreme for my granddaughter, two choose the Chili, my husband delighted in the Gammon with both pineapple and fried egg and I had my usual Amberwood treat the Crab Salad. Three of us were so full that we couldn’t fit in dessert but the other two opted for the Brownie with ice cream and the Syrup Pudding with custard. We all thoroughly enjoyed whatever we’d chosen to eat. The service was good and attentive with no real noticeable wait between courses!

BB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here the food and service are always exemplary!

PF
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent value for money. A good menu of well cooked food, served hot on hot plates!
Well done, I will be back.

F
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed dining - friendly staff - great choice of menu - excellent service - really tasty food -recommended

OT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, plenty to choose from and fantastic pub

RW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great evening. Really busy but food was still really good.

DM
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself along with seven friends visited The Amberwood on Monday 1.30 pm. We all enjoyed our individual meals and I especially enjoyed the prawn cocktail for my starter followed ny poached salmon for my main course and the cost of the 2 course was £11.50 which I think was value for money and cooked to perfection.

IS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Lovely evening to celebrate Mother's day

DR
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've been going to the Amberwood for some years now and have always enjoyed friendly service and excellent food.

LG
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy coming here. Lovely atmosphere and staff are helpful. Food all home cooked and hot and tasty.