The Amberwood

4.5
461 reviews
£25 and under
British
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. We are dog friendly in the bar area where we offer all menu options.

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 – Friday 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
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 461 People Are Saying
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Elanie
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local and lovely surprise for jazz music. Already booked again for Saturday, when we are celebrating together as a family of 6, for a birthday.

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Chrisandboss
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Food, good service at a fair price. Good selection of beers and a reasonable wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was pretty flavourless, but waitresses were attentive and very polite. This was our first visit and we would not return unless any of our friends has a better experience.

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DavidK
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been here lots of time excellent food and good service,would always recommend this place.

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WendyP
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Recommended as we live a long way away. Service and food good

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VanessaB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Amberwood is outstanding and our favourite restaurant. We do not live in Dorset but own a static caravan at Bashley but always make sure we visit the Amberwood every time we come down and recommend it to all our friends down here.

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Chris
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely traditional style pub with dining area, homemade food and desserts a good selection of local ales.
Staff friendly and didn't wait long to be served.
We all had the Xmas roast and couldn't fault it good sized and they offer a smaller size for those not so greedy.
Would visit again when this way

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SteveG
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food & superb service by great staff, will be back again soon

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TonyL
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place nice service food could of done being hotter as it was just warm will come back.

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Traditional family run pub with great food and lovely staff.

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JohnB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fantastic nothing was to much trouble food was hearty atmosphere was great had a band on Friday night which we all enjoyed .Great night .

MJ
MollyJ
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Good choice on menu, including size of meal. Good ample choice of vegetables. Very helpful service.

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DavidK
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at this restaurant is really good,large portions and very reasonable would recommend this place.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great place big menu all home cooked, service excellent .

The only improvement is the decoration looks dated. Could white wash to give more modern feel

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SheilaL
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the Turkey roast and bread and butter pudding….very very good…would recommend…..

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Sandramai1988
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely returning to the Amberwood. Service very good, food very good, ambience very good. What more can you ask for.

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Classylady1
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food and good value for money. We chose the set 2 course lunch, good options and free tea/ coffee

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ThelmaO
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A little disappointed, food not very hot, roast potatoes needed much more roasting. Veg to raw for our liking. Desert was a delight. The waitress was lovely .

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vonT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is one of the best places we have eaten in the area.

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ShirleyC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant atmosphere.
Great service.
Good food.
Great value.

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JohnW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food as always. The Sunday Roast is very good value with a good selection of meats to choose from.
The Dessert of Apple and sultana crumble is the best.
All of the Amberwoods crumbles are amazing whatever day you visit.

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Dragonlady
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having eaten there several times for the last two months, the food is great, served hot not lukewarm, staff are amazing. A very good menu selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and good value, but expensive Coca Cola out of a tap @ £4.00 a pint

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AdrianK
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant and polite staff good quality food and drink. Like the idea of the small appetite option on most of the main meals for the less hungry.

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JuneS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I have one smaller problem. The steak was tough and I was not able to eat it all. The staff were very good and friendly. Shame about the steak. It would not stop me recommending The Amberwood to friends though.

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Lois
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, friendly quick service, good place to enjoy a meal.

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KathyR
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Lunch absolutely lovely went with hubby and daughter all had different meat and all were delicious...good variety of veg and piping hot...all in all really good place to eat...

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AllisonK
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very friendly pub, lovely food all home cooked not squeezed out of a packet like a lot of chain restaurants! Would recommend, we’ll be back

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SteveR
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience from start to finish, polite and efficient staff, prompt service. Highly recommended

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Potatoes hard gravy could have been thicker. Turkey could have been freshly cooked and carved not pre cooked then sliced. Gluten free brownie was good hopefully home made

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Hillbilly70
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very friendly and welcoming and clean. Food delicious and wholesome

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Bailey
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nice traditional old fashioned pub.
The food was very old fashioned also. Something very similar to what you would eat in the 70’s.

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JacquiN
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff very friendly & welcoming. Good choices of food served hot.
Service was good.

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Dancers
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another great visit to the Amberwood. Two course special price menu has plenty of choices and all the food was excellent. Turkey roast dinner, fish and chips, pie of the day and scampi and chips. The first visit for the friends who came with us and they are very keen to return.

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ChristopherG
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our evening meal, there was so much choice on the menu. The food was well cooked, presentation good and service friendly and efficient. Excellent value for money. My only criticism would be that the restaurant area was slightly under lit.

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LeeR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our second visit to The Amberwood and we were not dissapointed. Great food and service.

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Dongo08
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly staff good food portions.food very hot well prepared beer not so great little flat and lifeless

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service food would have been a 5 but
Yorkshire puddings we’re a but doughy on the bases

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StephenN
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The service was really slow . Over an hour to get our meals . Also nobody came to check if our meals were ok or we wanted and sauces . My father had the lamb that was very tought and fatty and my wifes pork loin was tasteless and tough. Not the best meal

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JacquiN
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service & the meal was superb. We will be back as we’re made very welcome food superb, & excellent value for money.

FAQs

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

The Amberwood is rated 4.5 stars by 461 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.