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The Amberwood

4.5
4.5
507 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.

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Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–19:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–20:30

  • Phone number

    01425 272627

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Deliveries are for the vulnerable and available Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between 12pm and 230pm Collections / Takeaway available every day during normal food service times with orders needing to be placed an hour before collection.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer various menu options for birthdays, weddings and wakes, these are all subject to availability and any restrictions imposed by the government. Please contact us directly to discuss on 01425272627 or email mcewen.amberwood@talktalk.net

  • Area

    Christchurch

  • Parking Details

    No parking restrictions on the road outside the pub, plus upto 15 parking spaces in The Amberwood Car Park.

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 507 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dorset

    Best Service

  • Dorset

    Best Value

  • Dorset

    Child Friendly

  • Dorset

    Group Bookings

  • Dorset

    Lunch

  • Dorset

    Special Occasions

  • Dorset

    Sunday Lunch

  • Dorset

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. NH

    NickH

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The Amberwood had a nice relaxed atmosphere to eat and enjoy some drinks with family. The staff were friendly, the service was quick and the food was a reasonable price and tasty

  2. MB

    MarilynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were very well looked after . They met our needs as we are veggies and only like certain things. The staff were lovely. Toilets were spotless. Many thanks to all

  3. TB

    TaniaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was lovely being able to choose between a regular sized meal or a smaller one. The smaller was ample for me and I even had room for a dessert! The prices are very reasonable and the service was very good. Highly recommend a visit.

  4. ML

    MichelleL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Our first visit but not our last. The atmosphere, food and value for money were second to none. I would highly recommend The Amberwood.

  5. M

    Martin

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing meal - fresh ingredients all served piping hot & with a friendly service. We can’t wait to return, along with my brother & sister- in- law

  6. PR

    PaulR

    Dorset

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food Fantastic prices Hot and tasty will return

  7. ME

    MommaE

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    As always- great food - staff very friendly, polite and efficient. Well done!

  8. RH

    RichH

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Has been our favorite place for lunch or evening meals over the last five years.

  9. ER

    ElaineR

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1

    Food excellent . Long wait for food. Pub badly needs updating in terms of decor especially bar area. Staff always polite and friendly. Bar area not very female friendly.

  10. S

    Sandramai1988

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food - large choice - good quality - very helpful smiley staff

  11. LG

    LisaG

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Service was good, prices are good, food was good except we had to return the puddings as they were cold.

  12. SQ

    SusieQ

    Essex

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good service and food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

  13. RS

    RachelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, great value and great locals in the pub that made you feel very welcome when visiting!!! Will definitely be back again!

  14. SR

    SarahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Perfect! Everything was lovely. Its become one of our favourite places and the kids menu is great. Thank you for helping to make our anniversary celebration a lovely day.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food well presented by friendly staff in a relaxed setting

  16. GH

    GeoffH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The variety of food available was good, the style of service was traditional and attentive. The cost overall was in line with other places we ate at in the area. Clearly appreciated by many returning guests.

  17. MB

    MariaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly and efficient service. Delicious food, value for money. Decent portions with plenty of veg.

  18. MM

    MichaelM

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice food, served by very pleasant staff, in good atmosphere. We had a very nice bottle of wine but TV hought it was rather expensive for its class.

  19. CA

    ClaireA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A warm welcome for a birthday meal with balloons on the table, excellent service from friendly and happy staff and fabulous food.

  20. AW

    AllanW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    An enjoyable evening meal. Friendly staff and good food.

  21. G

    Gilly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappointed with anything at The Amberwood, staff and food are excellent

  22. JH

    JennyH

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very busy but the service was still very good and the food excellent and value for money

  23. J

    rachelJ

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful meal to celebrate my aunts 80th birthday. There were balloons on the table as we arrived which was a lovely surprise. Friendly service and lovely food

  24. AW

    AstridW

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The food came out together and there were 6 of us, shame there was no lettuce on the ploughman’s and no sauce with the prawns in the baguette, but we will come back as it tasted fresh and the service is very good.

  25. FF

    FranF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and friendly service. Highly recommended.

  26. ER

    ElaineR

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very good service and excellent food . Choice of lower fat dishes

  27. HC

    HappyCustomer

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is always a pleasure visiting The Amberwood. Staff are so friendly and helpful. Food is always delicious. Would totally recommend going here.

  28. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New to the area found a little gem right on our doorstep.

  29. L

    Lindaw

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good value for money 2 courses for £ 13.00 and the quality of food was extremely good. The young lad who was server was a delight and customer focused

  30. c

    chrisee

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely meal and great atmosphere very good food and for a reasonable price Good menu selection

  31. H

    Hico

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Possibly the nicest meal we have had at the amberwood very good

  32. M

    Michael

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you like good food and a comfortable atmosphere, you will do well to find better.

  33. PR

    PeteR

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, and excellent service considering there were only 2 waiting staff on duty.

  34. V

    Valueman

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely meal with friends, great food, good service and good value for money. Will visit again

  35. ER

    ElaineR

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good service although don’t know why you can’t order a baked potato for lunch in the restaurant as baked potatoes are classed as bar food . Why ?

  36. B

    Barbara

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice food, a lot to choose from, very good service.

  37. m

    martinb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a 30 per cent voucher off for feb on the phone app but the senior lady in there did not know about so wouldn’t use it our bill was 90pound

  38. MG

    MichaelG

    Dorset

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good food but the onion rings could be home made the pudding was amazing The only is with the smoking shelter could be move from the front door because walked out in a cloud of smoke part from that is a friendly place to go for food

  39. KM

    KeithM

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Very enjoyable meal/evening at the Amberwood. It was quiet but excellent service and staff were very friendly.

  40. PB

    PunkyB

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always an excellent Sunday lunch. Albeit nearer diner time.

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

FAQs

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

The Amberwood is rated 4.5 stars by 507 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 19 times today
Google Map for The Amberwood

154 Ringwood Road Walkford Christchurch, Dorset BH23 5RQ

Additional information

  • Area

    Christchurch

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–19:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–20:30

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    No parking restrictions on the road outside the pub, plus upto 15 parking spaces in The Amberwood Car Park.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01425 272627

  • Catering

    Deliveries are for the vulnerable and available Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between 12pm and 230pm Collections / Takeaway available every day during normal food service times with orders needing to be placed an hour before collection.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer various menu options for birthdays, weddings and wakes, these are all subject to availability and any restrictions imposed by the government. Please contact us directly to discuss on 01425272627 or email mcewen.amberwood@talktalk.net

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