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The Haven House, Christchurch - pub details

Address: Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4AB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2835) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Hinton Admiral (2 miles), Christchurch (2.2 miles), Pokesdown (4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.6/10 (rated by 25 users)
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I will start with the positives. The staff in the main were pleasant & hard working. Apart from one grumpy young barmaid. Good outside eating areas. We went there last Saturday the warm sunshine had brought the visitors out & the place was heaving.

Downside, the food! Very fast service about 5 mins after placing the order. A bit too fast as everything came with peas & chips, it all looked bland & I'm afraid it tasted like it. The only bit of green stuff I saw came with a burger. If you like McDonalds you may like this.

The beer, Nothing wrong with Ringwood's but this was not as well kept as it should be. 49er & best on tap.

O.K it's a great location but it is over rated. At best a 5 in my book.
John.T - 20 Mar 2014 12:26
Nice little pub. Friendly bar staff and a few local beers. Bit old fashioned in terms of all the 'older' couples sitting around next to each other facing inwards looking at the other 'older' couples as if waiting for something to happen or not really that interested in each other! But dogs seemed welcome - always a good sign in my book!
andrewscotth - 19 Jan 2014 22:02
Great little welcoming pub in winter; the boozer from hell in summer.
Blind_Eagle - 13 May 2011 19:38
Was visiting the area 8-12 April, and was in Mudeford on the 11 April. I disagree with the previous person's comments. This is a crackin pub - superb location, great beer, nice food, they allow dogs in, and inside was not dingy - it was a traditional cosy pub to me. Yes, the food is a little pricey, but if you accept that it is pub fayre in a prime location, then it's fine. I wouldn't fancy it on a busy summer's weekend though - it must be mobbed. Perhaps it's odd to comment on this, but the loos were recently refurbished and were very clean - usually a good omen for any pub.We loved the pub and would go back again. I guess we all have different tastes and expectations.
GaryR - 13 Apr 2011 15:49
Unbelievably average boozer in a top tourist spot. Admittedly the staff were friendly and the ringwood x2 was good to drink, but the food was just below average - such a missed opportunity for a spot like this. Assume the footfall they do get means they dont really need to try very hard, i ordered the 'home made' pie which arrived as a stewing steak stew, rich sauce and one of those dreaded pre-fab floating pie tops ditched on top of the debris. The fish and chips was just boring, deep frozen white fish, battered and the whole lot topped by those generic frozen chips.

The prices were around 8 for a main so not the 10-12 for those restauranty pubs but even so i could cook better at little effort.

Pub is otherwise dingy, laminated baked potato style menu's usual usual usual how on earth this pub made a 7.3 ranking is beyond me as it screams i am a 4.5-5 rank pub MAX! which for the location is a crying shame (cafe next door didnt look like much either - same owners i reckon. Take a few beers and a sandwich.
parmantom - 12 Mar 2011 23:36

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