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The Brickmakers

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Swanmore $$ - $$$ , British,
Church Road | Southampton, Swanmore SO32 2PA, England
+44 1489 890954
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Church Road | Southampton, Swanmore SO32 2PA, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Stopped by as had a bit of time to kill before a meeting. Lovely coffee and received a yummy chocolate raisin biscuit to go with. Friendly young lady with a smile, brought the coffee to me. Definitely will return to try lunch next time

Thank Deisehurler73
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent Sunday lunch, just the right amount of food on the plate with a wide variety of vegetables, hot and delicious. Excellent puddings too single portion sized crumble with a generous serving of double cream in its own jug. Millionaires ice cream was to die...More

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to the Brickmakers for an evening drink. The pub is very popular with locals but you always receive a friendly welcome. The guest ales change on a regular basis. This pub is also very dog friendly. We have eaten on other occasions, and the...More

Thank lizy228
Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. It's great to get good feedback. Koren 😊

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to The Brickmakers at the weekend as it's owned by a couple that run a chip shop near my office - yes you read that correctly! Called up and asked before we set off to check the website menu was up to date and...More

Thank scoobyra117
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived fairly locally for a little while and wish I had realised sooner what a lovely gastro pub the Brickmakers is. I also hadn't appreciated the lovely little garden. The service was perfect; friendly and efficient. An extensive gluten free menu on offer...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Just came across this pub by chance and just brilliant , staff were brilliant and the food matched it . We had two steak burgers which was lovely . Definitely will be returning . Thanks again

Thank Nathan Matthew E
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Having visited this pub for coffee a few weeks ago we decided to come for an evening meal. The bar area has tables for casual dining and an area with comfy sofas as well as bar stools. The dining room area is spacious and quiet...More

1  Thank Rebecca S
Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Hi Rebecca Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you revisited us after popping in for coffee. We really appreciate it when guests take time to leave a good review. Hope we see you again soon. Koren 😊

Reviewed 27 May 2017

This in an almost ideal village pub, without the pretentious, tourist-trap frills that spoil so many other pubs. Warm, friendly staff, and a great range of truly home cooked and locally sourced food. There is a very good wine list too. We found the pub...More

Thank Robin D
Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Hi Robin thank you so much for your fantastic review, so happy you chose to comeback and see us. We do our utmost to make guests feel relaxed and at home. Not sure where the cat came from but all are welcome! Hope to see...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Although I've always been fairly happy with this local pub, I am now very disappointed and will never return. This was the first time in 15 years that I have had a bad experience and couldn't eat my meal due to someone coughing and sneezing...More

1  Thank Sandra C
Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Hi Sandra, thanks for your review. I'm so sorry you're still upset about this matter, and I'm sorry you don't feel satisfied with the immediate response I sent you when you contacted me last week. I don't know what else you wanted me to do,...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I'd only visited this pub/restaurant once before...probably 6-7 years ago. Back then it was expensive, cliquie, pretentious and cold. There was no reason for my visit today, other than simply curiosity...and what a transformation. The staff are young, welcoming and efficient. The food looks pretty...More

Thank BPLegend1948
Fablandlady1, Owner at The Brickmakers, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for your most lovely review! Please come back soon for a reasonably priced beer! 😊

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13 April 2017|
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Response from Fablandlady1 | Property representative |
Hi we do have a nice garden. It has a small playhouse and some pedal cars. We welcome children. Hope we see you this weekend!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road | Southampton, Swanmore SO32 2PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Swanmore
  • Phone Number: +44 1489 890954
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We are a family run Free house in the lovely village of Swanmore. Our cosy pub has a great beer garden and open fire. We welcome dogs in our bar - where you can eat and drink - the restaurant is for humans only! All our food is freshly prepared from scratch using free range meat, eggs and organic milk. We have a lunch menu, a la carte evening menu, children's menu, over 60s special menu at lunchtimes, and Sunday roast and lunch menu. We serve a great range of local ales and extensive wine list. We also do functions, wakes, and the outside catering.
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