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The Galleon

189 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5EA, England
+44 1425 279855
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
189 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5EA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I used to come here many years ago. I am sadly on my own now but just returned with son for Sunday lunch. The food was excellent and the staff friendly. I had to explain the left over food was solely due...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had Sunday lunch with my family. Lovely food and great service all reasonably priced. Nice garden to sit in and a small area for the kids to burn off some energy.

Thank Drace1369
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for a birthday celebration lunch and very pleased with the whole experience. The decor has a nice clean modern appearance and very comfortable. All our meals were very good and reasonably priced and delicious sweets all under £5. I had Haddock and chips and...More

Thank Glyn J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read the reviews before going for dinner on Saturday 29th April 17 we did worry about the standard after reading some very poor reviews. All I can say is ignore them, the food and service was very good. I did leave some of my food,...More

Thank Jean L
Lisa P, Manager at The Galleon, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. All at the Galleon and behind the scene at Godiva leisure have been working so hard to give our customers a great experience when they visit us. It's so rewarding when we receive such good feedback. We do hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What on earth is going on with The Galleon? It is on about its 5th owner in just a couple of years and with each takeover it seems to go downhill even more, were that possible. We called in for a glass of wine on...More

3  Thank Margaret C
Lisa P, General Manager at The Galleon, responded to this review

Dear Margaret We are so sorry to receive your negative review on The Galleon. We have been at The Galleon since mid January and have worked extremely hard with the owner Paul's full support to try and make The Galleon a very welcoming and enjoyable...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Great food and service on a Monday night clean comfortable attentive. Background music was not too loud.

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 4 April 2017

a warm welcome received on arrival. dining area well equipped and offering view of rear garden. menu offers good selection of more simple British food .service prompt and attentive.

Thank ian m
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Galleon. We look forward to welcoming you again soon

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Our whole family (aged from 6 - 95!) enjoyed a really lovely meal at the Galleon for Mothers Day yesterday.The food was delicious and wonderful value for money. The younger children loved the play facilities in the garden. The Management went to a lot of...More

Thank readercomm
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this review

We are extremely pleased to that your whole family had a lovely Mother's Day meal. We pride ourselves in offering a warm, friendly service and your review reflects that we are on the right path. Thank you and we look forward to your 5th visit!

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Empty restaurant - never a good sign! Staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. The food - despite a varied menu - was well presented, but had absolutely no taste. Both dishes ordered were flavourless and very disappointing.

Thank Geneva1290
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Having gone on a Sunday and the place was quite full found the food to be of high quality. The service was a little bit slow. But the waitress and the staff were very very pleasant.More

Thank DoctorTechnical
GodivaManagement, Public Relations Manager at The Galleon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Galleon and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We apologise that you felt that service was a little slow and we do hope that you will visit us again in the near...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
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11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch  >  Highcliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 279855
  • E-mail
The Galleon is under new ownership as of July 1, 2016. Prominently located on the Lymington Road in Highcliffe, Christchurch, just a few minutes walks from Highcliffe Castle and the beach, this large restaurant and bar is now part of the Godiva Leisure Group, which also owns and operates The Coventry Arms, in Wimborne, Dorset. The restaurant serves a large and varied fresh menu, while the bar serves a selection of great wine, beer, and real ales, in a modern and family friendly atmosphere. The large gardens feature a children's play area, as well as comfortable seating for dining or just relaxing.