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The Chairmakers

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Forest Road | Hambledon, Waterlooville PO7 4QX, England
442392255990
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here after a recommendation from a friend. The pub is nice and it was pretty empty when we got there. Staff are very nice and polite but the food was nothing special. Looks like there's live music on a Saturday night, but it starts after 9

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Thank Lucia Z
Hampshire
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to go for dinner as just the two of us. I had my favourite Liver & bacon and my husband had the carvery. My husband only had two meat choices Gammon & Pork as they had no beef. Mine was served with cabbage and no bowl of vegetables as I usually get. I queried this with the waitress... More 

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Thank LCTravelsHampshire
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chris has a great team at The Chairmakers. The Carvery on a Sunday can't be beaten. Fabulous quality meat and fresh veg. It never fails to please. Thanks you

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Thank bettyboop49
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chairmakers made us most welcome. There were 12 of us for a family celebration. All the food was served together and appreciated by all. The staff were friendly and helpful

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Thank JohnCracknell
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a coffee. The bar staff was so pleasant and polite, we wanted to sit in the garden for a while and she brought the drinks out to us. Once back inside we found the surroundings clean and decorated in country style. The coffee which we had with cream was lovely

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Thank kathryn j
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Polite staff amazing food! Carvery is the best in the area. Love it. Not cheap but worth it. .........,....

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Thank aliceb4448688
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Portions are massive! Onions rings awesome and steak cooked as asked, however, anaemic chips and undercooked veg.... the main pub area was pretty standard, and then we were led into Area 51, a bit cold, cold harsh almost white lighting blasting down. Service was good and polite however. Been to better fullers pubs.

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Thank Tom H
Chris B, General Manager at The Chairmakers, responded to this review

Good Evening Thank you for taking the time to review The Chairmakers. Thank you for your kind words which I have passed on to the kitchen team, as I have regarding the chips to ensure we provide the best quality dishes. Thank you for your comments regarding the restaurant which we have also taken on board and are looking to... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We called for a quick bite to eat whilst out cycling. Plenty of spare tables and food arrived quickly. The food itself was ok, no better or worse, but surroundings were pleasant as were the staff.

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Thank airtrack
Chris B, General Manager at The Chairmakers, responded to this review

Good Evening Thank you for taking the time to review The Chairmakers. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind Regards Chris Bennett General Manager More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were taken to this pub/restaurant for Sunday lunch with our best friends. The staff were friendly and attentive. Three of us chose the Carvery which was superb. The beef was exceptionally well cooked, tender and pink, exactly as it should be. We didn't try the gammon or pork, but it looked equally as good. The vegetables were very well... More 

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Thank pottydotty_11
Chris B, General Manager at The Chairmakers, responded to this review

Good Evening Thank you for taking the time to review The Chairmakers. Thank you for your kind words and I have passed these on to the whole team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Chris Bennett General Manager More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Called in for a weekday late lunch. The place was very quiet. We were the only ones eating. Staff very friendly and attentive. The menu was varied and appealing. Food was fine. Fish and leek fish cake was a bit thin on fish but otherwise all was good. Will visit again.

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1 Thank deepsthejacktar
Chris B, General Manager at The Chairmakers, responded to this review

Good Evening Thank you for taking the time to review The Chairmakers. I was pleased to read your comments and have passed these on to all the staff and spoke to the chefs regarding the fishcake to improve this dish Kind Regards Chris Bennett General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forest Road | Hambledon, Waterlooville PO7 4QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Waterlooville
  • Phone Number: 442392255990

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?