The Master Builder's at Buckler's Hard
“No-frills contemporary cooking with river views” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Named after the man who built ships for Nelson's fleet on the grassy areas running down to the Beaulieu River, the restaurant in this rustic 18th-century hotel offers tranquil river views. The straightforward modern British cooking is underpinned by well-sourced local ingredients. Try the fillet of venison, pommes Anna, romanesco and glazed figs.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 20
- Wines over £30: 34
- Wines by the glass: 12
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About the area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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