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Closing times may vary by restaurant. Please speak to a member of our team at your local restaurant for the most up to date timings. In general, our last food orders are at 9pm and last drinks orders are at 10pm (On Sunday it is 9pm). Please reserve your table online to avoid disappointment.

Beefeater The Somerford


Christchurch restaurant details

Somerford Road



BH23 3QG

Opening times

Mon-Sat 11.30am - 11pm

Sun 12pm - 10.30pm



Live sport shown here

Breakfast serving times

6:30am - 10:30am
7am - 11am 

The menus



Come down to your local Beefeater for some serious lunchtime savings and choose from 8 mains under £8 each! We’ve got Beer-battered Fish & Chips, Smothered Chicken Melt, Steak, Egg & Chips, and our Classic Plant Burger. You can even add on a starter or dessert from as little as £3.29. With fresh grill flavours, there's something for everyone at Beefeater.

Get a taste of feel-good food, feel-good prices and supersized savings at Beefeater. Available Monday - Friday 12-5pm.



From eggs cooked just the way you like them, to premium sausages and back bacon rashers, hash browns and black pudding, you can build your breakfast to your taste. Not forgetting our delicious continental options, and Kids eat free breakfast too!




Get together and get fired up at Beefeater! Our screens are perfect for sports lovers who want to kick back and watch the match, we've got live sport showing all season. 

Catch all the action on TNT Sports with live Premier League matches, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Europa Conference League games.

Whether you're backing England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, or Italy, catch the thrill of every Six Nations Rugby match at your nearby Beefeater. We'll be broadcasting all the live action, so you won't miss a moment of the excitement.

We’re serving up delicious quality food and drinks plus good times! So join us before or after the game for some grill greats. We’ve got live sports sorted!

The Somerford Beefeater

At the Somerford we’ve got everything you need for the perfect breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whether you fancy the best cut steaks, a delicious burger or some chilled drinks with friends, leave it to us to make your next meal near the seaside extra special.

Our team
We’re very lucky to have such a diverse and varied team, with our younger team members expertly mentored by our more experienced older team members. We know what our guests want from us, and our number one priority is making sure you have a brilliant meal with us.

Our location
You couldn’t ask for a better spot to explore Christchurch. We’re just a short drive from Christchurch Quay, Mudeford Quay and Highcliffe Castle. Our restaurant is actually built on the site of the historic Christchurch Airfield, which opened all the way back in 1926. While we can’t say we’ll lift off as well as the old Royal Navy Wessex helicopter that used to be on site in the 70s, we come pretty close.

We also have a special garden room on the first floor for buffets, parties and meetings. It’s the perfect space to host an event or a gathering.

Why we love Christchurch
Christchurch is one of Dorset’s most scenic seaside towns, with great links to Bournemouth, Southbourne and Mudeford beaches and historic Highcliffe Castle. It’s such a peaceful place to relax and unwind, and you’re spoilt for coastal views, amazing parks and river views.

After you’ve enjoyed the best meal in Dorset with us, you’re going to want to head down to some of the best beaches in Dorset only a short drive from our restaurant. The closest beaches are Southbourne Beach and Boscombe Beach, both just a 20-minute drive away. Highcliffe Beach is a Blue Flag beach with dreamy sands and beautiful views of nearby Highcliffe Castle.

If you’re thinking of things to do in the evening, take a trip to the Vitality Stadium for great games, the O2 Academy Bournemouth for great gigs or… well, you could just enjoy a great drink in our bar area too, our bar area has a brilliant atmosphere, and we have BT Sports on the TVs.

Frequently Asked Questions

At Beefeater we’re steak specialists, and steaks cooked on our Synergy Grill always come out perfectly succulent and full of flavour. Go for the 12oz Fillet steak medium well with triple-cooked chips and caramelised onion brioche loaf and you won’t be disappointed.

We’re open, and we do the best Sunday roast in town! With our Sunday roasts you can choose from hand-carved roast beef, gammon or delicious turkey served with all the trimmings and our signature red wine gravy.

We serve the Premier Inn Breakfast at the Somerford, the best breakfast to set you up for the day. An unlimited selection of the best of an English breakfast. That’s bacon, eggs cooked just how you like them, hash browns, black pudding, toast and plenty more with free tea and coffee.

Not right now, but we have plenty of outdoor space for kids to run around in.

We’re totally family friendly and our team are great with kids. Our kid’s menu has all their favourites and makes meal times a breeze.

 Book online for groups of 6 or less. For groups over 6 our restaurant is in line with all current restrictions. For specific numbers, please get in touch with us via email or over the phone.

Yep, we have plenty of outdoor seating with benches, parasols and a picketed area.