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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 

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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!




We're showing sport in our restaurant and don’t worry - we’ve got a great range of food and drinks you can enjoy while you watch the game. 

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.

A Premier Inn Breakfast is just £9.50 per adult, and if an adult orders up to two kids eat for free. The lighter alternative, the continental breakfast is £7.50 per adult.

If you order a Premier Inn Breakfast or a continental breakfast you can enjoy unlimited coffee, tea and juice. A free drink is included as part of our Meal Deal, too. We offer free refills on soft drinks.

The safety and wellbeing of our guests and teams is always our number one priority, which is why we introduced the Generous Serving of Safety promise across our restaurants to make sure you can sit back, relax and enjoy dining out in Christchurch. Find out more about how our Beefeater restaurants are keeping you safe.

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.