Iford is a small suburb of Bournemouth straddling the town’s border with Christchurch. But it shouldn’t be underestimated. It’s got its own serene stretch of the River Stour, tea rooms, shops and the Iford Bridge Tavern standing proudly on its main thoroughfare.
Owned by the lip-smackingly name Sizzling Pub Company, the Iford Bridge is your old-school pub with live sports and even livelier clientele but the menu sets it apart. From sizzling skillets to flame-grilled burgers it’s like your own personal barbecue without the need to prod any flames or stand out in the rain.
If you feel it’s too early in the day for chargrilled fayre, you can tip up for breakfast too. And if you feel at home here and are planning to throw a function, The Iford Bridge also lays on a buffet menu from £5 per person.