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Address: 198 Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 7AR, England
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+44 23 8029 3929
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00

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Really nice local pub and restaurant

Here for a gathering of friends and their families. Great atmosphere until about 10pm and then it just died! Bar closed. Very odd end to the evening...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
Liam B
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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poole
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit here but won't be returning , staff are friendly and helpful but the food really lets it down , very bland and very expensive compared to other pubs visited

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Thank PooleBladedog
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Our fourth year for Christmas Day dinner at the Happy Cheese, iexcellent food, great service and great atmosphere.

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Thank GMunson
Southampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

normal pub grub but slightly inflated prices. Very dull and dismal atmosphere, ok for holiday makers one off visit, but nothing to attract me as a local.

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Thank jessharris
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Good vegetarian options, the veggie fajitas are lovely, very big though! Nice place overall with friendly staff.

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Thank lanabiddle98
Southampton, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Here for a gathering of friends and their families. Great atmosphere until about 10pm and then it just died! Bar closed. Very odd end to the evening...

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Thank Liam B
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Arrived at 4PM and asked about the advertised (outside) carvery and was abruptly told it finishes at 3PM (their website says from 12and makes no mentions of finishing as 3). Checked with the rest of the group (6 in total) that we wanted to stay so we did. Placed order at the bar and waited. Two other parties received their... More 

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Thank ServiceRanger
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Last night camping at Ashurst, decided to give this place a go. Burgers were home made and good with unusual Pretzel buns, and large portions. Mackerel salad was also good but salad could have been more adventurous. Staff and service couldn't be faulted - very helpful. Pub is popular probably for portion sizes vs. cost compared to New Forest alternative... More 

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Thank Jon Y
Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Have visited on several occasions with friends and sadly on every occasion the food has been poorly presented and is only adequate. The best thing on he menu are the Ice cream sundaes, you can't really get that wrong. Staff do not seen very welcoming, mainly young and rather aloof.

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Thank Debbie K
Southampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

fantastic service friendly staff great location would recommend a visit it you travel to the newforest for any reason

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Thank wilfowen
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

After driving past a couple of times decided to drop in one evening for a meal and a drink, Bad Move!! The restaurant area was scruffy, as was the staff! Thought we'd try the food as we were there, I tried the fish and chips, when it arrived it looked as if somebody had just shovelled it on the plate... More 

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Thank okayfred1

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