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The Happy Cheese

££ - £££,
Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 7AR, England
+44 23 8029 3929
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (20 reviews)
“sundae” (8 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 7AR, England
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1 - 10 of 388 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Very dog friendly pub with good selection on the menu plus specials board. Always receive a warm welcome.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first tried this pub out in May. Unfortunately our food arrived after a long time undercooked and cold. We gave them the benefit of the doubt as it was a very busy sunny Sunday with lots of customers in the garden and they were...More

Thank holly h
Nick h, Owner at The Happy Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Holly I am really disappointed that you have visited on two occasions and that the food and service is not our normal 100%. Please email me some more details on the missing items and also the Gluten ingredients you received. Could you also confirm...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice, friendly staff, clean, lovely food, kids loved the icecreams too. Absolutely stuffed when left lol. Well worth the visit for cavery

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Nick H, Owner at The Happy Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your kind words, I will pass them onto the team. Nick Hunter Owner.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wednesday nights at the happy cheese is quiz night! A great atmosphere! The service and wait time is also amazing! It’s super speedy which is a credit to them give them at the pub was very busy. Will certainly be here again!

Thank Still_late_twenties
Nick H, Owner at The Happy Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your kind words, I will pass them onto the team. See you at the Quiz again soon. Nick Hunter Owner.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for some food. Ordered a sausage meal to which was all burnt with the crispy bacon being near on raw. We did get an apology along with a freshly cooked plate of food, which was ok. When we got the bill we noticed...More

Thank Ali-Sarre
Nick H, Owner at The Happy Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry you were not happy with your Cumberland Sausage, and I am pleased we had the chance to put things right. I will review the sweet potato fries price. Thanks for your comments. Regards Nick Hunter Owner.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food as always, great range of drinks, good value for money and always excellent service. Try the Fish Finger sarnies!

Thank GMunson
Nick H, Owner at The Happy Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your kind words, I will pass them onto the team. Nick Hunter Owner.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a local for us and we often take a walk down for a pleasant pint. Being dog friendly is a great draw whether sitting outside or in the dog friendly area inside. Always has good selection of beers if you just fancy a...More

Thank NewRockCecil
Nick H, Owner at The Happy Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your kind words, I will pass them onto the team. Nick Hunter Owner.

Reviewed 2 May 2018

We went to the Happy Cheese for Sunday carvery. The food was of very good quality although at £11.95 a little pricey in my opion. Pleases we were able to collect food as just after sitting down a customer came in with a dog and...More

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Nick H, Owner at The Happy Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Hi Thanks for your comments: but I feel its a poor choice of wording. We welcome well behaved dogs and indeed there owners at any time as we are a Forest pub and very popular with dog's and dog walkers. We only allow dogs in...More

Reviewed 1 May 2018

My wife and I love the Sunday car very here. The staff are always so friendly and welcoming, especially to our young baby Alexander. Totally recommended!

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Good food, good location with loads of parking, very helpful and friendly staff. Been coming to the happy cheese for years and it's never been so good

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Taffsalam T
9 November 2017|
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Response from Gary S | Reviewed this property |
Not London prices but dearer than Wetherspoons.
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Casey G
15 September 2017|
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Response from Nick h | Property representative |
Hi we do have an area that you can book for private functions give us a call to discuss your requirements 02380 293929
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Lorraine S
27 July 2017|
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Response from Kattyb3 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are very welcome and I have seen dogs inside. They have water bowls out and sell some sort of doggie ice cream/snacks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 7AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Ashurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8029 3929
Description
The Happy Cheese is a charming Country Pub with Dining, offering a traditional Pub menu, with outstanding specials changing weekly.Set on the Edge of the delightful New Forest The Happy Cheese is ideal For a Spot of lunch, formal dinner or just a refreshing drink with friends and family. We have a large outside drinking and eating terrace and a kids play area Enjoy!!
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