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New Forest Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Lyndhurst Road | Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7DU, England
+44 23 8028 4690
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I had lunch here with a group, early in the season. I had the Christmas menu (2 dishes for £24) and chose Beef Cheeks with burnt leek, parsnip, roast potatoes, brussels, carrot, followed by Pear & Almond tart with brandy ice cream. Curiosity encouraged the choice and the meat was tender. The "burnt leek" failed to offer anything other than... More 

Thank Sotontraveller
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the New Forest Inn after a walk in the forest. We hadn't booked and were happy to find they could accommodate us. We ordered two roast beef and a burger for our daughter, when the food arrived our roasts were on the small side for the £11.50 price, it looked like one potato had been cut into... More 

Thank Sars42
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Visited this pub/restaurant last month. Stayed to have a drink and a meal. Very expensive and not a lot of choice. Decided to eat elsewhere as the place was freezing cold as all the doors were open.

Thank Marion K
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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743 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went here for an evening meal and found a table. Found it rather noisy but maybe thats what this place is like? Went to the bar to order an evening meal and drinks and waited and waited and waited. The staff seemed to be only able to concentrate on one end of the bar? Maybe they were there friends? A... More 

1 Thank Howard-Liverpool
Storrington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch was a disaster. Scampi and chips, veggie burger and chips... What could possibly go wrong? Dry and old... Loos better.

Thank AddictedToSussex
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Was greeted when we arrived at the pub by a very aggressive and intimidating man and the woman with him shouting out of the window at my son accusing him of banging their car with his car door, which he hadn't. The man then came out and shouted in my face which I found extremely upsetting and was very frightening... More 

Thank Joanna K
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Carvery was OK, we've had better and worse elsewhere for similar prices. Large garden and patio area, along with a play area. Plenty of room for children to run and around in and not get in the way of others enjoying a drink/meal.

Thank bren86
Walkford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A big pub in an easy accessible location in the new forest Dog friendly & a big beer garden with plenty of things for kids to do. Possibly making the most of the above it is ridiculously overpriced for what you get Over £9 for a glass of Sauvignon blanc is a joke/rip off

Thank Tony B
Southampton UK
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Good sausages with mash & burger with relish. Service was slightly skakey but I'm sure all the team will settle in. It wasn't too busy on Sunday afternoon.

1 Thank gazSouthamptonUK
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Have passed this pub a number of times over the last week I called in on the off chance they did proper pub-grub; looking at the web afterwards they are billed as a gastropub/ buzzy country inn/ upscale pub style menu, all of which describes it to a tee. Sausage, mash and gravy doesn't do justice to the creation I... More 

Thank Bob F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lyndhurst Road | Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8028 4690

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?