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The oldest pub in the New Forest, the Fleur resides in the beautiful village of Pilley just outside Lymington. Serving excellent local ales, wines and spirits, the Fleur-de-Lys first pint being served can be traced back to 1096 and with a list of landlords beginning in 1498. As well as being a pub rich in history, shes also one of the prettiest, smothered under a hugely thick thatched roof, massive stone walls and with a dovecote and water well in the rear garden. The beautifully refurbished interior is traditional, welcoming and serene. A rustic busy bar at one end, main restaurant, seating around 30 in the center and a sung room further on which is ideal for private dining or large groups.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Bar, British, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 19 December 2020

Despite the problems of dining out during these covid times we had a lovely meal at the Fleur De Lys. The duck salad was really tasty and the beef Wellington is a "must have". I would also recommend the buttered veg which was delicious. The...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 16 December 2020 via mobile

Visited here with my family for a birthday lunch. Service was excellent and so was the food. I would happily recommend.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 11 December 2020 via mobile

We visited the fleur again for a romantic evening. Walked in to a wonderful warm dining area with the wood fire blazing away. Candles on all tables gave the ambience for a romantic evening. The Christmas decorations were beautiful, not over powering and in keeping...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 10 December 2020 via mobile

The Fleur is one of the finest restaurants in the new forest. Always enjoy the experience the food is sublime and the staff are outstanding, a very safe and Covid safe environment I would highly recommend,the food and drink is very reasonable and we cannot...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 10 December 2020

Very beautiful pub serving delicious food and a very friendly service. What more could one want when you’re spending a few days in the Lymington part of the New Forest? Oh yes: they are very respectful of the Covid measures so you don’t have to...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 7 December 2020

Booked at this lovely pub after a recommendation from our Air B'N'B host. We couldn't fault the food and wine, but the evening was marred due to the surroundings. We sat in the cosy snug room but it was cold. There was a lovely fireplace...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

We had an excellent meal and can highly recommend the game casserole. A very friendly welcome to a lovely old pub. My only gripe might be that it was a little draughty! Food was superb

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 3 December 2020

Bluey the Budgie was happy chatting away as we enjoyed the Otter Amber beer during yet another superb beautifully presented lunch. We was wowed by the crab, duck, Beef Wellington and sticky toffee pud with custard. Their Sunday roast is simply amazing so today we...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 22 October 2020

Our second visit for lunch to this Olde Worlde pub/restaurant. Ample parking on the roadside or in the car park. My starter was a Crispy Duck Salad, possibly the best salad I have tasted. This was followed by a wonderful risotto. All coronavirus rules adhered...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 16 October 2020

This is a gem of a pub/restaurant set in a pretty village in the New Forest. It's apparently the second oldest pub in the country and the oldest in the New Forest and dates back to the 11th Century. It's haunted and strange things have...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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8 July 2019|
Response from octaneproducer | Reviewed this property |
No it doesn’t but does have garden at the back of the pub
1 July 2019|
Response from bagotricks1967 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is haunted.
1 July 2019|
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Response from octaneproducer | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s haunted
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  • Fleur De Lys is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5