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The Monkey House


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Pub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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The Monkey House is one of the last standing free houses in the picturesque seaside town of Lymington. A family run restaurant bringing all the elements of the classic British pub which everyone can enjoy; Home cooked food; Log fires and excellent service. Iain, Ruth, Georgia and Sophie would like to welcome you with open arms, whether it's for a quick bite to eat, a special occasion or maybe just even to socialise with some of the colourful personalities who reside in this charming town. The extremely talented head chef and his team prepare daily specials that will definitely tickle your taste buds. Not to mention Britain's favourite: the roast dinner every Sunday. To complement the 'bistro
US$12 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Pub, Bar, British
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great little pub near the new forest. Very friendly and welcoming staff. We enjoyed a delicious Sunday roast. Highly recommend if in the area and make sure you book as it is popular with the locals.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mule100
Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked here for Sunday lunch and we were warmly welcomed including the dog. Several of us in the party had food intolerances and every care was taken to offer us alternatives or variations of what we wanted. The food takes a while but that is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank cavalierscott
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This local pub has a real warm feel, friendly atmosphere and nice selection of bitters. I had the marinated and breaded chicken burger... fantastic!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Stu2010review
Reviewed 3 days ago

An outstanding pub with a real local feel and a lovely range of bitters. Went in for a couple of drinks after a 7 mile walk and although the only ones at the bar, we were made to feel very welcome by the barmaid (got...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ninjavibes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on Sunday for lunch and the food was delicious! Excellent friendly service and lots of locals which is always nice. I had the sharing platter of the smoked salmon and prawn and it was all so fresh and delicious. We'll be back again!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Hayley H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely log fire when you first enter the pub. Staff friendly and helpful. Choice of dishes excellent. Well presented and piping hot. Never seen such large desserts. They bring two spoons for sharing. Would highly recommend this pub to anyone in the area.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank William P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a family meal here. The service was good and the food tasty. Vegans were catered for and we were able to take our dog with us.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Allison H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Monday night visit for a family meal. Very busy even on a Monday night which is always a good sign Something for everyone on the menu, to such an extent that it was hard to choose. Only had starters and main , couldn’t squeeze a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dnjrr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have just had my second lunch here. My husband is working in Lymington for a couple of days so I thought I'd lunch here (as I did early December). Specials board is always good and today I had the Cod fillet with shrimps and mornay...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Debra H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a late birthday meal with friends. Did not disappoint. Great atmosphere, great service and friendly clientele. All round a positive experience.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lisa A
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Catherine L
3 February 2018|
Response from rw309-mark1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, call the pub. Their Sunday lunch is amazing. Enjoy.
13 October 2017|
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Response from 87wendywoo | Reviewed this property |
Yes there were several dogs when we visited
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