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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 4 days 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 2 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food service and atmosphere. Excellent local Pub and restaurant where dogs and children are very welcome.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RaymondCarol
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting the Monkey House and we love it! It’s good pub food, great menu, good choice, the staff are all so friendly and helpful. Looking forward to our return visit next week.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank webcatcher
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Stopped here as a last lunch before the return to Oman. Simply spectacular! The cod was the biggest I'd ever seen and super moist with big flaky chunks and the gammon and eggs super generous. Add into the mix a house Sauvignon Blanc from South...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jo t
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Food and service are always fabulous. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Cater for (and welcome!!) kids which is fab. Always our first choice for lunch or dinner in Lymington

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank emmasmith83
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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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