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The Monkey House

££ - £££, , British
167 Southampton Road, New Forest, Lymington SO41 9HA, England
+44 1590 676754
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday roast” (27 reviews)
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Pub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
167 Southampton Road, New Forest, Lymington SO41 9HA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 days 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 1 week ago 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 JoO86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How new forest pubs should be. Great food, great drinks and excellent service. You always feel welcome and never have anything to complain about. It's easy to see why it's always busy.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mswep
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a cracking place this is ! Do you remember the days when pubs had landlords who put their hearts and souls in to their establishments ? Well this is one of the few that remain. No "Manager" or kids prancing around behind the bar...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Airmilesjames
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never written a review on tripadviser before, but I really want to write this one! We had our staff Christmas party at The Monkey House this week and it was a lovely evening. The staff were very welcoming, professional and attentive. The Christmas...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Marion W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here one evening in midweek. Greeted by the friendly bar staff. There are two main bar/seating areas with lovely open fires that set a lovely ambience. Food was very tasty, I had a mouthwatering burger and chips served with kimchi style coleslaw and my...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kelvin h
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Love this pub, especially midarvo on a wet Sunday. Ian's roast beef is always superbly cooked and accompanied with fresh veggies perfectly cooked. You pay a few quid more than some other favorites in Lymington, but it is simply the best. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank John A
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food in a lovely area of the New Forest. Unfortunately let down by a waitress outrightly accusing us of lying about an item on the bill that she had forgotten to provide. This was dealt with very rudely and was incredibly uncomfortable. A real...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CatarinaC2908
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Southampton Road, New Forest, Lymington SO41 9HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lymington
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 676754
  • E-mail
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 chic', relaxed atmosphere, the monkey house will be regularly hosting live musicians from around the local area. Anything from vintage classics to up and coming contemporary artists destined for the stars! The Robertson family will be delighted to see you, please come and see what they have to offer!
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