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The Monkey House

) #5 of 88 Restaurants in Lymington ££ - £££ , , British
167 Southampton Road, New Forest, Lymington SO41 9HA, England
+44 1590 676754
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 9 min
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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 25 April 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a family member after new ownership....could not be better! The food was fabulous, well presented and delicious. Service was friendly and professional with a good knowledge of the local ales. A warm and friendly atmosphere - could not find fault in any aspect!...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Saw reviews and thought why not. Didn't book and though busy, my fiancée and I were warmly welcomed and found a table. As only a lunch, can only comment on the mains, which were both excellent. There is a ralxed professionalism and the decor is...More

Thank alan g
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We stayed in Lymington, at a B&B just 2 mins from The Monkey House. What can I say, what a lovely pub, the pub had a nice warm, homely feel. We ate a lovely lunch here Good Friday, and sat in the garden drinking wine....More

Thank Larah H
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We arrived on Easter Monday without a reservation & we were lucky enough to get a table. The service was excellent & a good choice of food. We all ended up with burgers; 2 gourmet, 1 Cajun chicken & 1 lamb from the specials board....More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Booked for Easter Sunday with friends and received a very warm welcome. The set menu for the day provided plenty of options, and the food.......Absolutely fabulous !!! The roast beef was exceptional as was the starters and puddings. Reasonably priced and plentiful. Will definitely return...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

It was Easter Sunday and we (my husband and I) spontaneously drove from London to New Forest. We decided to have lunch in a country pub but every place we visited was full. In other places we got "well it's Easter Sunday" with a shrug...More

Thank Keren L
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Always looking for new places in the new forest as we come down here annually, so nice to find new and different places to eat. Found this place on trip advisor while looking for a pub en route to mudeford. We called the day before...More

1  Thank Jonny M
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Popped in on the off chance that they might have a reservation. We were in luck - it was busy, but we were squeezed in. The interior is lovely (shabby chic meets hipster cool). Menu is great - an array of choices to suit most...More

Thank Hilly65
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is far more a restaurant than a pub... the food service and atmosphere are superb. Really enjoyed it A reasonable price too, considering the high quality

Thank Gareth G
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Very friendly atmosphere. Eaten here several times and the menu is good with additional specials on a board. Have never been disappointed.

Thank LezahSwayHampshire
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Charles Patrick B
Is the restaurant open on Christmas day ?
29 August 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Iain R | Property representative |
hello I am sorry but no. we are not open on Christmas day kind regards iain
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
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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