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The Oak Inn

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Pinkney Lane | Bank, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FD, England
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch in this lovely little country pub. Excellent service and menu. As well as typical pub food they offer a good selection of specials. My husband had his favourite fish and chips which was a good sized portion of fish. Well presented and tasty. I chose Sea Bass with samphire from the specials. Beautifully cooked and delicious. Usual... More 

Thank 87wendywoo
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of people sat inside and outside garden and everyone is happy including men, women and children. The staff are very friendly who explained patient for us. We took a seat at garden enjoyed warm sunshine. The food served so quickly and the taste was very good. It is really a good place for a break during your... More 

Thank bubuwtkm
Gosport, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch after walking through the New Forest. This is not your typical pub. The food is very nice, but more expensive than i was expecting. The inside is nice, clean and elegant and the garden outside is great on a sunny day.

Thank CatalinaPetre
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used this pub 20 years ago when I lived in Hampshire and it was always a favourite. Decided to see what it was like this Easter break, the pub itself hadn't really changed and was still cosy and full of character. The food however was ok but expensive, we had steak sandwiches, I was asked how I would like... More 

Thank pedros01
Southampton, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch whilst out walking, and as it was a lovely sunny day, sat outside. Including the specials board, there was a very good choice on the menu, and the standard of food was excellent. My wife had plaice from the main lunch menu, whist I had lamb rump from the specials board, and we had seasonal greens... More 

Thank Norman B
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended this pub by a friend. It really is a great place to visit if you like good quality food. Dogs are welcome, which was important to us. Not a lot of parking so many cars parked on the verge. There are tables for outside eating. The inside of the pub has recently been refurbished. It is cosy... More 

Thank NicolaLevett
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival we approached the bar but were not greeted although seen by the staff. Eventually I said hello and asked about our booking for 2pm, to be told the table was not ready. We were then stood at the bar for 25 minutes. They did offer us a drink, but again ignored my request to set up a tab.... More 

Thank Roger H
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the nicest pubs in the New Forest. Small cosy bar. Ok outside seating but no garden. Gets very busy at weekends. Food is good pub grub. Portions aren't massive and it's pricey. 2 courses for children about £7.50. Crab salad starter £8.50. Burger £13.50 and fish n chips £14.50. Large glass of rose £7!

Thank Beech-buum
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Table reserved for two for early dinner (two sittings, it is so popular). Friendly welcome and excellent service. The Specials menu plus general menu gave wide selection and mouth watering options. We opted for the Grilled Plaice which was served with an additional plate for the fish bones and hand wipe - impressive and important as can be a tricky... More 

Thank Janetbartley
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is just a so lovely and welcoming place. Dog friendly and great location for a walk to. Our roast was well cooked and professional service made the experience easy and pleasant. Recommended

Thank Marta R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$41
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pinkney Lane | Bank, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lyndhurst
  • Phone Number: 442380282350
The Oak Inn is a quintessential award-winning country pub, famous for its fresh, locally-sourced food. In the heart of the beautiful New Forest, it has a wide range of wines and a selection of ever-changing real ales. As well as a glorious al fresco garden, cosy open fires are found indoors.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?