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The Mailmans Arms

££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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71 High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7BE, England
+44 23 8028 4196
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Brisbane, Australia
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146 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Apparently this is the oldest pub in the area, but definitely lacking atmosphere. Inwanted to know the history etc... they looked at me like I was mad. I feel they could make much more of this.

Thank grumorf
Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an unplanned visit on the back of a recommendation from a friend, great food and friendly staff but you need to book. Reasonably priced and a good variety but unlike most carvery's everything is fresh and replenished without running out. I would recommend The Mailman Arms and would definitely return.

Thank terang72
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Went to this Family runPub for Sunday Lunch and it was the best Sunday Lunch i have ever had,the meat was cooked to perfection as were the vegetables,there were so many choices we could not decide which ones to have,the staff were the best staff we have been help by in a long time,my Grandsons verdict was twenty times thumbs... More 

Thank ian_bowman
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for Sunday carvery with some friends. Had a drink here many times over the years and always been pleasant enough . Carvery meat and veg was really nice , beef a little tough but all in all very satisfactory lunch . And would say we'd be back but the staff and owners are so miserable looking , and... More 

Thank Richardpordum
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely day out in beaulieu motor museum and fancied a carvery we used the TripAdvisor app to find a good one nearby. We have to admit it was gorgeous food and a lovely local pub. You need to park in the village car park and will need to pay to park. The mailmans was really friendly and... More 

Thank andyandvanessa
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a Pub more for locals. It was ok and nothing wrong but for an evening drink not for me this time of the year when you really have to drink inside. When weather warmer and can drink outside this is good place to go.

Thank Galfred
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Back in Lyndhurst and back for lunch in the Mailmans. How could I not? Food as always, is excellent and the family who run it are lovely. A real jewel in Lyndhurst's crown.

Thank Mike_t99
Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We'd heard good reviews about the roast offered at this pub so gave it a try. I think our mistake was going later in the afternoon, 430, as the carvery was closed shortly after we were served. The range of meat and vegetables was excellent but the potatoes were not fresh, having presumably sat there for some time they were... More 

Thank nannaanna1
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic stumble on the Internet - best pub Carvery I've ever tasted - beautiful selection of fresh veg in gratin sauces green beans tossed with bacon bits - 3/4 different joints of meat cooked to perfection - 2 adult carverys for £16 fantastic value! Able to prebook - hardworking friendly staff - thanks for a tip top experience... More 

Thank Jony
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

No bad food and really well priced. A Calvery roast for 3 adults and a child with a jug of Pimms for £43. Reall not bad at all. They are not mean on the meat too. The server was happy to give me some of all the meats on offer. Veg was good and service was fine too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lyndhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8028 4196

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?