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The Crown Stirrup is a country pub in the heart of The New Forest serving locally sourced fresh food. The pub boasts a large beer garden to the rear that has access to a walking trail that leads into the new forest. We offer a large variety of drinks, including real ales, craft beer, draught lager, cider, Guinness and premium wines and spirit. We are pet friendly. In the winter months we have an open fire in the restaurant and a fire pit in the garden.
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had one of the tastiest Chicken pies that I have ever eaten. Good beer and very friendly Landlady. I could also stop over in my motorhome.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here on the way home so it was a last minute decision. We arrived at 11.50am and the kitchen opened at midday. It was a Sunday so we ordered the roast gammon. It came with a Yorkshire Pudding, delicious roasties and mixed...vegetables. Really nice. It’s dog friendly with a nice family vibe.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

A bit unloved from the outside, but better inside and a very nice barman. Drinks fine but the food was very below par. For prices that are charged (£12 for a cheese sandwich) the quality should be excellent - not sliced bread, limp lukewarm chips,...vegan margarine served with the soup and bread…… need I go on? We will not be back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

5 of us , family, had booked to have a meal here on Friday night. We entered an empty pub, and told there was no beer and very limited menus as they had electrical problems. We decided to stay, ordering drinks that were available. We...awaited the food with trepidation, but were happily surprised to receive 5 freshly prepared meals which we thoroughly enjoyed. Well done to the staff who must have been relieved we hadn't walked out. They were lovely and we hope they get back to normal very soon. We understand they are an independent pub with no back up from a brewery. I would go again in the sumer when they are sure they will be fully functional again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023 via mobile

We have visited the Crown Stirrup many times over the years and had both bad and good experiences so we were wondering what it would be like this time as we visited for a pre Christmas dinner. Sadly as soon as we walked in we...were told there was no draught beer, cider or lager and very few bottles and this was exceptionally disappointing for us. However, the food was very good indeed and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. I just hope next time I go back I can have a drink other than water!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023 via mobile

After all of the Celebrities chefs raising awareness on British cuisine, we have gone all the way backwards. What a disappointment the Crown Stirrup was, I came from Bournemouth to enjoy a good and traditional Sunday Lunch in the New Forrest. Did anyone tell the...owner its post COVID so get your garden cleaned up. The place looks closed, and it was quite and the reason could be the food the most disappointing area served by staff that have their trousers hanging around their thighs exposing underpants and buttocks to the customers while they ate. I ordered Whitebait which were as big as sardines, so big they were coated in breadcrumbs and placed on top of the tartare sauce (not freshly made) small side salad no lemon. Whitebait are sprat, small about an inch long coated in milk and seasoned flour served with a vessel of tartare sauce and side of lemon, can have sprinkling of paprika or Cayenne. Oh but the main course was something else, overcooked beef with rubber roasts peas and carrots coated in flavorless packet gravy, glossy and shiny awful, and the red cabbage same watery purple liquid finished off with supermarket horseradish sauce. All through lunch some music blaring through what seemed like a transistor radio. Just when you thought it was safe to venture out for Sunday Lunch there is the Crown Stirrup in Lyndhurst. Close up not good for british pubs and its culinary scene.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

We ate here back in August around 1pm on a Tuesday. It was quiet to start with, but then filled up. We had the roast chicken quarter, burger and duck pancakes starter, followed by chocolate cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding. The desserts were good, but...the mains were nothing special.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

Fantastic Sunday lunch. We had their homemade pie and veggie wellington. Really tasty proper home cooked food. We live locally and will be going back soon.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

The Crown Stirrup is a very old Pub with low ceilings. The menu is not very extensive but the chicken and Tarragon pie was excellent. Well filled and served with buttery mash and seasonal vegetables very tasty indeed. I stayed overnight in my motor home...in the carpark so I could also enjoy a drink. The couple who run the pub were very friendly and made me very welcome.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

Great pub really friendly staff and delicious food. We’re camping at the Holmsley campsite and Billy gave us a speaker and plugged the tunes for the trip. Legend. Could recommend highly enough. Get ur arses down here if you want a perfect stop off after...a walk.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

Highly recommend! If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Food was delicious, atmosphere was amazing and staff were so frienly and accomodating! My husband and I visited alongside our baby and our dog, staff were very welcoming and helpful in rearranging tables...to make more room for our pram and for our dog to lay down. Very friendly pub and we will definitely be returning next time we visit Lyndhurst.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 June 2023 via mobile

Jess and the team were very welcoming when we stayed with our motorhome in June 2023 . The food was lovely I can highly recommend the stirrup burger , I haven’t had one as good as that in years! A very large beer garden with...sun and shade made our stay wonderful . We were even offered water for our motorhome , many thanks Jess and the team , and especially the chef that made the burger xMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

We stayed for 2 nights in our motorhome free of charge. Jess was so lovely and very accommodating, lots of walks from the beer garden and the home cooked food was beautiful, will definitely look forward to another stay.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 3 June 2023 via mobile

Really disappointed with this pub after visiting it on bank holiday Sunday - we got there about 3.30pm, they were really low on stock so we couldn't have what we wanted - and the toilets were disgustingly dirty.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 31 May 2023

LOVE THIS PUB!! Very very warm and friendly welcome from the start! We booked before arrival with the intention of walking through back gate in family friendly beer garden. We were greeted by a smiling friendly lady who said take as long as we need...on our walk. This allowed us to take a chilled walk through the Forest before returning to the pub for one of the best meals we have eaten as a family by far in any new forest pub!! We first ate there in 2022. Our autistic son only eats dry pasta and they couldn’t be more accommodating to our needs- with delicious puddings and so we didn’t hesitate to book this May 2023. We met the chef who was just as friendly and welcoming and nothing seemed too much trouble. We ordered our food and yet again a fabulously tasty meal had by all the family! We ate Five dishes from the menu and couldn’t fault a single one - so fresh and tasty 😋 Our 3 kids loved the playground frames. The backdrop of the Forest makes you feel ssooo relaxed. This is now our favourite pub in The New Forest and we will definitely be back asap! 5STAR ***** all the way- thank you for a lovely little family memory 🥰 Love from The Stacey’s from Southend xxxxMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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The Crown Stirrup is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5

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