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The Drift Inn

) #23 of 35 Restaurants in Lyndhurst ££ - £££ , British,
Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FZ, England
+44 23 8029 2342
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible11%
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Opens in 20 min
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FZ, England
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1 - 10 of 508 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped in here on our way home as the kids wanted to look at the ponies in the surrounding fields. This really is a picturesque spot and the pub is ideally located. Superb food and service. Best of all I accidentally lost my phone and...More

Thank DoubleSixx1
Sasha H, General Manager at The Drift Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review. I am so pleased to read your kind words regarding my team and the service they provided you and I am pleased to here your comments regarding our food. We look forward to seeing you again in the future....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I hacked from Bartley to The Drift Inn today for a pub lunch with our horses. We were able to tie our horses up on the grass next to our table while we ate lunch. The food was really nice and we...More

Thank Sarah G
Sasha H, Manager at The Drift Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us and your hack over to the drift. We do have buckets available for the horses should you require one, please just ask a member of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little country pub however, they messed up our order even after we rang to book a table beforehand as there were a few of us. There was no fish pie and 2 of our parties order was messed up coming a long time after...More

Thank TillysTrips1
Sasha H, Manager at The Drift Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review us. I do apologies for the dishes not being available when you arrived and 2 dishes not arriving at the same time as the rest, I am presuming that some people in your party ordered separately? We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this pub the other damp late Saturday lunchtime on the 22nd July and had a very enjoyable meal with friendly happy staff. We had the New Forest sharer - Lamb kofta, chicken satay, BBQ pork, pork pie, black pudding &...More

Thank Grundys1
Sasha H, General Manager at The Drift Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to seeing you both in September- hopefully the sun will be shining for your next visit. Many thanks The Drift Inn...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to The Drift a couple of times now. Everything was perfect each time, food and drinks are well priced for the area. Will definitely be back

Thank Andrew W
Sasha H, General Manager at The Drift Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed another visit with us here at the drift and as always look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards The Drift Inn Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub and hotel in the New Forest. Good food with fast service. We had the roast which was huge with loads of variety of vegetables. Big garden to sit in and easy to take in bikes.More

Thank supergirlUk
Sasha H, General Manager at The Drift Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed your roast dinner- they prove to be very popular. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future Many thanks The drift inn...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We descended upon the Drift Inn and had a delicious lunch (prompt and great value) before my friend locked her car keys on her car. The team phoned local experts, offered coffee and were SO SO patient and friendly... even with 3 children running around...More

Thank 4579_anna
Sasha H, Manager at The Drift Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review us here at the drift. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and I am happy to here kayty and her team working that day were accomodating in your time of need. I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was average for the cost, dirty table, food was over priced for the quality, It was just a little disappointing when you consider it was almost £100 for 5 with a few drinks!More

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Sasha H, Manager at The Drift Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear you didn't feel your meal was adequate for the price but can assure you we use only local produce and cook everything fresh to order, unlike other chains of restaurants, which does reflect in our...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Situated within the the New Forest next door to the Beaulieu hotel, this is a lovely pub/restaurant to visit. We had the mini pork pie as our starter (which was my first time and I was not disappointed!). The main courses were very large, I...More

Thank Whitehalltraveller
Sasha H, Manager at The Drift Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to review us. we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and I also do recommend booking in advance, especially now we are coming into to high season. We look forward to seeing you again in...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We didn't eat here but stopped off for a quick pint on our journey. I was very impressed with the service, The Drift Inn has a good selection of Ringwood Ales on tap. Both inside the pub and the outside seating area is clean and...More

Thank PeakyBlinder92
Sasha H, Manager at The Drift Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Many thanks for writing your kind review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the drift and our beautiful surroundings and hope you will join us again in the future. Kind regards The Drift Inn Team

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ZB10
21 May 2017|
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Response from Sasha H | Property representative |
Hi, We serve food from 12pm-9pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm-8pm on Sunday. Many thanks Sasha
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:30
Monday
10:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:00
Thursday
10:30 - 23:00
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lyndhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8029 2342
  • E-mail
Description
Pub set in the middle of the New Forest, serving freshly made food cooked on the premises. Where possible we use local produce. We serve a range of cask ales and other drinks.
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