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The Trusty Servant

££ - £££
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FY, England
+44 23 8081 2137
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very busy Saturday lunchtime, advisable to book. I had the calves liver and it was melt in the mouth delicious, my friend had the ham egg chips which she said was excellent. Looking around the Irish stew and slow cooked pork looked to be very popular on a very cold day. Staff were extremely friendly and professional with a genuine... More 

Thank Maureen112Winchester
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to walk around the dog walk they suggested online but unfortunately do to the weather we decided against this, although from previous visits I would highly recommend this walk. We went at the 2pm sitting for Sunday lunch and were not disappointed. All very large portions and delicious. I couldn't finish my roast and my friends 'big daddy'... More 

Thank Carrie D
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eight of us went for an evening meal and it was as good as the reviews. Lovely food and a good choice. Very efficient service the only negative was that we were a little crammed in around a table that was really for six

1 Thank Scothmer-Clay
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71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent value lunchtime menu served Monday to Thursday though I was surprised at the London prices for their ales. Nice and quiet in January but I understand that it becomes hectic in the season. Now is the time to go in order to enjoy not only the warmth of the log fires but also from the hospitable staff. Having been... More 

Thank oshooshoosho
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New Years Day and there's were no tables (our fault for not booking)! We ended up in the heated barn out the back; the food was excellent and the service likewise! Turned what looked like a bit of a disaster into a great experience!

1 Thank Justyn M
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awkward to get into with wheelchair and buggy. Slightly disappointing roast beef and roast lamb, but good yorkshire pud and sides. Cheerful chap behind the bar but waitresses gave the impression they would rather be elsewhere. Puddings looked good, but coffee wasn't. Would probably choose a different pub next time.

1 Thank Sean M
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a busy Christmas and food aplenty the Trusty Servant never missed a beat with the food served delicious and hot... Service has been excellent and definitely the place to set as your destination when visiting the New Forest Dog friendly and all children welcome by the look of things so highly recommended

Thank shearheartattack
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A midweek evening meal at the Trusty Servant Inn was a surprise treat. The meals are of decent portions, well presented and are of high quality. In addition, the plate is nice and hot so that the meal can be enjoyed throughout. This shows serious consideration by the chef which seems frequently ignored by other establishments. Starters were bubble &... More 

2 Thank Holgag
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited The Trusty Servant on the 28th of December. I called the night before and booked a table for 10 people for a family meal. We arrived at the pub after a lovely dog walk. It's a beautiful pub and we were seated. We ordered our drinks and when they arrived the waitress wasn't sure what some of the... More 

Thank Amir4043
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Trusty Servant today as a group of 36 walkers. We had let them know well in advance , chosen our food and paid a fiver each as a deposit. Obviously we pretty much packed the place (there were locals in as well) but they produced everyone's meals exactly as ordered, hot and all really tasty, with good humour... More 

Thank Sue W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lyndhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8081 2137
The Trusty servant, is a traditional New Forest Pub with Real Food, Real Ale and Real Atmosphere! Dogs and children welcome. Now with 5 amazing bed and breakfast rooms!!

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