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The Trusty Servant

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British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FY, England
+44 23 8081 2137
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fab meal: we are veggie & they have loads of options. No room for dessert which is a shame as the choices were superb. Friendly staff & great atmosphere.

Thank Businesssolo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My partner and I went for a weekend away In Bournemouth, and on our way back we wanted to go through the new forest and grab a bite to eat. Being a vegetarian this pub had the best options when searching on trip advisor. We walked in last Saturday and a friendly gentleman made us feel very welcome by cracking... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bit late I know but I took my lovely lady friend here the night after Valentine's night and we couldn't fault the food so tasty and nicely presented. The young manageress (I think her name was Laura) made us feel like she was our friend, really professional, left us to our romantic night as we joked it was our Valentine's... More 

Thank Newforestboy
Harrow, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came off the motorway to find a pub - any pub!!! We were very lucky to chance upon this one.. A lovely location - very clean with a good size lunch menu - a cheerful manager and good choice of beers. Highly recommended

Thank tonymccann
Southampton, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having enjoyed eating at The Royal Oak at Beaulieu we thought we would try one of their sister pubs. We had a very warm welcome from the extremely friendly and helpful staff. A good choice of typical pub food. In fact we found choosing difficult. We opted for some old favourites which is a good way to judge the standard.... More 

Thank 87wendywoo
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another delicious meal at The Trusty Servant. Our 3rd visit and certainly no disappointment. Child portions are very generous and I had the most amazing mushroom & pepper stroganoff with rice. Very good with a pint of Doom Bar! Staff friendly & helpful. Prices not cheap but certainly not outrageous for the quality & quantity you get. Highly recommended.

Thank Taxanimal
Chatham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly I think the title says it all, plenty of parking even if a short walk up the road is required! Literally the best steak pie I've ever eaten!

Thank dankellock
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Little jem in the new forest just outside Lyndhurst Delicious food and great atmosphere!! Good selection of beer and wines !!!

Thank Ritchie66
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This New Forest pub has such a wonderful ambience with excellent food and fine ales it is everything you could hope for in a pub. Indeed so much so that my son and future daughter-in-law have chosen it for their wedding reception in June. There is even a lovely garden and large barn in the grounds where my son's Irish... More 

Thank don_john007
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were most helpful, pointing out that the regular size meals were big and one of the older members of our group would be welcome to choose from the children's menu. Food was good, perfectly good for pub food. Would need to go again to comment anymore than good. Service was efficient, very efficient and attentive. Recently refurbished, which has... More 

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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
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?