My grandfather suffered a stroke several years ago and unfortunately now has severely reduced mobility. I decided for my birthday that I would like to go out for a meal (lunch) with my grandparents not only to see them (as I work so much I don't see them so often) but to treat them to a very rare trip out that wasn't in an ambulance. We chose the Walhampton Arms as it wasn't far from their flat in the centre of Lymington, and was out enough in the forest to see some greenery. I was delighted to find when we got there that there was designated Disabled parking and a wheelchair ramp making it accessible to my Grandfather, and upon approaching member of staff immediately ran over to help us wheel my grandfather inside. A suitable table was found immediately for us so that he did not need to get out of his chair. Throughout the duration of our visit, the staff were attentive and helpful. My mother, my Nana and I chose from the menu whilst my Grandfather opted for the daily carvery. I personally had the BBQ ribs, which was a very large portion and good value for money. They were extremely tender and fell straight off the bone. My Nana and Mother had the fish pie which they really liked, though commented that it could have perhaps had a wider variety of fish as contained mainly salmon. My Grandfather thoroughly enjoyed his carvery and he had a bit of turkey and beef. The beef he did unfortunately find dry and tough, but the turkey was extremely moist and I think if we had allowed him to ask for more he probably would have done! It was also nice to see that the pub was dog friendly; I could see this as being a problem for people who don't like dogs, but being previous dog owners we were more than happy to watch the resident spaniel quietly lay and watch everyone come and go.
Overall, a thoroughly good meal (slightly pricier than what I am used to but expected for Lymington), great service and a lovely atmosphere for a weekday afternoon. Well recommended.
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