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“lovely food and people”
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Waggon and Horses
Cuisines: British
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Description: Well you've finally found that pub where Jimi Hendrix jammed before he did the IOW festival. It's changed a bit since then! It's now rather smart. Sort of coastal shabby chic, but it works. It's had a makeover recently and it's now gone "all foodie". Between heathland and waterside, and en-route for Lymington Pier ferry terminal, The Waggon & Horses has become a well-established New Forest favourite. With Wadworth accredited beer, decent wine and a rather fab local chef, producing very Tom Kerridge-esque dishes, it's definitely a destination venue these days. Don't panic, there is still fish & chips, but it's a bit more up market than the usual. Not scary prices either, just good locally sourced Hampshire products with a little twist. The ambience is nothing short of laid-back but with damn fine food and service.
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We went Sunday evening after having had enough of being ripped off for rubbish at the Elmers Court for 3 nights.
The welcome was encouraging straight away.
The menu had some very interesting choices and our meals were delicious.
The chowder, the fresh crab and the cod loin were all beautifully presented and so fresh and tasty.
The cheese board was stunning.
The wine was excellent and reasonable.
The candlelight and friendly staff really rounded this off.
We have eaten in a few restaurants in Lyminton but so far this is the best.

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1  Thank martin t
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

I went with my wife and two friends midweek and it was quiet , the welcome was lovely and treated very well all night with good explanations of the food on offer.
The food was only ok the mussels were only warm, and my liver was not as good as calves liver should be , being a bit chewy sadly.

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Thank ButlerInService
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We ate here on our last night of our break to Lymington and we were not disappointed, the menu looked great and the food was even better with the staff a credit to the pub especially the young lady who explained to my wife what the Hake was like!! Would definately visit again if in the area.

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Thank Andy V
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

I visited with a couple of other people and decided to be brave and go for the fish platter. This consisted of: bread, a salad, deep fried white fish (I've had better quality frozen fish from Asda), a small prawn salad (2nd salad on 1 plate, how many does a person need?!) and some tiny shelled prawns that were so small they weren't worth the hassle of removing the shells. This plus some Mackerel pate for the princely sum of £15. You can put lots of different food on a fancy wood block but it doesn't magically make it taste any good. Lots of food, quality nil. I dislike Wetherspoons but you'll likely get a better meal for quite a bit less money.

The service was very good and friendly but the bottom line when going to eat somewhere is the food.

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2  Thank Alex G
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Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

Decor looked great, menu read well and that's where it started to go wrong. It was slow, it was small and it wasn't as good as the description, for what it was and how much we got on the plate it was expensive.

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2  Thank Paul J
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