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“Pub in the Forest”
Review of The Oak Inn

The Oak Inn
Ranked #5 of 50 Restaurants in Lyndhurst
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$41
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Oak Inn is a quintessential award-winning country pub, famous for its fresh, locally-sourced food. In the heart of the beautiful New Forest, it has a wide range of wines and a selection of ever-changing real ales. As well as a glorious al fresco garden, cosy open fires are found indoors.
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pub in the Forest”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The Oak Inn had a great atmosphere and staff are very welcoming. Went with friends who have been several times before. Like us, they were disappointed on the night we went.
The risotto ordered had to be returned as it was well over cooked. They were good about it and cooked a very quick scampi meal instead. Asparagus starter was lovely but the rest of my meal was pretty average but I would give it another try.

  • Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great pub great food. .. gets busy.”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Went to this excellent pub with another family. Good was first rate. The pub is lovely inside and out. Staff were helpful and friendly. If you are in the area it is well worth a visit.

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United Kingdom
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Perfect lunchtime stop”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We rented mountain bikes for the day and the rental company recommended the Oak as good place to stop for lunch. Although the pub was very busy, a member of staff found us table inside. Very good choice of food and good beer. Excellent friendly service and very tasty food.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2014
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home
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“What a great place to be!”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

We went again to the Oak, this time sat outside which was lovely. We also went in the winter and sat by the log fire, equally lovely!! The staff are really friendly and helpful, very pleasant everyone of them, the wine choices are good as is the wine itself and the food is fantastic. Well worth a visit any time of the year.

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Thank Phil M
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White Waltham, UK
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great traditional pub”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Tucked away in the new forest - we were convinced we'd missed and then ta da. New forest ponies timing about, great food, beer and staff. Not pricey. Well worth it. Thoroughly recommend this.

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