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The New Forest Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Emery Down | Lyndhurst, Emery Down, New Forest SO43 7DY, England
+44 23 8028 4690
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for a few days locally and popped in for a drink and then returned for an evening meal. Very friendly and welcoming staff and also dog friendly. Good menu choice and special board. We went for a local lamb burger which didn't disappoint, in size or quality.

Thank seasideliving
Winchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have eaten only three times at the New Forest Inn and have never been disappointed. The Sunday roast is consistently excellent and the service fast even when they are busy. I would recommend booking to avoid disappointment.

Thank Katherine L
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick to seat and serve on a busy Sunday. Roast was good, venison steak too, but not as amazing as expected based on some reviews. They were great with the dog and very friendly staff. Puddings good too and value for money.

Thank Hannah k
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here twice this year while visiting the New Forest for a long weekend. Very busy on the Sunday but staff coped well. Log fire very welcome on cold days and will return.

Thank jeanie194
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving home from a weekend in Dorset and wanted a pub lunch. We found this place and so pleased we did. A really lovely little pub, nice friendly staff and delicious food. Nice cosy touches. My husband had the steak and ale pie- it came as a huge wedge, I have never seen such a full pie- he... More 

Thank Kate B
New Forest, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are from the New Forest and know this pub of old and it has always been a favourite ....and still is. Charming service from Jo who helped us with table selection for a birthday party night. Just one criticism ....the coffee machine uses powder for both coffee and milk....YUK. Come on guys a new "bean coffee" machine..will be a... More 

Thank Bootsonhistravels
Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for an evening meal last night. Very impressed with a varied menu. Great friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere. Food was delicious, well presented and freshly cooked to order using fresh ingredients, no pre packed or frozen warm ups here! Can highly recommend and will definitely go again.

Thank Jill B
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food in here is first class. I had roast pork, which was delicious. Home cooked, vegetables fresh and fab gravy. Couldn't fault it. Love the log fire. I'd advise booking, especially on a Sunday, as it gets very busy.

Thank Paula A
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in to this lovely pub at lunchtime for a drink and ended up having lunch too. Good selection of food to suit all tastes and a nice selection of ales to choose from too. Being very dog friendly is a real bonus and the staff made our stay enjoyable. The food we ordered was very nice and plentiful... More 

Thank tim n
Hook, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after a long walk in the cold but fresh air. Lovely fires burning although unfortunately all the tables nearest the fires were already taken. Staff were very obliging in finding us a table that suited us. We ordered drinks which were brought to our table whilst deciding on our meals. There was a good choice of... More 

Thank Lorraine G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emery Down | Lyndhurst, Emery Down, New Forest SO43 7DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Emery Down
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8028 4690
The pub is set in the heart of The New Forest and offers fresh homemade locally sourced food. With excellent wines and cask marque ales, ciders and lagers and array of soft drinks. With ponies idling past there is seating outside but also a fantastic beer garden. The friendly staff offer attentive service and aim to delight all customers

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?