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The Red Lion Boldre

$$ - $$$, British,
Rope Hill | Boldre, New Forest, Lymington SO41 8NE, England
+44 1590 673177
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pudding” (35 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rope Hill | Boldre, New Forest, Lymington SO41 8NE, England
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1 - 10 of 554 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Had two great meals here while staying in the New Forest. Highly recommend this pub for fantastic food. If you're in the area definitely pay a visit.

2  Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This country pub serves fantastic food. The specials are always particularly good as are the pies and puddings on Pie and Pudding night (first Friday of ever month). The new ginger and orange cheesecake is glorious and I hope will stay on the menu!

1  Thank Asfgh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All I can say is I wish this was my local! Starter of trout pate and main of muscles in white wine and cream (only criticism a bit too much cream for my taste) were great. The muscles cane with a mound of chips. My...More

2  Thank diningduet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Red Lion is the epitome of the English pub - a series of adjoining rooms, eclectically furnished and with open fires and serving a range of beers, wines and other drinks. Young, helpful staff serve excellent food. Well worth seeking out when in the...More

1  Thank yllaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is always nice to be welcomed with a smile and the other evening three of us arrived at the Red Lion having just booked into a local B&B. We all choose the Pork tenderloin which was complimented with chorizo sausage, leaks and potatoes topped...More

Thank Fleetingvisitor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't been here for a few years, but really pleased we decided to try it. We went for lunch after walking in the area with friends. The food was freshly cooked and delicious, and desserts were really good. Staff were very welcoming and friendly, and...More

Thank annette532014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Three of us called at The Red Lion this lunchtime & were so pleased that we did.The staff were so friendly & efficient & we cannot praise the food enough it was excellent. We can recommend the homemade steak & ale pie as well as...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Great food even asking my son if he wanted kids portion fish and chips or larger. Great choice with lots on the menu and excellent service. We were sitting the other side of the main bar as we had our dog so the atmosphere was...More

1  Thank guzmo
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We have visited the Red Lion countless times in the past but recently were disappointed that we couldn't order a simple bowl of chips with our drinks (they are on the menu, but as a 'side order' so you can only order them with a...More

2  Thank Mazzaringi
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Drove past the sign at the top of the road earlier in the day, so thought we would give it a go that evening, we hadn't booked but it wasn't full, and it's dog friendly. The food was excellent my fish cakes were very good...More

1  Thank Notsominijo
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Questions & Answers
4 October 2016|
Response from LionAlan | Property representative |
In answer to your question yes we do take bookings for new years eve as for price per head we will be running our normal menu plus specials board so it depends what you order, you can check our menu on our website and to... More
4 May 2016|
Response from choppyred |
Not in the apartment I am afraid.
24 April 2016|
Response from LionAlan | Property representative |
Hi, we do like our doggy guests! We do have one area that we keep dog free ( for those guests who aren't 'dog friendly ) so please call before your visit and mention that you will have your dog with you please. Thank you for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rope Hill | Boldre, New Forest, Lymington SO41 8NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lymington
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 673177
  • E-mail
Traditional British Pub. Please note that we are not open all day, except on Sunday's, and that the kitchen is closed during the afternoons.
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