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The Oak Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Pinkney Lane | Bank, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FD, England
442380282350
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in for a late lunch today for my wife's birthday on our way back home from the beach. Extremely welcoming considering we were late. Food was fantastic. Also very dog friendly so a nice place for our boy to have a rest while we ate. Had looked it up on the Internet but obviously locally renowned as no signs... More 

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Thank Neilb2012
Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time we have visited this quaint pub for food. I highly recommend the roast dinner. Freshly beautifully cooked food. It may not be the cheapest at £13.95 but a proper roast! A bonus is being able to take a well behaved dog and child in! Will definitely go here again. Staff helpful and polite. Water and... More 

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Thank elisabeth m
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lucky find, stumbled across this pub for a late lunch today. Friendly helpful staff, the food was excellent traditional pub lunch lovely atmosphere, can't wait to visit again. This pub is dog friendly. New Forest ponies grazing outside what a beautiful place!

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Thank Sallyb520
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 1 week ago

Stayed in a cottage locally for a few days and passed The Oak whilst walking. It had been recommended by most previous occupants of our cottage and as it was dog friendly tried it for lunch and weren't disappointed. Very welcoming staff, great ambience and the calf's liver and bacon was to die for. Not a cheap meal but well... More 

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Thank seasideliving
Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly welcome. Menu choices - very expensive for a pub- no mention of 'home-made' dishes - we were aware of a huge refrigerated vehicle arrive at 12:30... My husband did not like the duck pate and left most of it. Two of us had the fish & chips which were very ordinary - chips did not appear to be freshly... More 

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Thank jaguars30
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being recommended this country inn, we decided to try it for my birthday. We took our two children who were delighted with their meals. Like others on here we were slightly disappointed to be ushered to our table as soon as we entered the door. It would have been good to see the beers and wines on offer behind... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times in the evening and on weekends, Sunday roast is the best in the new forest in my opinion and the rest is fresh with plenary of flavour.. oh that gravy! Star are friendly and knowledgeable and the pub has a great atmosphere. More of a food destination but they do have local ales and... More 

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Thank murry m
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant looking at good reviews. Really good menu and very good sized portions. Exceptionally attentive waitress.

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Thank Vivien H
Lymington, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Five us dined here on a Sunday night, taking advantage of their 20% discount offer. The service was excellent. I chose the Pheasant which was all very hard and came with a roast potato rather than the advertised fondant potato - not a great choice. Others had Roast Beef which they enjoyed. I shared a delicious cheesecake for dessert.

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Thank Gourmandsouth
Chatham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

A nice old pub in a nice spot, but all about the food. We were pointed at a table within seconds of arriving, though after a two-hour drive wanted to stand at the bar. Even then, menus were thrust upon us so we felt obliged to move. Sat down to have two doorstop sandwiches, one crab which included no white... More 

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cps_dias, Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this review

Dear Dragonlair, The Oak has a large following of drinkers, mainly walkers and cyclists, although we welcome our guests to seat on our unique bar stools we always give them a choice to sit at a table so guests are more comfortable. Our Crab sandwich are made with fresh caught Lymington crab, we do mix white and brown meat to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$41
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pinkney Lane | Bank, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lyndhurst
  • Phone Number: 442380282350
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?