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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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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just outside Lyndhurst the inside of this dining pub has the look and feel of an older world. Selection of cask ales and an eclectic menu with many daily specials. Beer garden full of tables which I am sure are all packed in good weather. Home made chicken pie served with fresh veg was not cheap but delish. Well worth... More 

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

Dear Scoobastevie, Thank you for your kind review, glad you liked the look of our as much as we do, we think its great. we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Carlos & Team More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I were after a fairly hearty lunch after a long walk in the forest. The pub had great atmosphere and the service was very efficient and friendly. The food tasted great and was well presented but the serves weren't large enough for the boys. We'll definitely come back but we'll have 3 courses instead of 2.

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Thank Li T
cps_dias, Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this review

Dear Li T, Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed the food. looking forward to see you again. Kind regards, Carlos & Team More 

Haslemere
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one if the best pubs we have visited. We were a party of 7 and received excellent service from the moment we arrived. The Menu provided an excellent varied choice and the choices were served with high standard. All staff were very friendly and efficient throughout our visit. A pub we will definitely re-visit in the future. Thank... More 

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Thank ianyoung62
cps_dias, Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this review

Dear ianyoung62, Thank you for your gleaming review, I have shown the team this review. We take pride in giving the best possible service and finest food so it is our pleasure that you enjoyed it so. we look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Carlos & Team More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped at the Oak Inn for a late lunch. The service was very professional, both polite and friendly. The food was fantastic! I had the soup of the day (with lentils and chickpeas) and a pie with squash, feta cheese, pomegranate and babyspinach. It was really delicious. My friend had the porkbelly and liked it a lot. Even the... More 

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Thank Simona G
cps_dias, Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this review

Dear Simona G, Thank you for your kind review, we are glad that you enjoyed what we had to offer. We take great pride in what we cook and how we treat our guests. hopefully we will see you very soon. Kind regards, Carlos & Team More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Have been here a few times and even recommended it to others however, won't bother going forward. The restaurant is in a lovely location in the new forest and have used it many times as a half way stopping point on cycle rides. This is the first time we have taken our 19 month old and will definitely be the... More 

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

Dear Peter L, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, at the Oak we pride ourselves on the quality of our food and service. We are always happy to accommodate all types and sizes of family groups; being half term, the demand for high chairs was great and we have few but not enough on this occasion.... More 

Ilsington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is magnificent, surrounded by the thick of the New Forest woodland and wild herbivores. Additionally, the sunny outdoor garden and quaint interior is truly beautiful- well worth having a drink in! Over to the food: I live in London and frequently dine out, so I'm used to the high London quality. I have to say I was silently... More 

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

Dear Hadrianus_Byrtusus, Thank you for your recent review, first let me thank you for your kind words about the Oak, it is a wonderful pub surrounded by the glorious New Forest. We always strive to provide an amazing experience in regards to food and service, therefore I am sorry that you didn't feel the quality or value was up to... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my family visited here for the first time yesterday for lunch. They have a great choice of drinks and food and the specials looked amazing. As we sat outside we went and ordered at the bar and the the service was really quick and the food was out shortly. All the food was presented beautifully, (you could tell... More 

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

Dear Clara_Grace, Thank you for your very kind review, were glad that you enjoyed yourself and we hope you do come back soon. We do take great pride in how we treat our guests and how the chefs create the wonderful dishes for you all to enjoy. Kind regards, Carlos & Team More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch before going to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. I had fish and chips and my other half had steak and ale pie with new potatoes and vegetables. The piece of fish was delicious as was the batter. Very tasty and crispy. The pea purée was very tasty too. The steak and ale pie was... More 

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Thank Wendy J
cps_dias, Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this review

Dear Wendy J, Thank you for your great review, we take great pride in our pub so this review makes it all worth it. All our food is prepared with passion from the kitchen and then our front of house team are there to make sure you have the best time possible. we look forward to your next visit. Kind... More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and the girlfriend stopped for lunch here and it was perfect. The real ale is a real treat and the food is delicious, we had the Greek meze 👌🏼 highly recommend. We will definitely return.

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

Dear Raflyon, We are glad that you had a perfect time and that you enjoyed what we had to offer. we look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Carlos & Team More 

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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Previous visits to the Oak have always been a pleasurable experience, however sadly this was not the case recently. Table was booked as it was Easter Sunday and my partner and I were there for a special relaxing lunch. From the moment we arrived it was difficult to be seated as there were cyclists and walkers all at the small... 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, 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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?