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The Trusty Servant

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Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FY, England
+44 23 8081 2137
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful pub. Came here for lunch and the service was first class. Staff did everything to make you feel welcome. Can recommend the scotch egg. Portions are very generous but they will do a smaller plate if you ask for it. Will certainly be returning.

Thank sandra k
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the staff to be pleasant and helpful and the food very, very good, mind you you certainly require a good appetite. The portions are not for the feint hearted, especially the Sunday Roasts, saying that my wife had fish and chips which also filled the plate. The place was full to capacity but after ordering we did not... More 

Thank Lynnor252
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here on way to a hotel we are staying at and was pleasantly surprised. Gentleman behind the bar was very friendly and made a table up for us when one was not available. We highly recommend the Scotch Egg. If we are driving past again would love to stop here.

1 Thank clarex29
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday early evening, called to book an hour earlier, having seen it advertised in a New Forest visitors information booklet. Very cosy, with friendly helpful staff. Menu varied and interesting, most main courses around £13 to £15. Good size portions but I found room for pudding, a very tasty home made fruit crumble. I'd happily visit again... More 

1 Thank ksakg
Four Marks, ALTON, UK
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forgive me if I am mistaken, however I am under the impression that Pubs might be considered to form part of the Hospitality industry, Hospitality can generally be described as making people feel like they are a welcome Guest, This message has obviously not got through to certain members of the staff at the The Trusty Servant in Minstead. We... More 

3 Thank KJMFourMarks
West Sussex
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127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this pub often over the years, but have stayed away for a while since our last visit for which we gave a poor review. However, whilst we did not eat on this occasion, we popped in for a drink and got talking to Jonathan who is caretaking the pub awaiting new managers, having got its problems sorted... More 

Thank CrocksWestSussex
Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time at this lovely pub stayed for lunch staff very helpful friendly . Great atmosphere food was fantastic will be back again dog friendly too

1 Thank Gean94
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well after visiting the village earlier in the week and sampling the fantastic tea room, we decided to finish our holiday at this wonderful village pub. So glad we did. The front of house service was really polite and friendly. The food was fantastic, both had different burgers and both plates finished. Worth a stop and we will return

1 Thank Davereed1517
Southampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with family for Sunday lunch which was beautiful and really 'home cooked' the staff were excellent and really friendly

2 Thank Loraine F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and very nice food reasonably priced. We had veggie fajitas and mushroom stroganoff both of which were really tasty.

1 Thank Paul P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lyndhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8081 2137
The Trusty servant, is a traditional New Forest Pub with Real Food, Real Ale and Real Atmosphere! Dogs and children welcome. Now with 5 amazing bed and breakfast rooms!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?