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The Royal Oak

Downton Lane | SO41 0LA, New Forest National Park, Lymington, England
+44 1590 644999
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Ranked #88 of 99 Restaurants in Lymington
Price range: $9 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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English first
Lymington, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This pretty pub is on a main road but rather out of the way. It suffers from only having short term tenants who run it for a few months and then move on. It is now closed again. I visited in the summer when it was open and it deserved its Trip Advisor ranking of 87 out of 97 pubs... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We visit this Pub/Restaurant every year when we visit the New Forest.....Doubt that we would do so again. New owners once again but the food this time was pretty dreadful.Annoyed with myself that we paid the Bill in full. Just glad to leave and won't be returning.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had been visiting the Royal Oak over many years and have been quite satisfied. However we had some visitors over the weekend of 18/19th October and although we knew that yet again there were new owners we thought we'd give it another try - worst decision ever. We arrived at close to 8.p.m. on Saturday evening. As soon as... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

1970's pub food, sauces out of a bottle or tin. Service nothing special. Have had much better food elsewhere for similar price. Won't go back

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Having read some of the recent reviews, I just wanted to check that I was definitely reviewing the same pub as other recent customers - and I am! I can't believe how different our experience was which was nothing but great from start to finish. Staying on a short break at Shorefield Country Park a very short drive away, we... More 

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Bournemouth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

having eaten here before, we came back under new owner ship. oh were we disappointed. slow surly waitresses, overcooked dry food and very expensive drinks. service was slow and at no point were we asked if everything was ok etc. very expensive for what we had and that might explain why it wasn't very full. surroundings ok, but everything else... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

The staff and management of this pub are really nice polite people .i eat and drink here weekly.now let me say this pub is getting really busy and i find it really strange that last 5reviews who moaned about it were from 1st time tripadvisors find this a bit strange really.this is a really nice pub with good standards.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The restaurant interior looks very nice, but that's where it stops. We were not greeted upon arriving and had to ask the bar man for a table to be told "yeah wherever". It was at least 20 mins before anyone came to us with menus or offering drinks. It took over an hour from arriving before our food eventually arrived.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We on holiday thought we would walk up to pub and have a lovely meal which we have had their for last 4 years sat down waited for menus then not much on menu ordered started to be told no mackerel then ordered main he comes back and says no steak at 7,30 on a Saturday night we did not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My friend and I visited this pub last week for lunch,the whole meal was a disaster. Our starter was supposed to be salmon prawns and cod with a herb Mayo, sounds great. What came was a mushed up pile of nothing distinguishable. My main was not what I ordered and my friends ham egg and chips looked awful! However the... More 

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Additional Information about The Royal Oak

Address: Downton Lane | SO41 0LA, New Forest National Park, Lymington, England
Phone Number: +44 1590 644999
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Lymington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 20
Cuisine: Pub

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