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Christchurch Rd | Downton, Lymington, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 0LA, England
+44 1590 644999
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Ranked #72 of 99 Restaurants in Lymington
Price range: $6 - $18
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: English, Pub, Grill, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our meal here. Good choice of home cooked food on menu. The new owners gave a warm & friendly welcome and very good service. If you want a good meal at a reasonable price this is the place to go. We will definately be going back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I have had Carl and Debbie's cooking many times over the years, and as an American Southerner, I can tell you that their BBQ Ribs and Beer Can-Chicken are the real deal! Get in there, grab a pint, and enjoy some finger-lickin' good grub today! Cheers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The new landlady and landlord make a perfect team for this pub which has had a few issues over the last couple of years. With this new blood they have brought the pub back from the brink of extinction. So in summary great staff, great food and one of the welcoming child and dog friendly pubs you are ever likely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It initially took a long time to be served, particularly for drinks. There was then things missing from the menu (this was a sat night and it was not that busy at the time). The starters came, mine was cold and the bread on my wife's was burnt. I sent mine back, only for it to be burnt under the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Tried as under new management very happy with all service food was delicious and service very friendly highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We wandered here whilst staying at shorefield holiday park, expecting some bog standard pub grub. Had pork belly and salmon - absolutely perfect , ans fantastic for the price. (about 12/13 for a really high quality meal). Also took part in the pub quiz - although we lost we had a good time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Great menu , home cooked food, looking forward to burns night on the 30th of jan. Beer tasting good and very reasonable priced looking forward to the future of this pub see you on the Friday to see you bringing in the haggis .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We used to be regulars at this pub, but the last two managers ruined it!! We noticed that it was ' under new management' again so thought we would give it a go. Our first visit was very welcoming and the pub is dog friendly- which is good!' On our second visit it is was beginning to win back the... More 

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Debbie M, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, we are very happy you enjoyed your visit with us. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Blackburn, Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Nine of us tumbled in here for lunch in the middle of a long walk. Chilly and thirsty, this warm friendly pub under new management provided a perfect winter lunch. The leek and potato soup was excellent as was the accompanying fresh bread. Well done and good luck - this is a proper pub that deserves to succeed!

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Debbie M, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, Carl Myself and Family truly appreciate your feedback and your review, happy you enjoyed your Lunch. Looking forward to seeing you all again. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were staying at Shorefield Holiday Park over Xmas and New Year, and saw the Royal Oak was open again, so we gave it a try, we popped in and hoped they were still dog friendly and they are, great! We had a lovely meal, so good we went back twice more, for Sunday lunch and another evening meal. Really... More 

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Debbie M, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Carl, myself and family are very Happy you enjoyed your visit to the Royal Oak and appreciate your review. We look forward to meeting you again, thanks for your king words/ More 

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Additional Information about The Royal Oak

Address: Christchurch Rd | Downton, Lymington, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 0LA, 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 6 - 18
Cuisine: English, Pub, Grill, Family Fare

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