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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 #82 of 97 Restaurants in Lymington
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Pub
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Whenever we visited this pub to eat Sunday lunch, we waited for nearly an hour to be served. We ate in there on Sunday 17th August and the food was disgusting! The service was deplorable and we will not be going again.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Together with my wife and daughter, we stopped for lunch on Sunday 17th August 2013 at 13.30 hrs On arrival we were totally ignored by the waitress and so we found and sat at a table My wife then asked the waitress if the table could be wiped over. Her surly response was totally unwelcoming and she went off and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Having gone to this pub while holidaying at Shorefield over the last 15 or so years we were sorely disappointed this year to find yet another change of ownership and a VERY basic pub menu on offer! They had Gammon Egg and Chips on the specials menu! This pub used to have locally sourced fresh fish at the heart of... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

7pm booking, drinks order taken and served at table, at 720pm, after drinks arrived we are told it will be an hour to serve food. Very annoyed that we ordered and were served drinks before discovering that it will be 80 minutes from table booking to food so left. The place was only half full so have no idea what... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I just love going to The Royal Oak as it is 'oldy worldy' and so restful. The last time Mum and I went I had the best Greek Salad this side of Greece! It was a really big plate and was piled high! Mum had Pan Fried Cod with a tomato and basil sauce and she said it was delicious.... More

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London, UK.
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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I last ate at this restaurant a couple of years ago at lunchtime when the quality of the food was well above average. However, on returning there last weekend, I was unpleasantly surprised to see that it has now turned into what is basically a burger and sausage place. We had made a reservation for dinner but, after looking at... More

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Nuneaton, Watwickshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The meal was okay - nothing special - staff very helpful and also dog friendly - choice of eating outside or in bar area

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New Milton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This may be good for all the meat eaters out there but the Royal Oak seem to think that no one is vegetarian after 60 - no veggie options offered at all on this deal; we went somewhere else. A PATHETIC and total lack of interest in the increasing number of veggies in this day and age!! Suggest any veggies... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This Sunday roast is just awesome .had beef again so tender and plenty of it.had new Forest trio of ice cream.and the coffee is really good.well done royal oak great addition to new forest

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