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The Royal Oak

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British, Grill, Pub
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Christchurch Rd, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 0LA, England
01590718104
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, limited veggie options, awful pub singer

Came here for dinner one night, and the experience was not great. Only two vegetarian options on the menu with a, "Oh we could probably do a broccoli and cauliflower bake for you" afterthought. My ears were almost bleeding from a shockingly bad pub singer who murdered many classic songs, and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
ThomasViaggiatore
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English first
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent family restaurant. Honest home cooked food cooked freshly to order. We went for a family lunch, 4 adults and 3 children. Drinks, mains and desserts all for less than £120. My daughter said that it's the nicest lasagna she's ever tasted. Others orders steaks which were cooked to perfection and fish from the board. All delicious. Would highly recommend... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Made to feel extremely welcome even with the dogs. Food was lovely and just a great atmosphere. Staff were brilliant and even brought the dogs a treat and some water. Would recommend to all. The wises

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Came here for dinner one night, and the experience was not great. Only two vegetarian options on the menu with a, "Oh we could probably do a broccoli and cauliflower bake for you" afterthought. My ears were almost bleeding from a shockingly bad pub singer who murdered many classic songs, and just would not shut up. On the plus side,... More 

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New Milton UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Another visit to the Royal Oak With family. We had a wonderful time at the Oak. The service is great and the meals are terrific, The six of us really enjoyed ourselves. The staff that were on duty last Saturday lunchtime 22nd of August were fantastic & we thank them for putting up with us & our meal changes !!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

friendly staff, efficient service. Good selection on menu, our meal was served really hot, well presented and large portions for the cost. Large car park at rear of pub. Garden with playground for the children. Gets very busy so maybe best to book a table so not disappointed at peak times.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lovely pub. We came here for the pub quiz last Monday and had an excellent time. The desserts looked too good to resist so myself and my friend both when for the Banoffee Waffle and it was amazing! If ever we visit the New Forest again we will be back! :)

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I went here in July for my grandmothers birthday. Good honest pub food. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. After we finished our food, the staff brought out a gorgeous chocolate fudge cake for my grandmother. This was a lovely touch, especially as they lost out on the money we would have spent on desert. The pub is under... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A few years ago this used to be a treat of a good old classic British pub. Unfortunately it's now a bit of a nomansland pub - doesn't really seem to have any identity - the restaurant has hunt scenes for place mats then next door is a snug with contemporary decor and leather sofas, almost suggesting to split the... More 

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New Milton, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

have family visiting so we thought we'd try here for our dinner , mainly because of the garden for our grandson. Firstly had to wait and approach staff for menus. One person behind the bar on a busy Sunday afternoon taking both food and drink orders . Whilst waiting for our food, we sat in the garden whilst our grandson... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

July 2015 I enjoyed this pub very much whilst on holiday in the area with my Mum. The pub was clean, well presented and newly decorated, with a friendly welcome from all staff. The food was of a very good standard and home-made, all dishes were enjoyed! The service was very good and the staff were more than accommodating and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Christchurch Rd, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 0LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Lymington
  • Phone Number: 01590718104

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 18
  • Cuisine: British, Grill, Pub
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?