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The Red Lion, Boldre

Rope Hill | Boldre, Lymington, New Forest National Park, England
01590-67-31-77
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Ranked #17 of 78 restaurants in Lymington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tel: 01590 673177. British pub food
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tel: 01590 673177. British pub food
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Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Maybe we caught them on a bad day.. My fish was awful and the vegetables were sad and limp, I'm afraid to say. Such a shame because the garden is lovely.

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London, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The Red Lion is a lovely New Forest inn situated opposite the village green of Boldre. We recently enjoyed a family Sunday day out and travelled on a warm April day via Southampton to Brockenhurst heading towards Lymington. Another local pub we had planned to stop at was closed so we pulled into The Red Lion at Boldre. Our Irish... More

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Wokingham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is the second Sunday lunch at The Red Lion. Everything beautifully cooked, including a good selection of vegetables;a delicious selection of homemade desserts;the staff were attentive without being overbearing; the location superb (about 5 minutes outside Lymington in a very rural spot). You know it's good when every table has a reserved sign on it. We'll be back!

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New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

As a New Forest resident I have cycled past the Red Lion on numerous occasions and decided to take my wife there for a birthday lunch on a Saturday. The pub is lovely inside, a traditional feel with a welcoming and warming open fire place and untouched by the idiot interior designers who desecrate pubs with bleached wood and grey... More

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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

There are few really good restaurants in the new forest but The Red Lion is one of them. We picked from the AA good pub guide and have now visited it twice and have not been disappointed with the food, the service and the lovely atmosphere on either occasion . The interior has wonderful dark oak beams, low lighting and... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I took my mum for a mother's day lunch. Booked a week ahead for 12:30 lunch, I dropped her off at the front door and parked the car. When I got inside the owner refused to seat us because according to her book we were 15 minutes late for a 12:15 sitting. They were trying to squeeze two sittings into... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My friend visiting from London suggested the Red Lion at Boldre. She had not been, neither had I, but she had heard good reviews from friends. We made a decision last minute and telephoned to reserve a table. It was busy and we had to eat later (13:30) but that wasn't a problem for us, we were happy to get... More

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This was our second family visit and once again we could not fault the food or service. Friendly helpful staff, perfectly cooked and presented food, excellent choice of well kept ales in a beautiful atmospheric setting. Perfect. Will definitely be going back.

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Stanford le Hope, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I went here with my boyfriend for dinner on a Friday night whilst staying in the New Forest. We didn't book and managed to get a table for dinner at around 7pm. The starters were average at best, not great flavour but OK. I had the mushrooms on toast and he had the souffle. Mains were exceptional. I had pork,... More

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

One of our locals. Good beer, good food. Service can be a tad off depending on the day. However, we always have the same things as their steak and ale pie is terrific (even accounting for the fact that the pie topping is "stuck" on at the end! Nice garden too in the summer. Best to ask for a table... More

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