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The Snakecatcher

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Lyndhurst Road, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7RL, England
+44 1590 622348
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 110
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  • 157
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great with dogs!

We stopped for lunch here on our way through to South Devon. All staff were exceptionally friendly and fussed over our dog. The food was fresh and tasty. The classic menu is very reasonably priced, while my husband's special was a little pricey. Would definitely recommend eating here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Neila G
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Surrey, UK
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English first
Sussex
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped here to try and get some lunch. Left after ten minutes standing at the bar waiting to be served. Note to the owner. You need to train your bar staff to look up, possibly make eye contact with people, and be aware of who is waiting to be served next rather than just serving the person closet to them.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The staff made me feel embarrassed and uncomfortable that I didn't know my table number. (It can't be that complicated - there were only 8 people sitting outside). That put me off, so we had some drinks (which we'd already ordered) and moved to a more friendly establishment. Won't be back.

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Surrey, UK
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stopped for lunch here on our way through to South Devon. All staff were exceptionally friendly and fussed over our dog. The food was fresh and tasty. The classic menu is very reasonably priced, while my husband's special was a little pricey. Would definitely recommend eating here.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Popped in on way thru the forest, chose Sunday lunch choice of pork or pork ( ran out of beef) at 3 pm!! 😔 Food was good, clean plates all round. Nice choice of garden for kids and games corner was a winner. Only gripes were the staff seemed very uninterested and unfriendly toilets could do with a bit more... More 

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Highcliffe, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We came to this pub without a booking (there were 8 of us) and they couldn't have been more accommodating. The staff were so friendly and the food was excellent. I will definitely recommend this pub to my friends and family

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great food, had nachos to share for lunch -very tasty! Friendly staff and fast service - all good - will go back when next in the New Forest.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The food at The Snakecatcher is DELICIOUS! We'd highly recommend - the service is good, the actual pub itself has a great atmosphere and décor, the food is great...lots of variety, 3 menus to choose from and really recommend the Hot Rock menu - amazing!!!

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e sussex
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38 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visited Brockenhurst today and decided to stop for a pint and some food. The snake catcher had a shady garden which appealed to me. It is dog friendly. It was very quiet with only a couple of people in the main bar. The local beer was not out front with the generic beers which is a shame as it was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Having been to the snake catcher a number of times and enjoyed our visits, we thought it would be nice to go for my birthday (my daughter made the choice). From the moment we walked through the door, things didn't have the same feeling as previous visits. The staff were all over the place and not very welcoming. We had... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Camping just down the way, we had a little visit to most of the pubs in the local area for a tipple and settled upon this one to eat... and were very glad we did! Tremendous range of food available, delicious beers on tap and good service made for a great evening. We all decided to go for a hot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lyndhurst Road, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7RL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Brockenhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 622348

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?