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The Snakecatcher

Lyndhurst Road, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7RL, England
+44 (0)1590 622348
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Ranked #21 of 45 restaurants in Brockenhurst
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Stayed a week near by and used this pub nearly everyday . Sometimes just for a few beers and also had a few meals there ! Every time we came in we felt very comfortable with all staff very attentive and friendly . We had various different meals which all were very well presented and delicious . This pub had... More

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We love going to The Snakecatcher, whether just for a drink or a meal. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and they can't do enough for you. The specials are always very good, and you can't beat the big, juicy homemade Snakecatcher burger with it's great chunky chips. I love the Mediterranean salad, which has loads of feta and... More

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Charmouth
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Whitebait is one of my favourite starters which I will normally order if it's on the menu. Accordingly I ordered it last night. They we're served covered in thick, tasteless batter and didn't look or taste like sea food. On looking carefully they appeared to be greenish yellow in colour with a mottled appearance. Were they trout fry, thy certainly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Snakecatcher is a great New Forest pub, combining understated chic with old world New Forest charm to generate a warm and welcoming atmosphere in all seasons. My recent visits have taken in some of their excellent stock of finely kept ales as well as dining on their juicy steak-on-the-stone and enormous Snakecatcher burger. Don't be mistaken, this is a... More

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Snakecatcher, Manager at The Snakecatcher, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Hope we can continue to please and accommodate you for many more years to come. Look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Lance More

Brockenhurst, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We've been eating at The Snakecatcher for years now, and our dining experience has been great pretty much all the time. I love the big, juicy homemade burgers, with their excellent chips. Sounds like someone may have had a duff plate of chips recently, but that's a real exception in our experience. My wife loved the chicken breast with goats... More

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Snakecatcher, Manager at The Snakecatcher, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Hope we can continue to please and accommodate you for many more years to come. Look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Lance More

Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have eaten here several times and have always found the staff very helpful and the food excellent, with a wide choice of dishes and prices, from pub standards to more restaurant-type dishes. The scallops - when available - are especially delicious, and their Snakecatcher Burger is one of the best pub burgers we've eaten. On our latest visit, our... More

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Snakecatcher, Manager at The Snakecatcher, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Hope we can continue to please and accommodate you for many more years to come. Look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Lance More

surrey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went to The Snakecatcher on 8th July and enjoyed a lovely meal so as we were still in Brockenhurst the following day, we decided to eat there again. We both had the lamb cooked on the hot stones. When it arrived it splattered us with hot fat and splattered fat all over the table, the water jug and fat... More

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Snakecatcher, Manager at The Snakecatcher, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on trip advisor. We are very sorry to hear that you did not not enjoy your second meal with us as you clearly stated, even after returning for a second time in two days. On your first evening you asked for your lamb to be trimmed down as to not have too much fat and... More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had been here last year and loved it so were so disappointed to find how downhill the food is now. Under cooked chips which tasted of oil that can't have been changed in a very long time. Mushrooms which are normally my favourite food tasted disgusting and again the oil over powered the food with a disgusting taste and... More

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Snakecatcher, Manager at The Snakecatcher, responded to this review

Dear customer I am sorry to hear about your experience and all I can do is apologies.we have one supplier who supplies our potatoes and the potato I always use are maris piper,unfortunately it was the weekend and I had ordered my maris piper only to find out that the potatoes were not maris piper some some other potato which... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I couldn't wait to go to this pub after seeing the great reviews. What a disappointment.......... My husband ordered the mixed grill hot stone meal which was supposed to come with sautéed potatoes. Well I think the pots were maybe scared by a lighter??? NOT sautéed at all. And the meat was in little strips and was quite tricky to... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

empty pub with truely awful food. Undercooked bacon, dull hummus with tastleless crudities. Disappointing.

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Snakecatcher, Manager at The Snakecatcher, responded to this review

Dear customer with the very few sunny days we do have at the moment and one of those days being the day you visited our establishment,people tend to sit outside in our extensive and relaxing beer gardens.we pride ourselves on the basis of being a family pub and therefore would not have too many drinkers during the day.as one of... More

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