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The Three Lions

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0.5m SE of Fordingbridge, off A338, Stuckton, New Forest National Park, Fordingbridge SP6 2HF, England
(01425) 652489
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4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Fri - Sun 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A family owned & run English Auberge where you can come & go without the...
A family owned & run English Auberge where you can come & go without the formality of a hotel.Owner Mike,previously a Michelin stared chef of five years,creates rustic,yet sophisticated dishes using local & foragedforest produce.Wife Jayne provides a professional & caring,but informalservice in the restaurant. We are family & dog friendly,providing free Wi/Fi & free use of our hot tub in the garden. We have been 3 times Hampshire Restaurant of the Year with the Good Food Guide & this year 2012,we are in the Telegraphs top 150 restaurants in the UK.We look forward to seeing you soon,Best Wishes from all the family.
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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good but could be even better

Location - great. Ambience - great. The food is good even very good...but... This is an expensive restaurant and it is that which make me mark it down. For such prices very good is not good enough, it needs to be excellent. The starters show imagination, the mains could be improved further and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Tracey A
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Location - great. Ambience - great. The food is good even very good...but... This is an expensive restaurant and it is that which make me mark it down. For such prices very good is not good enough, it needs to be excellent. The starters show imagination, the mains could be improved further and the dessert choice was a bit disappointing.... More 

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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Welcome, service, restaurant area, staff - brilliant. Food absolutely mouthwatering and gorgeous, compliments to the Chef yet again. The crackling with my pork loin dish was wonderful. We all loved our choice of meal and so beautiful plated with a little lavender sprig. The front of house who owns The Three Lions is such a hospitable lady and so welcoming.... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This restaurant (in the hotel) is always a wonderful treat for lunch. We have been coming here for years and the experience is always fantastic - the menu is large and always seasonal with edible garnishes from their garden. The service is personal and prompt and Mike the owner/chef is ready to cater for personal tastes if given enough prior... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We made a visit to The Three Lions at Stuckton for a birthday celebration. The whole evening was a lovely experience. Warm and friendly service, seems to me to be a genuinely family run business which is nice. Very good choice of menu, with items to suit all tastes. Beautifully chilled wine, perfect. As for the food - well simply... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Haven't eaten here for over 10 years but the food was as good as I remembered it. The set lunch menu had plenty of choice and at £23.50 fantastic value for a 3 course lunch of such a high standard. When I booked I asked if my husband could have the croissant bread and butter pudding that's on the sample... More 

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We have eaten here several times before and have always been extremely impressed the quality of the ingredients, presentation and generous portion size. We revisited last night for our anniversary and were so glad we did. The food once again was stunning and service standards were excellent. Jayne and Mike made us feel so welcome, the atmosphere was lovely and... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a really fine restaurant in an unlikely place. The prices whilst not low are very good value for food which was expertly cooked and presented with friendly, efficient service. We will definitely return when next in the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The only evidence of anything romantic was a red candle on the table ... No music, no roses, nothing to suggest the day . Tardy service, expected more but lovely food... Feel let down!

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Winchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We visited with two friends for lunch on a Friday. A £23 menu is offered but we were attracted by several dishes on the a-la-carte listing. At the recommendation of a fellow diner, I began with Faggot, kidneys and wild mushrooms. This was a fine dish, served in a tasty jus. The kidneys were very tender, the faggot served slightly... More 

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Lacey Green, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Really liked the location, lovely comfortable rooms and great food in the restaurant. Handy for New Forest and its sights.

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Additional Information about The Three Lions

Address: 0.5m SE of Fordingbridge, off A338, Stuckton, New Forest National Park, Fordingbridge SP6 2HF, England
Phone Number: (01425) 652489
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Fordingbridge  >  Stuckton
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 52 - 206

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 0.5m SE of Fordingbridge, off A338, Stuckton, New Forest National Park, Fordingbridge SP6 2HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Fordingbridge  >  Stuckton
  • Phone Number: (01425) 652489

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 52 - 206

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

A family owned & run English Auberge where you can come & go without the formality of a hotel.Owner Mike,previously a Michelin stared chef of five years,creates rustic,yet sophisticated dishes using local & foragedforest produce.Wife Jayne provides a professional & caring,but informalservice in the restaurant. We are family & dog friendly,providing free Wi/Fi & free use of our hot tub in the garden. We have been 3 times Hampshire Restaurant of the Year with the Good Food Guide & this year 2012,we are in the Telegraphs top 150 restaurants in the UK.We look forward to seeing you soon,Best Wishes from all the family.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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