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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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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Fri - Sun 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 12
    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
simply superb food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
richard s
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Horsham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 reviews 3 reviews
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
Top Contributor
368 reviews 368 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
725 helpful votes 725 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Ringwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

For a birthday treat on a Tuesday we thought we would spend out £23.50 on a 3 course lunch at what we have always thought our best local restaurant but I was disappointed. Positives first. The bread was fantastic and the lime parfait super too. The main course of lime chicken with crispy bits was "tired". Vegetables were not fresh... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Having read the reviews in The Good Food Guide and on T.A. and being aware of the owner/chef's illustrious culinary history we were more than happy to drive from South Somerset to experience an excellent lunch. Warmly welcomed by Jayne, the co-owner,who is front of house we enjoyed a pre lunch drink with nibbles whilst we perused the blackboards to... More 

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Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Judging by other reviews, people either love or hate this place. Why should anyone hate it? It isn't trendy, that's true; the décor is cluttered; you don't get tablecloths, the chalkboard menu looks fairly standard; the prices are higher than what you'd find in a bistro pub. But what you do get is a fine example of an English country... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

50 of us pitched up in our Bentleys and had a really excellent lunch. Loos are a bit limited but staff were brilliant. We'll be back!

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fordingbridge
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Food very good/good choice .. Good service .. But I think table cloths would make a difference to the dining experience

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Staines, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Warm welcome, great service.perfect setting located close to A338 but down a country lane so peaceful rural setting. Nice room overlooking the garden. Comfortable bed for a great nights sleep. Excellent breakfast with fantastic brown bread toast. A perfect small rural hotel full of character & charm with such friendly service from your arrival to your departure.

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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, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?