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The Mailmans Arms

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71 High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park SO4 7BE, England
+44 23 8028 4196
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A decent value meal

We came here for lunch on Sunday. We didn't want the carvery but unlike some places they still had their usual menu. We both had the sautéed chicken with mushrooms in a lovely creamy sauce with rice - very tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Jayday60
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We came here for lunch on Sunday. We didn't want the carvery but unlike some places they still had their usual menu. We both had the sautéed chicken with mushrooms in a lovely creamy sauce with rice - very tasty.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were staying in Lyndhurst for a short break and visited here on our first evening. The food was good and well presented. Two meals for £14 was good value. Really enjoyed the smoked Salmon and Prawn salad and the chicken curry. A pub atmosphere with sport on TV but welcoming and friendly staff. Would visit again if in the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here. Had hoped for a carvery but hadn't booked and carvery numbers are limited. So chose from the menu. Felt like a pretty standard meal from a chain. Not bad but there are better choices in Lyndhurst.

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Surrey, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went in for a cuppa and a pint. Ambiance is average. Didn't eat here. Telly on sports channel. Crowd friendly enough.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

When we had dinner here recently, the barmaid could not have been more friendly and helpful. However, the manager is either deaf, ignorant or just plain rude. When he came to collect our plates, we both thanked him. He did not look at us and neither did he reply. He just took the plates away. The food was average at... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We ate here each evening during our recent three night stay in Lyndhurst. We were always made to feel welcome the minute we walked through the door with our Irish setter. The weather was very hot and the pub was well aerated and had the doors propped open. We chose off the main menu on the first evening but on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Out of 3 pubs visited in Lyndhurst this was our favourite. Popped in for drinks and ended up having lunch, food was great. Friendly local pub that we would return to again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Unfortunately we had eaten next door at the stag. It's like chalk & cheese. I had the steak & mushroom pudding. I had thoughts of a nice steamed suit pudding. Nope, suet yes rock hard yes. I can't recall a pudding served to me that was so over cooked . Truly it was crispy. Pas to the steak, two chunks,... More 

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Pleasant pub and eatery, menu is okay and food is okay. Good selection of beer. J20 bit pricey. Service was good and staff are nice. take care you're not overcharged as we were.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A beautiful meal - well cooked veg which is the test in my book! Really tasty! And friendly personal service ! Would def go again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park SO4 7BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Lyndhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8028 4196

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 17
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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