We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Crown Stirrup

12 Clayhill, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park SO43 7DE, England
023 8028 2339
Website
Update restaurant details
Ranked #28 of 36 restaurants in Lyndhurst
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Gastropub
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Write a Review

118 reviews from our community

61% Recommend
    44
    28
    11
    15
    20
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Stopped of here over the weekend for a bite to eat and was greatly surprised. Warm and friendly welcome from lady on the bar as I walked in. staff were busy going about there jobs as the pub was half full but when I walked out into the large garden there was several family's enjoying the garden facilities. Lovely menu... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I though I had better write a good review as this place seems to get a bit of stick on here! We met all the family for Mother's Day today. Lovely sunny garden for the kids to play in, great food most had the carvery but both times I've been here I've had the burgers which are lovely! The only... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

I visited the pub for a breakfast meeting with South Coast Pistonheads the breakfast was superb in fact as someone who works away a fair bit I would say it's the best breakfast I've had for years. I am going to persuade my car club to use the pub as everyone serving are courteous and helpful

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saltburn
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Stumbled across this very friendly & convivial pub which offered a good selection of traditional pub food just outside Lyndhurst. Having walked the dogs through the Forest on a wet morning, feeling hungry it was great to find they welcomed dogs (well behaved ones) inside whilst we had lunch. It has a small car park at the front and a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hampshire
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had lunch today and are glad we did not read the recent reviews as they do not ring true with the experience we had. We were greeted on arrival and made to feel welcome. Our lunch was very enjoyable and my husband said it was the best beef he had tasted in ages.

Was this review helpful? Yes
southampton
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Looked at the last few reviews and I thought, oh dear what have I done, had a Groupon voucher, so in for a penny, kept the reviews quiet from my partner till after the meal. Went last night, it was a Friday, but not to busy (probably because of the reviews) lovely lady behind the bar, she seemed the only... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lymington, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We visited the Crown Stirrup after buy a Groupon voucher. We live in Lymington so it wasn't far to go, which was fortunate. If I had driven for more than 15 minutes I would have been even more unhappy. The pub has the opportunity to be something special being in the location it is, and the building is nice. Unfortunately... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Poole, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Lovely old building in the forest,but on entering it lacked warmth. Staff were very unfriendly.and stand offish in fact they were quite rude and made us feel very uncomfortable.They lacked any sort of customer service at all. Food was average, nothing to right home about. It was probably good value on a groupon voucher, but I wouldn't have liked to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

What a disappointment!We were not expecting anything luxurious but the whole experience here was dreadful. Most of the negatives reported by recent customers proved to be correct. The food appeared to have been thrown on the plates and peas were "off" and my main course was served with no vegetables at all.Attitudes and service could have been better and even... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ringwood, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We booked a table on a groupon voucher. On arrival after being told where our table was we thought we would get some drinks before sitting down. As my husband asked if he could order some drinks the lady behind the bar told us to wait in a rude tone which totally threw us. After eventually getting drinks we sat... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Crown Stirrup also viewed

Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park
Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park
 
Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park
Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park
 

Been to The Crown Stirrup? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Crown Stirrup, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing