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22 High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park SO43 7BG, England
+44 23 8028 2098
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A picturesque pub in the lovely town of Lyndhurst, The Fox & Hounds is a...
A picturesque pub in the lovely town of Lyndhurst, The Fox & Hounds is a historic coaching inn, recently refurbished to a stunning standard. Stop in for cask ales, craft beers and delicious fresh food from some of Hampshire's finest producers.
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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, pricey drinks.

Had lunch here twice while holidaying in the area. The inside is beautiful and it has a great, sunny beer garden. The food is really good quality and good value, but it must be mentioned that the drinks are weirdly expensive - most pints (of which there are a good variety) are £4.00-£5.50.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Mr_DJSP
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Bar scene
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

It is a lovely pub, right at the top of the high street. Nice guest ale selection, and really good menu. Friendly, helpful staff and nice atmosphere. Unfortunately the food does not match the quality promised. The Lamb Kleftiko was just routine roast lamb, not slow cooked,not tender and juicy but dry and under seasoned, The pulled pork again was... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Having booked a table here on the strength of previous reviews i was not disappointed. The food was excellent, the beer was excellent and the staff were excellent. We will definitely eat here again next time we are in Lyndhurst.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Called in on the way home from Bournemouth. Past experience of Lyndhurst was the constant traffic jams so I did not want to stop. I was talked into it and glad I was. Pure luck to pick this pub but it was perfect. Great helpfull staff, brilliant food at a good price and a bread and butter pudding to die... More 

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Sean O, General Manager at Fox & Hounds, responded to this review

Hi Brian, Thank you for taking time out to review your break with us here on TripAdvisor. The traffic really is the bane of our lives in Lyndhurst but I'm pleased you were talked into a pit-stop and enjoyed your time with us. We're exceptionally proud of our roast dinners, using fantastic, locally sourced meats and vegetables wherever we can... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We ate there twice on our trip and there was always great food, atmosphere and staff. It's clearly the top pub, and maybe the top restaurant in Lyndhurst. The Oak, a nice long walk out of town, was also great, as was La Pergola for Italian.

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Sean O, General Manager at Fox & Hounds, responded to this review

Hi Travis, Thank you for sharing your recent experiences with us here on TripAdvisor. I'm really really pleased you enjoyed your visit to us during your stay in the village! We genuinely appreciate the feedback so thank you very much for taking the time for us. Hopefully see you again soon when you're next down in The Forest. Kind regards,... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Had lunch here twice while holidaying in the area. The inside is beautiful and it has a great, sunny beer garden. The food is really good quality and good value, but it must be mentioned that the drinks are weirdly expensive - most pints (of which there are a good variety) are £4.00-£5.50.

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Sean O, General Manager at Fox & Hounds, responded to this review

Hi Mr_DJSP, Thank you taking the time to review your visit to us in Lyndhurst. It's great to hear you like the pub - we've not long been refurbished and we're really proud of what we offer, especially our lovely little suntrap of a terrace! With our drinks, we do try and balance the more premium end of our drinks... More 

Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Locality is great for this pub/restaurant, sadly the food was ok not a lot of variety on the menu but it was still ok. Not a bad place for lunch, and the staff are friendly too.

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Sean O, General Manager at Fox & Hounds, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us at The Fox & Hounds. While I'm pleased to hear my team looked after you well, I am sorry our food & menu didn't live up to your expectations. We are constantly developing our menu, changing it regularly to keep it fresh and seasonal so I do hope you'll... More 

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyable burger. My wife and I agreed, one of the best we've had. Lovely pub, clean toilets, nice beer garden. The burger and drink deal is terrifically good value.

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Sean O, General Manager at Fox & Hounds, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. I'm delighted to hear you had a great experience and thoroughly enjoyed our burgers. We use a fantastic local butcher, Owton's, for our meats and the quality really does show! Be sure to pop back in the summer when we've got our barbeque up - we're just... More 

Faversham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Too slow, got orders mixed up. Seating not comfortable. Staff were extremely pleasant though! Food was good however, portion size fine and reasonably priced.

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Sean O, General Manager at Fox & Hounds, responded to this review

Hi Stacey, Thank you sharing your experience at The Fox & Hounds with us. I'm disappointed to hear that everything didn't live up to expectations and would really like to get a bit more information if you don't mind. I have sent you a private message through TripAdvisor, but if it's more convenient, you can contact me at the pub... More 

London
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We arrived at 7.30pm on a Saturday night. The pub was busy but not crowded. We found a table and my husband went to the bar to get drinks. There were 4 staff "serving" behind the bar including the manager. None of them made eye contact with waiting customers. None of them apologised for the wait and they randomly and... More 

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Sean O, General Manager at Fox & Hounds, responded to this review

Hi lollymlg, Thank you sharing your experience with us here on TripAdvisor. I'm extremely sorry for what happened on your brief visit to us on Saturday and can only assure you that it certainly not something that we see as acceptable. I've discussed the incident with the team that was working on the evening and reiterated the importance of communication... More 

Sompting, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The fish was huge & delicious & the chips were beautifully cooked. The kleftiko lamb was a little disappointing as there wasn't much of it but there was quite a bit of cous cous with it. The desserts were fantastic we had the rhubarb trifle & the sticky toffee pudding yummy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park SO43 7BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Lyndhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8028 2098

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

A picturesque pub in the lovely town of Lyndhurst, The Fox & Hounds is a historic coaching inn, recently refurbished to a stunning standard. Stop in for cask ales, craft beers and delicious fresh food from some of Hampshire's finest producers.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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