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The Trusty Servant

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British, Vegetarian, Gastropub, Pub
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Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park SO43 7FY, England
+44 23 8081 2137
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Trusty servant, is a traditional New Forest Pub with Real Food, Real...
The Trusty servant, is a traditional New Forest Pub with Real Food, Real Ale and Real Atmosphere! Dogs and children welcome. Now with 5 amazing bed and breakfast rooms!!
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    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 18
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  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Portions a bit large

Lovely forest pub with large beer garden Visited with a child and friends Portions on the large side. Too much to eat. Kids small plates meal was on a usual dinner plate with half covered in salad. Too much food. Ploughmans was overwhelming BLT with Brie was delicious and just the right size... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
HeidiEnglandUk
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lovely forest pub with large beer garden Visited with a child and friends Portions on the large side. Too much to eat. Kids small plates meal was on a usual dinner plate with half covered in salad. Too much food. Ploughmans was overwhelming BLT with Brie was delicious and just the right size Will re visit but be careful what... More 

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sussex, united kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Good food in a quiet village in the New Forest. A few minutes from Lyndhurst. Even served the dog a sausage! Warm, friendly welcome. Lovely beer garden.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped one evening for a meal, seen the advert from the road, the menu was some what lacking in diversity, I have simple tastes ,but found it hard to see anything I liked, so ham egg and chips with a somewhat limp salad, my wife had the "Trusty" burger, quite what it was made of is still in debate as... More 

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Southampton UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It's a few years since I ate at the Trusty Servant but my memory of it was very positive. It used to produce ambitious food far superior to regular pub food and the prices were in line with the quality. I was looking forward to going back. I don't know if it's changed hands but the chef is definitely not... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Arrived for late lunch. Four grandparents and three grandchildren. An order was taken which included two pies of the day, steak and horseradish. I cannot believe in this day and age where one would buy steak which was so tough that it was impossible to chew, for an older customer this could have been dangerous. Doesn't anyone in this establishment... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We only had drinks so I can't comment on food but this pub is located in an idyllic location right on a village green. We sat outside and enjoyed our drinks whilst watching the cows and horses wander past. The service was good and they have a decent choice of ales and cider.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Came for Sunday lunch to celebrate my husbands birthday and had a terrible meal. The starter which was floating in horrible oily lettuce was Probably the worst starter we have ever had,, the main course was roast beef and was like school dinners of old. Next time we visit the New Forest for the day we will bring sandwiches. This... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Good service, staff are very nice Food is good on the whole, a bit light on the vegetables but heavy on richness and cheese! Generally good mains were excellent although the squid starter was pretty small. 7 is the age you want to start coming here. Good desserts and overall welcoming staff!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A very good venue in the heart of the Forest. Good food, real ale and friendly staff. Recently refurbished but just as good as ever.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Best Sunday lunch in a long time,went back again on Tuesday. Excellent roast beef with all the trimmings,in a

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park SO43 7FY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Lyndhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8081 2137

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 29
  • Cuisine: British, Vegetarian, Gastropub, Pub

Description

The Trusty servant, is a traditional New Forest Pub with Real Food, Real Ale and Real Atmosphere! Dogs and children welcome. Now with 5 amazing bed and breakfast rooms!!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 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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