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The Trusty Servant

Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park SO43 7FY, England
023 80 812137
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Ranked #19 of 38 Restaurants in Lyndhurst
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Trusty servant, is a traditional New Forest Pub with Real Food, Real Ale and Real Atmosphere!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Trusty servant, is a traditional New Forest Pub with Real Food, Real Ale and Real Atmosphere!
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English first
Christchurch
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went here for a Sunday lunch for my sisters birthday. We pre booked a table for 2pm sitting as expected it to be fairly busy as it is a weekend. We arrived within plenty of time however our table wasn't ready until 2:40pm so at this point we were already feeling let down. We ordered our food straight away as... More

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Beaminster, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We stopped for a beer and sandwich en route to Lyndhurst. As an intro to the New Forest this a good start. Good beer (though not cheap), good sandwiches, pleasant outside seating overlooking a green with cows and ponies wandering about. Would certainly return.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was recomended this pub by a friend and now i can't stop going back. Good fresh food and always a hello and goodbye from the staff when you go through the door. I recomend the Chicken and pesto burger! Theres usually events going on as well to keep you entertained, the sausage and cider festival is deffinately a must!... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were staying at the Stoney Cross Travelodge and found this pub via Tripadvisor. The drive was quick and the scenery enroute was lovely.The food was excellent - not your usual pub food, more like restaurant quality with pub sized portions!! The 'specials' were particularly interesting. inviting. The prices are not cheap, but certainly provide value for money. The decor... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My partner and I re-visited The Trusty Servant again nine years after our last visit. This time we had our children with us. It was just as good as I remembered the first time. The food was really tasty and the portion sizes were so big that we struggled to eat it all. On top of this the service we... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were staying in a little cottage 50 yards from this pub, so although it didn't look that appealing from the outside, we thought we'd give it a go.. and we were delighted! Very friendly welcome from all the staff, great food and a lively 'buzz' without being too busy. We ate there for 3 nights in a row and,... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We have visited this place several times and we love it. It has the feel of a country pub with it's location and interior wood paneling. The welcome, food and service has always been good. We normally pop in for Sunday lunch (or dinner depending on the time) and always manage to get a table. In the winter they have... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stopped at the Trusty Servant for Sunday lunch on the August Bank Holiday weekend after a strenuous morning of cycling in the New Forest. We did not have great expectations on what is probably one of the busiest days of the year in this part of the world. However, this was one of the recommended pubs on our bike... More

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a fabulous meal here in this beautiful, rustic country pub. The service was excellent and the food to die for, so many dishes we wanted to try we are going to have to return to sample them all! The portions were large without being ridiculous and the prices were very reasonable especially considering the quality. We thoroughly enjoyed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stopped here for dinner on our way home one evening and so glad we did. This is a gem of a pub - the service was exceptional, food brilliant and our dogs have never been as well looked after! All of our food was very tasty and the portions were not to be sniffed at, Desserts were amazing (I'd... More

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