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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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!
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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dog Friendly Pub

Having had a lovely walk through the Forest we ended up in the Trusty for a welcome cold beer. We received a warm welcome this was even extended to our muddy pawed dog. The food we choose was fresh, well presented and arrived promptly. We will be returning.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
marieannnanna
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having had a lovely walk through the Forest we ended up in the Trusty for a welcome cold beer. We received a warm welcome this was even extended to our muddy pawed dog. The food we choose was fresh, well presented and arrived promptly. We will be returning.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Popped in for a bite to eat & a drink which we think was satisfactory for an early evening visit The welcome was Ok & service pleasant + friendly Menu choice was varied with a Curry night option too ( available every Thursday ) - beef curry dish tasty but no extra items e.g - popadums / diced onion /... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This pub in the New Forest has often had a good reputation, but sorry to report today it was utter rubbish. Our group of walkers (who pre-ordered our menu choices some days in advance), had to wait over 45 minutes for our meals to arrive. The bar person apologised for the wait & said the food would 5 - 10... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went for a meal and a drink on a nice sunny day, we hadn't been here for a while so it was time to try it. It's sister pub New Forest Inn, Emery Down is very good but this one alas no on this experience. Sullen looking barperson gave no welcome and she seemed annoyed she had to stop her... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We have eaten at the Trusty Servant before but on this occasion we were taking family for a Sunday Lunch after a walk in the New Forest. Having got caught in a rain shower we arrived , wet, cold and slightly late!. Despite being very busy we were delighted with the attentive and very friendly service we received from the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Had. Super meal here today and theYoung bartender couldent have been more helpful He was not only serving the bar but taking food orders and waiting tables. Just like my training on the liners back in the fiftys and siixtys . Well done the trusty servant we will be back. For some more of that service and more delicious food... More 

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Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We have been here several times and this pub never fails to please, It is located in a picture-book village setting with new forest ponies ambling across the little village green. The pub is large, with a big outside space at the rear, with many tables. Inside, it retains that old world charm as it has remained largely unconverted with... More 

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derbyshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The pub seemed very inviting but the food wasnt brilliant had much better meals for less money the chips were supposed to be home made but they didn't look like it and the fat they were cooked in tasted as though it needed changing ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

After walking the dogs around Lyndhurst we wanted somewhere we could take them so we could have a drink and some lunch. This place was perfect. Welcomed us and the dogs so warmly. Gave them a bowl of water. We all chilled next to the fireplace. Food, wine and service was top notch. We will definitely go back. Worth the... More 

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West Sussex
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We have been going to this pub on and off for many years and the food is usally good and dependable, sadly this was not so yesterday when we called in for a snack lunch. We believe in being honest with our appraisals and views - good and bad...and never slink out of a place without telling them it was... More 

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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

Description

The Trusty servant, is a traditional New Forest Pub with Real Food, Real Ale and Real Atmosphere!
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?