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The Trusty Servant

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Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park SO43 7FY, England
+44 23 8081 2137
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good New Menu

The pub restaurant has recently been re-furbished and there is a new fine dining menu. The tables are well spaced and range in size from tables for two to larger parties. The service was friendly and fast. There was a good atmosphere - the place was nearly full and the waiting staff were well on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Amanda C
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Lyndhurst, England, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth - Dorset
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The food was disgusting. We paid for a bottle of wine over the bar which they put on our bill. The whole experience was appalling. Don't waste your money.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Currently under refurbishment, but no excuse for dirty wine glass, sticky tables and stale salad. Good location but spoilt by lack of attention to detail as the spelling of their public notice states, please BARE with us, as opposed to bear with us.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice pub but unfortunately the food was very average and definately not worth the inflated prices. £10 for a ploughmans that consisted of 2 slices of ham, a pickled onion, some uninspiring limp salad, a piece of bread & some Branson pickle! Plus the service was rather Luke warm. On the plus side we didn't have to wait too long... More 

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Lyndhurst, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The pub restaurant has recently been re-furbished and there is a new fine dining menu. The tables are well spaced and range in size from tables for two to larger parties. The service was friendly and fast. There was a good atmosphere - the place was nearly full and the waiting staff were well on top of things and attentive... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a party the day after our wedding at the Trusty and it was incredible. We toured 12 pubs in the area and it was a tricky choice between here and the New Forest Inn (which is the sister pub of the Trusty). Super easy to arrange, staff couldn't do enough for us, catering was great.....so glad we chose... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We hired a tandem bike and this pub was a scheduled point on the guide. And a good place it is. As we were cycling we ordered a snack only. The food was good, but personally I think it was pricy. And the table next to us did bring in a dog. I have nothing against dogs, but not being... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It was my daughter's birthday, we were a quite a large party but nothing was too much trouble, we all had something different; each meal was well presented and tasted great. The birthday cake which we brought with us arrived with candles lit and all the staff joined in to sing 'Happy Birthday'. Good value for money. Well worth a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

How can you muck up ham egg and chips? ....obviously very easily. Food in this pub used to be second to none but sadly that is no longer the case. It's edible and ok but nothing special I'm sorry to say.

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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 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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

  • Cuisine: Pub

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?