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The Trusty Servant

Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park SO43 7FY, England
023 80 812137
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Ranked #22 of 37 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
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Our visit was after a 6ml walk through the New Forest, we arrived at 13.50hrs and were warmly welcomed. The menu was good and to see a choice for vegetarians was particularly pleasing, service was prompt and polite both at the bar and table.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

After a 9 mile cycle ride through the New Forest with the family, I was very much looking forward to a lunch at the Trusty Servant in Minstead. I wasn't disappointed. I'm a big fan of country pubs, decent portion sizes and a good selection of beer. It was a hot, sunny day and expected the pub to be busy,... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Sunday lunch at the trusty servant and staff were very good, I'm going again today the 16th August For the the summer fete, and I have asked some of my family as well, just hope the weather is as good as we'll this time.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

When we went in july we ordered two meals which took 1hr30 mins to arrive. One of the meals was a burger... We kept asking and asking and we were told it was being plated up. The food arrived 20 mins after that. We had already payed so stayed to eat. Food was rubbish. Not worth the wait or price.... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I visited The Trusty Servant in July with my wife & daughter, we enjoyed drinks in the large garden beforehand came into the dining area found a table & ordered 3 main courses, both my wife's & daughters were just acceptable however my wife's meal very obviously boil in the bag. I ordered Hampshire trout, it arrived without its skin... More

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Good vegetarian food is still difficult to find, so having stumbled upon the very tasty burger served here, I felt I had to share the good news. Stuffed with mushroom, pepper, various other vegetables all covered with melted cheese and served with chips, this made a lovely change from the usual offerings found in other New Forest pubs. Having been... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My self, my father and my daughter stopped in here after a long morning and fancied some lunch - found the staff pleasant however the immediate impressions come across that this is indeed a locals pub. The day was warm so decided to sit outside.. Found the garden not particularly child friendly, there's nothing to do so I was pleased... More

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southampton
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited the pub after a delightful few hours looking for fairy doors, we had been before, but we will not be going again after waiting almost a hour and a half for dinner! We got told after half an hour that the pie my wife ordered takes 30 mins to cook, but we still waited almost an hour after... More

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Sought out this pub with its 4-star average rating for an evening meal. Having enjoyed a number of excellent New Forest pubs, this one was a real let down. The good news is that they serve a fine pint of beer (which I did commend the person behind the bar on), but unfortunately this was the only plus. This was... More

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We enjoyed our visit today and the food was very nicely. Although the service was slowly they were friendly and the food was worth waiting for.

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