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The Trusty Servant

Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park SO43 7FY, England
023 80 812137
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Ranked #17 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
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English first
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were staying at the acres down house B & B do this was nearest pub for dinner. Chose our food then told all vegetarian food had run out after we had ordered.Boyfriend not pleased as only thing was jacket potatoe/beans/cheese for him. My homemade steak & ale pie was fabulous! Recommend cherry cheesecake too. Service was rather slow considering... More

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Lymington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped by here on the way home from walking the dog in the New Forest as advertised a large garden and was a beautiful day. First impressions were good; nice building, huge garden and lots if families enjoying themselves. Bad parts: pub was FULL of locals which made it almost impossible to order. When ordering food was told it was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This pub is a traditional building in a lovely setting with a nice garden but it's survival on those points means they don't really try too hard to please. If you fancy a drink on a sunny day before a nice walk in the forest then perfect but the food is pretty average with an above average price. We also... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Trusty Servant has the most beautiful scenery and that's the best part. The food is pretty average, it's alright if you pop in occasionally but not something you would come for at lunch. It gets packed every night full of the locals, who are interested in booze and cigarettes and it wrecks the whole pub as you can't get... More

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Winslow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went to have a quick drink on a nice summer’s day. Nice relaxed feel inside. Ordered a Pint of Doom Bar and a large glass of Rose and it came to £10.40, after checking the menu online I was shocked by the price list. If it was cheaper, I may return as the food menu did look quite nice.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Trusty Servant is in a lovely setting, with generous seating areas, especially in the back garden. My food (a vegetarian dish) was ok but not great. I noticed that other dishes were generally majoring on quantity but I can't speak for the quality of them. Service was friendly but fairly slow.

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hampshire
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90 reviews 90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Firstly the upside, the lady and her staff that run this establishment are all high calibre and very polite, given I can imagine it can get stressful on a Sunday lunchtime when we arrived for lunch, (pre booked table). If you are a meat eater, this place I am sure is excellent. Problem is we are vegetarian and although had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited here last year and being in the area and wanting a good meal we returned. We were not disappointed. The food is fresh and well cooked - the vegetables were not overcooked as is often the case. The chef knows their job! Both main meal and puddings were delicious. The service was quick and friendly and the pub... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The place is amazing and the food very good. We have been going there a couple of times per year in the last few years and we love the place, the food and the atmosphere. The mushrooms toast is just incredible!!! And the crumbles, even if they don´t tell it, they are for two!! Only thing I would say is... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Spent two nights in this pub,first night just had drinks,next night had evening dinner which was good value for money,very friendly stuff, nice and clean pub..would use again..

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