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“Great, relaxing pub experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Gamekeeper PH

The Gamekeeper PH
Woodlands Road | Woodlands, Southampton, England
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Ranked #374 of 673 Restaurants in Southampton
Cuisines: British, Pub
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great, relaxing pub experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I visited the Gamekeeper twice on a weekend away. Once for a sit-down dinner in the restaurant. The food was good and the service pretty good too.

On a second visit we just stopped in for a drink and dessert, keeping warm by the lovely open fire, entertained by a local group playing music. Lovely atmosphere!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
“Change of Owner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I first visited this pub in 2011 and enjoyed it immensely and was looking forward to going back in October 2012 but was somewhat disappointed as the original owners had split up and this impacted on the ambience of the place. It just wasn't the same place.

Visited October 2012
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit - been back many times”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This very good Public House is situated on the edge of the New Forest in an area where there are plenty of good walks surrounded by the famous ponies roaming free. There is a very good restaurant with masses of choice, excellent food and service, all at reasonable prices. Wine and beer options are great. You can eat anywhere in the pub and there is an inside area which is dog-friendly, also outside in the garden and patio. I recommend the steak and ale pie, also the chicken pie with it's variety of vegetables. The landlord and staff are very polite, friendly and accommodating, should you have any specific requirements. There is a small children's play area in the garden, the patio has a wishing-well feature with fish and water is available for your tired and happy dog. Plenty of seating and bench tables outside but watch out for the Parasols on a windy day - they are not secured at the base and pivot around alarmingly! I've heard people mention the outside area being "a bit shabby and small" but have never had a problem personally. If you want a very good meal, without paying a fortune, and a warm and friendly welcome, this is as good as it gets. My problem is that there are so many delicious meals, my friends get irritated waiting for me to make up my mind!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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