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The New Forest

Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO40 7AA, England
+44 23 8029 2721
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible13%
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“salmon” (4 reviews)
“the pub” (35 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO40 7AA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a family get together today (11th Dec) at the New Forest Inn - my first experience. I thought the interior very nice and the staff were very pleasant. We were a large party so had a variety of food. The nut roast was...More

Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm a frequent visitor of this lovely Fullers pub and every time the staff are always so welcoming and friendly. The food is always nice and of a high standard for both children and adults. Another great example of Fullers investing time and money into...More

Thank stevesmithers23
Reviewed 4 days ago

For a group of four, the service we received was outstanding. This was our second visit and by far the best. At this time of year, considering many Christmas parties, the quality of food was brilliant, the service received from the staff great and overall...More

Thank FionaN3
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Called in to have a spot of lunch yesterday. Surly service at the bar by officious barman followed by disappointing meal. Chips were clearly reheats and poor quality. No one bothered to ask if meal was OK. Best to give this a miss for Xmas...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a Christmas party at the New Forest, which went down a storm with all my guests. Lucia was very professional with dealing with the booking from start to finish, and the rest of the team were equally fantastic. Food was fresh and tasty,...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor. The darkest, hardest batter on fish I have ever had. Fish was grey. Sorry did not enjoy at all. Pleasant staff howeverMore

Thank Wattisfield S
Paul P, General Manager at The New Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Wattisfield S, Thank you for writing your review about The New Forest. I'm really sorry that you left feeling unsatisfied by your meal. We will pass on the feedback to out kitchen team to prevent this from happening again. Many thanks, The New Forest...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi, we often come back here hoping for a better experience. The old system of a buffet roast worked Ok although often failed to impress. The new (and much more expensive) roast menu didn't match the price. 3 small roast potatoes and some average meat....More

Thank Ol1000
Paul P, General Manager at The New Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ol1000, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor about your experience at The New Forest. We are sorry that you feel we were lacking in service as well as the standards of meals and will pass on your feedback to the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked here for a birthday lunch - I have been here before and was impressed with the pub. Unfortunately, despite the dining area having only two other parties in, the service was slow and the meals came out at very different times. The hake...More

Thank Kristina W
Paul P, General Manager at The New Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kristina W, Thank your for writing a review about your time at The New Forest. We apologise that you felt the service and meals you ordered were lacking in standards. We aim to give excellent service and delicious meals made with fresh and seasonal...More

Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

We have been going to the new forest for last 16 years. This is normally the 1st pub we visit (for last 5 years anyway), but not from next year. We felt rushed even though the place didn't look packed. After driving for 2 hrs...More

Thank james987123
Paul P, General Manager at The New Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear james987123, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the New Forest. We take all feedback on board and are sorry to hear that you feel this way. Our aim is to make your dining experience as relaxed and stress free...More

Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Spent over £100. Three kids and my husband and I. Burgers were dry, chips were cold and like rubber. BBQ ribs were fatty and cold and the sauce wasnt BBQ, tasted like a mix of ketchup and chilli sauce and was also cold. We waited...More

1  Thank leanne b
Paul P, General Manager at The New Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi leanne b, Thank you for your review of The New Forest, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our menu and the meals we serve. I'm disappointed to learn that you left feeling unhappy with all of your meals. We have passed on...More

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May 25, 2015|
Response from Paul P | Property representative |
Yes we do have a play area situated in the garden area
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO40 7AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park Hampshire  >  Ashurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8029 2721
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Blessed with gorgeous vistas, The New Forest, Ashurst offers a true taste of the good life via our extensive menu of locally-sourced dishes and a bar full of new tipples and Fullers’ favourites. Truly, we’re the perfect starting-point, stop or destination for New Forest walkers.
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