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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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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible14%
Travelers talk about
“the pub” (46 reviews)
“new forest” (82 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO40 7AA, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had the best rump steak with caramelised onion and stilton sandwich. friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. Is such a shame that it is not easy to park here for lunch as the car park is used by people travelling on train and leaving there...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 450annie
Paul P, Manager at The New Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello 450annie, Thanks for a great review, it's always lovely to hear our guests have had a great experience. We definitely feel the impact of the car park situation, and is definitely something that we will have to look at going forward. Unfortunately there is...More

Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Lovely pub run by fantastic friendly staff. Come here ofen for food and drinks keep up the good work 😀

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lee T
Paul P, Manager at The New Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Lee, Thanks for the 5-Star review, it means a lot to us to know that you enjoyed yourself, and hopefully will be back to visit soon! Thanks again, James Wilson

Reviewed October 29, 2018

Lovely laid back atmosphere with wonderful food and great service. Really enjoyed our evening here. Definitely recommend it!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ampalp1424
Paul P, Manager at The New Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello there, Thanks for leaving such a great review. It means a lot to us to know that our guests are enjoying their experiences, and especially when they take the time to let others know. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, James...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018

The food was nice and the menu was very varied. But what really struck us was the warmth of the welcome and the friendliness of the bar staff. It was a really lovely meal, and we'll definitely be back. Great selection of gins and of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Wes_Charles
Paul P, Manager at The New Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you so much for your great feedback, it's great to hear you've enjoyed yourself! We will be introducing a special gin offer soon, so keep on the look out! Hopefully see you soon. Kind regards, James Wilson

Reviewed October 22, 2018

Eight of us from our walking group went for lunch after a walk. We individually ordered and paid then sat in the sun, in the garden - very pleasant. I felt the main courses were a bit pricey and nothing really took my fancy so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank davidfzb78g
Paul P, Manager at The New Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello there, Thanks for the great feedback, we will of course follow these things up, as things like chips shouldn't ever be undercooked, and as for the coffee, we will ensure we are auditing the coffee machine to make sure it is delivering coffee at...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Visited today with my brother & we each had our dogs who where welcome in the bar area. The pub is lovely & specious the staff very friendly & helpful & the food was excellent. We both had fried halloumi to stat which was delicious...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Z3104NFhelend
Paul P, Manager at The New Forest, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Hello Helen, Thank you for the glowing review, it's things like this that make it all worthwhile. Really glad you and your brother enjoyed your visit to our pub, and hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, James Wilson and The New Forest Team

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful change to this pub! Having table service (by the very attentive Connor) was a brilliant addition to our experience, he went to all extremes to ensure we had the lovielest of evenings. The steak and ale pie was spot on, and my...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Shaun E
Paul P, Manager at The New Forest, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Hello Shaun E, Thanks for taking the time out of your day to leave us such a great review, it really gives the team morale a boost (especially Connor as he's being named!) and it helps showcase how great we can really be. We hope...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I stopped for some lunch after a walk in the New Forest. There was lots of choice on the menu and was reasonably priced. We were made to feel very welcome and the food was delicious. Can’t wait to return again!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CroxleyJD
Paul P, General Manager at The New Forest, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hello! Thanks for the great feedback about our pub, i'm really glad that we could give you such a great experience. If you have the time, would you be able to let us know how we could extend our service to reach the coveted 5...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

never known such a limited menu in the pub, however on line the menu was different, when I booked my holiday I expected to eat here most evenings but once was enoughMore

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LR90XS2011
Paul P, General Manager at The New Forest, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hello there, I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with us on this occasion. We have been undergoing some extensive refurbishments in our kitchen that meant that we had extremely limited use of the equipment. This should have been communicated upon your...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018

The pub gets 5 stars for it's location and grounds, so if you just want to come in for a pint you'll enjoy it. If you want a meal on the other hand, I suggest you go elsewhere. I see some of the reviews have...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Martin T
Paul P, Manager at The New Forest, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Good afternoon Martin, Thanks for leaving us some feedback about your experience with us here at The New Forest, I'm saddened to hear that your time with us was less than satisfactory. We are working towards creating a better experience for our guests, and with...More

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Yes we do have a play area situated in the garden area
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, 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
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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