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The Royal Oak

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Christchurch Road, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Lymington SO41 0LA, England
+44 1590 718104
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been a few times now for Sunday lunch. Booking is advisable as it is usually very busy. There are other choices on the Sunday menu, but we always go for the carvery. The meat is delicious and the portion very generous. You then help yourself to a good selection of accompaniments and vegetables. All for £9.95, or you... More 

Thank mamahen46
Lymington, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't been here for some time but heard it was greatly improved. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The food was home cooked and excellent. The crumble was very good. It is typical bar food with burgers and steaks but also other items but none the wires for that.

Thank JandJ19
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90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called into he Royal oak for an evening meal, it was not overly busy, but a bit noisy with various parties having their meals, it took a while not only to place our order bot to actually receive it, But when it arrived, it was well worth it, I had the lamb with mustard sauce, potatoes & fresh veg ,... More 

Thank raytaximan
London, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at this place was amazing. Not one out of the four of us could fault it. Nice menu range and friendly staff. 3 of us had thier Homemade steak, mushroom and red wine pie, you have a choice of chips or can go to the carvery and help yourself to whatever you like. All four of us had... More 

Thank MariaKWarnes
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best I've had in ages. I cook my own roasts and I am very fussy. I haven't got a bad word to say! I am now stuffed as I just couldn't stop eating. I think I actually enjoyed the veg more as it was so good.

Thank kyle h
Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely food, staff, quiz on a Monday. Great Halloween party. Sky sports, great play area, massive car park

2 Thank simonteale7
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered the "Home Made" Burger which tasted processed! Sent it back and ordered the "Hand Battered" haddock I wonder whose hand ? Maybe a hand in a factory! Manager arrived and confessed that the burger was bought in!! The other meals where at best average Waitress service was friendly and polite shame about the food

Thank G S
Debbie M, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

MY hand Sir, the Landlady at the Royal Oak. MY team and I strive to use only the best products here. IF you would like proof from our invoices for our Fresh Fish bought in on a daily basis those can be provided. ALONG with our fresh burgers also locally sourced and bought in fresh daily, never frozen and provided... More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The Royal Oak has changed several times over the years , but Carl and Debbie Millward have done wonders in bringing it back to its old excellent standard. Daily specials, and local favourites.

Thank clivegil
Bradford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We tried this pub as it was near to where we were staying and what a gem. From the moment we walked in we were made welcome. The pub had a friendly feel and was inviting. The menu was great and we were not disappointed with our choices. The food was hot and plentiful. We enjoyed it so much we... More 

Thank Karen H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

A massive thank you to Paul one the chefs,his starter breakfast brunch is amazing,and Mac cheese for mains brilliant food excellent service and great atmosphere. Thanks for everything

Thank Roy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Christchurch Road, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Lymington SO41 0LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park Hampshire  >  Lymington
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 718104

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?