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The Royal Oak

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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Christchurch Road, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Lymington SO41 0LA, England
+44 1590 718104
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here before and as yet it doesn't disappoint, table for four celebrating my daughters partners birthday, it's difficult to get us all together in one spot.....busy lives etc, anyway basic and simple review. Good service, good food with plenty of variation, good surrounding with the added fun of a quiz night. Bar and restaurant nicely separated, bar... More 

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Thank MrCB56
New Milton
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have always been greeted in a friendly manner. The service is good and meals are excellent. Good value for money

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Thank Adale C
Poole, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good venue, good food, good atmosphere, good and helpful service and, all at a very realistic price. This is a well run pub and restaurant. The carvery is "assisted" self service which isn't always my first choice but it was all fresh and excellent quality.

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Thank Paul C
New Milton, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible wet night so had to go out and cheer ourselves up. Really great proper pub food. Loved it. I only had fish and chips and the boss had the pork casserole. Mine was great but practically no meat in the casserole. It was very tasty but couldn't be described as a pork casserole. When mentioned the manager was very... More 

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Thank Christopher S
Bournemouth
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely dinner here, we ate pork belly and it was delicious. Friendly atmosphere, easy to park, great location.

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Thank J B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best carvery! Faultless (and we are fussy) Perfect freshly cooked veg, home made yorkshires and stuffing, great selection of meats and gravy. Staff are always friendly, helpful and let you know when any non carvery meals are nearly ready to be brought out so you can get your carvery and eat together. Desserts are lovely, old fashioned... More 

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Thank alison r
Debbie M, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Thank you for such an lovely review. Myself, Anne (our Kitchen Manager) and our Team in the Kitchen are very proud of our Carvery. We believe the secret to a great Carvery is ensuring it is hot and fresh at all times. It is great to hear our hard work is worth it. Thank you once again for taking the... More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous evening for a friend's 70th birthday. Delicious buffet supper with a great choice of dishes, easy atmosphere and friendly yet efficient staff. Thank you Debbie and Carl.

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

We enjoyed every minute of it. So Happy you had such a great time and enjoyed the food. it was our pleasure to Host Wendy's Party. Thank you so much for taking the time to put a review for us!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

We all have our favourites for some its wine and others it's whiskey for me it's beer or more precisely ale. So imagine the disappointment when you get a pint of your favourite beer and it just doesn't taste as good as it should. For wine or whiskey drinkers this is a rare occasion probably because it has come from... More 

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Thank Rebecca J
Totton
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We used the pubs car park to take a lovely countryside and clifftop walk, then went in for a meal (fabulous) one of our party has a gluten intolerant problem, we even had the chef come to the table to help with suggestions for his meal, all the staff were very helpful. The only downside was that the table we... More 

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Thank Julian B
Lymington, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Freshly cooked food, very different from pre-prepared food at local pub/restaurants. Family run pub and well prepared ales

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Thank clivegil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?