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The Oak Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Pinkney Lane | Bank, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO43 7FD, England
442380282350
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Today
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is just a so lovely and welcoming place. Dog friendly and great location for a walk to. Our roast was well cooked and professional service made the experience easy and pleasant. Recommended

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Thank Marta R
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had lunch here on a Monday afternoon as part of a walk around the New Forest. The walk we were doing was 10 miles and this was just over halfway so was a very welcome relief. It is a lovely restaurant and we were a bit worried that we didn't book as it looked very busy. There were only... More 

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Thank HP0lley
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We always come here when visiting the New Forrest. We popped in for lunch on our arrival to the New Forrest and we were given and friendly welcomed as we walked in the door. The staff are always helpful and friendly and the food is always faultless. Prices are very reasonable and speed or service is excellent. You can take... More 

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Thank Drakewell
Chertsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem, with good beers (it is owned by Fullers) on draft. The menu is good and there is a daily specials board. The food is very good.

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Thank Alan M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small pub inside, but is so lovely and cute! Food is amazing and service was lovely!! Would recommend a visit, if going at lunch time you may want to book!

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Thank Zoe_and_Will
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and service was absolutely brilliant. Booked the oak during a weekend walking in the new forest after reading other reviews and we weren't disappointed. We both had their homemade pies and were top notch. Would definately visit again when we are in the area

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Thank Zinger B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in without reserving and got lucky. Great food, great service....we'll be back. Super, proper country pub.

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Thank leeclarke69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for a late lunch today for my wife's birthday on our way back home from the beach. Extremely welcoming considering we were late. Food was fantastic. Also very dog friendly so a nice place for our boy to have a rest while we ate. Had looked it up on the Internet but obviously locally renowned as no signs... More 

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Thank Neilb2012
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have visited this quaint pub for food. I highly recommend the roast dinner. Freshly beautifully cooked food. It may not be the cheapest at £13.95 but a proper roast! A bonus is being able to take a well behaved dog and child in! Will definitely go here again. Staff helpful and polite. Water and... More 

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Thank elisabeth m
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lucky find, stumbled across this pub for a late lunch today. Friendly helpful staff, the food was excellent traditional pub lunch lovely atmosphere, can't wait to visit again. This pub is dog friendly. New Forest ponies grazing outside what a beautiful place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $41
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, 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, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pinkney Lane | Bank, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO43 7FD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park Hampshire  >  Lyndhurst
  • Phone Number: 442380282350
Description
The Oak Inn is a quintessential award-winning country pub, famous for its fresh, locally-sourced food. In the heart of the beautiful New Forest, it has a wide range of wines and a selection of ever-changing real ales. As well as a glorious al fresco garden, cosy open fires are found indoors.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?