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The Oak Inn

Pinkney Lane | Bank, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO43 7FD, England
+44 23 8028 2350
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Pinkney Lane | Bank, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO43 7FD, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

We were regular users of The Oak and recommended it as a great venue for its range of food with most of the ingredients being sourced locally. Sadly this is no longer the case and the menu is no more than average with nothing to...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch after being recommended by the cycle hire shop as a good destination. Nice outdoor set up, good menu choice, but we had to wait 55 minutes for lunch and the food was average. Nice staff serving. When we complained they said...More

Thank Laura C
OakInnLyndhurst, General Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

hello Laura Thank you for your feedback it is always very welcome unfortunately we have had a couple of days that I didn't have my full kitchen team in place and had to rely on agency chefs as a result this will effect consistency and...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are regular visitors to The Oak and it’s a lovely pub. Lots of people visit in the day on the Brockenhurst to Bank cycle ride so it can get very busy in the summer. Food is very good but London prices and nothing out...More

Thank Macarry
OakInnLyndhurst, General Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello Macarry Thank you so much for your positive review, as you stated it does get extremely busy here during the school holidays. This year the volume has been massive so we have had to have a slightly simpler menu to be able to execute...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cycled miles to get here. Had a starter and main, together with a kids meal. Starter... Chilli king prawns. Prawns very watery, shell off. Very disappointed. Main... Bacon chop, triple fried chips, egg. Ok. But just ok. Service. Nice greeting from bar staff. Waitress lovely....More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
OakInnLyndhurst, General Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

hi thanks for taking the time to share your experience online, i have had a meeting with my team and we will expect that on your next visit it will be much improved for you. best martin

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tonight my family and close friends decided to go for a meal in a quaint public house in the heart of the New Forest. We arrived and was seated and ordered our food consisting of a few starters and six mains. As I have an...More

Thank OldBill69
OakInnLyndhurst, General Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello oldbill69 many thanks for the review of your visit, i remember we had a conversation on the night with your concerns i have had a chat with my team to insure we keep up our experience for all our guests we hope we have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub is popular with bike riders as it's very close to the bike trails in the New Forest, usual pub grub with nice covered area to eat outside. My biggest gripe was the baby change table is in the ladies toilet.

Thank Aly S
OakInnLyndhurst, General Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

hi aly s great to see you enjoyed your visit with us unfortunately with such a small pub we have to use the space that is available to us hope to see you again best martin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub on our bike ride round the new forest on the hottest day of the year, so a very welcome stop off. We liked it so much we returned later for dinner. Food was fantastic especially the platters, and the sandwiches at lunch...More

2  Thank Trotter966
OakInnLyndhurst, General Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

hi trotter966 I am really pleased to hear that you had such a positive experience with us at The Oak the barman hasn't stopped smiling since reading the review best Martin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

awesome evening here yesterday ... great ales Fullers and Gales and excellent food cooked to very high standard. Service was friendly and efficient. The assistant manager Dave was exceptional. Highly recommended. .

1  Thank Steve L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After our crossover to Newcastle we were ready to stretch our legs and sit at a table which didn't heave with every wave. Our lunch meal was simple but well prepared. It was nice to have discovered this wee spot. My grandson and I enjoyed...More

Thank 3deschoffie
OakInnLyndhurst, General Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello 3deschoffie great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us at the oak , i will pas on your feedback to my team best martin

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited The Oak on many occasions over the last 16 years but for the first time we were very disappointed. I believe it has recently changed hands but I fear the place is not as good as it was. We took a friend...More

1  Thank spindleygoat
OakInnLyndhurst, General Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

hello spindleygoat thank you for your review I will pass on your feedback to our chef team, we would love for you to visit again please drop me a call on 02380 282 350 to discuss Best Martin

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Cam8648
May 29, 2018|
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Response from OakInnLyndhurst | Property representative |
Dogs are very welcome if they are well behaved.
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Tracy S
December 17, 2017|
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Response from Upalia | Reviewed this property |
The Staff are Great just divergent a ring and all will be answered to give you a wonderful day out
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annabobbleuk
July 24, 2017|
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Response from OakInnLyndhurst | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes we do have highchairs and baby changing facilities.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$16 - $41
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 9:00 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: +44 23 8028 2350
  • E-mail
Description
Whether you’re arriving on two legs or four, we’ll have the perfect refreshment waiting – just something we’ve picked up from years serving ramblers, riders and regulars. Add quality food and ales to a beautiful Lyndhurst location and it’s clear pubs like this don’t grow on trees.
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