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The Trusty Servant

$$ - $$$
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO43 7FY, England
+44 23 8081 2137
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just recently visited and I have to say, it's probably one of the best Sunday lunches around, really nice friendly staff, food was served quickly and excellent quality, I had the normal Sunday lunch but my brother in law went for the extra large one which was huge and looked amazing! We will definitely return and I would recommend it... More 

Thank Richard S
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This cosy pub is 22 miles from where we live but friends had told us it was good so we decided to give it a try on the first cold winters day of December. It was. We arrived at 6.30.p.m. to an empty, warm pub and were greeted and shown to our table. The menu was varied. I had the... More 

Thank Barry D
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in for a snack after a long walk but decided on the burgers as looked good. The beef burger my husband had was home made and he said very good but wished he had chosen the same as me. I ordered halloumi and vegetable burger and expected the usual compressed and crumbed patty. Really lovely dish arrived- layered... More 

Thank Soyaforme
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like there food in the pub it is a good place to go and have good food there staff are very help full

Thank barnettjacob878
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a wonderful weekend stay. A surprise birthday gathering with 29 people dining! Good sized hearty meals, all served within 20mins of our booked table time. Didn't hear any complaints from anyone in our party. The fires were roaring, atmosphere and service were all excellent. A birthday cake was smuggled into the kitchen and brought out with candles... More 

Thank Abcderggfyt
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here for my birthday lunch after having been for a roast here once before... best pub roast I've ever had! The staff are friendly and attentive, and the pub has always had a great atmosphere... We come from Bournemouth and would always make the journey as it is always worth it!

Thank Ash P
Lymington, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined here with a group of 11 friends. Despite booking three months ahead, they seemed to have trouble finding us a table and eventually laid up one that we struggled to get in and out from. One person ordered their 'Selection of Warm Artisan Breads'. These should have been freshly baked, but they had mould on them! Charging £4.99... More 

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

What a great find! We were out for a forest walk today and came across this pub. We had a warm welcome and although the pub was very busy they managed to find a table for the three of us. What a great roast! Hot, lots of it and very tasty. Couldn't fault it...child friendly, dog friendly..great atmosphere. We will... More 

Thank Lornasigward
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday lunchtime after a long drive. Pub was packed but we were warmly welcomed and space was made for us at the bar. The Sunday roasts coming out of the kitchen looked great and our roast beefs were lovely, lots of freshly cooked vegetables and horseradish. We left well fed and happy, can't ask for more.

Thank littlebobble
Winchester, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The welcome is friendly enough. It's a traditional pub seems to serve locals, dog owners and walkers alike. And it's cosy enough. The food is very, erm, old school. Feels a bit heated rather than loved but then it seems to depend hugely on what you order. The Cajun chicken? Just don't. The vegetarian lasagne seemed very nice. It's definitely... More 

Thank RichSWinchester

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $24
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO43 7FY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park Hampshire  >  Lyndhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8081 2137
The Trusty servant, is a traditional New Forest Pub with Real Food, Real Ale and Real Atmosphere! Dogs and children welcome. Now with 5 amazing bed and breakfast rooms!!

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