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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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New Forest
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely country pub with a good range of excellent food. We were lucky to arrive in "pie week" which was very good. We have been to the pub over a number of years and have always had very good service and food. We will visit again!

Thank katishaHunter
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here sat 15th Oct. I booked it through booking.com for a nice night away with my partner on booking i booked a double delexe room as no other was available as they only have 5 rooms looked gorgeous spacious what I wanted really. We arrived just before 2pm when we walked in the pub looked nice a little worn... More 

Thank naomiandjoe26
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We all chose variations of the Steak and Ale pie, well it was The Trust Servant 'Pie week'. All 4 dishes were great, deep dish rich steak and ale pies, lovely little parsnip shavings scattered on top, rich dark gravy (extra supplied too!) tasty veg too. Compliments to the chef!

Thank Yabsy
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove a round 30 miles at a friend's recommendation for lunch at The Trusty Servant and were enticed by their 'Pie Week' lunch. Instead if individual pies the portions were pie slices and very dry. The pies were accompanied by a dollop of mashed potato and a mean portion of vegetables and a scant sprinkling of gravy. Not at... More 

Thank SurreyBusinessman
Burlington, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited for the first time in a couple of years. I ordered the artisan bread and balsamic vinegar. The bread was fine, too much for appetizer size, but the oil and vinegar was in a tiny ramiken, which meant all you really got was a huge glob of oil, it should have been in a flat dish with more vinegar.... More 

Thank Mel M
Sway, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Popped in on the way back from Southampton airport to have a relaxing lunch with hubby!! This week is pie week so get yourself down there , the pies are to die for, the steak one superb !! Pie not your thing .. Lots to choose from ...the coq au vin was gorgeous , with a huge portion of fresh... More 

Thank Cm3854
Hemel Hempstead
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this pub because of it's great choice of menu and that dogs are allowed throughout. We visited on a Friday lunchtime, and were so impressed we booked for Sunday lunch too. Both times we all had wonderful tasty food - although my one comment would be that the portions are absolutely huge! We also bought our Labrador his... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a pub it has a lot going on - great atmosphere real fires inside and large garden seating outside. Good menu and consistently good food - including a good breakfast. Always seems busy and hosts events with a local feel to it. The rooms for staying in were clean but basic and the bathroom en suite was very tiny... More 

Thank jim m
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Trusty Servant in Minstead today for the first time. Lovely quiet picturesque location with the village green in front of the pub. The grilled burger I had was top notch, proper burger meat not the burger van stuff you get in some places. Slightly disappointed with the children's sausage and mash I ordered for my littl'un, the mash... More 

Thank Lee R
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for a family members birthday. There were 11 of us including 3 small children and the service and food were outstanding. The food in particular was amazing with a special mention to the pork belly and steak and ale pie. Portion sizes were very generous and everything tasted very fresh. I have a feeling this pub will... More 

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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 - $23
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
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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?