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The Trusty Servant

British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gastropub, Bar, Pub
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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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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having not visited for sometime we were disappointed to see how it had changed. The garden looked tired and the paint was flaking around all the window frames. The food wasn't great and the staff were ok but there didn't appear to be anyone in charge. The plus side was the lovely job they had made of the front patio.... More 

Thank Debbie S
Stewkley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had not booked & also had a dog ( well behaved) with us.The staff were very welcoming & our meal arrived promptly (cheesy garlic bread to die for)We all enjoyed our meal.

Thank Neil P
Tidworth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place, roast dinner was beautiful and the rest of my family enjoyed their veggie meals too. The price for the roast was a bit more expensive than most places but certainly worth it😚

Thank Lonesurfer72
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

great service, check: tasty food, check: good menu selection, check: scrummy dessert menu, check........ticks all the boxes!

Thank 147maddy
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was really good and they served until well into the evening- they had lots of vegetarian options as well as well as a large beer garden. The service was really good and there were a number of dogs in the pub so I would assume dog friendly? Only criticism would be that it was quite expensive, however... More 

Thank Emily O
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Trusty Servant by accident after trying to avoid the hellish Lyndhurst traffic last Sunday , what a find! It's a beautiful pub in a great location, a proper country pub, with local ales and great meals. For my meal I went for the roast and even though it was late in the day still tasted fresh, the... More 

Thank Bryandinner1969
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We haven't been here for several years now since it went a bit down hill. We stopped here on a really hot and busy Sunday afternoon after a cycle round the Forest and were more than pleasantly surprised as the current owners have obviously turned things round. It was very busy as they were having a beer festival so we... More 

Thank PVilly
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely surrounding good service and food nothing to much trouble great place to meet up all food ordered came out very fresh and piping hot could not find fault

Thank bootsandcoco
Esher, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving to Lyndhurst and as a result of a traffic jam on the M27 we decided to cut across through Minstead. The sun was shining and the pub looked fantastic. We were going to eat in one of the very good restaurants in Lyndhurst, but changed our mind an went back. The pub is made up of several... More 

Thank watchman2015
Salisbury, Dorset, England
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336 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We last visited the Trusty Servant over 18 years ago and thought to give it a try again for our anniversary. We really enjoyed the evening. The welcome was warm, the interior a typical country pub with nice equestrian artefacts around, and the food was very good, salmon beautifully cooked with nice green veg, and an excellent home made steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $25
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gastropub, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?