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The Trusty Servant

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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 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We called here for lunch on a Saturday on the off chance. Although the pub was busy and we hadn't booked they found us a table in the bar. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There were four of us in the party, one had liver and bacon, one had a trio of sausages and two of us had... More 

Thank JayPatrick
Bradford, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

Not impressed, the barmaid serving us left in the middle of our round for her lunch and the replacement then made an assumption that another group was part of our round and they ended being served before ours was finished. Kitchen smells pervaded the whole pub so we decided to pass on the food and sat outside where the air... More 

Thank regl722
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

We stopped here after a walk in the Forest. The menu was interesting and the food excellent. The service was friendly and efficient.

Thank halsueskiing
Southampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely pub located in the chocolate box village of Minstead in the New Forest. There are ponies wandering the country lanes and the re is a lovely relaxing atmosphere. We visited on a Sunday lunchtime and there were lots of young families enjoying an afternoon in the forest. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The service was... More 

Thank Karen K
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great evening in this rural retreat being thoroughly entertained by excellent food & a complete cross section of dogs. The pub actively encourages dog owners to pop in & enjoy good food & company..... Our daughter was delighted to share her evening with many different breeds, given that she is desperately trying to persuade us to succumb to... More 

Thank JonGrant22
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112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

We popped in after a good local walk in the area. Pretty village and a lovely looking pub. We were told the pub is dog friendly but we made most of the sunshine and sat outside in the very well kept large garden, with many tables to choose from and they even have an outside under cover to eating area,seems... More 

Thank Kelbth
Petersfield, England
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

We stopped for dinner at The Trusty Servant, having Googled 'dog friendly pubs in the New Forest'. It was a Thursday, early evening, and we are so glad that Mr Google suggested this wonderful place. Everyone made a fuss of Jessie, our Staffie, and we were treated to great hospitality. We had a starter and a main course each, leaving... More 

Thank Rattypaul
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

We have tried several pubs in the New Forest for family meet-ups and found them to be a bit hit and miss. Today we met up at The Trusty Servant and found it to be warm, friendly, welcmng and able to produce fantastic reasonably priced food at 4.30 in the afternoon....and a Monday at that! We loved it and from... More 

Thank Wasawilson
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

A warm welcome and a warming fire rounded off by a lovely pint (the local brew is the best). Mark and his team want to please - and they do! Thanks for the towel mark and all the best. Be in again next year.

Thank Antony W
Banbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

The best roast ever, cater for gluten free also and dogs welcome. Visited with family and the pub adds atmosphere with friendly staff.

Thank btheresa68

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 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?