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“No more than average”
Review of Waggon and Horses - CLOSED

Waggon and Horses
Cuisines: British
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Description: Well you've finally found that pub where Jimi Hendrix jammed before he did the IOW festival. It's changed a bit since then! It's now rather smart. Sort of coastal shabby chic, but it works. It's had a makeover recently and it's now gone "all foodie". Between heathland and waterside, and en-route for Lymington Pier ferry terminal, The Waggon & Horses has become a well-established New Forest favourite. With Wadworth accredited beer, decent wine and a rather fab local chef, producing very Tom Kerridge-esque dishes, it's definitely a destination venue these days. Don't panic, there is still fish & chips, but it's a bit more up market than the usual. Not scary prices either, just good locally sourced Hampshire products with a little twist. The ambience is nothing short of laid-back but with damn fine food and service.
Reviewed April 21, 2013

First time we've eaten at the Waggon and Horses. It's been refurbished and with a friendly bar staff appeared welcoming, but we had to wait some time to be shown our table and then for somebody to take our order although it wasn't a full restaurant. The food did not live up to expectation and at best was no more than average. My sardines looked very sorry for themselves and one of our steaks had to be sent back as overcooked. We didn't bother to stay for pudding.

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2  Thank JRG555
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

My partner booked a table for the two of us for a Sunday dinner. The staff were ever so friendly, smiley and polite. We both ordered pork roast dinner. We couldn't fault either dinner. By far the best roast dinner we have eaten out. Didn't have much room for pudding...but the chocolate brownie with icecream just sounded too tempting. It was absolutely delicious! Partner had white chocolate icecream, which he loved. Have already recommended this lovely pub to friends and family, and we will definitely be returning soon. Many thanks to all the staff.

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Thank Rosie2013
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We visited the Waggon and Horses for dinner recently and this must have been probably the 3rd or 4th time since the revamp. We were surprised, and a little disappointed, that the menu has not been changed at all since the first time we went, which wasn't long after it had reopened. The menu isn't large, and is pretty good, but any restaurant if they are to encourage you to return needs to refresh their menu from time to time or at least have a changing range of specials to add something fresh. They did have 2 starters on specials when we went but no mains. One small gripe is that a number of the mains we had came with sauces - these were in the tiniest of sauce boats on the plates and my pork main was just crying out for more sauce halfway through but the little dribble it came with had all been used up so it ended up rather more dry to eat than it should have been. Service was very good and overall the experience once again was enjoyable. I am sure we will look at returning but I would check first to see if the menu has been refreshed and if it hasn't then we will go elsewhere.

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1  Thank Peedee1955
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

This is the third time we have eaten there since the revamp. On the first two occasions food and service good/very good. Third time was for Sunday lunch. An hour after we arrived, we still hadn't received our straightforward roast beef lunches, despite others who arrived after us being served. When we spoke to the waiting staff we were informed that everything is cooked fresh to order (Sunday lunch??). No apology was forthcoming. When our food finally arrived, we ate up and left without leaving a tip. Lunch could best be described as 'average'. Better places to go in Lymington.

3  Thank GW1542
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

had an amazing meal here -not greasy pub grub at all. a romantic little table with a candle by the fire. we at like royalty with big portions filled with flavors! the staff was so accommodating, even when we were sitting in the restaurant after it had closed. before we left we had a couple more drinks, but couldnt fit in dessert - im sure it would have been just as good. nice work to all the staff, i had a great night!!

Thank metbali
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