We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely place, great food”
Review of The Three Lions

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
The Three Lions
Ranked #1 of 1 Stuckton B&B and Inns
St Austell, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely place, great food”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

We have stayed several times, the latest was the weekend of 8/9 Sept 2012. Food was fabulous and the welcome from Jane and Mike was as warm as ever. Mike is a great chef and produces some outstanding dishes (try his smoked haddock gallette and the "lamb with crispy bits"). The rooms are comfortable with good-sized beds, the usual tea and coffee facilities and a sitting area with arm chairs. The location is on the edge of the New Forest, ideal for a weekend exploring the area. Similar places are sometimes "stuffy" and formal. The 3 Lions manages to provide a relaxed and informal atmosphere whilst delivering a very high standard of food and service. We will return.

Room Tip: All rooms are of a good standard. Three have French doors opening onto the garden where there is a...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Sixtiescouple
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

118 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    73
    24
    14
    4
    3
See reviews for
27
58
2
9
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (24)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Woking, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We opted for the 2 night mid week break with three course dinner included. We had our two children with us and they selected from the main menu which for them was half price and half portions (though to be fair the main courses were like full portions).
The evening food is fabulous! A wide selection and everything we had was quite simply superb. There are no restrictions on choices under this deal - even the lobster had no supplement.
I wouldn't rave about the accommodation - it is OK and did the job. The hot tub was good fun and our children enjoyed that. However, we had no hot water in our rooms for showers the first night and I see from another review that the hot water is switched off through the day - this seems a petty saving.
I couldn't rate the evening food highly enough - some reviews have said it is expensive but we are talking top quality here and good portions so bearing that in mind it is great value. We probably wouldn't stay again, and the continental breakfasts are 'fine' but nothing to write home about, but we will certainly return for an evening meal when staying in the area.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank MarkM580430
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2012

This was a one night stay en route to a holiday in the West Country.

This is a mixed review. Much to appreciate, especially the room (in the coach house) which was a fair size and very clean and functional, with a good large comfortable bed. The food was also of a high standard,

However, we were surprised at the price of the evening meal; for example a gravadlax starter at £11.75 and a lamb main course at £23.50 and these were certainly not the most expensive items on the menu. From memory, the least expensive starter was soup at about £7.

The restaurant itself is pleasant, but in no way outstanding, with a vivid highly patterned carpet throughout, which could do with replacing and unexceptional pine tables. For the prices we paid for the meal we would have expected something more upmarket.

Service was okay but not exceptional and when we turned up for breakfast at the time we had been asked to specify, the whole of the main building was locked and no arrived up to let us in until 20 minutes later.

All in all The Three Lions is fine, and we wouldn't want people not to stay or dine there, but just be aware that the prices (particularly the for the food) are pretty steep. We've had many similar stays elsewhere which were comparable or better, and were less expensive.

Room Tip: We had a very comfortable courtyard room which we shared with our dog.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank CDandB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2012

I stayed one night arriving at around seven in the evening. There is plenty of parking and is very clean and well positioned close to the new Forrest. It was slightly awkward finding someone to check in with as they were looking after people in the restaurant and the bar seems to act as reception. once I had checked in they were very helpful showing me to my room and explaining everything I needed to know. The room was quiet, clean, well decorated and the shower was superb! In the morning I decided to go for a run, as it's situated on a fairly quiet road it was safe and picturesque and after only about 1 mile it opened up into some beautiful contryside if trail running is your thing! Breakfast was fine if a little expensive but took a little while to arrive, which would not be an issue if I was staying for pleasure not business. I would definitely go back.

Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
Helpful?
Thank diduseethat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2012

This restaurant with rooms ( seven ) serves very good food which only falls short of excellent as it is the Chef tires too hard and outs too many things on the plate. His flavouring ( sauces etc) is first class,. Pigeon breast had a hint of orange in the jus - just a hint . The liquorice ice cream works brilliantly with grilled pineapple.

Clean well appointed rooms .

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Adam M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 15, 2012

We stayed for a two day mini break inclusive of room, dinner and breakfast. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable with french doors leading to the gardens. We were somewhat apprehensive before arrival because of the awful June weather we are having but the heating in the room was on and was easy to control to our own taste. The whole place has a quiet, informal, friendly and relaxing atmosphere. The dinners were superb with a selection of good inexpensive house wines. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Bill M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2012

We booked last minute as an unexpected business meeting was arranged. We did not expect it to be as enjoyable. The Three Lions has an elegant rustic atmosphere. Our room was spacious and quiet. The attention to detail was excellent, too many to mention. We will be going again to sample the restaurant food. I can't wait!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Helicopterbabe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Stuckton
0.0 mi away
South Lawn Hotel
South Lawn Hotel
#1 of 1 in Milford on Sea
442 reviews
0.0 mi away
Premier Inn Southampton West Hotel
0.0 mi away
The Crown Manor House Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Cottage Lodge Hotel
Cottage Lodge Hotel
#1 of 11 in Brockenhurst
1,044 reviews
0.0 mi away
Augustus John
Augustus John
#2 of 12 in Fordingbridge
130 reviews
0.0 mi away
Cypress Log Cabins
Cypress Log Cabins
#1 of 14 in Fordingbridge
275 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Three Lions? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Three Lions

Property: The Three Lions
Address: Stuckton, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Fordingbridge SP6 2HF, England
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest National Park Hampshire > Fordingbridge > Stuckton
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Stuckton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Three Lions 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Agoda, Booking.com and LateRooms so you can book your The Three Lions reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Three Lions Hotel Stuckton
The 3 Lions

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing