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“Delightful pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Oak Inn

The Oak Inn
Ranked #3 of 51 Restaurants in Lyndhurst
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $41
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Oak Inn is a quintessential award-winning country pub, famous for its fresh, locally-sourced food. In the heart of the beautiful New Forest, it has a wide range of wines and a selection of ever-changing real ales. As well as a glorious al fresco garden, cosy open fires are found indoors.
Longfield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Delightful pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

This cosy pub was very popular with locals and visitors and we can see why. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The meal and wine were excellent.

Visited October 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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364 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Country pub lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Three of us had lunch here after a good walk in the New Forest. We sat at a table in the sun in the beer garden, which is dog friendly. The menu comprises the usual favourites, and there was a selection of special dishes too. Two of us had a starter and a dessert, and the other had a main course only. All the food was superb, freshly prepared, and delicious. The pub has a good selection of beers. Overall, highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
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LONDON
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138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“ideal stop when touring the park.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Very good food, generous portions. Skate and mash with beans was generous, maybe too much though, couldn't finish the mash.
Disappointed with the crumble though, it lacked richness and sweetness + the crumble was too plain, much tastier with added pecans and more butter needed in the crumble crumbs.
go early to make sure you get an inside table (before 12.30)

  • Visited October 2013
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Bristol
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stopped at the Oak as a group of 16 walkers, on a Saturday in October. Even at 12.15 pm the pub was full to overflowing, so we had tables in the garden, Though the food was quite expensive (£8.95 for crab sandwiches) all our food arrived within five minutes of ordering, which was fantastic given the number of orders being produced. The doorstep sandwiches were delicious, and the real ale in peak condition. The kitchen staff deserve a medal!

  • Visited October 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food wine and service one of my fave's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Brilliant selection of freshly cooked food , always fresh fish on the menu.
Very cosy pub good to book but can usually fit you in. Great selection of nice wines and will def be back, one of my faves!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Stacey K
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