On arrival at The Beaulieu Hotel we had a warm greeting and once in our room found it very clean and very spacious, we had booked a slightly better room than we could have had and certainly wasn't disappointed. We had missed lunch so went into The Drift Inn which is connected to the hotel and had a lovely lunch. Dinner in the restaurant later was extremely disappointing not any atmosphere certainly not an exciting menu and when it arrived even less interesting. We were booked on BBE rate so not so happy about the choices, New Forest Breakfast in the morning was a let down with fatty undercooked bacon and sausages.
There was a wedding on which we were aware of but we were able to sit quietly in the hotel bar which was very enjoyable and found our evening meal was to be served in there which pleased us as it was a nice room. My steak was lovely but lacked the finishing touches, my husband had pie of the day...chicken and mushroom. Well I should have taken a picture it was a joke..the smallest fluted pastry bottom a little filling and a piece of anaemic puff pastry shoved on top and a few bits of veg no gravy..
We would have stayed in there afterwards for a drink but no staff at the bar as they were busy with the wedding made it impossible to get served so finished off in The drift Inn where the staff are all so friendly and helpful. We found out we were able to have our meals there and not just in the restaurant You live and learn. Breakfast was fantastic and huge LOVELY
We would go again as it's a lovely hotel and 99% of the staff were cheerful and helpful only the restaurant let them down but The Drift Inn made up for it . We had a good weekend down in the new Forest ..on leaving the hotel we did speak to the manager with our concerns over lack of bar staff and food which he took great interest and even took notes..we did say there was only one member of staff that was abrupt the rest were so helpful and pleasant
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