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The Royal Oak

Christchurch Road, New Forest, Lymington SO41 0LA, England
+44 1590 718104
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (17 reviews)
“steak” (25 reviews)
“pie” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Christchurch Road, New Forest, Lymington SO41 0LA, England
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1 - 10 of 516 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent food, generous portions, well cooked, hot (as it arely is) and god quality. Quickly delivered. Friendly service on a cold winter’s day.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PhilipT411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for our family as we did not know how busy it would be - so glad that we had. There is ample parking space behind the restaurant, so no parking problem there. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming, and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jaysee03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our family Christmas Day lunch here this year. I can't recommend it enough! Absolutely exceptional food and wonderful service. We had a variety of food that was delicious and served nice & hot. I had the Terrine followed by the lamb (best dish...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jacqueline H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in without a reservation and were lucky to get a table for 4. Great choice of dishes with something for all tastes. Meals were tasty, nicely presented and staff were friendly and helpful. Wish we’d come here for Christmas lunch as the atmosphere was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Georgiethe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely pub lunch here. Lots of choice, great vegetarian and vegan options and good portion size. Food was delicious and fresh. Staff were lovely and helpful and the place has a nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bambi_Pog
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Been an age since we have been here and has changed owners in between. After hearing from a few colleagues how good it was we decided to give it a try. Glad to say the interior continues to be looked after and shows the new...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank djheap22
Reviewed 9 December 2018

We were a group of 7 adults and I admit that 2 of the party were 15 mins late in arriving. We had to eventually chase the waiter for menus then again after a long wait, to have the order taken. They were fairly busy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jenny N
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Fabulous meal so well presented and such good service. It is slightly more expensive than your normal chain but if you are looking for something different and special with fab service look no further. Compliments to the chef and also the staff.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank suewils0n2
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Good "homemade food" i had blade of beef with horseradish mash and winter vegetables, and a pint of ringwood , excellent !.our friends had the steak pie and mash , just as good ! The staff were very good , and well behaved dogs are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dunkandissorderly
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Our family of five had a lovely meal at this pub. We were holidaying in the area and received a very friendly welcome. Even our dog was was made to feel welcome. Would certainly go back again if in the area.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kes308
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Questions & Answers
18 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Debbie M | Property representative |
Hello Sandy yes it is true, we have already exited, there are New Landlords and should be back open 1st week of February. Thank you for your kind words about food, we certainly tried very hard and are devastated to have had... More
1 April 2017|
Response from clivegil | Reviewed this property |
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Monica F
9 March 2016|
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Response from Debbie M | Property representative |
Hello Monica, Thank you for your inquiry. My Menu is displayed on my web site. theroyaloakdownton,co.uk. I hope this helps. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any other questions. Debbie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Christchurch Road, New Forest, Lymington SO41 0LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lymington  >  Milford on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 718104
  • E-mail
The Royal Oak at Downton Lymington has been transformed from an already beautiful 18th Century Coach House into a stunning country pub and restaurant. We are concentrating on providing friendly, first class service alongside freshly made on the premises, locally sourced dishes with a slight twist on pub classics, ensuring the menu is appealing to discerning diners. Serving Food ALL DAY – EVERY DAY alongside the menu will be fresh daily specials also locally sourced. We are catering for the larger and smaller appetite, and have a totally fresh menu for junior diners. With mouth watering desserts there is also the option of your own personalised cheeseboard.
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