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The Forest Inn at Ashurst

Lyndhurst Road | New Forest National Park, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 7DU, England
+44 23 8029 3071
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (6 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
“pie” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:30 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lyndhurst Road | New Forest National Park, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 7DU, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only re-opened 2 weeks ago under new management, what a vast improvement! the menu isn't large but, there's something there for everybody, even children. The food quality is excellent and the prices are very good. If you're looking for a dog-friendly pub, look no further,...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

No real complaints as such... a pub that is principally food driven and slightly chain appearance, however, not unpleasant and ok to go for eats and drinks without the pizazz or wow factor. very handy for the campsite and right by the station, bus stop...More

1  Thank ChilliAndGarlic
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely family pub with a good selection menu as well as a specials board. If you have hungry children the children's menu has a good variety of meals that come in big portions.

Thank RichardF179
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed, after reading the reviews on here I thought it would be good here. Bit confused as the menu looks completely different too, but definitely ate in this pub at the given address, used the directions too. Chips weren't so good, didn't taste fresh...More

Thank Zoelilly
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Very convenient location, just at the entry by road to the New Forest. Big car park and garden for children.

Thank Barry G
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Went to this place by accident. So delighted I did. The food was devine, staff were very friendly and soo accomodating! I have a gluten allergy and they were nothing but helpful with the opitions available on the menu. I would highly recommend this establishment.

Thank Kerrie R
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Haven't been to the forest Inn for some time now but today we stopped in on the off chance for some food on the bank holiday Monday at the end of may .Great they serve food all day. The service and the food was absolutely...More

Thank Gavin K
Reviewed 11 April 2017

For the 3rd time in a month we have eaten here! A lovely pub with a separate restaurant/dining area if you're not one who likes to sit in the bar area! The first time we was a Sunday & was a spur of the moment...More

Thank kerrylowe2015
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Popped in on a Saturday evening with my daughter for a single course. Lamb shank was lovely, and at a reasonable price. Daughter's 'nuggets' (she didn't finish them, you know what little ones are like) were lovely moist chicken covered in a great batter, very...More

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Location good, food excellent and serves good nice atmosphere one problem at lunch you get walkers whit dogs at time we visit there was 5 dogs it was a nice day so they had options to sit outside,,,we like anamals but in a close place...More

Thank 106salvatore
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Questions & Answers
26 May 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Villaman85 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, there is a play area in the garden section. It's through the door on the left. Further tables and things are outside so you can still eat and relax.
2 March 2015|
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Response from Gary H | Property representative |
Hi Sue Apologies for the delay in replying. We serve Sunday roasts with a variety of different meats available including a mixed roast. We are dog friendly too and hope you will pop in and see us. Kind... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lyndhurst Road | New Forest National Park, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 7DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Ashurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8029 3071
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The Forest Inn is a traditional pub in the New Forest, serving home cooked food and an excellent range of real ales, lagers, ciders and wine. There are stunning views of the New Forest National Park from our beer garden and a large log fire in our lounge area to warm yourself by in the winter.
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