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The Red Lion Boldre

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Rope Hill | Boldre, New Forest, Lymington SO41 8NE, England
+44 1590 673177
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

4 of us went Friday night to celebrate a birthday. Starters were fine, 2 mussels, 1 scallops, and 1 venison scotch egg. Main meals: 3 were good, but I had the lamb chops which were overcooked and tough. Also the mash was a solid lump, and the veg tasteless! Another thing was the cutlery, which was poor quality and difficult... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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337 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the New Forest pubs seem a bit indifferent - almost as though with a captive audience they cant be that bothered. Well, this pub is different. Just outside the national park boundary it is worth a trip out. The nice touches are not just the welcoming and attentive service, but that interesting menu based around local ingredients. They... More 

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Thank Independent_Joe
LionAlan, Manager at The Red Lion Boldre, responded to this review

Thanks' for taking the time to leave us a review Independent_Joe, I am very happy that you like the way we run our pub, we work very hard and it makes it all worth it when people like yourself enjoy their visit. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I visit family that live near by, I always make time to visit the Red Lion. Lovely lunch had by the open fire last week, tasty burger & chips. Oh down side is lacking a real chocoholic dessert .

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Thank Juicey L
LionAlan, Manager at The Red Lion Boldre, responded to this review

Thanks' for the review Juicey L, call or Email before your next visit and I will arrange some chocolatey puddings for you ;) More 

Milford on Sea
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My previous review expressed great disappointment at the restaurant having no record of our booking and consequently being seated at a very inferior table. I was very impressed to have been contacted by manager Alan who apologised and undertook to investigate. He swiftly found out who was responsible, what had happened and profusely apologised. I call this good service and... More 

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2 Thank Tony C
LionAlan, Manager at The Red Lion Boldre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us another review, I call it normal that when things go wrong and it is our fault, that we do everything within our power to put things right. I am so happy that your return visit was a pleasant one and look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a drink whilst driving out for the day. Very welcoming & friendly. We didn't actually have any food, but the menu looked good and what came out for other diners looked very nice. Seemed to be a popular place & will give it a go next time we are in the area.

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1 Thank Katefowler
LionAlan, Manager at The Red Lion Boldre, responded to this review

Thank you KateFowler. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find in a beautiful part of the New Forest, just a short drive to Lymington. A wonderful smiling host and his wife to greet you..calm, collective encompassed in true professionalism..what a start to our first visit to this charming pub and restaurant. We had been recommended to the Red Lion..and we were certainly not disappointed.. the service..with a... More 

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2 Thank avoca70
LionAlan, Manager at The Red Lion Boldre, responded to this review

Wow thank you so much Derek and Alma, such high praise. The whole team here at The Red Lion would like to offer you our thanks for you kind words, please make yourself known to me or my wife on your next visit as we would like to thank you in person. It means a lot to all of us... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a beautiful olde worlde pub serving fabulous food. We had a very enjoyable meal there on Saturday evening and would thoroughly recommend a visit.

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3 Thank NicolaJane66
LionAlan, Manager at The Red Lion Boldre, responded to this review

Thank you very much nicolajones1354. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place to go, food delicious as were the owners who went out of their way to help us choose the wine by letting us taste every wine on the menu! The food was delicious, I particularly recommend the stake and ale pie, and the whisky bread and butter pudding! :)

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4 Thank Francesca D
LionAlan, Manager at The Red Lion Boldre, responded to this review

Thanks' very much Francesca D, we are very glad that you enjoyed your visit, it was an absolute pleasure for my wife and I to serve you and your lovely family, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

It's improved since it got a little stale around 6 months ago. The menu has become a more interesting and they have moved on from some of the items that seemed to have been there for many years. My wife thinks it better than I do and maybe I've been there so often that I'm over critical. Some of the... More 

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Thank ibothetash
LionAlan, Manager at The Red Lion Boldre, responded to this review

Thanks' for taking the time to give us some feedback ibothetash, if you would like to be seated at a table with more space on your next visit please let us know at the time of booking and we will be happy to do so. Don't feel bad about your wife liking us more than you as I think we... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Welcoming and charming staff and good choice of locally sourced food make this a delightful place to eat but use your satnav if your map-reading is not up to scratch. A real pleasure to visit.

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1 Thank David P
LionAlan, Manager at The Red Lion Boldre, responded to this review

Thanks' David P, I am really happy that you enjoyed you visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rope Hill | Boldre, New Forest, Lymington SO41 8NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lymington
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 673177
Description
Traditional British Pub. Please note that we are not open all day, except on Sunday's, and that the kitchen is closed during the afternoons.

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