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The Crown Stirrup

12 Clay Hill, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7DE, England
+44 23 8028 2339
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (20 reviews)
“fish cakes” (7 reviews)
“venison” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12 Clay Hill, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7DE, England
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1 - 10 of 259 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a nice Lunch. Parked in the car park and had a walk in the forest (through their back gate) and back for a refreshing drink and a baguette and chips. Very tasty and excellent service

Thank jr19612015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overnight stop at The Crown Stirrup which is under new management. This is a beautiful little pub with bags of atmosphere, another one on our list to visit very soon. They have a huge pub garden with a large fire pit and oversized furniture. But...More

1  Thank Kaz B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for an early evening meal the menu choices were very good the portion size generous and the quality of food very good. The staff were helpful and friendly we would recommend a visit here rather than the over used places in Lyndhurst...More

1  Thank 2Buxtonpeople
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for dinner as a group of 20, they were very accommodating, we loved the service, it was good honest pub food, the kids really appreciated the outside space too.

Thank Olivier M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal in the Crown Stirrup, sat in the garden for drinks and then moved inside and had a delicious meal - great cooking and good value for money. Thanks!

1  Thank ukemlon
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Stopped here for lunch with family after a bike ride in the New Forest, we were all so impressed! The food was absolutely gorgeous, all the orders were cooked to perfection and really tasty. It also came out very quickly - we were a table...More

Thank fin6y
Reviewed 24 April 2017

stayed over for 2 nights, the staff really friendly and helpful, perfect place to walk from as their garden backs onto the forest, to return to a lovely pint and snack, the evening meals were outstanding and a really good size, be aware of the...More

Thank jill n
Abbey F, Owner at The Crown Stirrup, responded to this review

Hello, We are glad you both enjoyed your stay with us at The Crown Stirrup and enjoyed all aspects of the pub and area we are in. We don't blame you for eating all the cheesecake - it is incredible! We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

We visited this pub today for lunch - 7 of us incl. 2 vegetarians. I'd read all the reviews so was very hopeful, however we all felt that the place has a lot more potential. I'm aware there are new owners so I hope that...More

Thank beb4
Abbey F, Owner at The Crown Stirrup, responded to this review

Hello, I apologise you have not had the best of visits to The Crown Stirrup. As you had mentioned we are a new business only being open for three weeks so appreciate your honest response. The lighting is something we discussed during our refurbishment but...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed in the Crown Stirrup 21 April 17, three weeks after their refurbishment and relaunch. What a great start. It's very friendly with a smashing atmosphere. Good food with a good selection of real beers. The pub has ample parking with a beer garden that...More

Thank Paul D
Abbey F, Owner at The Crown Stirrup, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your kind review of The Crown Stirrup. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us it was a great atmosphere for all our staff as well! We hope to see you again one day. Kind Regards

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We both went for the T bone and wasn't disappointed. was plentiful!! lovely pub and friendly staff, will be returning again soon👍

1  Thank welshy42
Abbey F, Owner at The Crown Stirrup, responded to this review

Hello, We are glad you enjoyed your birthday lunch with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you still open?
24 February 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
sorry not sure
Are you still open for business ? There's no answer when I phone ?
3 August 2016|
Response from michael w | Property representative |
Hi Yes we are the phone lines are down and we are waiting for Bt to sort Thank you for your message Michael
What are you doing about the very low 1 out of 5 Food Hygiene rating given to you in April this year?
14 July 2016|
Response from michael w | Property representative |
It is been re scored this month .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Clay Hill, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lyndhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8028 2339
  • E-mail
The Crown Stirrup is a country pub in the heart of The New Forest serving classic pub food, grills & just good grub!
We offer a range of drinks in our fully stocked bar & a large menu so there is plenty to choose from. We have indoor seating with an open fire plus a large forest garden which leads you onto many walking tracks through the New Forest. We are family friendly with a scrumptious kids menu and we also are dog friendly throughout (even a few bites to eat for our four legged friends).