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The Oak Inn

) #4 of 35 Restaurants in Lyndhurst €€ - €€€ Bar, British, Pub
Pinkney Lane | Bank, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FD, England
+44 23 8028 2350
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Pinkney Lane | Bank, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FD, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After checking their website, and seeing families welcome, me , my wife and 6 month old baby turned up at 18:30 on a wet Wednesday night, only to get told children under 10 aren't allow in ! Only when I checked on here , did...More

1  Thank C0gger32
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a find. Off the beaten track but well worth a visit. Great menu. Good service by friendly staff.

Thank LindaJoan2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met some family friends for Sunday lunch as we were staying in Poole and they're based near Southampton. This was a lovely little find!! I had shortlisted this pub following the reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed! We booked a table for...More

Thank EKJ93
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always use this pub whenever we are in the area, three times a year. Great real ale and excdllent food and service.I have recently had a pencil drawing done of my old cars outside, which can be seen on the Christian Doyle website.

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've just had lunch here after reading so many good reviews and it started very promising. We were warmly welcomed and offered a menu each. We ordered pork belly and the Mrs had the lamb salad. The table next to us came in and we're...More

1  Thank mlrubber
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just outside Lyndhurst the inside of this dining pub has the look and feel of an older world. Selection of cask ales and an eclectic menu with many daily specials. Beer garden full of tables which I am sure are all packed in good weather....More

Thank Scoobastevie
cps_dias, Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this review

Dear Scoobastevie, Thank you for your kind review, glad you liked the look of our as much as we do, we think its great. we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Carlos & Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were after a fairly hearty lunch after a long walk in the forest. The pub had great atmosphere and the service was very efficient and friendly. The food tasted great and was well presented but the serves weren't large enough for...More

Thank Li T
cps_dias, Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this review

Dear Li T, Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed the food. looking forward to see you again. Kind regards, Carlos & Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one if the best pubs we have visited. We were a party of 7 and received excellent service from the moment we arrived. The Menu provided an excellent varied choice and the choices were served with high standard. All staff were very friendly...More

Thank ianyoung62
cps_dias, Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this review

Dear ianyoung62, Thank you for your gleaming review, I have shown the team this review. We take pride in giving the best possible service and finest food so it is our pleasure that you enjoyed it so. we look forward to seeing you soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the Oak Inn for a late lunch. The service was very professional, both polite and friendly. The food was fantastic! I had the soup of the day (with lentils and chickpeas) and a pie with squash, feta cheese, pomegranate and babyspinach. It...More

Thank Simona G
cps_dias, Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this review

Dear Simona G, Thank you for your kind review, we are glad that you enjoyed what we had to offer. We take great pride in what we cook and how we treat our guests. hopefully we will see you very soon. Kind regards, Carlos &...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times and even recommended it to others however, won't bother going forward. The restaurant is in a lovely location in the new forest and have used it many times as a half way stopping point on cycle rides. This is...More

1  Thank Peter L
cps_dias, Manager at The Oak Inn, responded to this review

Dear Peter L, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, at the Oak we pride ourselves on the quality of our food and service. We are always happy to accommodate all types and sizes of family groups; being half term, the demand...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hello, What is the price of your Sunday Roast and what are the options? Thanks, Naomi
21 October 2015|
Response from ColinNorfolk2015 | Reviewed this property |
No idea
Simon w
Can I bring dogs in to pub when having lunch ?
27 August 2015|
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Response from cps_dias | Property representative |
Yes, we allow dogs at anytime, providing they are well behaved.
Morg R
children allowed times
10 August 2015|
Response from cps_dias | Property representative |
During school holidays we allow children over the age of 5 at anytime. children under 5 years are allowed until 5.30pm inside, we don't have any restrictions in the outside area. During school time the age changes to 10... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$41
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pinkney Lane | Bank, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lyndhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8028 2350
  • E-mail
The Oak Inn is a quintessential award-winning country pub, famous for its fresh, locally-sourced food. In the heart of the beautiful New Forest, it has a wide range of wines and a selection of ever-changing real ales. As well as a glorious al fresco garden, cosy open fires are found indoors.