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The Royal Oak

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Christchurch Road, New Forest, Lymington SO41 0LA, England
+44 1590 718104
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (23 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Christchurch Road, New Forest, Lymington SO41 0LA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited for dinner, while staying with friends in the area, and enjoyed the food very much. The service was excellent - our waitress, Leah, was very pleasant and efficient. This is a very nice traditional, rustic restaurant - a style I love - with a...More

Thank June F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent food. Steak was perfect, the pork chop in jus was delicious. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere. Huge car park at the back, interior very rustic and relaxing.

Thank 12gra
Reviewed 3 days ago

Food was great! Service a bit slow but would definitely recommend. Lovely homemade food, the burgers were great and the chicken pie was packed full.

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been visiting the New Forest for over 20 years and often stayed at Shorefield Country Park. The Royal Oak is close to the park and we have been there several times in years past but not enjoyed it. This time we popped in...More

Thank ElaineBR
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been looking at this place for a while. Fantastic lunch and attentive staff. Will definitely return especially now we know that the head chef came from The Lord Bute in Highcliffe.

Thank Denise G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Popped in here Friday evening for a quick drink with the idea of possibly eating if it looked ok. We went in here last year before the new owners took over and it was awful. Not now. It has a great atmosphere, very nicely decorated...More

Thank halfway39
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

New owners since last visit Had starters and side dishes which were delicious Lovely food Reasonably priced

Thank SusieQ102
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying locally as a trip away and went for a dinner here, food was so so good and service so friendly. Lovely relaxed countryside pub with top food! It was reasonably priced we think but we are from London ! Pub is decorated...More

Thank Olivia R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked Sunday lunch for 2 persons. Arrived on time, had to wait half an hour for our table. Provided with a menu but not told of the specials menu on the wall-board (which was out of sight from our table position). Then ignored for 15...More

Thank stevehawkins51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We last ate here a couple of years ago and were very disappointed but having heard it had new management we decided to try again. I'm so glad we did, the menu had an excellent choice as did the specials board. We both had a...More

Thank Tanya R
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Questions & Answers
17 January 2018|
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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
8 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
US$ 5 - US$ 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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