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The Cave

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Spanish
2 Church Hill, New Forest, Lymington SO41 0QH, England
+44 1590 642195
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (20 reviews)
“cheese plate” (6 reviews)
“crisps” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Wine Bar, Spanish
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2 Church Hill, New Forest, Lymington SO41 0QH, England
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Reviews (249)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really beautifully presented Spanish meat board which was just as lovely to eat. Great beer and wine to slosh it all down with. We left in high spirits! Great welcome and service.

Thank Mike L
Jon C, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Great review, thank you. we look forward to your return.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happy hour is 5 till 7 do a great buzz had pre dinner drinks before walking round to verveine. Table or bar service. Only issue if you don't like smoking font sit near door

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a warm welcome, knowledgeable staff and great wine, beers and gin selection. Use the amazing staff and try something new. Dogs welcome and lots of seats to chill and relax over a selection of some of the best wines.More

Thank Rufmeister
Jon C, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your honest and observant review. We take every review on board with the intension its meant, some of which can be disturbingly harmful to my business that equates to me and my families livelihood, so i'm glad yours is to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have often visited the Cave for a lunch time drink and nibbles. The cheese plater is to die for and the duck pate heaven. Usually we have indulged ourselves and brought up to a dozen bottles of red / rose wine for home consumption...More

4  Thank Andrew Y
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Dropped in here after walking to Hurst Castle. Nice wine. Cheese platter was delicious. We were there as the waiting staff changed over and felt ignored by the new waitress. If she had stopped talking to friends outside we'd have ordered a second glass of...More

Thank VikkiHB
Jon C, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Vikki Thank you for taking the time to review The Cave. As we take pride in our service, it concerns me that you were clearly neglected and i'm sure you wanted a second glass of wine after that long walk. Please accept my apologies,...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

Fantastic customer service and a great selection of gins and beers. Very relaxed atmosphere. The Bay Trees could learn a lot from you.More

Thank Amber S
Jon C, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi Amber Short but sweet! Thank you very much for your kind words, much appreciated. Milford's a special little village with great independent businesses that knit together to form a very special community bond. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future....More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous place this is. Relaxing and calming atmosphere. Lovely staff. The range of gins is incredible and all wonderfully served. Great wines too as well as a super range of tapas style dishes. A real European feel to it. Wish I lived closer...I'd...More

Thank Keith B
Jon C, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hi Keith Great to hear your experience was a positive one and I hope there will be many more in the future. We'll welcome you back with open arms when you're next in Milford. Thank you!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Cave is a great venue to spend an evening or for pre-dinner drinks. Ambiance is great, wine and beer good and service excellent.

Thank Lisa D
Jon C, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hi Lisa Thank you for your kind words and its nice that you've captured the nature of The Cave in a couple of sentences. Much appreciated

Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were on holiday in the New Forest on a Bank Holiday weekend recently, and popped down to the coast. We were hungry and thirsty. It was a Sunday and hot and sunny and the pubs were heaving, and then we came upon the wonderful...More

Thank Patrick C
Jon C, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hi Patrick Wow, thank you, that's what I call an honest review. It goes without saying that we appreciate our customers feedback, both positive and constructive, but its not often when a customer puts such praise and detail into a review. I do regard The...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Popped in hre for a drink one evening during our stay in the area. It has a wine bar feel about it but also sells beer and food as well as being an off-license. Made to feel welcome and the friendly staff were a great...More

Thank Graham146
Jon C, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi Graham Thank you for your recommendation and review. We'll look forward to looking after you next time you're in Milford Kind regards Jon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 46
Wine Bar, Spanish
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Church Hill, New Forest, Lymington SO41 0QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lymington  >  Milford on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 642195
The Cave is an exciting new concept in enjoying wine. Situated opposite the picturesque Milford on Sea village green, there is always a warm welcome whether you are looking to taste, buy, learn, or simply enjoy a glass of wine, beer, or even coffee with friends. The Cave is open seven days a week for whatever you want to visit us for, so if you have a taste for good wine, beer or coffee, please pop in - there is plenty to browse and enjoy. Relax - Explore - Shop
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