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The Conqueror Restaurant & Bar

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East Close Country Hotel, Lyndhurst Road | Lyndhurst Road, Hinton, New Forest BH23 7EF, England
+44 1425 672404
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10:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just had the most terrible experience at this hotel today when we arrived for my dads wake. They denied any knowledge of the booking so no room or food and drink were ready. Very distressing. Do not use this hotel.

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Thank ForestDweller68
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went to the New Year's Eve event. The staff were fantastic, very friendly and efficient. Food was disappointing. Terrine was tasty but served with two lumps of slightly stale bread and chutney - no finesse at all. The fish was OK but a little dry and was served with broccoli and a couple of very small potatoes. It needed a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

First visit to this hotel and was very impressed. Beautiful surroundings and friendly, professional staff. We had a "Yuletide Afternoon Tea" with the highlight, of course, being the visit to see Santa in his Grotto. The children were in awe and it was a truly magical experience. Would certainly recommend it.

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Thank Amanda P
UK
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199 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

For several years we have enjoyed their set Christmas lunch, but this year they appear to have been cutting costs. Perhaps the hotel has a new owner or new management/chef in the Conqueror restaurant. Instead of sliced turkey breast they now use reformed meat, lacking in texture and taste. Everything had a reheated appearance. The potatoes, while crisp, which is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed with another couple for one of their Christmas party nights. The food was of an excellent standard which was accompanied by a very prompt efficient service. The staff were all very friendly and attentive. The disco was also of a high standard with request sheets left on our table so everyone attending the dinner dance had chance to... More 

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Thank Shoddington
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We drive past here often but have never eaten so decided to go last night (Saturday night) and did not book. There were only 4 groups in there, including us, so practically dead which suits us fine. Unfortunately they were out of the only starter we wanted, which was a little surprising given that there was no one in there... More 

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Thank Emma H
UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Good atmosphere and friendly staff. Been here before and am pleased with the level of cooking at lunchtime. We had Fish and Chips and it was properly cooked without excess oil and the batter was light. Shame that it was not more frequented by the locals or passing motorists on this A road.

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Thank David C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Came here on 6.11.16 for family lunch . Table was booked for 1.30pm for party of 5 . When we arrived , we were asked to sit in the bar and wait for our table . We went to order drinks at the bar but no one was there . We were told by two young girls someone would serve... More 

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Thank Njosborn26
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

So I've been to The Conqueror before and really enjoyed the meal we had. BUT and notice it's a big one, today was an entirely different experience. We booked a table online for 1330 and arrive at 1320 to be told we had to wait so we took a seat in the bar area for about 15 minutes. Finally went... More 

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Thank Darren O
Bournemouth
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Lovely environment with fantastic food, the service this time was superb as always. We had the Sunday lunch meal and i look forward to repeat it as soon as possible, the deserts were incredible and i would highly recommend them. Will be back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$37
Cuisine
British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:30
Thursday
10:00 - 22:30
Friday
10:00 - 22:30
Saturday
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Close Country Hotel, Lyndhurst Road | Lyndhurst Road, Hinton, New Forest BH23 7EF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Hinton
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 672404
Description
The Conqueror Inn, Eastclose Hotels principal restaurant serves traditional British and European cuisine. Blending Georgian opulence with a cool, contemporary twist. Not simply a comfortable, welcoming place to stay, we are a destination for discerning diners and a unique venue for weddings and special celebrations. Set in 18 acres of beautiful parkland, this boutique hotel has long provided a place of relaxation and inspiration for guests. In fact one of them, author Lewis Carroll, is rumoured to have created his tales of a certain young Alice after hearing of her adventures in the enchanting walled garden, croquet lawn and under the giant beech tree.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?