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Minstead Lodge London Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FY, England
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08:00 - 17:00
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a brunch on the wah back to Surrey and having rejected lyndhurst's offerings took a chance and followed our noses to Minstead ... very glad we did too ... fantastic sourdough, velvety scrambled eggs and smoked local trout were our tasty rewards ... dog friendly too

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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We have a great veg basket delivered each week with either eggs or bread. We used to waste a lot of veg but now, we force ourselves to ensure they're all used up. The eggs are delicious and we always look forward to the soda bread! Great shop to visit too as the cheeses and home made sausage rolls are... More 

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Thank alisoncloverkinna
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We live locally and have used the cafe a few times. The staff are always very friendly and helpful. We visited just before Christmas. They made us a lovely local cheese hamper which was ideal Christmas present for a friend. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Claire H
heidisimpson, Owner at Minstead Village Shop & Tea Room, responded to this review

Hi Claire, Thank you for the lovely review. Ill be sure to pass on your kind comments to the team. The cheese hampers were very popular at Christmas. I lost track of how many we had to make up :) Hope to see you soon, Heidi More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This shop and tea room is a real treat. Very friendly welcome and superb coffee made exactly as you like it. We had a lovely light lunch, which was freshly made to order and didn't take long to arrive. Given options in terms of bread, cheese and side salad dressing (whether any or not). One loo and a choice of... More 

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heidisimpson, Owner at Minstead Village Shop & Tea Room, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderfully thoughtful review. It was very kind of you to take the time to leave so much detail. Having invested in a new coffee machine since we arrived we are thrilled you liked the coffee - the coffee is roasted just down the road in Lymington by Coffee Mongers :). We hope to see you again... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Good reason to stop off for a bite to eat & drink Small , pleasant tea room with a village shop on the side Very helpful team members who try hard to make the experience good. All sorts of food including cakes etc available - ALL locally sourced & prepared on site. Reasonable prices for quality of food et Worth... More 

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heidisimpson, Owner at Minstead Village Shop & Tea Room, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. I will be sure to pass on your kinds comments to the team. Glad you like the local produce. We hope to see you again soon, Heidi More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Touring the National Park by motorbike on a typical December day, the Minstead Tea Room was the perfect place to stop for lunch and a pot of tea. I concur with everything that has already been written. I was given the most warmest of welcomes as were all other visitors. My locally produced Hunts Farm sausage on a bed of... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We came across the Minstead Village Shop whilst spending a few days in the New Forest. Whether you're after a morning coffee with cake or a tasty lunch, this is just the sort of place you hope to find ... and rarely do. The shop has a perfect location on the green and we enjoyed excellent personal service from the... More 

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Thank PennTyke
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We were staying at the Trusty Servant pub just across the green from this shop, and went in there to get some batteries. Never having been before, we weren't prepared for the wonderful range of products on sale there. Apparently the present occupants have only been there since August and their admirable ethos is to stock as much locally sourced... More 

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Thank TonyandJulie541
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The staff are welcoming and friendly. Fresh coffee and gorgeous cakes. The shelves are stocked with locally sourced food and gifts. The basics are here too, if your grocery cupboard is bare. They offer fresh veggie boxes weekly. New owners Heidi and Andy are doing a great job in making this a community hub as well as a brilliant stop... More 

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New Forest
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Under new ownership with great ideas, new products, great atmosphere. They have reintroduced the famous extended cheese selection. Excellent, I took enough for 20 people to work as a treat, much enjoyed by all, None left for me! Light lunches, we have enjoyed. Vegetable box can be delivered, which we have had two small ones and they were both fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Minstead Lodge London Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lyndhurst
Description
This is a small local village shop that offers a great little Tea Room. That members of the village and public can use whilst visiting the New Forest. Fantastic Cream Teas!

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