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The Trusty Servant

Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FY, England
+44 23 8081 2137
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (25 reviews)
“belly pork” (10 reviews)
“steak pie” (8 reviews)
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British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FY, England
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1 - 10 of 567 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We arrived at opening time having reserved a table. We had an enormous Sunday roast, four veg plus roast potatoes, huge Yorkshire pud and four slices of beef. £13.95 Puddings were lovely. - £5.95 The Ladies loo had no hand soap and no one could...More

Thank Avril C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were extremely lucky to get a table at the time we popped in. Had lovely meal, plenty of choice on menu. Great service from bar staff to food service staff. Great atmosphere in this fabulous olde worlde pub/restaurant. Highly recommend you visit here.

Thank Kimborella
Reviewed 1 week ago

popped in for a roast with the wife,both had the beef,which was really nice ,plenty of meat and fresh veg cauliflower cheese was nice too,service was good too full for a pudd ,will be back

Thank colinsmith1o
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

£12.99 for a ploughmans lunch seems like daylight robbery! Especially as you have to choose if you want a cheese pate or ham. Sorry can't comment on the food, as we left. Scotch egg for £7.99 seemed a remarkable price where as in London at...More

Thank Nicholas W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We actually visited here April 2016 We had a great Sunday lunch sitting out in the old barn as we had our son's dog with us. Huge portions, well cooked food, would recommend to people (with dogs) for a quiet meal

Thank garlicky6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The inn is in a really beautiful villages. It looks good and is dog friendly even in the restaurant.the real ales And lagers are all good . The staff are welcoming and efficient. So far so good. The menus is large and everything sounded interesting.I...More

Thank parkerjazz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can always rely on the Trusty Servant for excellent hoslitality & food. One of the best in the New Forest.

Thank Frank W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although the staff was very friendly the meal was disappointing. I was with friends and we all felt very overpriced for the quality and quantity of food. Really would not recommend.

Thank suewils0n2
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We ate here one evening during our stay in New Forest. While our starters were excellent the main course was only average. However staff were very welcoming. One point to mention is that dogs are allowed in dining room which did not bother us but...More

Thank jackie m
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We were casting around for dinner options one evening and decided to come here, based on the size of the menu. I chose the steak and ale suet pie, expecting a lovely fresh dome-shaped filled pie, with chips and veg. Instead, I got a slice...More

Thank SL-JR
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi would just like to know if your pub was out on its own or in the centre of a village? Do not want to be in the middle of nowhere thank you
21 July 2015|
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Response from JTrust | Property representative |
Hello, The Trusty Servant is in the centre of Minstead Village, the village however does consist of just the pub, the village shop, the village green and the church so nothing major going on, it is however in a beautiful... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Minstead, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7FY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lyndhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8081 2137
  • E-mail
The Trusty servant, is a traditional New Forest Pub with Real Food, Real Ale and Real Atmosphere! Dogs and children welcome. Now with 5 amazing bed and breakfast rooms!!