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The Red Lion Boldre

) #17 of 87 Restaurants in Lymington $$ - $$$ , British,
Rope Hill | Boldre, New Forest, Lymington SO41 8NE, England
+44 1590 673177
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rope Hill | Boldre, New Forest, Lymington SO41 8NE, England
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1 - 10 of 542 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

.......and another two pub walk, one to refresh ourselves on our journey and one to have lunch in. This is a lovely traditional village pub. Friendly staff and a warm welcome. We have visited the Red Lion many times in the past to either stop...More

Thank Smithy87
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a wonderful family meal for 8 plus the dog. The food was utterly delicious, the service was great. A real gem in the New Forest. (Children order smaller plates off the main menu). Outside space for the children and dog to run around....More

Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped here by chance for lunch as the restaurants in Lymington town all looked full, and did not regret our decision. I enjoyed a thick piece of local pork, beautifully cooked, with mustard mash and creamed leeks - really tasty. My friend had the...More

1  Thank leonetraveller
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful venue; rather expensive wine but I rate my pork tenderloin with chorizo and fried greens as one of the best lunches that I have had in years. I am not local but will be back.

1  Thank Mike A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took my dad along for a nice lunchtime treat, never been before. Sat out in vast garden, a few other customers. Lovely out there, nice to see no play equipment just lots of space. Good menu, went into order a drink first. Very nice young...More

1  Thank chipwick
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have nothin negative to say about the Red Lion restaurant. Interesting menu. Food freshly cooked. Excellent main courses with lovely vegetables, well cooked & served hot. I had pork chops, 2 of the others in our party had steak & ale pie (freshly prepared)....More

2  Thank elaeonora w
Reviewed 5 days ago

Found this little gem of a pub in the new forest on the way back from Lymington, had a smashing Sunday lunch, food very good, staff plentyfull & very attentive, Amanda the owner was totally hands on. We look forward to return with family in...More

1  Thank Vintagebird1961
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have seen the sign on the main road advertising here for years so thought we would finally give it a try. Found a nice table in the garden and helped ourself to some menus. Wasn't a huge menu and we asked for a kids...More

4  Thank lailey1979
LionAlan, Owner at The Red Lion Boldre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi laili1979, Yes, you are right, we don't offer just fries to our guests. Our menu has twenty homemade main items most of which can be offered in a children's portion size, plus, yesterday, four traditional Sunday roasts, also available in children's portions. We offer...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here a couple of years ago and the food and service was very good. Unfortunately something seems to have gone sadly wrong, because when we ate here this evening, the food was mediocre and the prices were way too high for the quality...More

7  Thank Ray_Ingram
LionAlan, Owner at The Red Lion Boldre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Ray, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I am going to send you a private message to try to ascertain who was on duty during your visit as we do not want a repeat of this behaviour towards our guests....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at 5:20 having noticed the "award winning pub food sign " from main road. Pulled up in car park and a rude obtrusive man asked if he could help us like he was some sort of detective and we were trespassing on his land....More

12  Thank Alex1979
LionAlan, Owner at The Red Lion Boldre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alex1979, We do appreciate it when our guests take time to leave a review about our pub, however on this occasion we will be asking trip advisor to take a look at your review as you were never an actual guest. You parked in...More

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Questions & Answers
4 October 2016|
Response from LionAlan | Property representative |
In answer to your question yes we do take bookings for new years eve as for price per head we will be running our normal menu plus specials board so it depends what you order, you can check our menu on our website and to... More
3 May 2016|
Response from choppyred |
Not in the apartment I am afraid.
24 April 2016|
Response from LionAlan | Property representative |
Hi, we do like our doggy guests! We do have one area that we keep dog free ( for those guests who aren't 'dog friendly ) so please call before your visit and mention that you will have your dog with you please. Thank you for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
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: Rope Hill | Boldre, New Forest, Lymington SO41 8NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lymington
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 673177
  • E-mail
Traditional British Pub. Please note that we are not open all day, except on Sunday's, and that the kitchen is closed during the afternoons.
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