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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
10:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Emma H
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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank David C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Njosborn26
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Darren O
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Steph171717
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Had a great lunch. Good selection on the menu. We'll be back for dinner to see what it's like. Thank you

Thank JackSiriphant1973
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The wife and I had a rare moment without the kids so headed to the East Close hotel restaurant on a Wednesday evening for some food. From the outside this place looks magnificent and this drew us to making a reservation through their website on the bookatable link. The restaurant was quiet with a few lonely hotel residents eating alone... More 

Thank Sweety_Botty
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were at this restaurant for a special occasion - we walked out it was so bad (7 of us). The place looked lovely, it has just been taken over and there was a serious lack of staff both in the restaurant/bar and the kitchen. We had to ask for our drinks twice, the poor inexperienced waiter asked us if... More 

1 Thank JulieLisaCaroline
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food is great, never had a bad meal here. There's plenty of parking. The staff are friendly and helpful. It's nice and cosy inside during the winter and lovely outside in the summer. In fact, we're due another visit here!

Thank Kerri P
Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The tables are well spaced out and the dining room has a vaulted ceiling which could arguably detract from the overall ambience. Shame the large feature fire was not lit - it is Autumn after all and this would have made a world of difference. A balanced menu and gluten free and vegetarian requirements well catered for and clearly marked.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$37
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
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
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?