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Bartley Lodge Hotel

Cadnam, Near Lyndhurst, Lyndhurst, SO40 2NR +44 2382109813

((()* British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £20
Opening hours
Monday - Friday: 07:30 - 10:00, 12:00 - 14:00 & 17:30 - 21:30
Saturday & Sunday: 08:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 14:00 & 17:30 - 21:30

Good service, kept topping up drinks, checking we were OK. Sandwiches and scones delicious.

Clare Darling-chalke 27 July 2016
from Southampton

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Enjoy AA Rosette-awarded dining at Bartley Lodge Hotel, a secluded woodland hideaway in the New Forest. Refined British cuisine is served in the hotel’s sophisticated Crystal Restaurant.

Signature dishes on the Bartley Lodge menu range from a cod brandade, with spiced puy lentils and cauliflower beignets, to a contemporary twist on the British ham hock, served with pea puree and herb-crusted hen’s egg. Traditional British mains like ale-battered fish and chips and honey-glazed ham can be followed by a warm poached pear with mulled-wine sorbet, whilst cheeses are a proud local selection featuring an exciting garlic and nettle option.

A former library, the elegant Bartley Lodge restaurant in Lyndhurst welcomes diners with toasty open fires in winter and open French doors in summer, which lead out into the hotel’s beautiful gardens. Breakfast can be taken in style with the addition of a glass of chilled champagne.

A tranquil woodland retreat, Bartley Lodge Hotel is a 6-minute drive from Lyndhurst, and 3 minutes from the M27.

Bartley Lodge Hotel

Cadnam, Near Lyndhurst, Lyndhurst, SO40 2NR

Contact +44 2380812248
Reservations +44 2382109813

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Customer reviews for Bartley Lodge Hotel

3.7 ((()* (based on 46 reviews)
76% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (24)
  • value (12)
  • dinner (10)
  • lunch (10)
  • views (10)
  • romantic (8)
  • private dining (7)
  • large parties (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • business (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • (((** 15 November 2016 by Peter Anderson from Southampton

    We got married at Bartley Lodge 12 years ago and thought we celebrate our anniversary here. We were one of 3 tables so not much atmosphere. We booked the 3 courses for £20 menu but were only offered a la carte, it was too embarrasing to say anything as everyone could hear eachothers conversations. We sat in the conservatory overlooking the gardens which because it was nightime you could not see ( some lighting would help) service and food were very good. In all what was supposed to be a nice romantic celebratory meal was over and done with in about 1 hour due to the attentive service caused by lack of diners ??

  • (**** 9 November 2016 by Dougal Cardigan from Bartley

    Poor experience. We love the location, we got married there 15 years ago and this was an anniversary dinner, however the food was positively below par. Starters were OK although my pigeon breast still had sinew in it which made it tough to cut and eat. Worst part was my main, the halibut was unseasoned, dry and over cooked, and what was supposed to be a mussel broth with broad beans, tender stem broccoli and sorrel, was a watery tasteless broth with sweetcorn, peas, peppers, normal broccoli florets and red onion with a few mussels, no sign of a broad bean, tender stem broccoli or sorrel ! I sent it back and was told the fish was supposed to be cooked that way and that the chef would cook it same way if he did it again. I therefore opted for battered fish and chips instead which was just OK. On the table next to us was a couple who were staying at the hotel, one of them had the halibut the previous night and ordered again only to be disappointed, it looked nothing like mine had and they said it was "definitely not the same or as good as last night". My wife's main was also only OK, a sirloin steak with a large mushroom and a grilled (not confit as per the menu) tomato. That all said, credit must go to the head waiter Tomaz who dealt with my complaint very well and went out of his way to make sure we had a complimentary drink. I will put the evening down to the chef having a bad night or they had a replacement chef who couldn't be bothered that night. Based on this I couldn't recommend this restaurant.

  • (((** 13 September 2016 by Kerry Burton from London

    Good service. Food was slightly lacking in some areas.

  • ((((( 27 August 2016 by Dulcie from EASTLEIGH

    Arrived to find the reception could not find our table booking but after a few minutes she came back that we would have a table in a few minutes. We sat and had a drink and we're soon shown to our table. Everything was first class, the service, the food and the general feel of the surroundings. Thank you Bartley Lodge for making our 43rd wedding anniversary evening a very enjoyable experience.

  • (((** 28 July 2016 by Helen Le peuple from Fareham

    Hotel looks a bit tired.
    Initially did not feel very welcomed but that got better.
    Could not find anyone to pay bill for a while as staff seemed to disappear.
    Would have been nice to have been offered more tea but no one did.

  • ((((* 27 July 2016 by Clare Darling-chalke from Southampton

    Good service, kept topping up drinks, checking we were OK. Sandwiches and scones delicious.

  • ((((* 26 July 2016 by Sue Handslip from Basingstoke

    Food was lovely. Service was excellent. Location and hotel very nice.

  • (((** 18 July 2016 by Susan Mcmahon from Southampton

    Our experience was for Afternoon Tea at £14.95 per head including a glass of Prosecco. Good value, brown bread sandwiches were good and fillings, the white bread was soggy. Scones ok but not enough jam and cream for 5 people! Brownies good, rich and gooey! Service was lapse, we had to ask for lemon for the earl grey tea 3 times and were not offered our Prosecco, had to ask for it! Gave up wating for the bill and went to Reception desk to pay.

  • ((((* 24 June 2016 by Noel O'dowd from Winchester

    Very positive, Food was "just right", the staff were very friendly and the environment was totally relaxing

  • (((** 15 June 2016 by Carrie Owen from Portsmouth

    Set in a beautiful location and really easy to find. When we arrived we saw that there was also a wedding on at the hotel. As we arrived at reception, we were greeted and then taken up to the room room for the wedding ceremony. There seemed to be some confusion as to where we should be as the wedding was clearly taking place in the dinning room. When the receptionist reappeared, she led us to some chairs and tables that we had already walked past and said we could take a seat. I assumed that we would be taken into a different room, as the seats we were on still had the crumbs from breakfast on them. Then a slightly stressed waiter appeared and started setting the table. This is when it dawned on us that we were going to be eating next the walk through. The waiter seemed very stressed and openly admitted that he was preoccupied with the wedding party. We were not offered the choice of tea or coffee, a pot of tea was bought right out. My friend requested a glass of water which was not forthcoming until an hour later upon the 3rd request. The food was ok, it was not as exciting as it was conveyed on the website. The ham sandwich didn't even appear to have any butter in it and was dry. In all, we did not feel particularly well looked after and found the attention to detail lacking. I had read on the website about having a glass of prosecco with the afternoon tea, sadly this was not offered and we didn't even get a chance to request one. In my opinion, if great customer service cannot be upheld whilst catering for another function, don't offer it and concentrate on the wedding. If you decide to book, it may be worth checking if there are any other functions on as we did not have access to the beautiful gardens either (as they we right by the wedding
    ceremony room).

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