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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

Really pleasant afternoon tea.

Julie Orr 29 January 2017
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

3.8 ((((* (based on 54 reviews)
77% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (29)
  • value (13)
  • views (12)
  • dinner (11)
  • lunch (11)
  • romantic (10)
  • private dining (8)
  • large parties (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((* 25 February 2017 by Ken Fishlock from Southampton

    The afternoon tea was very nice, plenty of tea and good service. The conservatory was a bit hot in the sun, otherwise perfect.

  • (((** 3 February 2017 by Stephanie Cross from Lyndhurst

    Lovely setting and hotel but afternoon tea wasn't as good as I've had elsewhere. No tea menu offered, and food not as good as similar hotels or tea shops

  • ((((* 29 January 2017 by Julie Orr from Southampton

    Really pleasant afternoon tea.

  • ((((* 24 January 2017 by Patricia Billows from Southampton

    Afternoon tea: Hotel very nice restaurant recently decorated pleasure to eat there. Sandwiches 1st class cakes a bit disappointing - scones not what I expected at all. 1/4 of the size of a normal scone but we did have 2 halves a bit crunchy but nice. Would have liked to be asked if we wanted more tea. 1 tea was gluton free and my friend said it was all lovely - especially the bread. For £11.25 the tea was o.k but I personally would not go back again especially if it was dearer. It is a shame as it is a lovely hotel and setting -afternoon tea is very popular and competitive.

  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Nigel Whitcher from Romsey

    Lovely setting in my fabulous hotel with polite and helpful staff.

  • ((((( 14 January 2017 by Zoe Davies from Southampton

    Lovely venue. Very pleasant staff.

  • ((((( 13 December 2016 by Laura Bowdidge from Southampton

    Had a lovely festive afternoon tea yesterday, the service was exemplary and we were made to feel very welcome. The food was perfect and more than enough for two. Would highly recommend a visit

  • ((((( 13 December 2016 by Margaret Astur from Dunbridge

    Very nice meal, good service. We used to come to Bartley Lodge many years ago and loved it. Thought we would try it again now for our 46th wedding anniversary dinner. Thought the conservatory was a little stark, but will definitely be back again.

  • (((** 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.

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