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The Drift Inn

Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu, SO42 7YQ

((((* British
Main course: £13
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 21:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 20:30

We had a lovely time , friendly staff , nice food overall a very good time .
Would recommend to my friends and family

Rob Hamblin 15 February 2017
from Totton

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With saddlebags full of charm and original features, The Drift Inn in Hampshire is set within the vast open heathland surrounded by national parks. Taking residency in former stables, the inn pays homage to its former use through its carefully-selected décor, complete with timber frames and open log fires.

Keen supporters of local produce, the Drift Inn menu offers a plethora of classic pub dishes, including Ringwood ale-battered fish and chips, and chargrilled bubble and squeak burger, served with coleslaw and chips. Jam-packed doorstep sandwiches include bacon, brie and cranberry, while ploughman’s platters include honey roast ham and pate with local ale chutney and fresh, crusty bread.

Quirky décor completes the dining space, including mis-matched furniture and reclaimed tables. Exposed brickwork, horse-printed wallpaper and steel low-level lighting adds to the kitsch and cool vibe.

A quirky and quintessentially British countryside eatery, The Drift Inn in Brockenhurst sits 1 minutes’ walk from Beaulieu train station.

The Drift Inn

Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu, SO42 7YQ

Contact +44 2380292342

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Customer reviews for The Drift Inn

3.8 ((((* (based on 86 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • lunch (48)
  • dinner (38)
  • child friendly (33)
  • views (25)
  • large parties (20)
  • value (18)
  • al fresco (15)
  • romantic (12)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • private dining (6)
  • business (5)
  • trendy (4)
  • luxury (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Robert Storr from Southampton

    Fantastic location and the drift inn doesn't disappoint either,great food and even better service,staff were incredibly attentive.

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Kate Leath from Marchwood

    Food is lovely and service is great,the waitresses are very helpful,I had the roast beef and it was delicious,would visit every week if I could

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Eileen Fowler from Southampton

    We were a part of 5 adults and 5 children.
    We all enjoyed our lunch.

  • (**** 16 February 2017 by Jayne Dyer from Chippenham

    The meal was terrible. Didn't eat it.

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Rob Hamblin from Totton

    We had a lovely time , friendly staff , nice food overall a very good time .
    Would recommend to my friends and family

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Brian Muir from Fareham

    A most enjoyable Sunday lunch.

  • ((((* 13 February 2017 by Paul Merry from Fordingbridge

    Had an excellent Sunday lunch here with the family and our dog after a morning walk. The restaurant is suitably informal and very welcoming for a group of walkers and dog. The menu offered a lovely variety of lunches and the dishes we chose were all very tasty and came very promptly. The Sunday roasts three of us had were all superb. An excellent venue and great food ! There was a Long delay in getting our desserts which spoilt an otherwise a five star rating

  • (((** 6 February 2017 by Josephine Metcher from North Baddesley

    Well we arrived I was impressed at how well behaved the dogs were. I wasn't expecting many dogs but there were and there was no peep from them. The food was very tasty, a bit pricey though and I was shocked how much a pint of lemonade and blackcurrant was. I was slightly disappointed with the amount of kids running up and down the aisles. They were extremely noisy and the parents didn't seem to want to allow them to play outside. So unfortunately for me the atmosphere wasn't relaxing and we probably won't be going back there again.

  • ((((* 5 February 2017 by Mal Leach from New Forest District

    Food was very good. Choice was very good.

  • ((((( 20 January 2017 by Ted Barnes from Chandler's Ford

    It was exceptional. My guests commented that it was one of the best meals they had ever had when dining out.

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