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The Drift Inn

Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu, SO42 7YQ

((((* British
Average
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 great time the food was very nice and the staff were very helpful will recommend to all my friends.

Vivien Jolley 18 November 2016
from Southampton

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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

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Customer reviews for The Drift Inn

3.9 ((((* (based on 66 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (30)
  • child friendly (27)
  • views (19)
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  • large parties (14)
  • al fresco (12)
  • romantic (11)
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  • ((((( 18 November 2016 by Vivien Jolley from Southampton

    We had a great time the food was very nice and the staff were very helpful will recommend to all my friends.

  • (**** 9 November 2016 by Timothy Hilliam from Hythe

    Felt as if the pub was doing us a favour poor poor poor

  • (**** 1 November 2016 by Tom Francis from Southampton

    The experience we had at the Drift inn was shambolic. We had to wait half an hour before I had to ask someone to take our order. My girlfriends birthday lunch was not off to a good start.
    The food was ok but the steak and onion pie lacked onion and the peanut butter cheesecake didn't taste of peanut butter.
    What ruined the whole experience was that there seemed to be a lot of staff but no service. Everyone looked lost. We had to ask for our plates to be cleared, someone to take our desert order, cutlery, the list goes on with a lot of time taken between.
    We had been before to the Drift inn and had no complaints before. This was a completely different experience which we won't be repeating again.

  • ((((( 25 October 2016 by Iga Turska from Bournemouth

    The burger was absolutely delicious. Amazing experience. Staff very friendly.

  • ((((( 23 October 2016 by Karon Bearne from Basingstoke

    Lovely,warm,welcoming, great service ??

  • ((((* 21 October 2016 by David Hitches from Solihull

    Very good Sunday roast.

    Good that dogs are welcome

  • ((((( 18 October 2016 by Jan Carter from Dibden Purlieu

    Great service from the moment we arrived, lovely Sunday roast - we will be back for more! Yum!

  • (((** 17 October 2016 by Sharon Griffiths from Reading

    Overall we enjoyed the food in a lovely setting

  • (((** 11 October 2016 by Rob Ewing from Southampton

    Nice food, pleasant waiting staff but very sloooow service. Waited an hour for Sunday lunch, having even pre-ordered the food several days before.

  • ((((( 11 October 2016 by Janice Chainey from Southampton

    We went for a Sunday roast after going for a dog walk in the New Forest, we did have about a half hour wait for food (understandable being a Sunday and a lovely day) as it was busy but when it arrived it was lovely the best roast dinner I've had in a pub! The only negative was the table we were sitting at - we had a table for 4 and there was another table for 4 behind us which was making it a little difficult for the waiting staff to get around us plus two dogs and also for the people on that table to get in and out passed us too, apart from that we had a lovely dinner and desserts! Lovely staff and lovely atmosphere :) This is also a dog friendly pub in the bar and restaurant area.

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