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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

Excellent meal thank you. Lighting a little bit harsh.

Darren Stewart 20 March 2017
from Bournemouth

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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

3.8 ((((* (based on 95 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (54)
  • dinner (41)
  • child friendly (38)
  • views (28)
  • large parties (23)
  • value (20)
  • al fresco (15)
  • romantic (13)
  • afternoon tea (10)
  • private dining (7)
  • trendy (6)
  • business (5)
  • luxury (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • (**** 27 March 2017 by Mike Langton from Southampton

    Poor food and poor service

  • ((*** 27 March 2017 by Judy Blackburn from Ringwood

    The location of our table just outside the kitchen doors was not the best in the restaurant and probably any other table would have provided a more ambient and pleasant experience. Innitial service was swift and efficient, the fish and chips were well presented, although I would have preferred the mushy peas to be just that rather than garden peas mushed into a pot and then 'turned out' onto the plate in a small heap. We ordered coffee and two desserts and then we waited, and waited and waited. After 30 minutes we enquired about our order and was assured it was on the way, after 40 minutes, a second rate cappucino appeared but no desserts, we enquired once more, same response. After 45 minutes we enquired a third time and a hassled waiter finally brought the 'gingerbread pannacotta's. which resembled an upturned milk pudding accompanied by a thick slice of biscotti which was not a friend to anyone with any dental issues. Started well but faded in the last furlong which was disappointing. Overall not good value for money.

  • ((((* 26 March 2017 by Jonathan Rodker from Poole

    Great location. Kids loved the outside play area. Very good food. Ham hock terrine was very tasty. We ate outside on first lovely day of year. Will be coming again

  • ((((* 20 March 2017 by Darren Stewart from Bournemouth

    Excellent meal thank you. Lighting a little bit harsh.

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Vanessa Corbett from Romsey

    We had a table of 10, and the service and food were spot on, especially on a busy Sunday for lunch! Nothing we asked was too much!

  • ((((* 12 March 2017 by Suzanne Ager from Christchurch

    Two of us had the Hampshire Venison and it was delicious. I may be old fashioned but I would have liked a second vegetable alongside the red cabbage. No complaints from the men who had lamb shank & T-bone pork steak. Puds were yummy ??

  • ((((* 11 March 2017 by Don Goss from Hampshire

    Lovely food and service ideal for a family birthday party with the children

  • ((((( 11 March 2017 by Tony Coster from Southampton

    We had a great time at the Drift,staff and.the food were brilliant, will be going back soon

  • ((((( 4 March 2017 by Lisa from Portsmouth

    Fantastic food - highly recommended. Good selection of beers and wines too :)

  • ((((( 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.

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