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The Drift Inn

Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu, SO42 7YQ

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  • The Drift Inn - Hampshire
  • The Drift Inn - Hampshire
  • The Drift Inn - Hampshire
  • The Drift Inn - Hampshire
  • The Drift Inn - Hampshire
  • The Drift Inn - Hampshire
  • The Drift Inn - Hampshire
  • The Drift Inn - Hampshire
  • The Drift Inn - Hampshire
  • The Drift Inn - Hampshire
  • The Drift Inn - Hampshire
  • The Drift Inn - Hampshire
  • The Drift Inn - Hampshire
  • The Drift Inn - Hampshire
  • The Drift Inn - Hampshire
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

Friendly, informal but efficient service. Food very good and reasonably priced. Some very interestingly named beers.

Susan 26 May 2019
from Fareham

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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

3.6 ((()* (based on 214 reviews)
74% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (107)
  • dinner (94)
  • child friendly (74)
  • views (61)
  • value (42)
  • large parties (41)
  • al fresco (32)
  • romantic (25)
  • afternoon tea (17)
  • breakfast (16)
  • private dining (14)
  • trendy (12)
  • business (7)
  • luxury (5)
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  • ((*** 24 June 2019 by Nicola from Salisbury

    The waiter took our order without a pad and had to return twice to confirm it. The food was really average. The child’s pasta meal was bland. The chunky chips were frozen chips, dripping with oil. I asked for condiments twice that never arrived. The restaurant only had one other table to cover, so poor service wasn’t a result of being busy.

    The booking process was easy and they took note of the highchair request.

  • ((((* 26 May 2019 by Susan from Fareham

    Friendly, informal but efficient service. Food very good and reasonably priced. Some very interestingly named beers.

  • (**** 24 May 2019 by Kim from London

    Awful service, I wouldn’t eat hear again even if I was starving! The manager was really rude and patronising and the food took nearly an hour to come after we ordered and was horrible.

  • ((((( 30 April 2019 by James from Dibden Purlieu

    Wonderful restaurant situated in the most perfect location. Food & Service was superb especially because it was a busy Sunday lunch. A gem of a find & will be going back regularly especially when we have friends to visit us in Hythe. Would recommend this to anybody. Thank you & Well done ! James

  • ((((* 30 April 2019 by Gary from CHIPSTEAD

    OUR EVENING MEAL WAS OK NOT BRILLIANT, BUTTHE YOUNG MAN WHO SERVED US AND LOOKED AFTER US ALL EVENING WASREALLY GOOD POLITE EFFICIENT AND NOTHING WAS A PROBLEM AND HE WILL GO A LONG WAY IN HIS CAREER. I EAT ALL OVER THE WORLD IN SOME TOP RESTAURANTS AND HIS MANNER ISVERY GOOD LOOK AFTER HIM I FORGET HIS NAME BUT I KNOW HE COMES FROM ESSEX ORIGINALLY

  • ((*** 21 March 2019 by Karen from Kent

    Didn't like interior, bit gloomy and dark. Slow service and inattentive staff. Gave us dessert menus but didn't come back to take our order so we paid and left.

  • (**** 19 March 2019 by G from Southampton

    Sadly we found the service and food terrible. We waited over half an hour for starters (we were one of the first tables to arrive) and our mains were undercooked and cold. Considering the price of the food we expected a much higher standard. The place itself is lovely but service was slow and the food was very disappointing

  • ((((( 4 March 2019 by Barry from Southampton

    wonderful food and service will definitely be coming back.

  • ((((( 16 February 2019 by Ryan from Hamble

    Fantastic food and fantastic service, the lady even changed our table from a 4 to 6 person table on arrival even though they were super busy.
    Very much a dog friendly restaurant / pub too.
    Recommend 100%

  • ((((( 13 February 2019 by Margaret from Southampton

    We booked this meal to take some old friends out to celebrate the gentleman's retirement. We all enjoyed our meals, and the service was friendly.

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