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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

Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Prompt and efficient service with a smile. The Drift Inn is very cosy and tastefully decorated. Food is well cooked and comes in generous portions. Good wine and speciality gin list. Would have liked to see a chicken dish on the menu.

Ann 20 November 2018
from Guildford

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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 196 reviews)
74% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (100)
  • dinner (87)
  • child friendly (73)
  • views (56)
  • large parties (40)
  • value (37)
  • al fresco (30)
  • romantic (22)
  • afternoon tea (17)
  • breakfast (13)
  • private dining (13)
  • trendy (11)
  • business (6)
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  • luxury (4)
  • ((*** 27 November 2018 by Lynda from Abingdon

    Food we had was fine but disappointed that on a Tuesday evening they had no burgers available.
    Service by staff leaves a lot to be desired we were a table of 5 and two ordered a bottle of wine, the waiter reached across the table over the heads of two people to hand over 2 wine glasses and an unopened bottle of wine rather than walk round the table, we were left to open the wine (it was screw top).
    When food was served again plates were handed across the table by staff rather that brought round, there was plenty of room for them to walk around the table.

  • (((** 21 November 2018 by David from Cambridge

    Booking service was fine. The dinner was good but was luck warm on cold plates! Not wonderful.

  • ((((* 20 November 2018 by Ann from Guildford

    Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Prompt and efficient service with a smile. The Drift Inn is very cosy and tastefully decorated. Food is well cooked and comes in generous portions. Good wine and speciality gin list. Would have liked to see a chicken dish on the menu.

  • ((((* 13 November 2018 by Bruce from Dibden Purlieu

    We had a very pleasant evening with good food friendly and cheerful service. I had the best fish and chips that i’ve had in a long while and my wife had the ham with duck egg which she really enjoyed. A ten out of ten evevning



  • ((((( 7 November 2018 by Ken from Ferndown

    A very enjoyable experience, as always. We only discovered you last year but you have exceeded expectations from the start. Your location made it an ideal autumn venue for our visitors who were as pleased as we were. Some local seasonal items on the menu such as game/venison etc are a particular attraction. One minor negative- a couple of the chairs were very rickety (but we changed them without difficulty)!

  • ((*** 2 November 2018 by Mr from Croxley Green

    We went for Sunday lunch and there was a good range of main course options. 2 of our party chose beef, one chicken and the other pork. Meat portions were a good size and well cooked. We would have liked larger vegetable portions, particularly the greens as we only had one small piece of kale. 'the meal could was only luke warm and service could have been quicker as we had to wait quite a time for condiments and were asked twice for these.
    The choice of desserts was disappointing, given this was a Sunday lunch I would have expected to have seen more traditional choices, e.g. fruit pie or crumble. Two of our party had deserts which I would describe as 'average' and the service of these was again very slow.

    Overall I would say we were a bit disappointed given we went there on recommendation.

  • ((((( 26 October 2018 by Liz from Kent

    Fantastic. Beautifully decorated, atmospheric and great food. Thanks!

  • ((((( 10 October 2018 by Becky from Bournemouth

    Lovely roast dinner! Great place to bring kids as well.

  • ((((( 18 September 2018 by Sadie from Huddersfield

    Location was amazing.
    Food was lovely.
    Took a while for my children's desserts.
    More toilets.

  • ((((* 11 September 2018 by Martin from Portsmouth

    Yes we had a family day out and really enjoyed our Sunday lunch

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