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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

Met up with friends for a short lunch..3 hours later we finished our long catch-up .Staff were excellent,food very good all round.Its our favourite New Forest venue for catch up with friends.Would highly recommend The Drift

Peter Halfpenny 26 June 2017
from Gosport

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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 120 reviews)
79% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (53)
  • child friendly (51)
  • views (34)
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  • value (25)
  • al fresco (21)
  • romantic (15)
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  • ((((* 10 July 2017 by Sara from Hythe, Southampton

    As it was a lovely sunny day we decided to sit outside, plenty of outdoor seating with shaded areas if preferred. Great location and atmosphere, menu a little limited and the tuna in my seared tuna salad was overdone. Will come back but will try something else as the sausage and mash looked amazing. Friendly staff and good service.

  • ((*** 3 July 2017 by David Farrell from Surrey

    Salmon and Prawn starter measly for a £7.50 price tag. Prawns warm as obviously left under lamp in an attempt to defrost the unspreadable butter on plate.
    Also
    Main course would of expected more than a glorified hockey puck in a bun for the extortionate cost of £15 inclusive of egg and tiny sliver of cheese.
    If you're going to serve Food comparable to a Harvester or a Hungry Horse then please reflect this in the prices charged.

  • ((((* 26 June 2017 by Peter Halfpenny from Gosport

    Met up with friends for a short lunch..3 hours later we finished our long catch-up .Staff were excellent,food very good all round.Its our favourite New Forest venue for catch up with friends.Would highly recommend The Drift

  • ((((( 20 June 2017 by Ken Bagguley from Burton

    The food was very good reasonable in price and on time. I had the mussels which were perfect and my wife had the tagliatelle dish. Thatchers cider complemented the food. We will return and as this is our third time to partake rest assured we are genuine.

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by Sheila Vesey from Essex

    Delicious Sunday roasts & great puddings

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Erika Smith from Eastleigh

    Very nice experience with quick service and our waitress went over and beyond to make sure we are happy. She had to cone out to the garden where the children were playing and stroking farm animals to let us know that the food is ready. The food was delicious too.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Jo Rea from Bognor

    Lovely pub, great service and really tasty food.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Sandra Orsborn from Lymington

    Lovely gammon steak . Service very good and restaurant clean and full of character.

  • ((*** 24 May 2017 by Matthew Senior from Eastleigh

    Parking was very limited on first arrival with just a dozen spaces. We parked int he carpark opposite although later saw an additional hotel car park that most people parked in.
    Roasts were very poor. Chicken was overcooked and beef extremely fatty. Veg was hard to say the least. Childrens meal was good quality. Neat presentation of food. Kids Ice cream served in a mug (???!!!). Choc Brownie was OK but did look nice.
    Service was very quick but not massively friendly. I hunted for a high chair but couldn't find any. Asked as the bar. Gent behind the bar asked a waitress to find one and bring one to our table. She huffed when she found out what table it was. Staff should smile more
    Bit of a "country" smell in the air unfortunately but a nice garden tucked away and very quiet. Kids play park was good with one for bigger and one for smaller kids. Very popular with families. Would contemplate visiting again for a pint in the garden but unsure if would eat again

  • ((*** 22 May 2017 by Mark Davage from Southampton

    went on a Thursday evening, so not very busy but tables not cleared , went for fish and chips with sparkley, seemed to wait for ages for our drinks ! not sure why as not busy, food came and looked amazing big bit of fish but unfortunately it had no taste at all, it must of been frozen ? wish we had gone to local chippy, half the price and much better flavour. I would say very overpriced , even though it was an offer .

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