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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
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

Salmon was fantastic, hunters turkey was lovely, dessert was tasty eggnog cheesecake, food excellent.

Sarah Ross 03 January 2018
from Marchwood

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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

3.7 ((()* (based on 151 reviews)
76% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (82)
  • dinner (66)
  • child friendly (63)
  • views (43)
  • large parties (34)
  • value (32)
  • al fresco (25)
  • romantic (17)
  • afternoon tea (14)
  • private dining (10)
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  • business (6)
  • entertainment (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • ((((* 3 January 2018 by Sarah Ross from Marchwood

    Salmon was fantastic, hunters turkey was lovely, dessert was tasty eggnog cheesecake, food excellent.

  • (((** 28 December 2017 by Margaret Bridgland from Eastleigh

    We thought the food was good and very tasty. Even though there was a fire in the restaurant I and my husband both felt a little cold and the radiator close to us was off. We also thought the room lacked a festive look, apart from a garland at the desk there was nothing else, the only nod to Christmas was the party at an adjoining table had crackers and were wearing hats! Our comments to each other as we left were, " what a shame the overall ambiance didn't match the food". Overall the staff were very attentive and friendly but we were on the verge of wondering if they had forgotten our desserts when they appeared. Would we come back, not sure, maybe in the summer.

  • ((((( 28 December 2017 by Liz Chafer from Harpenden

    We ate here on Boxing day with 6 adults and a toddler - lovely relaxed pub welcoming dogs and children - service was attentive and food excellent- we will be back- good size garden will be very enticing in the warmer months but lovely fires lit in the chilly months

  • (((** 18 December 2017 by Ashley from East Boldre

    Food and everything was great. Had a lovely experience until it came to the end of our meal and we kept getting hassled to order coffee and have the mince pies that were included in our "festive menu". We wanted to sit and have another drink, but were asked about 4 times if we were ready for the bill. Then when I went to pay, the guys behind the bar was clearly annoyed and short with me, and just generally rude. It was only about 10:30 at this time.

  • (**** 22 November 2017 by Lee Phillips from Parksdtone

    Very disappointing.... We really like the location of Drift Inn and normally food is excellent.... Service was shocking... Manager was so rude... really didn't look like he liked his job.... Prawn Cocktail as a starter was honestly tasteless :-( Home made Pate was packet basic... Mains were acceptable ham hock was excellent to be honest... table service was very poor and could remember simple request like ice.. took 3 attempts

  • (((** 20 November 2017 by Cris Jeeves from Southampton

    Food was excellent. Service left a lot to be desired with drinks order and arrival taking too long and food orders being significantly delayed to the point we had to ask for a discount and were made late for other commitments.

  • ((((( 14 November 2017 by Gerald Jay from Ipswich

    It was our first ever visit, with friends that live locally. We were impressed by the friendliness of the staff and the service offered. We all enjoyed our food, without exception. No room for desserts though!

  • ((((* 13 November 2017 by Rosie Hill from London

    Roast dinner was excellent - Beef and Lamb were beautifully cooked and generous servings.
    Restaurant very busy with 2 large parties - service was a little slow but food was hot and fresh and worth the wait!

  • ((*** 8 November 2017 by Mike Lish from Hampshire

    Disappointing [hopefully it was just the Chef`s day off]. The Duck was dry and barely edible. The steak pie, chips and veg was probably OK but ruined by flooding it with gravy. They also seem to subscribe to view that a big volume of food equals quality - it is neither better quality nor better value for money.

  • ((((( 2 November 2017 by Karen Bagley from Southampton

    Best restaurant , friendly attentative staff, amazing location and fabulous food.

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