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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

We had a very good meal apart from the crusty bread ordered which wasn't very good. It is always nice to have fresh bread .

Jayne 10 June 2018
from southampton

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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

Contact +44 2380292342

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Customer reviews for The Drift Inn

3.6 ((()* (based on 175 reviews)
74% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (91)
  • dinner (79)
  • child friendly (67)
  • views (50)
  • large parties (37)
  • value (35)
  • al fresco (27)
  • romantic (19)
  • afternoon tea (14)
  • private dining (11)
  • trendy (10)
  • breakfast (9)
  • business (6)
  • entertainment (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • (((** 12 June 2018 by Susan from St Albans

    The food was very good. The staff were not! seemed poorly trained and left diners unattended too long and tables uncleared .However all were friendly and pleasant
    The breakfast buffet comprised no fruit and was not replenished . I had to ask for missing items.
    I would recommend the restaurant but with comments as above.

  • ((((* 10 June 2018 by Jayne from southampton

    We had a very good meal apart from the crusty bread ordered which wasn't very good. It is always nice to have fresh bread .

  • (((** 8 June 2018 by Sonia from Poole

    Lovely Inn and in a beautiful location. Great seating outside to eat in the sunshine. Meal disappointing especially for my friends who asked for sweet potatoe chips instead of new potatoes- surcharge of £1.50 for each person and the portion size was tiny and unimpressive!! Would definitely return for drinks there but not eat.

  • (**** 7 June 2018 by Nathan from Southampton

    Terrible experience. Took 40 mins to get served at the bar, even when it wasn’t busy. Food took an hour, then was disgusting and hardly edible. Woman behind the bar had an attitude and kept ignoring people that were waiting to be served. Definitely wouldn’t go back. Menu choice was really small and yet very expensive for what it was.

  • (**** 7 June 2018 by Chris from Littlehampton

    The food was very very good but the service was very very poor
    The two tables near us were kept waiting as well.all it needed was for the staff to let the customers know that they were running late , but nothing was Mentioned

  • ((*** 6 June 2018 by Gillian from Batheaston Bath

    Overall - one of us says average, one says disappointing. Food was variable, and in some cases overpriced. One dish was taken off the bill after we complained because it was bland and had bones in it (that was the pressed chicken starter). We were asked if we would like wine, so we asked to see the wine list. The waitress said, "Well, we have red, white and rose ... I think we have merlot..." - she might have mentioned one or two others, but we had lost interest by then and stuck to beer. At the end, I signed the bill and was then told we were not checked in to the hotel - not the case, but we paid by card anyway. The next day at checkout, I was aked to pay again. Fortunately we had the credit card receipt. Wonderful location in the New Forest.

  • ((((( 2 June 2018 by Alison from Southampton

    A lovely friendly restaurant with attentive staff and a lovely menu. The food was delicious.

  • (((** 31 May 2018 by Megan from Gillingham

    I would always recommend the Drift Inn, purely because it’s always so lovely there, dog friendly, plenty of room etc. But this time it wasn’t good, service was slow. They were VERY understaffed. I felt sorry for the manager that evening because it felt as though she had to do everything with VERY VERY little support from the rest of her team. Well done to her though, we were offered free drinks, and had our service charge taken off and we left happy- even after being in there for 2.5 hours. Needless to say, I think they need to train their staff a little better but I would still always go back because the food is incredible and it’s normally very good service wise!

  • (**** 16 May 2018 by Graham from me195nu

    not Good

  • (((** 9 May 2018 by Mags from Christchurch

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