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The Oak Inn, Lyndhurst

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Pinkney Lane
Postal town: Lyndhurst
SO43 7FE
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Oak Inn

The Oak is beautifully set in the small village of Bank in the middle of the New Forest and is popular with walkers, cyclists and families.
Inside is all wood, floors, bar, furniture and open fires. It feels very traditional but has been refurbished within the last decade or so. There's a small but practical garden with a covered area for smokers and lawned area covered in tables.
We didn't eat but the menu looks good with the focus being a specials board which has an interesting selection of dishes using local produce.
Beer is dispensed straight from the barrels behind the bar and the selection was good with Gales Seafarers and HSB, Pride and Butcombe Best on. Both the Gales beers were excellent and it left me wondering why, in such a relative real ale desert such as the New Forest, this wasn't in the Good Beer Guide. The following day bought the new 2011 Guide and it is now in and deservedly so.
A lovely pub in a delightful setting serving some of the best ale in the area. I'll definitely return.

On 4th September 2011 - rating: 8
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Oak Inn

A very pleasant country pub a mile or so south of Lyndhurst. It's attractive both inside and out, with a traditional low ceiling, wooden floor and a large fire-place. Staff seemed pleasant enough, and there is a good sized garden, much of it covered either with umbrellas or a large straw roof.

There was an extensive food menu and a specials board, although it struck me as a bit on the pricey side. That's probably par for the course around these parts when all your customers are either tourists or well healed local's but £19 for a couple of rounds of sandwiches and two pints does seem a bit steep even if it was very nice, and as others have said a bit unusual.

Beers were all served straight from barrels racked up behind the bar and were Gales Seafarer and HSB, Fuller's London Pride and Butcombe. The solitary cider was Aspall's Suffolk.

On 11th August 2010 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Brockenhurst, 3.89 miles, 1 hr 15 min walk (show)
Ashurst New Forest, 3.93 miles, 1 hr 15 min walk (show)
Beaulieu Road, 4.88 miles, 1 hr 34 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Oak Inn, Bank
4th Sep 2011, 11:32
Review submitted by Thuck Phat
30th Sep 2010, 16:53
Review submitted by Blackthorn _

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 September 2011 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 September 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 September 2011 by hondo .
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