The Fleur de Lys, Pilley - pub details
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other pubs nearby:
Red Lion, Boldre (0.8 miles), Walhampton Arms, Walhampton Hill (0.9 miles), Hobler Inn, Boldre (1.2 miles), Tollhouse Inn, Lymington (1.3 miles), Bosuns Chair, Lymington (1.5 miles) - see more nearby pubs
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|I am pleased to say that the Fleur de Lys has a new owner. I popped in for a lunch time pint a week back just to check it out. Not a great deal of choice for real ale drinkers, only Ringwood 49er on tap. Though it was well kept. |
The decor has improved & there are plenty of comfy sofa's to lounge in. I had a long chat with the very enthusiastic chef.
I was impressed enough to take my wife & a couple of friends back last Friday evening for dinner. The menu featured plenty of game dishes. I decided to test out the chef & the quality of the meat by ordering the rump steak, cooked rare. It is sacrilege to order a steak any other way, 'as any decent chef will tell you'. At £17.50 I expected something pretty good. It turned out to be one of the best steaks I have every had. Well worth the money. The front of house is managed by a lady called Diane. She knows how to take care of her customers.
The Fleur is already becoming very popular & the knock on effect is that with their staffing level service may be a little slow on busy nights.
Also another real ale from one of the micro breweries would vastly improve the appeal of the pub to BITE readers.
I like the Fleur, it has a good feel to it now. Mainly due to the staff & the chef. Certainly worth a try.
My rating. 8.5
John.T - 22 Oct 2013 10:58
|Visited the Fleur this evening with my husband. I'm so glad to see that it is under new ownership.The place has a real country feel to it yet its very clean and tidy! The staff are really lovely and the food was outstanding! Defiantly going to be our new local! |
Ecronin18 - 1 Oct 2013 22:21
|After a good go by the last landlords at making the pub a success, it looks like the Fleur is no more. For rent sign has gone up.|
John.T - 6 Apr 2013 09:50
|Beer in the evening is just as good as it is in the morning afternoon and night time. Don't be bothered by the previous landlords Nick and Co are simply brilliant and really know how to run a pub and have fun while serving great food and top quality beer and wine! Love it!|
HalfBreed - 18 Jun 2012 18:36
|As a local to Pilley for the last number of years I am very pleased to report that the Fleur de Lys is a completely transformed establishment. When I first came to the Forest it was talked about as a place to avoid at all costs, and I am happy to confirm that the complete opposite is now due. The pub has been completely transformed in the last 7 months or so, from what used to be an empty pub with an empty bar into a heaving meeting, eating and talking place for Boldre & Pilley. The stock of Ringwood, both Best & 49'er is some of the best I have ever tasted and the food ranging from simple sandwiches and pizzas for light meals to the usual pub classics and even Tapas being offered for the summer. All is well priced and makes much more sense (and lighter on the wallet) than another pub in Boldre (naming no names but there is only one). As a local, I am very proud to call the Fleur my pub of choice when wanting to pop out to say hello to friends and the landlord/lady Nick & Ally. Forget your worries and hearsay on the old Fleur, this is well and truely the new Fleur and well worth a visit!|
revdsrobinson - 23 May 2012 18:34
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