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The Beaulieu Road Inn, Beaulieu - pub details

Address: Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7YQ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 39967) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Beaulieu Road (0 miles), Ashurst - New Forest (2.8 miles), Brockenhurst (4.3 miles)

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NOW CALLED THE DRIFT INN AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED. Had 5 Ringwood ales on the handles when we called - my pint of Boondoggle was delicious. A couple of locals were at the small bar area, there are other areas to sit, some with tables, plus the large restaurant area. Our food was of high quality and commensurate with the price. Service was attentive and prompt. We'll be back!
Feed - 8 Jan 2017 10:01
Two weeks ago I booked our small walking party into this pub for lunch. We arrived to find the pub serving beer in plastic cups & overrun with 200+ travellers. The sort with those two wheeled horse drawn carts.
Even worse we we told our booking had been cancelled by phone at 10.30am that morning. Of course we were not at home to take that call as we were happily on our way over the forest to the pub & looking forward to a hearty meal.
The manager informed us that our booking had been cancelled because of a problem with their ovens. When we arrived there was plenty of hot food being served. Miraculously they had been able to sort the problem.
It turned out that the travellers made a late booking on Friday, so anyone booked in for lunch on Saturday other than the travellers had theirs cancelled.

Of course I wrote to the hotel chain & complained about this treatment of local customers. We were offered a free drink when we next used the pub.

That will not be anytime soon.
John.T - 21 Aug 2015 13:56
We used to avoid this pub like the plague. A shame as it is an ideal watering hole when on a walk.

In the last few years it has come on leaps & bounds. Now called THE DRIFT it boasts an impressive range of Ringwood real ales including its own Drift Ale. All the beer is in excellent condition.

One other claim to fame is that this pub turns out chips to die for. OK the prices might seem a little heavy to some people, last time there two weeks ago I had the standard ham,eggs & chips. £12.50. But it is really good quality.

The Drift is now one of those pubs we can recommend with confidence. Get in early & grab a table by the fire.

Almost forgot, the staff are also very good striking just the right balance of care without fawning. There is no service charge so don't forget to leave them a tip.
John.T - 5 Dec 2014 12:39
This pub has theme nights in the restaurant, when steak or fish are the speciality. Visited on a 'Fish Night' and the entrance to the restaurant was set out like a Fishmonger's Shop. You chose your fish ( I had Sea Bass), which was weighed and you paid for it according to its weight. A wide range of vegetables were included in the price.
Five real ales were on offer: Courage Directors, Wadworth Horizon, Fullers London Pride, Ringwood Best and Ringwood Thumper. I settled for the Directors and it was first rate.
Well recommended for both beer and food.
BazzersTravels - 1 Aug 2010 22:10
Visited on a walk with a group from Ashurst in early April. Good range of draught beers, had the Ringwood if I recall correctly. Food looked to be a good selection but most of us settled for a baguette. Mostly were very good but I went for cheese with sweet pickle - not recommended! It was finely grated plastic cheddar with a dollop of Branston. Avoid this one but the rest looked good.
Iliacus - 23 May 2010 16:01

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