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The Oak Inn

Pinkney Lane, Bank, LYNDHURST, SO43 7FD

At the heart of the National Park, patrons enjoying Gales ales in the garden of this bare-boarded, bric-à-brac full country pub may idly watch local residents' pigs snuffling for acorns, New Forest ponies grazing or even fallow deer fleetingly flitting amidst the trees. It's a popular stop with cyclists and walkers exploring the forest's tracks, breaking for a while to partake of the enticing menu which is strong on meals prepared using produce of the parish; perhaps a doorstop sandwich with New Forest ham and Loosehanger cheese, or cider-braised pork belly, celeriac and sage purée, gratin potatoes and spiced apple compôte as a main. Booking for meals is advised. Children are welcome, but only 10 years and over are permitted after 6pm.

Further information

Tel: 023 8028 2350
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

London Pride, George Gale & Co HSB & Seafarers


All week
Mon-Fri 11.30-3 5.30-11 (Sat 11.30-11 Sun 12-10.30)


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
No coach parties catered.



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From Lyndhurst signed A35 to Christchurch, follow A35 for 1m, left at Bank sign

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