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Bartley Lodge Hotel, Southampton, Hampshire

Bartley Lodge Hotel

3.5
3.5
62 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Grade II listed, our 18th century lodge is full of character and set back along a meandering drive, amongst eight acres of beautiful gardens.

Serving lunch and dinner, our restaurant combines laid-back dining and classic-contemporary interiors, with stunning high-ceilings and uninterrupted views of our New Forest garden. During the colder months enjoy the taste of the season indoors, whilst spring and summer welcomes al fresco dining on our New Forest Terrace.

Crafted using the best of local-sourced ingredients and New Forest Marque accredited suppliers, ever bite promises the taste of the seasons. Our signature dishes celebrate the best of British, complimenting tradition with an eclectic twist.


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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–10:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–16:00 Dinner Daily 17:30–21:00
  • Phone number
    023 8081 2248
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Lyndhurst
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 62 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

62 Reviews
  1. Laney

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked for Sunday lunch and it was really lovely. The beef was well cooked and tender. The staff were lovely. As we were staying at the hotel this meal started off our stay in great style.

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  2. KeithE

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A friendly welcome with a well laid table. Service and food w'ere very good.

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  3. RichardR

    Cornwall

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had expected a Christmas menu but were given the usual one. On asking, however, the staff went away and said we could have one, as there was a large table next door having a full seasonal lunch. All was verty good, thanks. But there weren't manh other guests (just a table for 2 in addition to us, so the atmosphere was quiet.

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  4. SarahH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food, wonderful staff. No one else dining which was a shame as this affected the ambience. However we had a fantastic lunch.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us had a lovely meal for a joint 90th birthday celebration really good food and happy to adapt a couple if meals for us Would definitely go back

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  6. MargariteW

    Essex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately we didn’t have the best experience Room was tired They forgot my husbands starter Then ignored us at breakfast, we actually left and had breakfast in the Village with very good service

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  7. Eric

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Great service. It was our 10th wedding anniversary and it didn't disappoint. Thank you, Bartley Lodge. Will definitely visit again

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  8. GeorgeJ

    Cambridge

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good cooked breakfast and buffet table. Friendly staff.

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  9. NatashaJ

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely setting and very good food and service. Few other people in the restaurant, which is a shame as this is a lovely venue.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We are 3 ladies. My friend chose this pace to celebrate her 40th birthday. We were expecting greater things. I ordered the chicken schnitzel but was told at ordering it wasn’t available. I opted for ham egg and chips. When it arrived I requested ketchup. The waitress came back 5 minutes later stating they were out of this. Not a massive issue but would have been told when being handed the menus that there were certain foods not available. We must have picked an off night as the restaurant was empty. The grounds looked nice though and we were given a choice of where to sit. When we requested the card machine it was just placed on the table and the waiter left. There is an automatic 10% service charge which I wouldn’t have paid as the service was lacking in attentiveness, knowledge and general customer service. They weren’t rude, the waitress just looked like she would rather be anywhere else. I feel I would give this another try as the food itself was good and average price for a hotel in the forest. Maybe we picked a bad night.

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  11. MarkP

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Short staffed, waited an hour before order was taken, dessert request was not put through and kitchen closed so we didn't get our desserts. I ordered the same breakfast 2 days and the portion and quantity was different each day. The restaurant ran out of juice, pastry's, Jam and bread (for toast) both mornings and we had to chase staff for top ups. Coffee was weak and tasteless

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  12. mauricer

    Hampshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible experience. Ist room bath was manky, moved to a better room.Whole pace needs. decorating. Food awful. Ordered a cake for my wifes birthday, was told only cake was £25. On the 8th august at the end of the meal, no cake. As we left the waitress said we have the cake for you. So it was served outside in the hall a very large chocolate cake for 10 people. I am diabetic and cant eat cake. My wife had a slice, what do we do with a large cake for 7 people. What the hotel should have advised us to have a small desert with a candle in it. On the last day a for breakfast we had as described A bagal with scrambled egg with smoked salmon, what we got was a burnt bagal with cooked smoked salmon on top which tasted horrible. It should have been served with the smoked salmon apart from the scrambled egg, on a non burnt begal. The coffee served was the the worst coffee I have ever drunk. Very stewed and very dark and horrid. Every meal was just as bad as it could be. It has made what was supposed to be a very special birthday treat for my wife a complete disaster for us both. Thank you for that. There was no lift. so with a broken leg it was not easy to get up 3 flights of stairs.We are very dissapointed and sad that what should have been a great time for us was not. Im glad Im home now. We would not recommend your hotel to my worst enemy. on the 8 aug we again complaines about the food, and because the cake was late and for some gesture of good will the waitress said she was sorry we didnt like the food and the cakewas late so she kindly gave us 2 cups of tea order number 106894 which has appeared on my bill and which I was charged £10. i cant believe that you charged me for the tea and want a refund put on my credit card.

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  13. JohnA

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and staff were fantastic. The place was very busy nothing was to much trouble for them.

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  14. PaulT

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice service and food in a lovely friendly location would book again

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  15. LBow

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice outdoor dining area in good weather but service poor and food a bit hit or miss

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  16. JaneE

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had lunch in the garden, which was a lovely place to be. There were not a lot of menu choices. Some were more winter dishes rather than summer. Moules only had butter and would have expected white wine and garlic. Burgers were a little too charred, making them dry. Service was good.

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  17. Monkey

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pudding is very good. Staff are lovely. Food is overly ambitious. Wouldn’t recommend and wouldn’t return. Did give feedback on site when asked but was met with blanks stares hence review.

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  18. Tilly

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and atmosphere was lovely. The waiting staff were knowledgeable and recommended a great bottle wine. The food was beautifully presented, but overall we were disappointed with the cooking. The dishes appeared to be reheated and lacked flavor and freshness. Hopefully this aspect can improve as everything else was perfect.

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  19. JKmay

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall the food was good but perhaps we had high expectations and was a little disappointed with two of our evening dinner dishes. The mussels (starter) were not very nice understandable that shellfish can sometimes disappoint but these seemed to be over cooked, dry and small. The hotels breakfast was really tasty with lots of choice.

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  20. Verydisappointing

    Kent

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Considering this was a special occasion (mothers day and 40th birthday), the level of attention was very poor. It took over an hour and a quarter to receive our starters which were of poor quality. The mains were something more akin to what you would find in a local pub, beef overcooked and the potatoes so hard it was impossible to cut. The service was very poor, we had to wait over an hour between each course and there was never anyone around to ask. Overall was a really poor experience.

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  21. CyrilS

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had to give 1 star to proceed to write the review. We were looking forward to having our Sunday lunch, table for 1 pm we had reached on time. Asked the receptionist to point me in the direction of the restaurant as we had not been there before, she looked up and said I will be with u in a min and left the desk, no one else was there. She came back 5 min later to tell us that there was no lunch being served and the restaurant was closed. Asked to speak to the manager , he appeared another 5 min later. When I showed him my booking confirmation and mentioned that I was also able to book directly on the hotel website he replied saying we don’t update the hotel website or open table. That was Sunday lunch he they suggested a pub down the road if we were hungry . We returned home.
    Bartley Lodge HotelResponded on 31 January 2023
    Thank you for the feedback CyrilS and apologies about the mix up and the way in which the issue was dealt with. The hotel website and OpenTable should all be updated but on this occasion it was just a mistake, the hotel was actually closed for the evening the day you arrived and this is why Lunch was not being served. Again I am sorry if this was not explained fully. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon. Many Thanks.

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  22. HilaryB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a really enjoyable evening at Bartley Lodge to celebrate a special birthday. Being the first week of January the hotel was very quiet but the atmosphere was still warm and inviting. The staff were lovely and couldn’t do enough for us. The food was delicious, a real treat! They even sang Happy Birthday and brought out a dessert with a candle and a piped chocolate Happy Birthday message. Thank you for a really beautiful evening!
    Bartley Lodge HotelResponded on 31 January 2023
    Thank you for the wonderful feedback HilaryB, hopefully we will be able to welcome you back to Bartley Lodge again soon. Kind Regards.

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  23. HannahC

    Surrey

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We book and paid that morning. No emails or calls from the hotel. I emailed them to ask if we could bring dogs, they said yes! Great. We booked a table for 8:30 to eat and after arriving around 5, we started getting ready and opened some wine - as you do! We called down at about 7:30 to ask if they did room service to be told by a very rude girl that there was no food onsite as there was a wedding a d she was cancelling our table!!!! The manager called back and I explained that I was in ill health and we were having a small break away. We had wine so now couldn’t drive off site to get food. She said we should have been called as if it was our fault and said on this one occasion (again making it out to be our fault!!) we could have food in our room but we could not come downstairs. I’ve actually never ever received such disgusting service in all my life. They took 2 hours to bring us food. No sorry, no nothing. Breakfast the next day was so disgusting we got up and promptly left. I would never ever go back to this hotel if you paid me. AVOID! The rooms are disgusting and the beds are uncomfy, stink and it’s 2 singles put together so u can’t snuggle up to your partner.
    Bartley Lodge HotelResponded on 10 November 2022
    Thank you for your review, I am sorry you were disappointed and I would like to address the points you have mentioned. At no point was your reservation cancelled by the hotel but by you when you were informed you could not bring your dog to the restaurant but were welcome to dine in the lounge The Duty Manager advised that there would be a delay, your food was delivered as soon as it was possible. We always appreciate constructive feedback but this does not accurately reflect your experience.

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  24. Euquof75

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken ballotine dry. A sauce is a must. Breakfast poor. Dry bacon, mushrooms dry and burnt, sausages also. Great shame as the place is so full of promise.

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  25. ShibhanA

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stayed at the hotel as well as haning dinner. It was just lovely - very welcoming, great setting, good service and lovely food. Will be returning.

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  26. SueH

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service ,a beautiful setting ,dog friendly and we sat outside on a lovely warm evening

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  27. AngelaL

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food. Nicely presented. Friendly staff. Restaurant light and airy.

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  28. PietE

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful location and ambience for dining on the patio. Attentive, considerate staff gave excellent service.

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  29. MattR

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening in a lovely environment, would recommend and would definitely go again

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  30. RobinS

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had brought my mother-in-law here for an afternoon tea which was lovely and found the location and ambiance of the venue really pleasing, so I booked Bartley Lodge for my wife's 60th birthday meal and also ordered a celebration birthday cake. We arrived on 18th May and when looking through the menu we were disappointed with the limited choice of dishes available, also that there was only one sauce which accompanied the steak dish, a peppercorn sauce, which I am unable to eat. When I asked the waiter if the chef could make a bearniase sauce I was informed that there was no tarragon left as it had all been used with the chicken dish. The waiter said that the chef could make three alternatives, which included a shallot, brandy and cream sauce, which I ordered. My wife ordered the chicken ballontine dish and asked the waiter what vegetables were served with that, he said that he did not know and went to the kitchen to ask, he returned with the answer "seasonal vegetables" so we were still not sure what was going to be served. The plates of food arrived and we proceeded to eat our meals, only to find that on my wife's plate there was a two inch circular piece of cling film which was the twisted end used to make the ballontine roll, also her leeks were dirty and had obviously not been washed prior to cooking. When we had finished the waiter was made aware of the issues and took our plates away, returning and telling us that he was sorry and had taken it off the bill. The birthday cake arrived which was lovely and exactly as I had ordered. On finishing the meal we were told to go to reception to pay. The receptionist charged us for the cake £25, the steak meal £32, the bearnaise sauce £3 which should have been an alternative as I did not have the peppercorn sauce, finally and alarmingly, were charged a service charge £3.50 which was quite insulting after the service we received. All the above spoilt the whole celebratory evening for my wife and I.

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  31. LOUISEC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All the staff were lovely, conservatory was a bit cold and they immediately turned the heating up. One of our meals wasn't right and the changed it straight away and didn't charge for it. Lovely setting for any occasion at a good price.

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  32. JennyL

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We booked a table at the Bartley Lodge Hotel for lunch through Open Table. Unfortunately, when we arrived the hotel informed us that they do not provide lunches - even though they then found a reservation via Open Table. There is obviously some sort of mismatch. A meal was then offered to us, but we thought it would be rather miserable being the only table in the restaurant, so went elsewhere.

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  33. Sally

    Dorset

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food & service was great , dreadful white wine for £9 per glass , not much ambiance in the place , there was a wedding on which wasn’t kept of top of with lots of dirty glasses etc at the bar & all over the outdoor terrace !

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  34. AlisonS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting with tatsy, well priced food. Staff were very friendly and their superb customer service was very much appreciated.

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  35. BenS

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most accommodating. Helpful staff and management.

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  36. G042020

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food highly recommended, good service and attention to detail, but no atmosphere when we attended, although we had a late sit down time due to late arrival to the hotel.

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  37. KentMeme

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Family friendly- varied menu - nice ambience, perhaps some background music would create a more relaxing atmosphere.

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  38. MichaelD

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately our anniversary dinner was completely spoilt by children allowed in the dining room, completely unsupervised, after 9.00 pm. Good food well served completely spoilt

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  39. Two2

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    All fabulous but would like to see masks worn also by staff

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  40. RachelR

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Slow service took fifty minutes to get a drink! Food was excellent once our order was taken! Lots of children and noisy atmosphere not what we expected from a hotel dining room at nearly 8pm.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bartley Lodge Hotel is rated 3.5 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for Bartley Lodge Hotel

Cadnam, Lyndhurst Road, Woodlands, Southampton, Hampshire SO40 2NR

Additional information

  • Area
    Lyndhurst
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–10:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–16:00 Dinner Daily 17:30–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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