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Bartley Lodge Hotel, Southampton, Hampshire

Bartley Lodge Hotel

3.5
3.5
34 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.

For lunch or dinner, our chefs serve a range of modern British dishes packed full of flavour in our stunning high-ceilinged restaurant with large windows overlooking the garden. Expect mouth watering pot-roast pheasant, pan-friend seabass and moreish potato dumplings. Crafted using the best local ingredients wherever possible, the menu features the best tasting flavours of the New Forest and Hampshire.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–10:00 Dinner Daily 17:30–19:00

  • Phone number

    023 8081 2248

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    David Whiffen

What 34 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 all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.2Ambience
  • 3.3Value

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  1. MR

    MattR

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely evening in a lovely environment, would recommend and would definitely go again

  2. RS

    RobinS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    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.

  3. LO

    LOUISEC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    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.

  4. JL

    JennyL

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    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.

  5. S

    Sally

    Dorset

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    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 !

  6. AS

    AlisonS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely setting with tatsy, well priced food. Staff were very friendly and their superb customer service was very much appreciated.

  7. BS

    BenS

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Most accommodating. Helpful staff and management.

  8. G

    G042020

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    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.

  9. KM

    KentMeme

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience3

    Family friendly- varied menu - nice ambience, perhaps some background music would create a more relaxing atmosphere.

  10. MD

    MichaelD

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2020

    overall2food4service4ambience2

    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

  11. T

    Two2

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    All fabulous but would like to see masks worn also by staff

  12. RR

    RachelR

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    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.

  13. N

    Nicky

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful romantic setting , and the food matched the setting also.

  14. L

    Lind

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Lovely food. Portions were quite small. It was nice being able to sit outside.

  15. CK

    ChrisK

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We stayed for one night with a toddler, we found the whole experience great. Food was great, staff were all really friendly and attentive. We will definitely stay here again next time we are in the New Forest.

  16. M

    Mudeford

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    This is our second stay at this Lovely hotel fabulous staff good food - however the bathrooms need complete refurbishment- very tired looking needs updating

  17. RB

    RoseB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a table in the conservatory which was lovely. Warm with beautiful views. Food good, especially desserts. Service attentive and made the meal very pleasant.

  18. DI

    DIana

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was excellent I had pheasant and my husband had venison, couldn't fault either, followed by poached pears and choux buns loved it

  19. DS

    DavidS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Nice traditional Sunday roast, especially the beef. Convenient meeting place.

  20. RP

    RogerP

    Cambridge

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    We had booked Sunday Lunch as we live in the local area but unfortunately it was a very windy wet day which probably didn’t give us a fair impression of the hotel. We were taken to a lounge area and told that someone would be with us shortly!! I’ll felt ages before we were shown into the conservatory area where it was just us for Sunday lunch. Eventually someone came and gave us menus and we ordered drinks. After 15 minutes and no drinks we wondered if the staff had left the building! However when the food arrived sometime later it made up for the lack of ambience and feeling of ‘why have we come?’

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very nice food and good service

  22. DR

    DavidR

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Very pleasant Sunday lunch for my Mum's Birthday, excellent food. Restaurant could have looked more Christmassy and service was a bit amateurish.

  23. m

    margaretk

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2019

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    Restaurant and hotel very quiet, no atmosphere, no music. Staff slow to greet and service slow. Staff did not seem to know what they were doing. Especially so at breakfast when the porridge and cooked breakfast arrived at the same time.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Venue is nice and the food was good. The service was polite but very slow.

  25. S

    Sherry

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I booked this venue as we have visited other New Forest Hotels and wanted a birthday surprise for my husband. The website said it was luxury. We paid for two dogs to stay and I booked for 2 nights. We arrived and the carpark is badly lit and on a wet cold night is not ideal. We arrived in the room which was tiny for 2 grown adults, let alone 2 dogs. The toilet and shower was so close to eachother you could hardly move in the bathroom. The sink for the toilet was outside the bathroom. It felt like the toilet was actually in the room as the made up room was so close to the bed. We asked to move rooms and the lady said we thought it would be too small for you and two dogs, and that there was no other rooms available. We accepted our fate and stayed and went to dinner of which was mediocre. We then went back to the room and noticed the chandalier had so much dust on it (it was embarrassing for the hotel) (I have pictures). The toilet flushed all night long and the noise from the car park was unbearable, the bed was not even a double bed and to move around the room was uncomfortable. I was really upset as this was a treat for my husband. We booked out after one night as the thought of staying another night would be unbearable. I will never be able to go back to this hotel as I feel our stay was unbelievably bad.

  26. A

    Anon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience1

    Food was excellent, but they need to work on their service with a smile! Reception lady didnt even look up from her desk, and there was not a waitress in sight most of the time. The staff need some service training before we would return.

  27. N

    Nige

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Was a last minute booking and even though there was a wedding in at the same time the restaurant served us very well. Food was excellent and the service too.

  28. CW

    ChrisW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    The service was excellent, the food was extremely well cooked. The choice of food was good with 'out of the ordinary' combinations. The atmosphere was not particularly good. There wasn't any feeling of excitement from the staff. No panache...………… The number of staff was minimal but they should be applauded for their handling of the workload.

  29. AR

    AryaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had dinner during a hotel stay. The food was excellent and came out quite quick. There was a wedding at the hotel as well but this was managed very well. Only slight hiccup was one of the side orders never came out but as the portion size was big it wasn’t required anyway. Hotel stay was superb as well.

  30. GB

    GillianB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was a very nice hotel in a lovely setting. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The staff in the restaurant were very pleasant and helpful. All in all a very nice overnight stay. Thank you

  31. KC

    KarenC

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We arrived 10 minutes early. We got turned away. No booking! Whole family disappointed. Never again!

  32. KW

    KathW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Pleasant place and staff, food very average, sort of supermarket ready meal standard, though my daughter did enjoy her steak. The service was fine dealing directly with us, all very nice, but plates and glasses left lying around uncollected at both restaurant and bar. No real complaints, just not somewhere we would choose to return to unfortunately, as it has such a lot of potential.

  33. s

    sarahr

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    DREADFUL. We were private guests at the hotel staying whilst a wedding was taking place. The wedding party took over the whole hotel leaving the independent paying guests no where to stay in the hotel other than our bedrooms. The public bar was taken over by the wedding guests, there was no where to get a drink. The hotel staff agreed with us that this was disgusting. The manager of the hotel for that night was unobtainable, and she was off sick the following day. The staff reported our disgust and advised me that the manager would contact me. Well 5 days on and I am still waiting.

  34. ST

    SusanT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    building and grounds great front of hotel looked great lit up at night - service was poor staff very inexperienced and not enough staff - outside patio seating area untidy most of the padded seats were torn and stained - breakfast juices were not chilled and hot food buffet barely warm it was ok as a base to sleep but breakfast was not memorable.

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Bartley Lodge Hotel is rated 3.5 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

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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 Dinner Daily 17:30–19:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    David Whiffen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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