Filly Inn

4.1
203 reviews
£25 and under
Pub
A lovingly restored, charming 16th century country inn set against the majestic backdrop of the New Forest, offering an idyllic hideaway for lovers of the outdoors. Following an extensive renovation, The Filly features open fireplaces, cosy corners, polished dining areas, an impressive rear garden and seven brand new en-suite bedrooms. Home-cooked food and locally sourced seafood specials are the order of the day, coupled with a well-stocked bar of real ales, liveners & pick me ups.

Experiences

  • Festive Party Menu – Three Courses

    £33.00 per person

    Nov 22 - Dec 24, 2021

    Secure your Festive Party booking with a deposit of £10.00 per person, two weeks ahead of your booking (at the very latest). The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms. Reduced prices for children. Other menu options are available.
  • Festive Party Menu – Two Courses

    £28.00 per person

    Nov 22 - Dec 24, 2021

    Secure your Festive Party booking with a deposit of £10.00 per person, two weeks ahead of your booking (at the very latest). The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms. Reduced prices for children. Other menu options are available.
  • Party Buffet

    £20.00 per person

    Nov 22 - Dec 24, 2021

    Secure your Festive Party booking with a deposit of £10.00 per person, two weeks ahead of your booking (at the very latest). The pub will contact you to take the deposit. Other menu options are available.
  • Sumptuous Buffet

    £22.00 per person

    Nov 22 - Dec 24, 2021

    Secure your Festive Party booking with a deposit of £10.00 per person, two weeks ahead of your booking (at the very latest). The pub will contact you to take the deposit. Other menu options are available.
  • Christmas Day

    £80.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Secure your Christmas Day booking with a deposit of £25 per person, two weeks ahead of your booking (at the very latest). The pub will contact you to take deposit.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 203 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
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4.0
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4.3
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3.9
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LindaE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Looked very welcoming as we drove up, plenty of parking, and the greeting from the staff was lovely. Good variety of food on the menu and well priced. All 4 of us were pleased with our choices and we hope to visit again soon.

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MaxineW
Bath
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, the food was lovely, the staff helpful and friendly and the service great - all good 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic, service was on the whole great, a little rushed at the start (when they were busy) a little slow later on (when they were less busy), but overall definitely recommended

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Fion
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It would have been nice to have had more of a vegetarian choice.

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Fiona
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good and tasty. Service was quite slow. Drinks quite expensive. Pepsi Max on tap was horrible.

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JaneH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Booked for Sunday lunch with some friends.
Chose a table in the beautiful garden with plentiful seating amongst olive trees.
Being seated outside we had to go to the bar to order but the drinks and food came quickly, in fact a bit too quickly as we would have liked to enjoy our drinks first!
The roast was very good quality with thick slices of beef, crispy roast potatoes and a delightful pulled beef croquette which was very, very tasty.
The vegetables came separately and were well cooked and plentiful.

Excellent service and ambience, we will be returning!

JP
JaneP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very poor customer service, had to find staff to ask for more carrots as the other veg were so hard that it was impossible to eat them. At no point were we asked if everything was ok. When I pointed this out to the I guess he was a manager I was informed that he had only just started there! The beef was good everything else was an experience I wish to forget. I will not be returning.

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MelissaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, fantastic food and great atmosphere.

JH
JennyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have been the Filly Inn since it has been refurbished and it didn’t disappoint!
The food was wonderful and the service was great. We had a wonderful time and we will definitely be back again soon.

EK
EileenK
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Waiting staff were very pleasant but inattentive. Waited ages for drinks to be delivered and tables to be cleared. Starters were meagre and hugely overpriced. Salmon was overcooked and very small portion for £15.60! After waiting for quite some time for mains to be cleared we were given the menus for desserts but no-one came back to take our order so we just asked for the bill then had to wait again for payment to be taken. Beautiful place but a lot of issues. Feel that staff have had very little training.

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Rebecca
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Ok food and pretty place but the Service was poor. 1 staff member was good and tried her best but the others were rude and the drinks order was very slow and came out wrong. We didn't bother ordering pudding or anything other then a main as everything took far to long even when they hardly had any other customers.

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jeanb
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening had for birthday celebration really good food service excellent and very relaxing atmosphere we will all go most definitely again highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked the Filly as we’d been walking nearby. Really glad we did. Service was very friendly and welcoming,
portion sizes were just right and food was very tasty. Bar and outside area were spotless. A great find and one I’d heartily recommend.

KT
KarenT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was very good :) but sadly although all staff
We’re very polite the service was very slow and very forgetful :(( we had to ask where our drinks were on several occasions :((

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vipLadyh
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great roast , good choice of wines at reasonable price

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sallym
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Lovely meal. Had to wait 30 mins for our orebooked table though

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NikoletteJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great gastro pub food. Great value. Best meal we had during our visit to New Forest. Couldn’t fault it! Highly recommended !

JS
JaniceS
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time since new owners and pleasantly surprised! Very nice decor, polite and attentive staff, good service and very good food!
Not sure about the toilets though, seem to be unisex and l personally do not like this arrangement, even my husband made a comment!!
Need to change this, women do like their own space!

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Becky
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub inside and out. Great food and staff were friendly.
Drinks menu covers pretty much everything.
The outside area is particularly great with lots of seating.
We will definitely return to the Filly Inn.

DF
DianeF
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very attentive staff !
Good good food !
A very nice venue

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Neil
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Pleasant dining area done really tastefully. Service and food very good too. Great to have the Filey back open.

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AmandaS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great place to eat, would highly recommend.

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KeithF
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit. Very impressed with renovations and food.

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eeny45
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, good menu choices and the food was well presented, tasty and good value.

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SarahS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had lunch at The Filly for a business meeting. Good venue as spacious and quiet. Service was excellent as was the food. Will likely use again.

KT
KarenT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambience and food all freshly cooked with good portion sizes nothing too much trouble

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Coco
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We were very disappointed in the overall experience.
The food was very average, the service average and no atmosphere what so ever.

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Steve
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had 2 meals here afternoon meal and Sunday lunch. Food very good both times. Speed of service was also very good.
Thought value was good except....
Price of a pint of beer far to expensive.
Would come back on a regular basis if we lived down here

LD
LucieD
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Got our drinks after our dinner came. Food was not to expected standard. Was very expensive and was not very good. Service was poor. Won’t be going back.

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KarenB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Disappointingly un-New Forest.
Service fine and friendly, food average. Atmosphere more carvery than pub though… not my cup of tea

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SheilaghH
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday lunch in good atmosphere and good service

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Helen
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Shame u cldnt give a tip via your payment card - it would have gone to head office. Only cash tips wld go to the v good waiter. However unfortunately had no cash on me. This needs to change

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a date and had an excellent time! Food was lovely, staff were friendly and the whole place was beautiful! Would highly recommend!

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Dadgey
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from a relaxed team of staff who were helpful all evening. Superb food with nice attention to detail. Our pup, Hugo, is already begging us to go back after the chef very kindly brought him out a tray of chopped up sausage as a treat. Highly recommend for a quiet, atmospheric dinner in lovely surroundings. We will be back again.

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Ronald
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good and so was the service. However both of the our choices of wine were not available, as was the majority of the wine list. We had to make do, but it would have been nice to have know about their supply problem when we booked.

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Jennifer2022
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It was ok, but didn’t blow my
Socks off! Very average, which is a shame considering the refurbishment spend. Staff could have been trained better, although pleasant, not great service. Had our drinks dropped over usabd the table, which happens, but not a great start. Pesto tasted like it came out of a jar, and gravy looked like it was instant. All in all ok, but won’t go back in a hurry. Sorry…..

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AlanJ
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service in a nice location on edge of New Forest

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Norman
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We have visited the Filly Inn three times since its renovation. Love it - lovely food, pleasant ambience and very helpful and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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TerryS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ambience was very pleasant. The staff were absolutely brilliant. The food was excellent with very prompt service between ordering and the meal appearing. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The food quality was also excellent.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time won't be the last time... good food, great friendly service

FAQs

Filly Inn is rated 4.1 stars by 203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.