The Drift Inn

Type:Public House

Beaulieu Road, Near Lyndhurst, SO42 7YQ

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The Drift Inn


Open all day, every day, the kitchen team lead by Head Chef, James White, freshly prepare flavoursome home-cooked food that showcases New Forest produce at its best and are proud members of both the New Forest Marque and Hampshire Fare. Expect modern British ‘gastro’ favourites, tempting daily specials and wood-fired pizzas, served from the garden kitchen. 

Set right in the heart of the New Forest, the pub is ideally located for days out rambling, dog walking or cycling and welcomes large groups. Boasting extensive gardens and two outdoor children’s play areas, The Drift Inn is a big attraction for families and dog owners too. 

Whether it’s coffee and a slice of homemade cake, a light lunch from the garden menu, a relaxing drink in the bar or supper in the restaurant, there’s something for everyone. Popular with locals and visitors alike, pre-booking a table is advised. 




  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Chef
  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Lyndhurst - Leave A35 / High Street towards B3056 / Beaulieu Road, turn right on to B3056 / Beaulieu Road, arrive at B3056 / Beaulieu Road on the right.

From Ashurst - Take the A35/ Lyndhurst Road, turn left onto B3056 / Beaulieu Road, arrive at B3056 / Beaulieu Road on the right. 


  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2018
  • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Marque New Forest Marque 2016
  • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Breakfast New Forest Breakfast 2016
  • Other AwardsGo New Forest Card Go New Forest Card 2018
  • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

* Monday: 07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday: 07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday: 07:00 - 23:00
Thursday: 07:00 - 23:00
Friday: 07:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 07:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 07:30 - 22:30

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