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The Trusty Servant 15/25

September 29, 2011
The Trusty Servant 15/25

SO43 7FY

Tel:023 80 812137


Vegetarian: Yes

Parking: Own car park

Wheelchairs: OK

Loos:In need of attention

LWL Bronze Award – Awarded September 2011 – Cost ££££

I visited the Trusty Servant with friends on 28/9/11 and the temperature was unbelievably 27˚, look at the blue sky! It’s an idyllic location and the new owners who I believe also own The New Forest Inn in nearby Emery Down have really freshened up the interior, it’s lovely but the loos are in need of attention.We would have loved to have sat outside but the heat had brought out the wasps so we found a very sociable round table inside with a view over the village green.

It’s the usual routine; you order and pay for food and drinks at the bar and then the food is served to you. The menu is long with lots of different types of choices, Light snacks, Mains, Bar snacks, Sandwiches and a Specials Board. The menu also has interesting facts about Minstead and the local area.

Our choices: Home Baked Honey Roasted Ham, eggs & chips £8.95, Wholetail Scampi & chips £8.50, Smoked Haddock Cake with poached egg & mustard dressing £6.75 plus a Mixed Salad £2.50 and Fish Pie topped with Cheesy Mash & buttered kale £11.95. The food is typical pub grub, everyone was happy with their food; I would have enjoyed my fish pie more if the mash had been browned. The dish tasted fine it just looked insipid! We finished with ice creams, £1.50 a scoop, an Eton Mess and a Sticky Toffee pudding with custard, both £5.25. With 4 different drinks (wine approx. £5 a glass) and coffees Cost ££££Please help to spread the word by telling any restaurants you visit that you tried them because you were recommended by LWL in Hampshire… Thank you! .

Ladies Who Lunch Scoring:

Quality of food 3/5
Variety of menu 3/5
Staff and service 3/5
Ambience, setting & decor 4/5
Value for Money  2/5

Total Yummy Factor


Report: CJ

5/5 = Cannot be improved upon, 4/5 = Very good, 3/5 = Good,
2/5 = Satisfactory, 1/5 = Poor, 0/5 = Terrible

The higher the “Yummy” factor, the better the food & service. The higher the number of £ signs the more expensive. (Roughly one £ sign = £5 per head)

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