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32 High Street, New Forest, Lymington SO41 0QD England
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#5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Milford on Sea
Situated directly on the high street of the quaint coastal village of Milford on Sea, this former 18th Century coaching inn promises to provide a traditional pub atmosphere, as well as three tastefully decorated double en-suite B&B rooms.The Red Lion caters to all ages and serves quality local cask ales, popular drought lagers, bottled beers, stouts, wines, spirits and a variety of soft drinks. There is a large, welcoming beer garden at the rear with a children’s play area and a games area including darts, pool, table football and a TV situated in the old stable.There are regular live music nights at the Red Lion from fantastic local bands, so keep a look out for upcoming dates. Free Wi-Fi for all customers is also available – just ask at the bar for the weekly code.The Red Lion offer comfortable newly decorated bed and breakfast rooms for those wishing to experience all that the village and surrounding area has to offer. Milford on Sea is home to a selection of independent shops, breathtaking views over to the Needles & Isle of Wight and annual events such as the Music and Arts Festival, the Carnival and Milford Food Week. The lovely Georgian sailing town of Lymington and the beautiful New Forest National Park are only a short drive away, making this historic Grade II listed building the ideal place to stay and explore.
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TauntonBob wrote a review 19 Jun
West Parley, United Kingdom761 contributions425 helpful votes
Now called the Lazy Lion, this is my review of the accommodation. I have posted a separate review of the restaurant under its correct name. I have to say that we felt welcomed by all of the staff at the Lazy Lion. Whilst our room, Room 2 was, shall we say "bijou" it was beautifully decorated and appointed and perfectly adequate for a 2 to 3 night stay. The bed was comfortable and it was nice that the room was well stocked with coffee, tea, milk and water and excellent biscuits! Breakfast was also good. Very nice locally sourced bacon which went very nicely with my poached eggs, mushroom and tomato. We will certainly stay here again next time we visit Milford.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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1963est wrote a review Apr 2021
UK59 contributions21 helpful votes
The Lazy Lion, as it is now called, is an absolute gem - great food, lovely staff, sunny garden (which is what you need right now) perfect ales and one of the best welcomes ever. Sunday lunch was beautiful. We will be back, our friends did go back!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
tricia p wrote a review Nov 2019
Lymington, United Kingdom47 contributions33 helpful votes
We went last Sunday for lunch, very good food & service. Lovely to see Ian running the pub, we wish him well & a B&B for visitors as well ! A very good traditional village pub, just what suits Milford.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Sightseer47689604643 wrote a review Nov 2019
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We have often popped in here and were sad to see it closed in May. Visiting again last week, we realised it had reopened and decided to stop for a swift half. It has been lovingly redecorated and looked very pretty with the candles and flowers. There is a lovely big table where the pool table was, perfect for family celebrations. Lots of references to lions! We were tempted by the fish and chips, which were really good. The fish was very light and freshly cooked with crisp batter. Homemade tartar sauce too! The beer was good - I had Hampshire Rose. You can still just have a drink at the bar and there were tables not set for dining. The staff were very friendly and helpful and there was a nice atmosphere. Last but definitely not least, dogs are allowed in too with plenty of biscuit supplies at the ready. Good luck!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
ukwhirlwind wrote a review Apr 2019
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
First visit- rude unfriendly bar-maid I entered the practically deserted bar (3x patrons, late Saturday afternoon) and took a look around. Then in a most unfriendly way, I was begrudgingly asked if I wanted anything. I replied that I was just looking around (I’m not inclined to eat/ drink in soulless environments). I’d picked up a menu from behind a partition wall. I then overheard the barmaid comment to the solitary man at the bar, in a matter-of-fact tone, “I wish they’d ask if they want to use the loo!” In no uncertain terms, I let her know that I wasn’t in the loo and could hear her. I then walked up to the bar with the menu I’d just been looking at. Before I’d a chance to say anything, she was was stating that food wasn’t available. Maybe that wasn’t my query!! I turned and walked out, whilst informing her that her rudeness had cost her my (and any future) business. My advice is to avoid this establishment (unless you enjoy being berated by bar staff) and make haste to the friendly and lively Smugglers Inn, conveniently located just down the road. It was heaving with customers all having a great time (including me) and friendly, welcoming staff.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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US$83 - US$136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandHampshireNew ForestLymingtonMilford on Sea
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Lion
Which popular attractions are close to Red Lion?
Nearby attractions include The Wash House Bar (0.05 km), Sturt Pond (0.8 km), and All Saints Church (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Lion?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Red Lion?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Red Lion?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Red Lion?
Conveniently located restaurants include Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant, The Cedar Tree Restaurant, and Saltwater.
Is Red Lion located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Milford on Sea.
Are there any historical sites close to Red Lion?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Needles Battery (7.0 km), Hurst Castle (3.4 km), and Yarmouth Castle (6.6 km).