Our stylish upgrade on a country pub restaurant, The Drift Inn, is just a step away from the hotel and is where you’ll find breakfast, lunch and dinner during your stay, all made from the best local and seasonal ingredients. Our menus feature all the great pub classics – plus a few delicious surprises - and our breakfasts will keep you going for hours.

Relaxed and informal, we’re ideal for young families, larger family groups, or those who want to enjoy the company of their dog. And, come summer, we do a flavoursome garden menu featuring some spectacular salads and top seasonal dishes, which can be ordered and eaten in our outdoor restaurant.

The New Forest is one of the UK’s top foodie destinations. Eat at The Drift Inn and you’ll discover why.

A steaming mug of coffee? A hearty bowl of porridge? A tower of pancakes drizzled in maple sauce or the fullest of English breakfasts – veggie as well?

Breakfast at the Drift Inn ticks all the right boxes. And if you fancy something lighter, check out our Kitchen Table where you’ll find freshly-baked croissants, fruit compotes, fresh juices and classic toast and jam to set you up for the day.

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The Menu

Kitchen Table

Charcuterie board cured meats, Hampshire cheeses £4.95

Bakery items; croissants, danish pastries

Fruit compote & stewed fruits

Breakfast cereals, muesli & granola

Toast with jam & butter brown granary or white bloomer

Porridge oats honey, sugar or jam

Apple, cranberry & orange juice

From the kitchen

Smoked salmon scrambled eggs, granary toast £8.95

3 egg omelette ham, cheese, tomato, mushroom, onion or peppers £8.95

Breakfast special please ask a member of the team £8.95

The Drift’s full English The Farmers Butcher pork sausage & bacon, black pudding, hash brown, tomato, flat cap mushroom, baked beans, free range egg £10.95

The Drift’s full veggie Wilted spinach, veggie sausage, baked beans, tomato, flat cap mushroom, free-range egg £8.95

Buttermilk pancakes maple syrup & bacon, lemon and sugar or sliced banana and chocolate sauce £6.95

Mini Rambler's Breakfast

BUTTERMILK pancakes lemon & sugar or chocolate spread (v) £4,95

Mini English bacon, sausage, baked beans, egg £4.95

Breakfast is served from 7.00am to 10.00am Monday to Friday and 7:30am - 10:00am Saturday & Sunday

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Our lunch and dinner menus are packed with modern pub classics and some beloved British dishes, too. From black pudding Scotch eggs with bacon jam, to pear and walnut salad, to Ringwood Ale battered haddock, you’ll quickly discover a new favourite.

Our chefs are committed to using ingredients that are traceable, local and seasonal whenever possible. When it’s not, the ingredients come from trusted sources.

We know that lunch or dinner is all over if the pudding is wrong. Which is why we’ve devoted a whole section to our proper, proper puds. Think pistachio and raspberry Bakewell or the ultimate rhubarb crumble or gooey chocolate brownie. Yes, there will be calories! But holidays are a time to indulge. And you can walk it all off later in the beautiful New Forest.

Whatever the season, we promise that what you eat here will always be fab food that showcases great British cooking at its very best.

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The Menu

Starters

The Drift’s soup artisan bread (ve, gf) £5.50

Black pudding scotch egg smoked tomato ketchup £7.25

Prawn & crayfish cocktail bloody Marie Rose, baby gem, lemon £7.00

Salad Patch

Gardeners’ salad bowl baby leaves, gem, cucumber, carrot ribbons, tomato, peppers, avocado, cider vinegar dressing (ve) £5 / £8

Add extra toppings to create your own salad...

Smoked salmon, prawn, crayfish Marie Rose £3.50

Warm goat’s cheese & vegetables beetroot pesto (v) £2.50

Chicken, bacon, mango chilli £3.00

GRILL

8oz ribeye steak cherry vine tomatoes, house salad, thick cut chips £22.00

1/2 BBQ ‘cola’ chicken cherry vine tomatoes, house salad, thick cut chips £16.00

Chuck beef burger seeded bun, tomato, gem, pickled slaw, gherkin and skinny fries £14.00

Buttermilk chicken burger seeded bun, tomato, gem, pickled slaw, gherkin and skinny fries £13.50

“Moving Mountain” plant burger seeded bun, tomato, gem, pickled slaw, gherkin and skinny fries (ve) £14.00

“Drift Dog” local frankfurt sausage, brioche bun, baby gem, pickled slaw, crispy onions, gherkin, mustard mayo, skinny fries £13.00

CLASSICS & FAVOURITES

Roast rump of lamb minted new potatoes, heritage carrots, pan jus £18.50

Slow roast bacon chop champ, leeks and greens, apple, cider jus £16.50

Ale battered Haddock crushed peas, thick cut chips, tartare £13.95

Ras el hanout roast vegetables, quinoa, crispy kale, seeds, mint yogurt (ve) £14.00

Honey roasted ham hen’s egg, house salad, thick cut chips £12.00

Pies of the day Mud pie, mash, seasonal vegetables, gravy £14.50

Malaba curry pilau rice, naan, raitta, crispy okra (ve) £13.50

MADE TO SHARE

New Forest ploughman’s pork pie, scotch egg, ham, cheese, pickles, tomato, sourdough, mixed leaves, apple £14.50

Baked camembert rosemary, garlic, salad, crispy toasts £13.00

“Sea-cuterie” board smoked salmon, prawn, crayfish, crab mayo, sourdough, mixed leaves £18.00

Artisan breads selection of local breads and butter (v) £7.50

DRIFT DOORSTEP SANDWICHES

BBQ pulled pork jalapeños, melted cheese £9.00

Steak, rocket & onion mustard mayo £9.50

Warm goat’s cheese “roasted veg”, beetroot pesto (v) £8.00

BLOOMERS

Smoked chicken & avocado bacon, mango chilli dressing £8.50

Old Winchester ale chutney (v) £8.50

Smoked salmon & cream cheese cucumber £8.75

SIDES

CHUNKY CHIPS

SWEET POTATO FRIES

Buttered new potatoes £3.75

Green salad £3.75

Seasonal vegetables £3.75

Puddings

Dark chocolate brownie white chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce £6.25

Cinnamon doughnut salted caramel ice cream £6.25

Sticky toffee sundae popping corn £6.25

Cheese board local cheese, biscuits, chutney £8.25

Bread & butter pudding warm croissant, homemade custard £6.25

Knickerbocker glory fruit, ice-cream, cream £6.25

(v) suitable for vegetarians. Wherever possible our food is sustainable and sourced locally. We cannot guarantee that all our dishes are 100% free from nuts so please ask a member of staff before ordering if you have any particular allergy or requirements. Our chefs are happy to meet your requirements where possible.

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The Menu

PUDDING MENU

Rhubarb crumble homemade custard £6.25

CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

Pistachio & raspberry bakewell vanilla ice cream £6.25

Baked vanilla cheesecake blueberries £6.25

ARTISAN CHEESES Drift chutney, quince jelly, grapes, wheat wafers £8.50

If you have any intolerances or allergies please speak to your server. Whilst a dish may not contain a specific allergen, due to the wide range of ingredients used in our kitchen, foods may or may have been at risk of cross contamination by other ingredients.

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We serve this most British of traditions in our beautifully upgraded lounge and bar area, where you’ll find plenty of comfy armchairs and cosy sofas inside, with ponies and donkeys wandering by outdoors.

With friends, with family, for a special occasion or just because, treat yourself to a towering selection of delicate finger sandwiches, homemade cakes, freshly baked scones loaded with jam and cream, tip-top tea or coffee and stunning views across the surrounding heathlands.

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The Menu

SANDWICHES

EGG MAYONNAISE soda bread (v)

HAM & ENGLISH MUSTARD

SMOKED SALMON

CAERPHILLY CHEESE (v)

SWEET TREATS

DORSET APPLE CAKE

DUNDEE CAKE FINGER

CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

WELSH CAKES

FRESHLY BAKED SCONES

HOMEMADE PLAIN & FRUIT SCONES clotted cream, strawberry jam

DORSET CLOTTED CREAM, STRAWBERRY JAM

BIRCHALL TEA

ENGLISH BREAKFAST

EARL GREY

GREEN TEA

GREEN TEA & PEACH

LEMONGRASS & GINGER

RED BERRY & FLOWER

CAMOMILE

PEPPERMINT

Whilst a dish may not contain a specific allergen, due to the wide range of ingredients used in our kitchen, foods may or may not have been at risk of cross contamination by other ingredients. If you require any information regarding ingredients, food intolerances or allergens please speak to a member of staff before ordering.

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Our trusted suppliers

Matthew Clark
Marstons
Tolchards
Harvest Fine Foods
Country Fare
New Forest Cider
Wellington Fresh
Farmers Butcher Bramshaw
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