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 (v) £6.50

Torched Bream Fillet pickled radish, samphire, sea vegetables £7.00

Black pudding scotch Egg bacon jam, smoked tomato ketchup £7.25

PEAR & WALNUT SALAD shallots, walnut praline, 8yr balsamic (v) £6.00

Wild mushroom Tart goat's cheese (v) £6.00

BOXED CAMEMBERT baked soft cheese, confit garlic, Drift chutney & artisan bread (v) £13.50

Mains

SWEET POTATO GNOCCHI buttered greens, Heirloom tomatoes (v) £13.50

ROAST GUINEA FOWL caramelised onion purée, savoy cabbage, chantenay carrots £16.50

ROAST HAKE LOIN celeriac purée, fine beans, smoked streaky bacon, red wine jus £16.50

HONEY GLAZED DUCK BREAST fondant potato, hispi cabbage, heritage carrots £17.00

BEETROOT RISOTTO rosary goat's cheese (v) £13.50

VENISON HAUNCH pommes Anna, venison faggot, kale, blackberries, juniper jus £18.50

PAN FRIED BRILL wild mushrooms, artichoke purée, salsify £17.00

8OZ SIRLOIN STEAK vine cherry tomatoes, salad, chunky chips £19.50

Classics

FOREST BEEF BURGER back bacon, baby gem, tomato, gherkin, Drift slaw, salad, chunky chips £13.50

RINGWOOD ALE BATTERED HADDOCK crushed mint peas, lemon, chunky chips £13.95

HONEY GLAZED HAM duck egg, chunky chips, ham hock salad £13.50

RINGWOOD ALE BATTERED HALLOUMI paprika wedges, basil purée, salad (v) £13.50

Sides £3.75

CHUNKY CHIPS

BUTTERED NEW POTATOES

TRUFFLE & PARMESAN FRIES

SEASONAL VEGETABLES

(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