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 menus are packed with modern pub classics and some beloved British dishes, too. From prawn and crayfish cocktail, to chicken, bacon and mango chilli salad, to ale battered haddock and pie of the day, 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 cinnamon doughnut or the ultimate knickerbocker glory 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

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

Drift terrine pickled summer vegetables, toasted brioche £7.25

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

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

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

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

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

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

SIDES

CHUNKY CHIPS

Green salad £3.75

Selection of breads 3.75

Puddings

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

Cinnamon doughnut salted caramel ice cream £6.25

Cheese board local cheese, biscuits, chutney £8.25

Knickerbocker glory fruit, ice-cream, cream £6.25

for the little ones

Full of the little one’s favourites, our chefs use locally sourced, quality ingredients in all our children’s meals. Choose 2 courses for £5.95 or 3 for £8.95 and receive a free children’s pack.

Prawn cocktail

Soup of the day crusty bread & butter

Garlic bread melted cheese (v)

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Pasta tomato sauce, cheese (v)

Sausage & mash seasonal vegetables, gravy

Drift beef burger chips, salad

1/2 roast chicken or beef with seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, gravy (Sundays only)

Mini fish & chips peas

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Fruit salad New Forest ice cream

Warm chocolate brownie vanilla ice cream

Mini doughnuts toffee sauce

Ice cream pot please ask for today's flavours

If you have any allergens or intolerances, please inform a member of the team who will advise of all ingredients used. Please note a discretionary 10% service charge will be added to your bill. vegetarian (v) vegan (ve) gluten free (gf)

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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)

SMOKED SALMON, PRAWN & MARIE ROSE SAUCE

CHICKEN & HERB MAYO

ROASTED VEGETABLES & GOAT’S CHEESE

SWEET TREATS

STRAWBERRY MACAROON

CHOCOLATE ECLAIR

LEMON DRIZZLE CAKE

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

If you have any allergens or intolerances, please inform a member of the team who will advise of all ingredients used. Please note a discretionary 10% service charge will be added to your bill. vegetarian (v) vegan (ve) gluten free (gf)

New Forest Marque

Part of the New Forest Marque

Hampshire Fare

Proud to be a member of Hampshire Fare

Our trusted suppliers

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