Review on Oak Inn
The Oak started life as an eighteenth-century cider house deep in heart of the New Forest. It's situated in the tiny hamlet of Bank, not far from Lyndhurst off the A35.
Inside, antique pine, a traditional wood-burning stove and loads of memorabilia set the tone; real ales from breweries in the region are drawn direct from wooden barrels, and garlands of dried hops hang above the bar.
Fish is a big player on the main menu, with anything from Selsey crab and lobster to battered Cornish cod and trout from the River Test (perhaps served with couscous and red pepper coulis). You can also get some straightforward meat dishes and it's worth keeping an eye out for the 'pie of the day' and 'the sausage of the week'. Finish with something like fromage frais cheesecake.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (12.00 - 5.00pm Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm (9.00pm Sun)