On 17-9-2012 john15879 said :
"My wife and I recently hosted a triple celebration at the Croft and we were very impressed with the professional manner of all of the staff from the very first enquiry to the culmination of the event .
Many of our guests commented on the very well presented buffet.
We will be mentioning the Croft as a venue for a celebration."
On 17-5-2012 rebel528 said :
"On the may bank holiday weekend my fiancee and i went to the new forest driving round we were looking for somewhere to eat and stumbled upon the Croft and what a find it was,
all i can say is everything was prefect the food was amazing and didnt have to wait long at all even though the place was packed,
our waitress was Emily Copeland who again was brilliant helpful friendly and also willing to chat without expressing the need to get on with her work,there was a band (student i think) in the other bar but hardly noticeable and they were good as well.
on the whole the evening was a very pleasant experience very and will not hesitate to go there again when we are back in the area,and the food was very reasonably priced,i could waffle on but wont
all i can say is GO THERE AND ENJOY
On 24-10-2011 adamjake1973 said :
"Myself and My wife and her family went to this place for my wife Birthday,I was quite disappointed in the food here it took ages to arrive and when it did actually arrive they had messed up the Starter's order and gave something that was not actually ordered,then there was the main course which also took ages to arrive,and even then the duck that I ordered wasn't cooked properly and it was also very chewy,and when we came to order the desserts they also took ages to arrive,even though it was cold sweets that we ordered,they were also very expensive(£4.50 for three scoops of ice-cream).
The starter was ok,but WAS just a lump of heated up Camembert so they couldn't really mess that up.
Overall to expensive and the service was to slow:(((( "
On 17-8-2011 ianw181 said :
"So far we are impressed with our first vist to 'The Croft' The food was wonderful.Very good Service and friendly atmosphere,Reasonable prices. Definitely will be coming again soon! "
On 16-8-2011 neilrenn said :
"Just had lunch in The Croft. It took over 45 mins to arrive (even though there were less than 10 in there eating) and was quite poor. My wife had the blandest lasagne she's ever eaten and I had a very dry chicken burger. This is simply poor pub food dressed up to appear fancier than it is so that they can add a few quid on to the price. One of the staff apologised about the wait but didn't offer anything complimentary. The other staff member was quite defensive when we mentioned about the wait and the quality of the food. It's a real shame as the pub is nicely decked out. We won't be returning sadly."
On 24-12-2010 davel said :
"Great improvement in the decore and the general feel of the place is much better.
Food from the menu was good and so was the sevice,the only problem was the desert was not totaly up to standard.
But over all will give it another go.
On 25-11-2010 embrown said :
"I've just been to the newly re-fitted 'Croft Inn', Wow what a change! Me and my husband sat by the log fire and with the cold weather outside we could of sat there forever! What a lovely change to have a pub without a TV! My husband had a London Pride and I had a Latte which was the best I have had from a pub. We will definitely be coming again!"
On 21-10-2010 briangriffin said :
"I had to wait 45 minutes for the wrong dish - how a chicken pasta dish can become ham egg & chips I don't know.
When the dish arrived , after my wife and son had finished - it was poor and certainly not worth the wait.
The patronising manager offered us a coffees, but I didn't want to wait there any longer
It has been refurbished very nicely, but I won't be back"