The Heath Hotel, Dibden Purlieu, Nr Southampton17/25

 

The Heath Hotel17/25 heath ext

Beaulieu Road
Dibden Purlieu
Southampton
Hampshire
SO45 5PW

Tel:023 8084 2275

Website: www.tabletable.co.uk

Vegetarian: Yes

Parking: Own car park

Wheelchairs: Easy

Loos: Above average

award.bronzeLWL Bronze Award – Awarded January 2012 – Cost £££

 

Re visited April 2014Can’t believe it is two years since we visited this pub but once again we were not disappointed.We called on the off chance and were lucky to get the last available table!  As advised before booking is definitely required, it is so busy!We chose the fish and chips £5.99, Gammon steak, 2 eggs and chips £5.99, Lasagne with garlic bread £5.99 and Thai salad with chicken £6.99.  A reasonable Chardonney and jug of tap water!   All really good, bit of a wait but they were very busy!    All for ££ a head. Happy to keep the same scoring as on our last visit. Review SM

 
January 2012 5 of us met up at The Heath for a farewell lunch early in January. It was heaving which is not surprising as the prices are so reasonable… chose a main course, (from £4.99) get a starter for £1.99! All details on their website.  Better book it’s very popular. We really liked the décor, lots of nooks and crannies with room for both large and small tables. Cosy dining in what is really a very large area with lots of tables. I believe it has recently been refurbished. There are also a lot of al fresco tables.

heath (1) heath (2)
 heath (3)  heath (5)

Our starters included Seasonal Soup made from seasonal vegetables. Served with a chunk of tiger bread, Prawn Cocktail served on crisp salad leaves with tomato, cucumber, a classic Marie Rose sauce and brown bread and Garlic & Herb Breaded Mushrooms served with garlic mayonnaise and BBQ sauce.  Our mains good old Hand-battered Fish and Chips and Freshly hand-battered fish, served with your choice of mushy or garden peas and tartare sauce, Gammon Steak served with your choice of fried eggs or grilled pineapple rings, half a grilled tomato, garden peas and chunky chips or a jacket potato

Lots of choices of dressing, salad or vegetables and type of potato.  Our server was friendly and patient as it took us so long to decide what to eat from such a large choice! We shared a bottle of Pinot Grigio Rosé plus 2 glasses of red.

As the food was better than in some venues of this type (you know with such a large menu what to expect) we’d go again because with these prices and decor it’s such a great place to meet up even if just for a drink and a snack. Cost £££

Please help to spread the word by telling any restaurants you visit that you tried them because you were recommended by LWL in Hampshire… Thank you!

Ladies Who Lunch Scoring:

Quality of food 3/5
Variety of menu 3/5
Staff and service 3/5
Ambience & décor 4/5
Value for Money 4/5

 

Total Yummy Factor

17/25

Report: CJ

5/5 = Cannot be improved upon, 4/5 = Very good, 3/5 = Good,
2/5 = Satisfactory, 1/5 = Poor, 0/5 = Terrible

The higher the “Yummy” factor, the better the food & service. The higher the number of £ signs the more expensive. (Roughly one £ sign = £5 per head)