Serves meat, veg options available. Located in the New Forest with a separate vegan and vegetarian menu, one of the owners is vegan. Try the vegan desserts and custard. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Non-veg
The Cross
Burley, England BH24 4AB

Open Mon-Sun 12-10pm.

  • Outdoor seating
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by Plantarian
  • vegan

Friendly staff but bad food

1 Posted on 07 / 22 / 2014

This is a chain pub which used to have a vegan owner and the current manager carried it on thinking they could tap into the 'niche' market.

The food is clearly not made by vegans. It is either bland or far too spicy. It's a shame because it is in a lovely location and has a nice outdoor area. The bar staff are friendly and helpful but unfortunately the food just is not worth it.

Pros: outdoor seating, friendly staff, cheap
Cons: poor quality food
  • vegan

Good choice but no dessert!

4 Posted on 03 / 18 / 2014

There is a big vegetarian menu with about 6 vegan choices, which is way more then your average pub! I had the vegan fajitas which were yum. Only let down was no vegan option for dessert.

Pros: good choice, large portion sizes
Cons: no vegan dessert option, no soy milk for coffees
  • vegetarian


2 Posted on 02 / 08 / 2014

Staff good, vegan choice poor unless you Like spicy food. They had no vegan dessert. chef poor cocked up my order and they didn't have any left of my first choice, they did give me my meal for free and said sorry. but the only choice I had were fajitas and they were disgusting swimming fat. But there vegan garlic bread was lovely .
Updated from previous review on Saturday May 26, 2012

Pros: staff friendly, good value , vegetarian choice good
Cons: lack of vegan desserts, vegan choice small , no healthy choices

  • vegan

veggie in new forest

4 Posted on 07 / 22 / 2013

I found the queens head to have enough vegan options admittedly I don't mind spicy food,prices are ok,not cheap but not too expensive,good beer,friendly,will go again,large vegetarian selection,was busy last time we were there and we were told there was an hours wait but with the absence of anywhere else with such an extensive vegetarian menu in the area beggars can't be choosers

Pros: vegan options, food good, good beer
Cons: can be busy,up to 1 hrs wait
  • non-vegetarian

Limited vegan options

3 Posted on 07 / 03 / 2012

The pub is in a wonderful location and offers a great choice of vegetarian options but falls down when it comes to vegan ones.

Everytime I have been the two vegan options are spicy and my partner cannot tolerate spice. The chef did alter a vegetarian meal for him to make it dairy free but we felt it would be a good idea for them to have one regular non spicy vegan option. The pub gets incredibly busy in the summer and is probably best avoided due to the wait time for food - on one occasion an hour for a starter and the waitress did not apologise.

The prices are reasonable and the food is very tasty but it is not a good choice for vegans.

Pros: location, good vegetarian options
Cons: poor vegan options, not recommended in summer
  • vegan

New Forest Vegan

3 Posted on 03 / 02 / 2012

Eating out in the New Forest is tough for vegans if you don't love chips. Even at the Queens head the veggie menu is great but it's standard last minute stuff for vegans. The ecuse for the delicious Mushroom pie not being vegan is so pathetic I forget why. The best we've found in New Forest apart from Chinese Indian etc but it could so easily be AWESOME rather than just OK and that's annoying

Pros: Vegetarian, Traditional British, Good Value
Cons: Vegan


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Last updated: 2012/02/06


Added: 2011/05/09


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