The Station House at Holmsley
Regarded as an oasis in the heart of the new forest, The Station House at Holmsley has long been a popular tea house frequented by visitors to this stunning area of natural beauty.
Built in 1847, this fine Victorian building has been lovingly restored and as the name suggests was once the main railway station for Christchurch. The property is steeped in history and before the railway closed in 1964, the station welcomed royalty and also played its part during world war II. Being situated on an old railway line (affectionately known as the Castleman's corkscrew) it is now a prime location for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
The emphasis here is on good quality food at reasonable prices with a wide and varied menu complemented by a constantly changing specials board. There is a great selection of tasty breakfasts, light bites including toasted sandwiches, baguettes, jacket potatoes and salads. The lunch time favourites include steak and kidney in a suet pudding and local ham, free range eggs and chips. The specials board reflects seasonal produce available and always includes fresh fish and vegetarian options. As the food is prepared by professional chefs customers with special dietary needs are easily catered for. There are great options for children as well as tempting locally made cakes and freshly made patisseries for the perfect afternoon treat, not forgetting the selection of cream teas with scones being made fresh everyday on the premises.
Open all year round from 10am every day. During the summer the restaurant is also open some evenings with a contemporary bistro style menu. There is easy level access and excellent disabled facilities along with ample parking for those travelling by car.
Main courses from £7.50 - £16.50.
Open all the time
Open everyday 10am-5pm. Open Friday and Saturday evenings from May to September. Last meal served at 9pm when open in the evenings.
ContactThe Station House at Holmsley
VenueThe Station House at Holmsley
Holmsley, Near Burley, Ringwood, BH24 4AY
Map reference: SU 225026 Lat: 50.82251 Long: -1.68193
From Southampton take M27/A31 toward Ringwood. Take exit for Burley at Picket Post. Go through Burley toward Brockenhurst after 2 miles we are on the right.
From Lyndhurst take A35 to Christchurch. After 7 miles take left exit to Burley and Setthorns just after sign for Holmsley. Turn left at next junction and we are on the left under the bridge.
Sat Nav BH24 4HY will take you to Holmsley Saw Mills, turn left out of mills and left again toward Burley we are on the right.
On New Forest Tour South Route to Burley.
Parking : free
Nearest station : 5 miles (8.0 kms) from Brockenhurst station
Good level ground for easy disabled access.
Dogs welcome outside (guidedogs welcome inside)
Please not no smoking inside, however smoking is allowed outside.