New Forest Pubs
The traditional New Forest pub is surely one of the most welcoming sites to a walker following a bracing ramble through miles of open heathland. Roaring fires, rustic décor and a hearty menu are all features which come as standard when experiencing the charm of the typical New Forest pub. From 17th Century Inns with beamed ceilings to watering holes steeped with history and intrigue, the New Forest is home to some of the finest pubs in the country.
The bustling village of Lyndhurst is an excellent place to begin your search for the finest New Forest pub. Many establishments here serve a wide range of country ales together with delicious home cooked dishes which span seafood, game and mouth-watering daily specials. The high street is lined with tempting shops, restaurants and cafes which serve traditional cream teas. For keen walkers - Lyndhurst also serves as a starting point for many excellent walks which will take visitors through magnificent landscape with many chances to encounter some of the glorious New Forest flora and fauna.
With a peaceful quay and splendid cobbled lanes, the lovely town of Lymington boasts many a New Forest pub. The Georgian High Street is a great place to start when searching for a comfortable spot for lunch - there are many fine New Forest restaurants in Lymington which range from seafood to Italian or even Asian cuisine.
Surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty and seemingly untouched by time, the historic village of Burley is scattered with pretty thatched cottages, grazing ponies and of course, the quintessential New Forest pub. There is plenty of fascinating history in Burley which is based around thrilling tales of witchcraft and smuggling! Settle into one of the many fine pubs in Burley and you will undoubtedly learn more about this history and traditions of this un-missable New Forest village.
Many of the pubs in the New Forest cater very well for families and children. The quiet village of Ashurst is home to some lovely child-friendly establishments where ponies often graze a mere stone's throw away from the wooden pub benches!
For delectable Michelin starred dining, the charming village of Beaulieu boasts a luxury country house hotel with a superb restaurant - perfect for a romantic evening or special occasion. For keen cyclists and campers, the town of Brockenhurst offers wonderful camp sites and a great base for from which to plan a cycle route through the Forest.
New Forest walks are undoubtedly some of the most memorable you will find - flowering purple gorse, vibrant landscape and cheerful bubbling streams will all provide the perfect backdrop to your walking route - be it a hearty afternoon trek or a quiet evening stroll.
Accommodation in the New Forest is as varied as you could wish for - from rustic bed and breakfast accommodation to country house hotels and 17th Century farmhouse inns. This wonderful part of the world is the perfect choice for a holiday for families, couples and friends wishing to enjoy fine food, scenery and memories that will last for years to come.