Hinton Admiral is located just on the outskirts of the New Forest, on the Hampshire/Dorset border, along the A35. Within this region is Hinton Admiral railway station, which was opened in 1885, and to this day is a stop on the main South West Railway line.
Although it is a small settlement, there is quite a bit to see and do! Hinton is home to a selection of places to eat and drink, including Colin Nash Restaurant, which particularly focuses on local produce that is authentically cooked, offering contemporary charm and exquisite fare for all who visit. Other food and drink options include Crow Spotter Café, Drop the Anchor Brewery and The Cat & Fiddle pub.
For things to do, you’ll find the amazing Cat & Fiddle Farm located in Hinton. Here you can pick your own strawberries and wander through the sunflowers during the summer and see the seasonal crops grow in the colder months! On site, there is also a small farm shop and lovely café.
If you’d like to stay for a night or two in this quiet location, The Retreat is the home of wellbeing in the New Forest – a hotel that focusses on mindful and nourishing classes, retreats, workshops and treatments. There are also many campsites located in Hinton, which are a great choice for those looking to get closer to nature, or enjoy a longer stay at one of the beautiful self catering cottages located within Hinton! There is a place to stay whatever your needs and budget.
Hinton is also home to the amazing New Forest Food Festival which will take place on 17 and 18 August 2024, so look out for upcoming information for this a weekend full of food, fun, entertainment and so much more!