New Forest Pub Walks

The New Forest is a delight for walkers - especially when so many of the beautiful trails can lead you straight to the hearty warmth of a country pub in the New Forest. Perfect after a busy day’s walking!

With 143 miles of public footpaths, New Forest pub walks can be as varied as you wish. From a bracing 3 hour trek to a quiet evening stroll, there are many fascinating routes which will allow you to start, or finish your ramble in one of the many charming pubs which are scattered throughout the area.

Here are some of our top pub walks for you to enjoy:

Lyndhurst Parish Walk

This 8.5 mile circular walk begins in the centre of Lyndhurst. Along the way the route passes several pubs including the Waterloo ArmsThe New Forest Inn in Emery Down, Crown Stirrup pub at Clayhill and The Oak Inn in Bank, plenty of options for you to choose from!

Brook to Minstead

This walk starts right outside 2 of our New Forest pubs, The Bell Inn and The Green Dragon, however later in the walk you will pass by the wonderful Trusty Servant pub, a perfect place to stop for a bite to eat and a refreshing drink half way on your walk.

Burley Village Walk

The Burley Inn and The Queens Head are both along the Burley Food Trail. But if you don’t fancy pub food other options available in the village including tea rooms.

Embark on your own pub walk

We have some amazing pubs and inns around the New Forest, perfect for a quick refreshment stop or a bite to eat. Why not pick up a local Ordnance Survey map and plan your route to encompass one of our pubs? Here are some examples of some of the pub walks you could do:

Lyndhurst and The New Forest Inn

Take a walk from the heart of the New Forest, Lyndhurst, or to the pub from the Forestry England car parks at James Hill, Swan Green or Millyford Bridge to The New Forest Inn in Emery Down.

The pub offers not only log fires in the winter, but a large garden for those sunny days, ideal for stopping after an enjoyable walk.

Minstead and The Trusty Servant

Walk to The Trusty Servant inn from either the Forestry England’s Acres Down or Minstead Road car parks or take a wider walk to encompass nearby Furzey Gardens and the main village of Minstead.

The Filly Inn

The Filly Inn is located between Lymington and Brockenhurst, you just need to cross the road over to the incredible open forest from this wonderful New Forest pub! 

The Mortimer Arms, Ower

Make a visit to The Mortimer Arms in Ower. Park at the Roundhill or Shepard’s Gutter Forestry England car parks near Bramshaw. The pub is also located very close to Peppa Pig World at Paulton’s Park.

The Royal Oak, Beaulieu

The Royal Oak sits in the middle of the forest, near to the village of Beaulieu. You can walk anywhere around it and soak up the wonderful nature that’s on offer. Ideal for combining with a day out to the nearby Beaulieu National Motor Museum or the picturesque village of Buckler’s Hard.

Other walks you can do

As well as those mentioned above, other town and village walks are perfect for a pub walk. Try out the Ashurst Stroll and the Landford and Hamptworth trail. 

If you are staying in the New Forest then many of our accommodation providers can also give details of local pubs and how’s best to walk to them as well. Just ask your hosts when you arrive for their top tips.

Save lots of money on your visit

Save money off meals in many of our pubs by purchasing one of our Go New Forest Cards in advance of your visit. The card gives you discounts of drinks, food and much more for up to four people across a wide range of locations in the New Forest.

Pub walking routes to follow...

Distance: 2.8 miles (4.5 km) Start: Ashurst New Forest railway station or bus stop; Grid SU334 101, Postcode  SO40 7AA. what3words ///choirs.haircuts.pictured   From Ashurst railway station this short and easy walk explores a variety of landscapes that…

Distance: 2 miles (3.2 km)         Start/End: Lymington Town Railway Station, SO41 9AU what3words ///lives.notion.calendars A shorter walk packed full of local history. Visit St Barbe museum, the modern day quay and the bustling…

Distance: 5 miles (8.1 km)    Start: Brockenhurst railway station Grid ref. SU 301 019  Post code SO42 7TW. what3words ///fulfilled.gladiator.corkscrew Brockenhurst is a picturesque village in the heart of the New Forest surrounded by some of the…

Distance: 4.2 miles (6.8 km)  Start: Burley Village Bus stop Grid ref. SU 221 031 Postcode BH24 4AB. what3words ///reporting.zealous.cooked This walk starts at the village centre before setting out on a circular walk around the edge of the village. There is a…

8.5 Miles Discover the beauty of the parish, start from the thriving village centre, out to Bolton’s Bench and on into the tranquillity beyond. This walk roughly follows the whole outside parish boundary, using the forest as a natural tour guide. On this route you can…

Distance: 4.3 miles (6.9 km)      Start: Outside the Red Lion pub, Boldre. Grid ref. SZ 988 314 Postcode SO41 8NE. what3words ///sinkhole.dates.goat Beginning in the pretty village of Boldre, this is a peaceful and varied walk through country lanes…

Distance: 7.2 miles (11.6 km) Start: Green Dragon pub and Bell Inn, Brook. Grid ref. SU 273 141 Post code SO43 7HE. what3words ///reframe.sweetener.buzzards Visit the Rufus Stone to discover the mystery surrounding the death of King William II. The route then follows…

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