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Ashurst pubs

The Forest Inn (A)
The Forest Inn, Ashurst

Location: Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst - beside the A337 Lyndhurst Road, 1.5 kilometres north-east of the railway station

Postcode: SO40 7DU (for Sat Nav and Google Maps users)

Food: 12.00 noon - 9.00 pm

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: No

At the bar:

Ringwood Best
Ringwood Fortyniner
Sharp's Doom Bar
Hobgoblin
Flack's Double Drop
Guinness
Stowford Press Cider
Strongbow
Foster's
Beck’s Vier
Heineken

(All details as at May 2012)

The Happy Cheese (B)
The Happy Cheese, Ashurst

Location: Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst - beside the A337 Lyndhurst Road, 0.5 kilometres from the railway station

Postcode: SO40 7AR (for Sat Nav and Google Maps users)

Food: From 12.00 noon every day

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: No

At the bar:

Ringwood Best
Ringwood Fortyniner
Abbot Ale
Sharp's Doom Bar
Guinness
Strongbow
Beck’s Vier
Foster's

(All details as at April 2013)

The New Forest (C)
The New Forest, Ashurst

Location: Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst - beside the A337 Lyndhurst Road, adjacent to the railway station

Postcode: SO40 7AA (for Sat Nav and Google Maps users)

Food: Monday - Friday: 12.00 - 2.30 pm, 5.30 - 9.00 pm; Saturday: 12.00 - 9.00 pm; Sunday: 12.00 - 8.00 pm

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: No

New Forest, Ashurst - historical image
A glimpse of the past - The New Forest
as it was early in the 20th century

At the bar:

George Gale Spring Sprinter
Fuller’s London Pride
Fuller’s Honey Dew
Gales HSB
Guinness
Carlsberg
Veltins (Pilsner)
San Miguel
Foster's
Stowford Press Cider

(All details as at April 2013)

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** New Forest ponies and other animals**
New Forest ponies in the road
Commoners' ponies, cattle, pigs, sheep and donkeys are a popular part of the New Forest scene, but during 2019 agisters attended 159 road traffic accidents involving these animals, a small but disappointing increase on the 154 accidents attended in 2018.

Sadly, 58 animals were killed - 35 ponies, 13 cows, 8 donkeys and 2 sheep, whilst a further 32 were injured - 3 pigs, 9 donkeys, 11 cows and 9 ponies.

(Forty-three accidents occurred in daylight, 15 at twilight and 101 in the dark. Twenty-seven accidents were not reported by the driver involved).
** Always take care when driving **
New Forest seasonal highlights
March
Lesser celandine blooms illuminate woodlands, and heathland edges.
Fallow deer remain in single sex herds, the bucks at this time always separate from the does.
Curlews return from the coast to breed in and around the New Forest's wetter areas.
Red admiral butterflies are increasingly seen on bright, sunny days.

April
Redstarts are amongst the first returning long-distance migrant birds that arrive in April.
Large red damselflies take to the wing, the first of many such species that will soon be seen in the New Forest.
Bluebells blossom, sometimes in good numbers in ungrazed woodlands.
Badger cubs first appear above ground towards the end of the month.
The Glorious New Forest
New Forest ponies in the road
New Forest ponies in the road
Marvellous landscapes, marvellous wildlife
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley