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Brockenhurst pubs

The Foresters Arms (B)
The Foresters Arms, Brockenhurst

Location: Brookley Road, Brockenhurst village, close to the railway station

Postcode: SO42 7RR (for Sat Nav and Google Maps users)

Food: Yes

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: No

At the bar:

Fuller’s London Pride
Ringwood Best
Ringwood Fortyniner
Boddington's
Guinness
Fosters
Heineken
Stella Artois
Thatchers Gold Somerset Cider

(All details as at April 2013)

The Huntsman
- formerly the Rose and Crown (C)
The Rose and Crown, Brockenhurst

Location: Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst - beside the A337, close to Brockenhurst centre, to the north of the railway station

Postcode: SO42 7RH (for Sat Nav and Google Maps users)

Food: Yes

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: Yes

Rose and Crown, Brockenhurst - historical image
A glimpse of the past -
The Rose and Crown in days-gone-by

At the bar:

Marston's Merrie Monk
Jennings Tom Fool
Ringwood Fortyniner
Ringwood Best
Guinness
Strongbow
Carlsberg Extra Cold
Foster's
Kronenbourg 1664
Stella Artois
Peroni Nastro Azzurro

(All details as at May 2012)

The Snakecatcher (D)
The Snakecatcher, Brockenhurst

Location: Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst - beside the A337, close to Brockenhurst centre, to the north of the railway station

Postcode: SO42 7RL (for Sat Nav and Google Maps users)

Food:12 noon - 9.00 pm every day

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: No

Railway Inn, Brockenhurst - historical image
A glimpse of the past - The Railway Inn,
which is now known as the Snakecatcher

At the bar:

Ringwood Fortyniner
Ringwood Best
Guinness
Stella Artois
Amstel Bier
Kronenbourg 1664
Fosters
Pilsner Urquell
Strongbow
Symonds Cider

(All details as at April 2013)

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** New Forest ponies and other animals**
The New Forest
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
September
Dragonflies and damselflies remain on the wing and so do butterflies, but in ever decreasing numbers.
Hen harriers and other autumn and winter visiting birds begin to arrive in the Forest.
New Forest fungi - mushrooms and toadstools increasingly appear in the woods.
Red deer start to noisily rut as stags roar songs of love across favoured heaths.


October
Ancient, unenclosed woodlands and broad-leaved inclosures increasingly take on colourful autumnal hues.
Grey squirrels frantically seek out and store acorns for use during the cold days of winter.
Fallow deer boisterously rut for two or three weeks around the middle of the month before the bucks leave the does and eventually re-form their own male-only 'buck herds'.
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley