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New Forest Country Pubs

Here is a fine selection of New Forest Country Pubs. All are within the New Forest National Park, but are at least a reasonable distance away from the main New Forest villages.

Which is the best New Forest country pub? Well, of course, that's a matter of personal taste, a matter of opinion. Certainly all are worth a visit and few, if any, will disappoint.

New Forest country pubs
(excluding those around Lyndhurst)
New Forest country pubs around Lyndhurst
The Chequers Inn, Woodside, near Lymington (A)
The Chequers Inn, Woodside

Location: On Ridgeway Lane, 1.75 kilometres south of Lymington

Postcode: SO41 8AH (for Sat Nav and Google Maps users)

Food: Bar snacks and a la carte menu

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: No

At the bar:

Ringwood Best
Ringwood Fortyniner
Sharp's Doom Bar
Guinness
Cobra Premium Beer
San Miguel
Coors Light
Carling Extra Cold
Stowford Press Cider
Lilley's Apple and Pear Cider
Thatchers Gold

(All details as at May 2016)

The Crown Stirrup, near Lyndhurst (B)
The Crown Stirrup, Lyndhurst

Location: Clay Hill - beside the A337 Brockenhurst road, 1 kilometre south of Lyndhurst

Postcode: SO43 7DE (for Sat Nav and Google Maps users)

Food: Yes

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: No

At the bar:

Piddle Premium Ale
Flack's Double Drop
Carling
Amstel
Guinness
Thatchers Gold
Aspall Suffolk Cyder

(All details as at May 2016)

The Drift Inn, near Beaulieu Road station (C)
The Drift Inn, Beaulieu Road

Location: Adjacent to Beaulieu Road railway station, 8 kilometres north-west of Beaulieu village

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

Food: Lunchtime and evenings

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: Yes

At the bar:

Cotleigh Golden Seahawk
Cotleigh Tawny Owl
Ringwood Best
Ringwood Old Thumper
Ringwood Boondoggle
Guinness
Thatchers Gold Somerset Cider
Beck’s Vier
Budweiser
Stella Artois

(All details as at May 2012)

The Filly Inn, near Brockenhurst (D)
The Filly Inn, Brockenhurst

Location: Lymington Road - beside the A337, 2 kilometres south of Brockenhurst

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

Food: Yes

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: Yes

At the bar:

Timothy Taylor Boltmaker
Vibrant Forest, Nova Foresta
Guinness
Peroni
Foster's
Thatchers Gold
Strongbow cider
Strongbow Cloudy Apple cider

(All details as at May 2016)

The Green Dragon, Brook, near Cadnam (E)
Green Dragon, Brook

Location: On the B3079, 2 km north-west of Cadnam (Junction 1 of the M27)

Postcode: SO43 7HE (for Sat Nav and Google Maps users)

Food: Yes

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: No

At the bar:

Wadworth's IPA
Wadworth's 6X
Wadworth's Horizon
Wadworth's Swordfish
Guinness
Beck's Vier
Heineken
Aspall Suffolk Cyder
Thatchers Gold Somerset Cider

(All details as at May 2017)

The Gun, Keyhaven, near Lymington (F)
The Gun, Keyhaven

Location: Keyhaven Road - close to the quay at Keyhaven, 4 kilometres south-west of Lymington

Postcode: SO41 0TP (for Sat Nav and Google Maps users)

Food: Traditional pub food and homemade daily specials

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: No

At the bar:

Ringwood Best
Sharp's Doom Bar
Flack's Double Drop
Timothy Taylor Landlord
Guinness
Carlsberg
Thatchers Gold Somerset Cider
Stowford Press Cider
Westons Old Rosie Cider

(All details as at May 2016)

The New Forest Inn, Emery Down, near Lyndhurst (G)
New Forest Inn, Emery Down

Location: On the edge of Emery Down, 1.5 kilometres north-west of Lyndhurst

Postcode: SO43 7DY

Food: Yes

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: Yes

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

At the bar:

Ringwood Fortyniner
Flack Manor - Double Drop
Purity Brewing, Mad Goose pale ale
Guinness
Fosters
Peroni (premium lager)
Grolsch
Aspall Suffolk Cider
Aspall Harry Sparrow Cider

(All details as at May 2016)

The Oak Inn, Bank, near Lyndhurst (H)
Oak Inn, Bank

Location: On Pinkney Lane at Bank, 1.5 kilometres from Lyndhurst and not too far from the A35 Christchurch road

Postcode: SO43 7FD

Food: Monday - Friday: 12.00 - 2.30 pm, 6.00 - 9.30pm, Saturday: 12.00 - 9.30 pm, Sunday: 12.00 - 9.00 pm

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: No

At the bar:

Gales HSB
Gales Seafarers Ale
Fuller's London Pride
Guinness
Heineken
Foster's
Staropramen Lager
Aspall Suffolk Cyder

(All details as at April 2013)

The Red Lion, Boldre, near Lymington (I)
Red Lion, Boldre

Location: Rope Hill - in Boldre village, 3 kilometres north of Lymington

Postcode: SO41 8NE (for Sat Nav and Google Maps users)

Food: Monday - Saturday - 12.00 noon - 2.30 pm; 6.00 pm - 9.30 pm; Sunday - 12.00 noon - 8.00 pm

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: No

At the bar:

Ringwood Best
Ringwood Fortyniner
Brakspear Oxford Gold
Marston's 'Me Duck'
Guinness
Beck's Vier
Kronenbourg 1664
Peroni (premium lager)
Thatchers Gold Somerset Cider

(All details as at April 2013)

The Red Shoot, Linwood (P)
Red Shoot, Linford

Location: Toms Lane, Linwood - 6 kilometres north-east of Ringwood

Postcode: BH24 3QT (for Sat Nav and Google Maps users)

Food: Yes

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: Adjacent campsite

At the bar:

Red Shoot Brewery - New Forest Gold
Red Shoot Brewery - Muddy Boot
Red Shoot Brewery - Tom Tipple
Wadworth 6X
Wadworth Boundary
Wadworth, Corvus Stout
Kronenbourg 1664
Amstel
Fosters
Kingstone Press Cider
Thatchers Gold Somerset Cider

(All details as at May 2016)

The Rockingham Arms, West Wellow (O)
Rockingham Arms, West Wellow

Location: Canada Road, West Wellow - leads straight out onto Canada Common

Postcode: SO51 6DE (for Sat Nav and Google Maps users)

Food: Set Menu for both lunches and dinners, and a standard a la carte. 12 noon - 2.30pm and 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: No

At the bar:

Ringwood Best
Upham Punter
Rotating guest ales e.g. Dancing Cows, Vibrant Forest Brewery, Ringwood, Upham
Guinness
Carlsberg
San Miguel
Peroni
Aspalls Suffolk Cider

(All details as at May 2016)

The Royal Oak, Fritham, near Cadnam (J)
Royal Oak, Fritham

Location: In the well-spread hamlet of Fritham, 6 kilometres west of Cadnam (Junction 1 of the M27)

Postcode: SO43 7HJ (for Sat Nav and Google Maps users)

Food: Yes

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: No

The Royal Oak, Fritham - historical image
A glimpse of the past -
The Royal Oak has been little
changed by the passage of time

At the bar:

Bowman's Royal Oak
Flack Manor - Double Drop
Andwell Brewery - Gold Muddler
Cotleigh Old Hooker
O'Hara's Irish Stout
Budweiser
Foster's
Beck's Vier
Aspall Suffolk Cyder
Stowford Press Cider

(All details as at April 2013)

The Royal Oak, Hilltop, near Beaulieu (K)
Royal Oak, Hilltop

Location: Hilltop, 2 km north-east of Beaulieu village, beside the B3054

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

Food: Monday - Friday: 12.00 - 3.00 pm, 6.00 - 9.00 pm. Saturday, Sunday, Bank holidays: All day.

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: No

At the bar:

Abbot Ale
Adnams Broadside
Wadworth's Bishop's Tipple
Ringwood Best
Guinness
Carling
Foster's
Kronenbourg 1664
Stella Artois
Thatchers Gold Somerset Cider
Stowford Press Cider
Pheasant Plucker Pear Cider
Lilley's Bee Sting Pear Cider

(All details as at April 2013)

The Swan, Swan Green, near Lyndhurst (L)
Swan, Swan Green

Location: Swan Green, beside the A35 Christchurch road, 1 kilometre west of Lyndhurst

Postcode: SO43 7DT (for Sat Nav and Google Maps users)

Food: Cream teas, and a full menu available all day from 12.00 noon.

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: Yes

At the bar:

Abbot Ale
Ringwood Old Scrumper
Ringwood Fortyniner
Hogs Back Brewery T.E.A.
Sharp's Doom Bar
Guinness
Carlsberg
San Miguel
Thatchers Gold Somerset Cyder
Stowford Press Cider

(All details as at April 2013)

The Trustee Servant, Minstead, near Lyndhurst (M)
Trustee Servant, Minstead

Location: In the hamlet of Minstead, close to the church - 3.5 kilometres north-west of Lyndhurst

Postcode: SO43 7FY (for Sat Nav and Google Maps users)

Food: Yes

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: Yes

The Trustee Servant, Minstead - historical image
A glimpse of the past - The Trustee
Servant seen here in a 1906 view

At the bar:

Sharp's Doom Bar
Flack Manor - Double Drop
Bowman Ales, Wallops Wood
Guinness
Peroni
Budweiser
Foster's
Thatchers Gold Somerset Cyder
Aspall Suffolk Cider

(All details as at May 2016)

The Turfcutters Arms, East Boldre (N)
Turfcutters, East Boldre

Location: In East Boldre village - 2 kilometres south-west of Beaulieu

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

Food: Yes

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: Yes

At the bar:

Ringwood Best
Ringwood Fortyniner
Andwell's King John
Guinness
Kronenburg
Kozel (Czech lager)
Strongbow Cloudy Apple Cider
Thatchers Gold Somerset Cyder

(All details as at May 2016)

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New Forest country pubs
(excluding those around Lyndhurst)
New Forest country pubs around Lyndhurst
New Forest ponies
New Forest ponies in the road
New Forest ponies, cattle, pigs, sheep and donkeys are a popular part of the New Forest scene, but in 2015, 55 were killed on the roads.
Always take care when driving
New Forest seasonal highlights
November
Sika deer continue to engage in rutting behaviour, and will do so until December.
Pigs seek out the remains of the acorn crop.
Beech leaves are transformed into a magnificent mosaic of glorious reds and golds. Other deciduous trees, too, take on an autumnal cloak before their leaves fall.
Dragonflies can occasionally be seen on the wing on bright days early in the month.


December
Foxglove leaves survive the winter at ground level, and offer the prospect of colourful summer blooms to come.
Redwings and fieldfares, autumn and winter visitors, gorge on haws and holly berries.
Great grey shrikes and hen harriers hunt over the heaths and other open spaces.
Honeysuckle by the end of the month often shows welcome signs of new growth.
New Forest 'what's on' - a small
selection of local events and activities
November 2017
Friday, 10th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Film night - The Sense of an Ending (15), 7.00pm - 10.30pm.
Saturday, 25th - Burley Village Hall, Christmas Bazaar, 2.00pm.
Saturday, 14th October to Sunday, 14th January - New Forest Centre - Lyndhurst, Special Exhibition: From the Charter of the Forest to the Present Day, 10.00am - 3.30pm. Free entry.

December 2017
Friday, 1st - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Brockenhurst 50+ Keep Fit Club, Annual Barn Dance, 7.30pm - 11.00pm. Contact Keith on 01590 622275 for tickets.
Saturday, 9th and 16th, Sunday, 10th and 17th - Exbury Gardens, Christmas Postal Express, 10.00am - 4.00pm. Train ride - £6 per person which includes entry to the gardens. No pre-booking so make sure you arrive early. Gardens open subject to weather permitting.
For further details, view the full New Forest What's on programme.
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley