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Lyndhurst pubs

Crown Hotel (A)
The Crown, Lyndhurst

Location: Almost opposite the parish church, at the top of Lyndhurst High Street

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

Food: Yes - Brasserie

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: Yes

The Crown Hotel, Lyndhurst - historical image
A glimpse of the past - The Crown Hotel
as it was in the 19th century

At the bar:

John Smith's Extra Cool
Ringwood Best
Guinness
Fosters
Kronenbourg 1664

(All details as at April 2013)

Fox and Hounds (B)
Fox and Hounds, Lyndhurst

Location: Mid-way along Lyndhurst High Street

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

Food: Yes

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: No

The Fox and Hounds, Lyndhurst - historical image
A glimpse of the past -
a Lyndhurst street scene featuring the
Fox and Hounds and also, on the right,
the now defunct Volunteer Arms

At the bar:

Fuller’s London Pride
Gales HSB
Gales Seafarers
Amstel
Heineken
Peroni
Fuller’s Frontier
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Camden Brewery Gentleman’s Wit
Guinness
Fuller’s Organic Honeydew
Aspall’s Cyder
Cornish Orchard’s Gold

(All details as at March 2015)

Mailmans Arms (C)
Mailmans Arms, Lyndhurst

Location: At the bottom end of Lyndhurst High Street

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

Food: Yes, including all day availability on Saturdays and Sundays, and cream teas in season.

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: Yes

The Mailmans Arms and The Stag Hotel, Lyndhurst - historical image
A glimpse of the past -
The Mailmans Arms and The Stag Hotel

At the bar:

Abbot Ale
Greene King IPA
Twisted Wheel (spice, herb and vegetable beer)
Guinness
Stella Artois
Foster's
Staropramen Lager
Strongbow
Aspall Suffolk Cyder

(All details as at April 2013)

Stag Hotel (D)
Stag Hotel, Lyndhurst

Location: At the bottom end of Lyndhurst High Street

Postcode: SO43 7BE (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

The Stag Hotel, Lyndhurst - historical image
A glimpse of the past - The Stag Hotel
during the great blizzard of 1908

At the bar:

Greene King - St Edmund Ale
Greene King IPA
Old Speckled Hen
Guinness
Stella Artois 4
San Miguel
Noble English Craft Lager
Thatchers Gold Somerset Cider

(All details as at April 2013)

Waterloo Arms (E)
Waterloo Arms, Lyndhurst

Location: Pikes Hill, off the A337 Cadnam road, 0.75 kilometres from Lyndhurst centre

Postcode: SO43 7AS

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

Garden: Yes

Accommodation: No

At the bar:

Ringwood Fortyniner
Ringwood Best
Tetley Smooth
Sharp’s Doom Bar
Guinness
Carlsberg Export
Foster's
San Miguel
Thatchers Green Goblin oak aged cider
Thatchers Gold Somerset Cider

(All details as at April 2013)

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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 many returning long distant 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.
New Forest 'what's on' - a small
selection of local events and activities
March 2017
All of March and up to Sunday, 2nd April - New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, Special Exhibition: Creative Forest, 10.00am - 3.30pm.
Monday, 6th - Burley Village Hall, Film Night, 7.30pm.
Wednesday, 15th - Lyndhurst Community Centre, New Forest Art Society, 7.30pm. Visitors welcome (entry £4.00).
Friday, 24th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Film night - A Street Cat Named Bob, 7.30pm - 10.30pm.

April 2017
Monday, 3rd - Burley Village Hall, Film Night, 7.30pm.
Saturday, 8th April to Sunday, 11th June - Exbury Gardens, Four Seasons Art Exhibition, 10.00am - 5.00pm.
Tuesday, 11th - Bolderwood Eggtravaganza, Forestry Commission event, 11.00am - 3.00pm.
Sunday, 23rd - Exbury Gardens, Devoted to Dogs Day, 10.00am - 5.00pm.
View the full 'What's on' programme.
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley