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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**
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).

Here's just one horrific example - Three donkeys killed in collision with van at notorious New Forest blackspot (Advertiser and Times)
** Always take care when driving **
New Forest seasonal highlights
May
Bluebells and other wild flowers brighten the woods, usually in relatively small numbers.
Bird song can be heard throughout the day but is at its loudest at dawn and, to a lesser extent, dusk.
Foals are born in increasing numbers and can be seen beside ever-attentive mares.
Dragonflies are more frequently observed on the wing as spring progresses.

June
Badgers can now often be watched above ground well before darkness falls.
Deer - fallow, red, roe, sika and muntjac deer are all present - give birth, although the youngsters are unlikely to be noticed until July.
Heath spotted-orchids add delicate pink colour to many of the heaths.
Hobbies, dashing birds of prey, can often be seen aloft, hawking for insects.
The Glorious New Forest
The New Forest
The New Forest
Marvellous landscapes, marvellous wildlife
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley