11 Pubs in the New Forest – Our Favourites
With 150 Square Miles of New Forest to explore you can imagine there are quite a few pubs in the New Forest.
The New Forest is easy to travel to from Bournemouth. It’s a mere 30 minute drive.
Here is our list of the favorites in each New Forest village and town.
Burley Pubs Hampshire – Pubs in the New Forest
Burley has two pubs in the New Forest that spring to mind when I think of Burley. It also has a manor house hotel which although isn’t a pub, its a great place to stop off for dinner and a few drinks.
Burley is a stunning village in the New Forest known for its links to witchcraft and the New Forest Ponies.
You can read more about Burley in our Burley New Forest Review.
1. White Buck Burley
Address: Bisterne Cl, Burley, Ringwood BH24 4AZ
The White Buck in Burley is a former residence. A beautiful old house which has now been converted to a pub and restaurant and recently a Bed and Breakfast too. This is one of the favourite pubs in the New Forest.
Surrounded by trees and a beautiful garden and courtyard to sit in. The White Buck really is a lovely pub to spend some time. Now a Fuller’s chain pub the food here is traditional pub food with a lovely traditional Sunday Roast.
You’ll find the White Buck not too far from Burley village center.
You can read more about The White Buck in our Burley New Forest review.
2. The Queens Head Burley
Address: The Cross, Burley, Ringwood BH24 4AB
The Queens Head Burley is a very old landmark in Burley village. It’s been there for hundreds of years and was a former Blacksmiths.
The property retains most of its original features and has been a staple in the history of the village. It’s easy to travel to from Bournemouth and takes around 30-40 minutes depending on traffic.
Being right in the heart of Burley this is where the Burley locals spend their time. The pub has a wonderful courtyard surrounded by trees to sit in, and a free car park.
You will find lots of New Forest Ponies gathering around this car park at the back of this pub. They congregate here to shelter under the trees from the sun.
You’ll also be able to take Burley Wagon Rides from the Queens Head Car park. These lovely rides take you around Burley and into the forest by horse drawn cart. You’ll get a really great look around Burley and the surrounding forest.
You can read more about The Queens Head pub in our Burley New Forest review.
3. The Burley Manor Hotel
Address: 1 Ringwood Rd, Burley, Ringwood BH24 4BS
The Burley Manor Hotel is a stunning old hunting lodge built in the 1800’s. Originally built for King Henry to stay in and spend his holiday hunting with his guests. This is a stunning place to go and stay. The bar and restaurant is open to anyone, you don’t need to be staying there to enjoy the remarkable views and the grandeur of this beautiful building.
The food here is incredible and if you’re partial to afternoon tea. Then this is the place to go.
You can read more about The Burley Manor in our Burley Manor review.
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Brockenhurst Pubs Hampshire – Pubs in the New Forest
Brockenhurst is another gorgeous New Forest village with its own train station. It’s on the Waterloo line so is very easy to travel to from London. It’s also easy to travel from Bournemouth and is a 30-40 minute drive.
There is a bike hire shop in the village that attracts a lot of cyclists who come to enjoy a day of riding in the forest to embark on the 8 mile Brockenhurst to Rhinefield House ride.
Brockenhurst is the largest New Forest village by population numbers. Walking through Brockenhurst you will come across New Forest ponies and pigs wandering freely through the area.
4. The Pig at Brockenhurst
Address: B3055, Brockenhurst SO42 7QL
Tucked away in the heart of the New Forest is the stunning hotel, restaurant and pub called The Pig at Brockenhurst. This hotel is one of a chain with another one of the hotels at Studland in Poole.
This is a beautiful 32 bedroomed country house that was originally a former residence. It’s now turned into an incredible restaurant and pub. All produce is homegrown from within the garden walls. The rooms here are a mixture of luxury and homely charm.
You can choose to sit inside the stunning bar or outside in the courtyard with country views as far as the eye can see.
5. The Foresters Arms Brockenhurst
Address: 10 Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst SO42 7RR
The Foresters Arms in Brockenhurst is bang smack in the middle of the village. From the train station its one of the first buildings you will see. Here you will find a traditional forest village pub with a family feel and great food at great prices.
A stable part of Brockenhurst village this pub has been part of the village for hundreds of years. In the Summer months, you will find lots of live music events here and it’s packed with Brockenhurst village locals.
Next to the pub, you will find the bike shop where you can rent a bike to ride out into the forest and take the popular Brockenhurst to Rhinefield House route.
If you are lucky you may get to see some New Forest Ponies and the odd donkey and pig walking past as you sit and have your dinner.
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Lyndhurst Pubs Hampshire – Pubs in the New Forest
6. Limewood Hotel
Address: Beaulieu Rd, Lyndhurst SO43 7FZ
A stunning 5 Star Hotel in the heart of the New Forest National Park with a relaxed, stylish, and comfortable upscale restaurant that although is rather posh isn’t pretentious. The interior is full of character.
Although this is a hotel anyone is welcome and the restaurant and pub here is a wonderful place to go and spend time.
They also do a great afternoon tea here and an amazing Sunday Roast.
Minstead in the heart of the New Forest is a lovely little village, very popular with New Forest locals and visitors alike. With its true old country charm and the animals which walk around and frequent it.
Surrounded by trees and beautiful thatched cottages. Minstead is a picture perfect English country village.
Steeped in history and made famous by its former resident Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who wrote the famous Sherlock Holmes books and is buried with his wife in the graveyard here.
7. The Trusty Servant
Address: 2 Compton Cottages, Minstead, Lyndhurst SO43 7FY
Overlooking Minstead village green usually surrounded by New Forest Ponies, donkeys, cows and pigs is the loverly pub The Trusty Servant. This is a true country pub with an old world village charm.
One of the most popular pubs in the New Forest its surrounded by forest and thatched cottages.
There is a nice back garden here to sit out on or if you prefer you can sit at the front of the pub and watch the roaming animals walk around. The food here is traditional British with a fabulous Sunday Roast Dinner.
A selection of ales and local beers and an intensive wine list. There are also rooms here to rent if you wanted to experience a stay in a traditional New Forest village.
Christchurch Pubs Dorset – Pubs in the New Forest
8. The Boathouse Christchurch
Address: Quay Rd, Christchurch BH23 1BU
Situated on Christchurch Quay with an incredible view over Christchurch Quay and Christchurch Harbour.
A lovely place to sit and watch the world go by on Christchurch harbour and to watch the boats go back and forth. The food here is Mediterranean style and the restaurant boasts an indoor bar with a cocktail menu.
At night there is live music and cocktails are served on the outside courtyard. A glass balcony is also available with a garden to sit and enjoy our meal.
You can read more about The BoatHouse in our BoatHouse Christchurch review.
9. The Captains Club Christchurch
Address: Wick Ferry, Wick Ln, Christchurch BH23 1HU
The Captains Club is a popular hotel in Christchurch. It’s situated right on the river with a court yard which is on the edge of the harbour. Open to the public anyone can go for dinner and drinks here.
On the edge of, Christchurch Quay this is a great place to go for a lovely close up view of the river and to sit and watch the boats go by (and the swans).
One of the favourite places to go in the evening for cocktails or for a Sunday jug of Pims. The food here is great too and you can choose to eat your dinner in the restaurant or outside on the edge of the harbour.
You can read more about The Captains Club in our Captains Club Hotel review.
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Bransgore Pubs Dorset – Pubs in the New Forest
10. The Three Tuns – Pubs in the New Forest
Address: Ringwood Rd, Bransgore, Christchurch BH23 8JH
The Three Tuns has been a staple pub in the village for a very long time. Since the 17th century. A traditional thatched building with a lot of history and many of the original features intact. Each room within this building has open fires and a rustic traditional feel.
The food served here is a traditional British pub menu with all produce sourced from the New Forest and local areas. The fish here comes directly from Mudeford Quay. And is delivered fresh.
Out back is a large terrace with water feature & superb gardens with a stunning view over the backing fields with horses roaming around.
11. The Crown Bransgore
Address: Ringwood Road, Bransgore, Christchurch, BH23 8AA
The Crown is a popular pub owned by the Vintage Inns chain. Therefore it offers a menu of country pub classics. The inside of the pub is traditional with a wood bar and outside you will find a nice garden surrounded by trees.
The Crown can be found in the center of Bransgore village and is popular with locals and visitors from afar alike.
This is a very dog friendly pub too, so all the family is welcome here.