Find the perfect New Forest pub to eat, drink & be merry!

From traditional thatched-roof Inns, to more contemporary and sleek offerings, the New Forest boasts a huge selection of pubs; including family-friendly and dog-friendly pubs, pubs with award-winning menus, and even pubs that you can plan your walk and cycle rides to and from - there is something for everyone! Visitors to the New Forest can also enjoy a bed and breakfast stay in our featured pubs with accommodation!

Since its formation as William the Conqueror's royal hunting ground in 1079, the New Forest's ample horse riding and walking tracks have made for thirsty work, and the Fleur De Lys, in Pilley- Lymington, were the first to offer R&R after a busy day ofexploring, opening their doors to the thirsty from 1096!

Still going strong to this day, this New Forest pub paved the way for many more to open, with the towns and villages of the New Forest now all offering a variety of pubs, bars and restaurants to enjoy!

A great place to meet with loved ones, tuck into hearty and home-cooked fayre, plan a walk to, or simply relax after a busy day, the New Forest's array of pubs have become a firm part of the areas heritage! Knowing our 'stuff' when it comes to great food and drink, many local New forest suppliers have made their names nationally with crafted pub food, beers and ales! Ringwood Brewery, Vibrant Forest Brewery and New Forest Ice Cream are amongst the popular produce that has won the hearts of the country!

Whatever the weather, and whichever New Forest town you visit, choose your perfect pub visit with the help of our guide which highlights a selection of the best pubs on offer...


By the Coast...

With the scenic waterside hotspots of Lymington, Milford-On-Sea and Barton-On-Sea, these coastal pubs and restaurants provide the perfect place to continue soaking up the fresh sea air and stunning views:

  • Pebble Beach - Barton-On-Sea
  • Raft Rocks - Milford-On-Sea
  • The Fish Inn - Ringwood
  • The Haven - Lymington
  • The Shipyard - Lymington
By the Forest...

After a brisk stomp or a more relaxed wander through the New Forest's huge selection of ancient woodlands, warm up and relax in some of the prettiest and most historic pubs including...

  • Queens Head - Burley
  • Sir John Barleycorn - Cadnam
  • The Fleur De Lys - Lymington
  • The Hare and Hounds - Sway
  • The Snakecatcher - Brockenhurst
  • The Turfcutters - Beaulieu
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Image: The Kings Head, Quay Street, Lymington.
In Towns & Villages...

Shopping and sightseeing can be very thirsty work so why not refuel by visiting these highly rated New Forest pubs...

  • Haunch of Venison - Salisbury
  • Rose and Thistle - Fordingbridge
  • The Drift Inn - Lyndhurst
  • The Glen - Hythe
  • The Monkey House - Lymington
  • The New Forest Inn - Lyndhurst
  • The Thomas Tripp - Lymington
  • The Three Tuns - Romsey
  • The Trusty Servant - Minstead

Warm up after a New Forest walk in a pub snug with roaring fire, or toast to happy times with friends and family during your visit to the New Forest - we'll cheers to that!

New Forest Pubs with B&B rooms...

Many New Forest pubs and inns offer bed and breakfast accommodation, so it is never too far to stagger home.

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