Best real ales and fine food at the East End Arms, New Forest

Best real ales and fine food at the East End Arms, New Forest

With everything from luxury Michelin starred and AA Rosette restaurants to cosy, country tea-rooms and friendly old inns serving fine food and ales, the New Forest has an extensive range of eateries and drinking holes where you can relax and refuel during your stay. An evening meal or afternoon tea at the 17th century country house hotel, The Montagu Arms in Beaulieu is perfect as part of a romantic break where you can experience a wide range of award winning cuisine in opulent surroundings. For families, the pretty village of Ashurst has several family friendly restaurants close to the beach and with New Forest ponies grazing nearby. Music fans might also enjoy a trip to the East End Arms in Lymington which is owned by John Illsley, bass guitarist in the band Dire Straits.

Pretty coastal towns including Milford on Sea and Lymington contain a fine range of seafood restaurants serving freshly caught produce or travel into the New Forest to experience country pubs in Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst serving an excellent range of locally sourced cuisine. For lighter bites, the New Forest offers a picturesque range of tea rooms. Relax at The Station House near Burley set within a converted station and featuring plenty of railway memorabilia on display or at Exbury Gardens' choice of tea rooms with beautiful surrounding floral scenery.

Accommodation in the New Forest

  • Fordingbridge
    Sleeps 2
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    £360
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    Two ground floor apartments on the edge of the New Forest with a working water mill onsite. Large garden and riverside BBQ area. Well behaved pets welcome. Sleep 2.
     
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  • Brockenhurst
    Sleeps 6
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    £235
    Per Week (Seasonal) Sleep 4 & 6
     
    Two charming cottages in the heart of the New Forest, close to Brockenhurst village centre. Pet and family friendly with digital TV, enclosed gardens & welcome pack. Sleep 4 & 6.
     
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  • Fordingbridge
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    £40
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    Unique B&B accommodation on the edge of the New Forest with an onsite working water mill. Cream teas during the summer season and private fishing. New Forest Marque Award-winner.
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    £95
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    Beaulieu B&B providing farmhouse accommodation in the New Forest, with en-suite rooms and on-site parking. TV in all rooms. Lovely guest lounge with open fire. Parking and Wi-Fi.
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    £555
    per week (seasonal) Sleeps 6
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    Exceptional family friendly cottage in New Milton on the southern edge of the New Forest, 1 mile from beaches with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & an enclosed garden. Two dogs welcome.
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  • Ringwood
    Sleeps 3
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    £342
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 3
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    Delightful New Forest chalet surrounded by ancient woodland ideal for couples or a small family. Antique wood burner, lovely garden, close to real ale pub. Two dogs welcome.
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  • Fordingbridge
    Sleeps 2
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    £270
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    This semi-detached cottage sits next to another holiday home, in the owner's 10 acres of grounds, 1 mile from Alderholt, sleeping 2 people in 1 bedroom.
     
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  • Verwood
    Sleeps 6
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    £310
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 6
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    Perfect for a family holiday to a beautiful part of rural England, this traditional farmhouse offers spacious accommodation for up to six people.
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  • New Forest National Park
    Sleeps 6
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    £849
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    Single storey holiday accommodation in the New Forest with three bedrooms, wood burner, Sky TV & oil Rayburn. Travel cot & high chair. Short breaks. No pets.
     
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  • Milford on Sea
    Sleeps 6
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    £313
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 6
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    A lovely single storey cottage in the seaside village of Milford on Sea, which can accommodate six people over three bedrooms, and is ideal for coastal or countryside pursuits.
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