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.

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  • Brockenhurst
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    £70
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    17th Century Forester's cottage hotel in Brockenhurst. 15 beautiful rooms with daily breakfasts. Ideal for romantic weekend breaks. Onsite restaurant and bar. Free wifi and parking
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  • Lyndhurst
    Sleeps 4
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    £295
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    Pet friendly Lyndhurst cottage with 2 en suite bedrooms. Dog sitting service available. Self- catering. Close to pubs, village & forest walks. Ideal for couples, families & groups.
     
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  • New Forest
    Sleeps 6
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    £555
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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, BBQ & WiFi. Sleeps 6
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    £1,000
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    Beautifully presented Edwardian apartment in Lymington with 3 bedrooms, 1st floor garden, parking permit & wonderful period features. Short breaks available. No pets.
     
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  • Fordingbridge
    Sleeps 4
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    £650
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    Charming self catering holiday cottage set in a rural idyll in Fordingbridge. Large private garden. Perfect for family or romantic holidays. Pet friendly. Free Wifi and parking
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  • Winsor
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    £895
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    Quaint luxury cottage with hot tub on the north eastern edge of the New Forest. Stunning living space with cosy log burners. Furnished patio and exercise room. Off road parking.
     
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  • Brockenhurst
    Sleeps 6
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    £235
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    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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    £30
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    Beautifully converted chapel offering 'self catering' B&B in Sway near Lymington. Charming rooms. Families welcome, ground floor accommodation.
     
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    £35
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    Charming New Forest Bed & Breakfast in Sway, 10 minutes from Lymington & Brockenhurst. Families welcome, dogs allowed. Free WiFi and parking. Garden, log fire and conservatory.
     
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  • Ringwood
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    £60
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    Thatched Ringwood inn with a choice of apartments ideal for 4 or 6 people. Continental breakfast can be provided. Modern kitchens, Freeview TV, close to amenities.
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