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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  • New Forest
    Sleeps 5
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    £400
    Per week (seasonal) Sleeps 4-5
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    New Forest cottage in Sway village, 3 miles from Lymington and Brockenhurst with a private garden, free WiFi, a fully fitted kitchen and dog friendly. Pub & deli nearby. Sleeps 4-5
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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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    £35
    Per person bed and breakfast
     
    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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  • New Forest
    Sleeps 6
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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, BBQ & WiFi. Sleeps 6
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  • Fordingbridge
    Sleeps 2
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    £360
    Per week (seasonal) Sleep 2
     
    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
    Per person per night B&B (2 sharing)
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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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    £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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  • 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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  • 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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