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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    Comfortable B&B in the New Forest, Hampshire. Double or twin ensuite guest rooms. Near Southampton & Bournemouth for shops, bars and restaurants. Good for golf
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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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    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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    £119
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    Luxury holiday park near Lymington with leisure facilities, a spa, entertainment & fishing lake. Great range of accommodation for couples, families & groups. 3 miles to New Forest.
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    Budget Lyndhurst hotel ideal for relaxing breaks to the New Forest National Park. Newly refurbished ensuite double & family rooms. Free parking, nearby Little Chef Restaurant.
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  • New Milton
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    Family friendly holiday park in New Milton close to the beach & a short drive from New Forest walks. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom caravans, games room & kid's play area. Sleep 2-6.
     
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  • Brockenhurst
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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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  • Fordingbridge
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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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    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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    Lyndhurst hotel providing accommodation in the New Forest, with luxurious en-suite rooms and suites. On-site parking, free Wi-Fi and bike storage. Restaurant.
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