27. 17 in Henry Adams wing, 1 suitable for disabled.
lounge, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, ½-acre garden (alfresco dining).
in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 9 bedrooms, not in restaurant.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £110–£200, D,B&B £140–£255. À la carte £32.
Good Hotel Guide Review
The lawn stretches down to Beaulieu river from this 18th-century shipbuilder’s house. It’s a fine place, today, to watch the boats on the water, as those once-upon-a-time shipwrights did. At the end of a tree-lined lane in the New Forest national park, the hotel is ‘nice and relaxed’, with ‘lovely staff’, say guests this year. Bedrooms in the main house, decorated, perhaps, with an oriental carpet or carved-wood four-poster bed, have a pleasing, eclectic air; those in the Henry Adams wing are brighter and more modern, with a breezy coastal feel – ‘cute,’ one visitor said. Light sleepers might discuss options before booking – an annexe room was found to hear noise from a late-night function. At mealtimes, try ‘very good’ modern dishes (perhaps River Test trout, tomato and anchovy pressing, black olive tapenade) in the restaurant; in the smartly refurbished Yachtsman’s bar and on the wide terrace, staff in Breton stripes serve salads, sharing boards, pub classics and pizzas. On a sunny day, take a ‘pleasing walk’ along the river to pretty Beaulieu village, watching out for wildfowl. A sweet reward: tea rooms and a chocolate shop await. (LR)
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