Good Hotel Guide Review
Flagstone floors, old beams and open fires at this 18th-century coaching inn make fine bones for the smart tweeds and bright wall coverings of its updated country interior. In a quiet New Forest hamlet, the red brick building has been in the Eyre family since 1782; under the same ownership are two adjoining golf courses. Ranging from snug to capacious, individually decorated bedrooms include interconnecting rooms to accommodate a family. In the farmhouse-style restaurant, and on picnic tables in the garden, modern dishes might include Lymington crab or pork chops from New Forest pigs; the bar menu lists comfort foods and a splendid collection of gins. Next day, there’s ‘good choice’, with gluten-free options, at breakfast.
023 8081 2214
28. Some interconnecting, 8 on ground floor.
bar, lounge, 2 dining rooms, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, beer garden (games, boules pitch), patio, parking.
all day in bar.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, bar, public rooms, not in dining room.
per room B&B single from £84, double £109–£199. À la carte £30. 2-night min. stay Fri/Sat.