Best New Forest Pubs

Nestled between Hampshire and Wiltshire, the New Forest is one of the UK's most popular beauty spots. Whether you're heading to the area for a cosy staycation or a day of outdoor adventure, you'll be in need of a spot to refuel. If you're on the hunt for a Sunday roast, juicy burger or refreshing pint, check out our guide to the best pubs in the New Forest.

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Last updated on 4th July 2024

New Forest

Offering some of the best views in the biz, New Forest is the perfect place to while away a weekend. With a sprawling beer garden, relaxed dog policy and mouthwatering menu to boot, it's ideal for groups of all shapes and sizes.

White Buck Inn

On the hunt for New Forest pubs and restaurants? Look no further than the White Buck Inn, a charming country house with a cosy restaurant and quaint rooms for overnight stays. Offering the perfect base for exploring, it transforms as dusk falls, with flickering candles and sumptuous cuisine taking centre stage.

Fox & Hounds

This gastropub in the New Forest is known for its welcoming service, friendly locals and top-notch grub. The menu at Fox & Hounds fronts all the classics you would expect, from seasonal pies to beer-battered fish and chips plus mega Sunday roasts.

Cromwell Arms

The Cromwell Arms is perched on the edge of the historic market town of Romsey and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week. This pretty spot is also home to 14 bedrooms, as well as a luscious garden, complete with pergolas and twinkling fairy lights.

Alice Lisle

One of the best pubs in the New Forest with a garden, Alice Lisle is well-loved by locals and visitors. This boozer boasts a light and airy conservatory, with doors opening out onto a large alfresco area. Stop by for a hearty Sunday roast, thirst-quenching Pimm's or indulgent pud. 

The Swan, Lyndhurst

Enjoy a delicious bite to eat or a refreshing pint at The Swan, Lyndhurst, a cute and cosy pub that fronts rustic wooden beams, rich carpets and a beautiful beer garden. Friendly and local, it welcomes passersby to enjoy plates of cheesy truffle tiger fries (£8), Monterey Jack and bacon burgers (£15), plus drool-worthy Sunday roasts with all the trimmings. 

Old Mill

A gorgeous riverside pub in the New Forest, Old Mill is the place to go for refreshing tipples and classic British fare. Though the interior is charming enough, the beaut beer garden is certainly a standout, plus this joint is home to a load of cosy rooms if you fancy staying the night.