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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 73%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 953 reviews

Family- and dog-friendly hotel in the heart of the New Forest

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At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome
Civil weddings
Outdoor parking

Located in the heart of the beautiful New Forest National Park, this popular hotel provides an ideal base for exploring this remarkable area. Bedrooms have garden or forest views, and free WiFi is available throughout. The hotel is children friendly, and they will delight in seeing the ponies on the doorstep. The restaurant has views of the lovely landscaped gardens, with delicious food to match. The bar offers a more relaxed atmosphere and food is served from midday to nine in the evening.


  • En-suite rooms: 38
  • Family rooms: 6
  • Ground-floor rooms: 7
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Hearing loop

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 38


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Ironing facilities


  • Weekly entertainment


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 40
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 15
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 20


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 70

Getting here

M27 junction 1, follow signs for A337 Lyndhurst. Follow road for 3 miles, left at lights onto A35, A337 Lymington Brockenhurst, right into Meerut Road, right at T-junction.

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