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AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

On the southern edge of the New Forest National Park, just a short stroll from the Solent and close to the delightful village of Buckler's Hard, The East End Arms is a happy mix of community village inn and restaurant, with menus drawing on local produce and changing daily. The inviting Foresters Bar is pleasingly old-fashioned, with flagstoned floors and roaring fire adding to the pleasure of a gravity-drawn pint of ale, or a bottle of Thatchers cider. Lunchtime sandwiches are served on granary or white bloomer with French fries or crisps. The bright and airy restaurant is decorated with photographs of musicians, reflecting the past of the pub’s owner, Dire Straits’ bass player John Illsley. Starters such as ham hock and pigeon terrine could be followed by garlic and thyme roast poussin with wild mushrooms, Savoy cabbage and Parmentier potatoes.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11.30–3 5–11 (Friday to Saturday 11.30–11 Sunday 12–10.30)
  • Lunch: all week 12–2.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30–9

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Lymington towards Beaulieu (past Isle of Wight ferry), 3 miles to East End.

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