Log in or register
My AA Account

Sign in to see your cover and request assistance online

Log in

Don’t have a My AA account?

You’ll need your policy or membership number

Create an account

Your Finances

Loans | Savings | Credit Cards

Your Driving Lessons

Book a lesson

Reliable oasis on New Forest trails

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

At the heart of the National Park, patrons enjoying Gales ales in the garden of this bare-boarded, bric-à-brac full country pub may idly watch local residents’ pigs snuffling for acorns, New Forest ponies grazing or even fallow deer fleetingly flitting amidst the trees. It’s a popular stop with cyclists and walkers exploring the forest’s tracks, breaking for a while to partake of the enticing menu which is strong on meals prepared using produce of the parish; perhaps a doorstop sandwich with New Forest ham and Loosehanger cheese, or cider-braised pork belly, celeriac and sage purée, gratin potatoes and spiced apple compôte as a main. Booking for meals is advised. Children are welcome, but only 10 years and over are permitted after 6pm.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-2.30, Saturday 12-9.30, Sunday 12-9
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6-9.30, Saturday 12-9.30, Sunday 12-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: London Pride, George Gale and Co HSB and Seafarers
  • Real ciders: Cornish Orchards

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Lyndhurst signed A35 to Christchurch, follow A35 for 1mile, left at Bank sign

Use the AA Route Planner
Contact the establishment
Press to call
Tell us about your visit

Thank you for your feedback