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Family-friendly pub in the New Forest

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly

In the market town of Ringwood, this family-run pub has a traditional and unspoilt feel with locals huddled around the bar drinking Hampshire-brewed Ringwood Best. With a beautiful garden complete with play area and vegetable patch, The Railway is family-friendly and younger visitors get to choose from their own menu. The American-influenced menu takes in home-made burgers, ‘posh’ hot dogs and pub classics like cottage pie with greens and gravy; or maple-glazed ham, chips and eggs from the pub’s own hens. Time a visit for the Early May Bank Holiday beer festival and a cider festival in August.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all day
  • Dinner: all day

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Ringwood Best Bitter, Otter, St Austell Tribute, Stonehenge Ales, Downton
  • Real ciders: Symonds, Mr Whitehead's

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Early May bank holiday
  • Cider festival, Summer bank holiday


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • Play area available


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

Getting here

From A31 (north of Ringwood) follow Ringwood signs onto B3347. At next roundabout 2nd exit signed Winkton. At next roundabout 2nd exit into Christchurch Road. 2nd right into Hightown Road

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