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Mentioned in the Domesday Book, The Red Lion sits at the crossroads in the ancient village of Boldre. The rambling interior contains cosy, beamed rooms, log fires and rural memorabilia; the rooms glow with candlelight on antique copper and brass. Expect a genuinely warm welcome and traditional values, with Ringwood ales on offer at the bar. The kitchen places an emphasis on traditional meals made using the very best of the forest’s produce. Typical starters include tea-smoked Hampshire trout with home-made potato salad; and twice baked goats’ cheese soufflé, then lamb shank slow-braised with redcurrant, rosemary and honey, mash and root vegetables; and free-range chicken supreme, crispy bacon, smoked cheese sauce and chunky chips. In the summer, you can eat outside on the herb patio.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 Dec
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11-3 5.30-11 (Sun 12-8) (summer Sat 11-11)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Sat 12-2.30, Sun 12-8 (summer Sat 12-9.30)
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 6-9.30, Sun 12-8 (summer Sat 12-9.30, winter Mon-Thu 6-9)

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Ringwood Best Bitter & Fortyniner, Guinness, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions

Dogs

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

Getting here

M27 junct 1, A337 through Lyndhurst & Brockenhurst towards Lymington, follow Boldre signs

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