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The Rose & Thistle

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Garden

A spectral presence is occasionally abroad here; hardly surprising that the spirit of a former landlord is loathe to leave such an idyllic thatched pub at the fringe of the New Forest. For mortal visitors it's the lure of the local beers, the discovery of top-notch home cooking and the bright, shrubby cottage garden that will detain them. In chillier weather they can settle inside to be warmed by huge log fires. A tasty lunchtime snack might be a crayfish tail sandwich with avocado and salad; or a Welsh rarebit; but for something more substantial choose homity pie and onion gravy; confit rare breed pork belly, spring onion mash, black pudding and cider jus; or oven roasted Dorset lamb rump, confit smoked garlic and redcurrant jus.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11-3 6-11 (Sat 11-11 Sun 12-8)
  • Lunch: all wk 12-2.15
  • Dinner: Mon-Sat 7-9.15

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Ringwood Best, Sharp's Doom Bar, Butcombe Bitter
  • Real ciders: Westons, Black Rat

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 garden

Getting here

Follow Rockbourne signs from either A354 (Salisbury to Blandford Forum road) or A338 at Fordingbridge

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