Covering 140,000 acres across two counties, the New Forest National Park is one of the finest national parks in the United Kingdom, and has even been voted the best national park in the whole of Europe!
If you’re searching for somewhere to host the perfect Christmas celebration near the New Forest, pop into one of our friendly nearby gastropubs, close to local attractions and sights like Beaulieu, Lymington, Blackwater Arboretum, and, of course, the National Park itself.
Sit down for a delicious meal in our New Forest restaurants and indulge with a pint of award-winning Butcombe beer from our superb selection behind the bar.
Places To Eat Near The New Forest National Park
After enjoying a wonderful day in the New Forest National Park, stop at one of our restaurants in Dorset or Hampshire. Enjoy a delicious, locally-sourced, home-cooked meal, washed down with a pint of our award-winning Butcombe beer.
The Castle Inn
For a true taste of Dorset, visit the 16th century Castle Inn in Lulworth, close to popular Dorset attractions like Lulworth Cove, Lulworth Castle, Tyneham Village, Bindon Hill, and Durdle Door. Fresh, local, perfectly-cooked fish and seafood await you, along with pub classics and Sunday roasts, paired with award-winning Butcombe beers behind the bar. Dine alfresco in the courtyard terrace, and bring your four-legged friend along with you! Check our special offers or book your Christmas celebration with us.
The Avon Causeway
Indulge with delicious, locally-sourced classic pub dishes at the Avon Causeway restaurant, just a stone’s throw away from the New Forest National Park and Bournemouth International Airport. Peckish for a light bite before exploring the Dorset countryside? Stop in to sample moreish pub snacks and nibbles, including pigs in blankets and Westcombe Cheddar and Butcombe ale rarebit. In the mood for a classic roast dinner before you jet-set from Bournemouth Airport? Start your holiday right with a Great British Sunday roast, with all the trimmings, and delicious vegan options for plant-based diets. Check our special offers or celebrate Christmas early with us.
The Fish Inn
With its beautiful thatched roof, country-chic decor and food & drink menu full of modern takes on British pub classics, The Fish Inn in Ringwood is a perfect place for a comforting meal or a light bite, with a pint of proper Butcombe beer, of course. Take a look at our special offers and stop by after exploring the New Forest National Park, your family trip to Moors Valley Country Park, or Christmas shopping in Hampshire.
The High Corner Inn
Whether you’re marvelling at the ponies of the New Forest, trekking across the majestic Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or doing a spot of Christmas shopping in the nearby city of Southampton, take a break in the country gastropub, the High Corner Inn. With a menu chock-full of modern twists on pub classics, seasonal, locally-sourced dishes, kid-friendly options, a range of award-winning Butcombe beers behind the bar – as well as one of the best roast dinners in the South East – you’ll find something you love at the High Corner Inn. Take a look at our special offers before booking.
The Pavilion Arms
Looking for somewhere to grab a bite to eat or something more substantial after exploring Bournemouth’s beautiful beaches? Pop into The Pavilion Arms restaurant for hearty, comforting British classics like fish and chips, pie and mash, and the best roast dinner in Bournemouth – perfectly paired with a pint of award-winning Butcombe beer. Kids are welcome, too, with a child-friendly menu of nutritious and delicious meals, and a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere. Take a look at our special offers and festive menus.