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Welcome!

Tim & Kay Eyre and their friendly team welcome drinkers and diners to a traditional Forest pub where ‘homemade’ means made on the premises.

Tim, the landlord, originally trained as a master butcher and now uses these skills in the kitchen.  He personally cuts all our steaks and makes all our 1/2lb steakburgers and sausages on the premises. We only use local New Forest venison, pheasant, rabbit, etc., in our seasonal game dishes which are prepared by Tim and his team of chefs.

We now sell packs of our homemade sausages and burgers , keep this in mind when you visit us or are just passing by, take a taste of the forest home with you!

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  • Ideal for walking, cycling and enjoying the view across the heathland.
  • Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome in all areas except the garden and main dining area.  Muddy boots allowed.  Some books and toys are also available for the little ones.
  • Excellent meals including light snacks, fish, and home-made specialities are offered from noon until 9:30pm, seven days a week.
  • A selection of smaller portions for the smaller appetites.
  • Most food allergies and dietary requirements can be catered for.  Please speak to a manager for advice.
  • No automatic service charge whatever the size of your party.
  • Three well-kept real ales and Two scrumpy cider’s on handpull.
  • A new selection of fabulous local Gin’s now available, ask at the bar for a Gin menu!
  • Log fires in the winter.
  • Large patio with heaters, beer garden and newly refurbished outdoor children’s play area.
  • Coach parties welcome.
  • Plenty of parking for car clubs.

The pub is open from 11am to 11pm Mon-Sat. 11am to 10:30pm Sundays and Bank holidays.

Food is served from 12 noon to 9:30pm everyday, with addition of roast dinners on a Sunday.