Local Pub and Restaurants Guide
There are lots of lovely local pubs and restaurants nearby. This being the New Forest, most places are traditional village pubs, which have either stuck to their roots or branched out into smarter ‘bistro’ establishments.
Please do ask for directions to any of them from the site. Below is a guide to some of them that are all near the site and their websites; enjoy!
The Spot in the Woods, Woodlands.
A ‘Kitchen Cafe’ which is 20 minutes walk from the site. Lovely venue which also does rooms. We often walk up for breakfast on the footpath which pretty much takes you door to door! Well worth a visit in our view and worth booking.
The Haywain, Bartley
This is under 10 minutes walk away and although part of a chain, does a good selection of decent, relatively cheaply priced meals. On Sundays the car park is always full and is particularly family friendly.
The Coach and Horses, Cadnam
Independent pub that can be reached on foot in less than 25 minutes. Good value, traditional pub fare with nice roaring fire in the winter. Often has live bands, sky sports and free wifi.
Over 60s get a 20% discount on certain days.
The Gamekeeper at Woodlands
Small, traditional forest pub that can be reached on foot in 20 minutes. Lovely, simple, home cooked food with a good real Ale selection. Highly recommended. Watch out for the ‘Old Rosie’ Cider!
The White Hart at Cadnam
Recently renovated with fresh menus printed each day, this is a ‘bistro’ pub. Very good food at reasonable prices (main £12-15 approx.). Make sure you book before as very popular! You could walk here in about 30 mins or short care journey.
Trusty Servant at Minstead
A more expensive ‘restaurant pub’ with a lovely garden and excellent food. Situated in one of the most beautiful villages in the forest, which is not on the tourist trail. Has lots of festivals events on and well worth a visit – can be reached on foot in 50 minutes.
The Compass at Winsor
Traditional forest pub – well worth a visit for a traditional ale and good, home cooked food. Bills itself as ‘the most dog friendly’ pub in the forest and runs monthly dog walks. 40 min walk from site. Always book on a Sunday!
Local village which is not only a major tourist attraction in its own right, but has lots of restaurants including a Chinese, Thai, Indian, pizzeria and several tea rooms.