This delightful 17th century coaching inn sits in the heart of the New Forest, and is the perfect size for exclusive use.  A wonderful place to enjoy a celebration, it has an old world charm, reminiscent of a bygone age. Wood-panelling and roaring fires set the scene in winter whilst cottage garden flowers provide a fresh, traditional feel in summer.

Perfect for parties, the spacious dining room offers a great area for larger groups. It is too a romantic spot for weddings with the period feel of the property adding an extra dimension. The terrace and pretty gardens are a picturesque backdrop for photos and a drinks reception in the warmer months. It really is a most relaxing place with a traditional and very English feel, and in a beautiful part of the world.

For the corporate guest there is a traditional Boardroom for meetings and delegates will be impressed by the cuisine here, it’s worth organizing an event here just to enjoy the award winning food.  Chef will ensure a gastronomic experience with delicious menus ranging from simple but classic dishes to tasting extravaganzas, all complemented by an excellent choice of wines.

The lovely bedrooms are all welcoming places to lay one’s head at the end of the day, for a restful night’s sleep.

The hotel sits within the New Forest, an area of outstanding beauty, offering plenty of options for walking and riding or more organised activities, and the coast is not far away if you prefer some water based alternatives.

All in all this is a relaxing venue for an event with superb food and wines, and excellent value.

We like:

  • sitting by the open fire in winter
  • enjoying a drink in the pretty garden
  • the top quality cuisine