Nothing beats a nice pub lunch and a little tipple in the beautiful surroundings of the New Forest. Of course, the whole pub experience is much more enjoyable when the little people have something to enjoy too. Finding a pub with a play area is the solution to a happy, stress-free meal for everyone.
I’ve put together a list of some family friendly pubs with children’s play areas in the New Forest to help you if you’re looking for somewhere to have a family meal.
(Please see disclaimer at end of post)
The Drift Inn, Lyndhurst
Beaulieu Road, Nr.Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7YQ
This is one of our favourite pubs and children are well catered for. The Drift Inn has kindly provided some information on how they welcome children to their establishment:
‘The Drift Inn is an extremely family friendly pub. We have a large and tasty children’s menu and provide the little ones with activity packs that include colouring sheets and crayons. We also have balloons for the children to take away.
We also do lots of family events, the last being the Summer Garden Party on the 21st July. We had live music, a BBQ and face painting throughout the day.
Every weekend we host a BBQ in our very large (and secure) beer garden which is perfect for the summer months. In our garden we also have a children’s play area/jungle gym.
There are lots of great walks and cycle tracks in the area and families often use our pub to relax and unwind. We’re also right next to the train station to its easy access for people using public transport.’
Other pubs with play areas in the New Forest:
The Rising Sun, Bashley
The Rising Sun, Bashley Common Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5SF
Smugglers Inn, Milford on Sea
The Smugglers Inn, High Street, Milford On Sea, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 0QE
Sir Walter Tyrell, Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7HD
The Crown Stirrup, Lyndhurst
The Crown Stirrup, Clayhill Road, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7DE
The Fighting Cocks, Fordingbridge
Godshill, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2LL
Hare and Hounds, Sway
Sway, Hampshire, SO41 6AL
The New Forest Hotel, Ashurst
The Alice Lisle, Ringwood
The Swan Inn, Lyndhurst
Swan Green, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7DT
The White Hart, Cadnam
Old Romsey Road, Cadnam, Hampshire, SO40 2NP
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(Disclaimer: This is simply a list of pubs with children’s play areas and is not a recommendation or review of any of the pubs listed. I strongly recommend you visit each pub’s website and look at the menu before you visit as well as phoning for more information. I do not accept liability for the outcome of any visit. I have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this post and do not accept liability for any errors or omission.)
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