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The East End Arms - Pub in Hampshire

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Lymington Road East End, Lymington, SO41 5SY, Hampshire
England, United Kingdom

Sonny Hudson
+44 (0)1590 626223(landline)

A relaxed spot for New Forest discoveries. Menus change twice daily, and you can dine al fresco on locally caught Lymington crab

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A good little local hidden down New Forest lanes, winningly unpretentious and owned by John Illsley of Dire Straits. Walkers, wax jackets and locals congregate in the small, rustic Foresters Bar with its chatty community vibe, and walls lined with the famous. The cosy dining room, all cottagey furniture and roaring log fire, cocks a snook at gastropub remodelling, but the menus change twice daily – a rare treat – and make the best of seasonal produce. Try Try saddle of venison, whole baked seabass or locally caught Lymington crab. A paved terrace invites al fresco drinking. A great little find for anyone who loves the New Forest – neither new nor a forest, but fine open heathland nonetheless and excellent hiking terrain.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.

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"This is what everyone should want as their local. Lovely location, outstanding food. Plus luxurious bedrooms and a hint of rock n roll with the amazing photographs in the dining room. But most of all it's a good, old-fashioned pub with loyal customers and outstanding staff. A real gem"

Rachel - Sawday's inspector, United Kingdom

November 2019
"Visited for the first time with our dog. Both made welcome and food good. Would recommend to anyone. "
April 2015
"We spent an excellent four days at this inn and had a very good time. The staff were friendly, the room comfortable and clean and the menu was superb! Highly recommended whether a mature couple or a family!"
August 2012

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Lunch from £8.50. Dinner from £12.95. Not Sunday eves.


3pm-6pm. Open all day Sun.


Lymington Road East End, Lymington, SO41 5SY, Hampshire


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