The area has some lovely local pubs and great restaurants, together with wonderful walks and outdoor activities. You might want to visit the National Motor Museum, Exbury Gardens, Buckler's Hard, Lymington quay, or one of the region's many other attractions.
Some options are listed here and we'll be happy to make reservations or try and help with any other activities you'd like to do during your visit.
National Motor Museum and Palace House - exhibiting one of the finest collections of cars and motoring memorabilia in the world.
Visitors may also tour historic Palace House.
Exbury Gardens - beautiful gardens (and tea rooms) with famous collection of rhododendrons and camellias, with lovely river
views and small steam railway.
Buckler's Hard - historic boat-building village with maritime museum and lovely river walks
There are lovely cycle rides through forest tracks and bikes can be hired locally. One local company specialises in other activities too, including canoeing or kakaking on the Beaulieu river. Web: newforestactivities.co.uk
The Royal Oak, Beaulieu
Newly-refurbished pub with good food only a five minute walk away. Dogs allowed.
Phone: 01590 612228
The Montagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu
Smart hotel with Michelin-starred restaurant, plus ‘Montys' bistro and pub with excellent food. A ten minute walk. Pub allows dogs.
Phone: 01590 612324
Lime Wood Hotel, Lyndhurst
Luxury Spa hotel with (Angela Harnett) fine-dining restaurant. 5 miles away. Bookings required.
Phone: 02380 287177
The Pig Hotel, Brockenhurst
Very popular small, modern hotel with excellent restaurant specialising in local produce. 5 miles away. Bookings required.
Phone: 01590 622354
The Master Builder's Hotel, Buckler's Hard
Small hotel with good restaurant and pub food (plus outdoor area with lovely views of the river). Dogs allowed in pub. 3 miles away.
Phone: 01590 616253
The Turfcutters, East Boldre
Local pub with good food and large garden. Dogs allowed. 2 miles away.
Phone: 01590 612331
The East End Arms, East End
Small local pub with very nice separate restaurant. Dogs allowed in bar. Nice outdoor area. 4 miles away.
Phone: 01590 626223
Steff's, Beaulieu Village
Coffee, lovely cakes and food (lunches only). Adjacent to garden centre in the village.
The towns of Lymington and Lyndhurst also offer a wide variety of places to eat (Italian, Indian, Chinese, fish & chips and many good pubs too). Both 5 miles away.