Where to Eat

Our guest dining room is for your exclusive use, with microwave, coffee machine and fridge-freezer. Gourmet meals from “Cook” can be bought from the village shop to re-heat, as well as a great wine/beer selection, salads, desserts and fresh bread from a local bakery. (Shop hours 7am to 10pm.) If you want to “eat out to help out”, the following lists may help you….

Lunches & Teas

Nearby Pubs

The Lavendar Garden

The most beautiful garden setting for a tea room you could imagine, flanked on one side by fields of aromatic lavendar. It is a work of art, tucked away from the crowds but highly esteemed by  conoisseurs of cake. If you go nowhere else, pay a visit here. It is now open for an extended period up to December. A visitor recently rated it one of the top 5 things she had done during her visit to the UK.

Carlos Tea Rooms and Ice –cream Parlour

Carlos is renowned in Hampshire for its wonderful home-made ice-cream. They also do lunches and teas. Only ½ a mile away, on the corner of Romsey Rd.

Headlands Farm Coffee Shop

Right on our doorstep, a hundred metres away. Lovely garden setting, does cooked food,breakfasts,  cakes, Barista coffee. highly recommended.

Annies Tea Rooms

A traditional tea-room with waitress service. A deserved reputation for the quality of its food and the lovely rural setting. Adjoining Farm-shop with butchery, local trout, sherries, fresh homebaked bread etc.  Kimbridge, 4-5 miles

The Rock, Canada Rd. Backing onto the New Forest and Canada Common, Nice food and ambiance.

The Lamb, Nomansland. Beautiful forest setting and good reputation for food.

The Red Rover, A36, Wellow. Huge pub menu, good prices. Lots of chips.

The Shoe Inn, A36, Plaitford.  Ancient coaching inn, typical pub menu, often has live music at weekends. Under new management, guests went there recently and spoke well of it.

The Green Dragon, Bramshaw. A forest pub, popular with locals.

The Bell, Bramshaw.  Opposite the Green Dragon. Also  popular.

The Hatchet, Sherfield English. good reputation ,popular with locals.

The Royal Jaipur, A 36.  Great Indian food, we eat there a lot and highly recommend it.


Les Mirabelles; Next to the Lamb-

Lovely french food- set menu £18.50 for 2 course on week nights- well worth it.

There are many other good pubs serving excellent food  tucked away down country lanes….  Just ask us.

Alternatively,  the town of Romsey has a good selection of pubs, cafes, tea-rooms and restaurants. 

If all else fails…Mac Donalds has a restaurant at Ower Services, about 2 miles away on the M27 junction.