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Things to do in New Forest

Things to do in New Forest

Ringwood is a historic market town and civil parish in Hampshire, England, located on the River Avon, close to the New Forest and northeast of Bournemouth. It has a history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times, and has held a weekly market since the Middle Ages.

Things to do in the area

New Forest

Visit Hampshire

Liberty's Centre

Moors Valley

The Furlong

Places to stay in the area

Little Forest Lodge - Situated in the New Forest National Park, Little Forest Lodge Guest House/Bed and Breakfast is a charming country residence set in 2 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland. On 2 acres in New Forest National Park, this relaxed, Edwardian-style bed-and-breakfast is 2.4 miles from central Ringwood and 6 miles from Moors Valley Golf Club. Down-to-earth rooms have TVs, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. There's 1 room with a terrace, while another offers a kitchenette and a garden. Parking is complimentary, and cooked breakfast is served in an oak-panelled dining room. The landscaped grounds feature a pond, and there’s a garden-view lounge with a bar and a fireplace.

Original White Hart - A warm welcome is waiting for you at The Original White Hart - a delightful old-world-style inn located in the centre of the market town of Ringwood. The 15 en-suite bedrooms have been beautifully refurbished to create a modern hotel within. In the body of the pub you’ll find our cosy bar and restaurant, which offers an original menu of pub classics carefully reimagined for a contemporary audience. Their cask ales are well kept and served in addition to an extensive roster of draught products, wines, spirits, and soft options. Set in the town centre, this casual pub with rooms in a former 18th-century coaching inn is a 3-minute drive from the A31 and 11.7 miles from the beach at Bournemouth. The simple 15 guestrooms with en suite bathrooms have flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and bottled water, plus tea and coffee making equipment. Continental breakfast is complimentary and cooked breakfast is available (surcharge). The traditionally decorated pub serves British classics in a cosy bar area. A courtyard has outdoor seating and dining at casual tables. Off-street parking is free.

The Lamb Inn - The Lamb Inn has an excellent value bed and breakfast conveniently located in the historic market town of Ringwood. Rooms are bright and airy, kept to a high standard of cleanliness and offer excellent value. Occasionally they have entertainment on Saturday evenings, but this finishes on time to ensure noise does not disturb guests above the pub.

The Premier Inn - Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with a stay at Premier Inn Ringwood hotel. Located on a business park near Hampshire's Ringwood Brewery. You could head over to Furlong Shopping Centre for a bit of bargain-hunting and with play areas, cycling trails and an exciting Go Ape course, the Moors Valley Country Park and Forest is ideal to keep you busy. After exploring the picturesque National Park nearby, you can relax with a tasty meal back at their in-house Thyme restaurant, and wake up to a big breakfast. There is free wifi with the option to upgrade your wifi package to use it anywhere in the hotel. 

Places to eat in the area

The London Tavern - The London Tavern, Ringwood is a traditional English pub situated in the beautiful New Forest, just 4 minutes from the main A31 West Country link road. The Tavern is well known in the area for serving fine ales and serving traditional pub grub.

The Alice Lisle - Nestled at the heart of the New Forest, The Alice Lisle is a rural haven that boasts a truly gorgeous location with food to match. Inspired by our surroundings, our award-winning chefs produce locally-sourced dishes perfectly accompanied by our wide range of refreshments.