Redlynch

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The picturesque, rural village of Redlynch is surrounded by stunning New Forest scenery, yet perfectly situated close to Salisbury, Fordingbridge, and the award-winning Paulton's Park (home of Peppa Pig World).

About Redlynch

The village of Redlynch is very close to neighbouring villages – Woodlands and Lover. Being in the north of the New Forest, Redlynch is only 6 miles from the cathedral city of Salisbury, and a mere 20-minute drive to the family theme park Paultons Park – home of Peppa Pig World. Surrounded by beautiful forest and countryside there are endless walks and cycle trails. Your closest convenience store and post office is a ten-minute walk into Woodfalls. More shops and supermarkets can be found in Salisbury and Fordingbridge – 7 miles away. You won’t have to get in the car for good food. For a small village, visitors are well looked after with options for takeaways and a good Indian restaurant. There are two pubs within walking distance. The Kings Head in Redlynch has a deservedly excellent reputation for lovely home-cooked dishes with well-kept real ales and a great wine selection. Inside there’s an inglenook log burner roaring away in the winter months. In the summer, take a table outside in the pretty beer garden. Take a 10 – 15-minute walk from Redlynch to the Woodfalls Inn which serves traditional and Continental food in their conservatory.  

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Hamptworth Golf Club
(3 miles)

One of the finest golf courses in the south of England and having hosted major golf events, Hamptworth Golf Club is beautifully situated in the New Forest surrounded by ancient countryside.  It has five international standard croquet lawns, two tennis courts and a fully equipped gym as well as the course itself, as well as a family friendly bar and award-winning restaurant to head to afterwards.

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Breamore House
(4 miles)

Set in beautiful parkland, the Elizabethan Manor House and Countryside Museum are open for visitors from April until the end of October. The Countryside Museum provides a fascinating insight into the days when the village was self-sufficient, with full size replicas including a blacksmith, village shop, school and dairy. It also boasts one of the finest collections of steam powered farm machinery, tractors, barn machinery and historical tools.

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Breamore House is wonderful. The guides were fun and knowledgeable. They brought the history of the house and the families how have and do live there to life. The countryside museum is also fabuous.

September 2018


Really beautiful house with lots of history, the guided tour was really interesting and you can get a really close look at the furniture, paintings etc

July 2018


A great day out. Very historic and interesting tour

June 2018


Fordingbridge Museum
(6 miles)

Preserving the rich history of the village of Fordingbridge on the edge of the New Forest, the former market town’s famed folk including artist Augustus John, its role during the Second World War, and its trade past are all documented in this former granary run by volunteers.  They have a collection of temporary and permanent exhibitions available to see, as well as seasonal events.

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Rockbourne Roman Villa
(6 miles)

Take a step back in time to visit this Roman villa which was discovered in 1942 thanks to the remains of oyster shells and tiles.  Once excavated, the treasures kept coming with a mosaic floor and foundations making themselves apparent until the entire villa was uncovered, not to mention the remains of an Iron Age timber roundhouse as well.  Visit, explore, and see what you discover!

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Firtree Farm Equestrian Centre
(6 miles)

A family run business with a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere, Firtree Farm Equestrian Centre offers indoor and outdoor riding options for people of all ages and abilities, whatever your riding goals.  There is also a Pony Club Centre - more on that when you get in touch - and access to bridleways and the beauty of the surrounding area.

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The Kings Head - Redlynch
(Less than a mile)

This pretty pub which dates back to 1700 has volumes of charisma and charm. Inside it’s cosy, yet spacious and the perfect spot to warm up on a chilly day. In the summer, head outside to the lovely beer garden and sit surrounded by heaps of scented flowers. Food here is good with a wide and varied selection of dishes, complimented by a selection of cask ales, wine and spirits. Dogs welcome.

Kings Head (T: 01725 510420) The Row, Redlynch SP5 2JT 

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Excellent food and friendly staff!! A cute pub with a wonderful garden! Dog friendly and ample parking! The pies were delicious and great wine and beer selection!! Highly recommended

July 2017


Had a lovely lunch here. The staff were very friendly and it is very dog friendly with treats on the bar for them, would definitely recommend.

May 2017


The Wooden Spoon
(2 miles)

This pretty redbrick pub in the centre of the village dates from 1740, and is packed with history and heritage. Inside is cosy, with a large open fire place. A team of friendly, efficient bar staff serve excellent real ales on tap and the food is really lovely. The menu and specials board offer an extensive choice of good honest home cooking and wonderful puddings!

The Wooden Spoon (T: 01725 511899) 17 High St, Downton SP5 3PG

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The Bull - Downton
(3 miles)

This wonderful Grade II, early 18th century former coach house is packed with character. Low slung chunky beams, an open fire and pretty beer garden create a relaxing atmosphere to drink and dine. The menu includes a good range of snacks, pub favourites, pasta, pizza and fresh fish with a selection of scrumptious desserts.  

The Bull (T: 01725 510374) The Headlands, Downton SP5 3HL 

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The Horse & Groom
(3 miles)

A pretty, family run pub in the heart of the New Forest, surrounded by some of the area’s most idyllic scenery.  Whether at the start or end of a walk, on a bike ride or just visiting, you can relax here  and enjoy a well-deserved drink or some great home cooked pub food, including vegetarian and children’s options. 

The Horse & Groom (T: 01725 520739) Woodgreen SP6 2AS

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Fantastic place we ate there on several occassions staying at Beck cottage next door. We were a group of 11 6 adults and 5 children 2 of which have special needs all were accomadated even on the night when they had run out of what one of the children needed due to there Autism it is hard for them to chamnge from what they had chosen but the server worked with him staying calm and come up with a solution took some 15 mins so thank you for that. We were all accomadated on the same table. The food was of a very high standard and no over priced. Recomend it to anyone. On the weekend that we were there they had a beer festival with live music we did not attend due to the kids but was not overly loud, but was very good and i can vouch for the quality of the real ales and ciders.

August 2018


Right on the doorstep which was great. Staff very friendly and food delicious.

June 2018


Great pub good food and fantastic atmosphere. Had some lovely evenings sat by the open fire and enjoying getting to know the locals

April 2018


Visited for lunch to be told not serving tried to book for evening to be told it should be okay but no booking taken. Proceeded to neighbouring bat & ball where we had 4 excellent meals in our weeks holiday. Horse & groom the losers by not being more helpful.

September 2017


Good food and friendly service

September 2017


Great little pub excellent food just beware do not do food on Sundays or monday evenings

April 2017


The Landford Poacher
(4 miles)

A welcoming, friendly pub in a quiet country setting. The menu features all the pub classics with some exciting additions, which are well cooked and come in large, hearty portions. For those who enjoy a carvery, head here on Sundays. Inside you’ll find a plenty of seating and a lovely log fire burning when it’s chilly. In summer, you can eat outside in the spacious beer garden.

The Lanflord Poacher (T: 01794 390353) Southampton Road, Pound Hill, Landford SP5 2EE 

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Highcliffe Beach
(18 miles)

A picturesque, tree-lined beach of shingle, and sand at low tide. Good facilities on the cliff top including an excellent tea room, award winning public toilets, baby change and a children’s play area in the Castle gardens. Plenty of parking, but there is no disabled access and quite a few steps to get down to the beach. Lifeguard cover from July to Sept. No dogs allowed.

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Lovely clean sandy beach and a really i would highly recommend this spot for your car to break down takes the ouch out of waiting for the recovery truck

April 2017


Barton on Sea
(18 miles)

A stony beach with sandy areas as the tide goes out, and a great spot to do some fossil hunting. The cliffs are subject to considerable coastal erosion and at times parts of the beach can be cordoned off. The Beachcomber Café on the cliff top is one of the most popular cafés in the region. Plenty of parking in car parks along the cliff top as well as on-road parking.

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Mudeford Sandbank
(19 miles)

This is one of the most scenic of New Forest beaches. Lined with some of the most picturesque and expensive beach huts in the country! There’s no parking next to the beach, as it’s a traffic-free zone, but there’s pay and display parking at Hengistbury Head from where you can catch a little train to the sandbank, and Mudeford Quay which runs a small ferry (5 mins) over to the sandbank. Can also be reached on foot and by bicycle.

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Beautiful place, our favourite beach in south of England. It feels like an island, when you go over on the ferry and at times (off-season!) on sunny days it can feel like a little piece of Heaven, it's so peaceful and beautiful- bit of a sense of New England. There's a super little 'restaurant', the Beach Hut, which does great breakfasts, meals all day and some evenings. Also takeaway eg pizzas, you can eat on the beach. Very simple surroundings, with a sheltered veranda that can be uncovered in fine weather, and amazing views. Quite pricey and often very busy (and you are best to ring and check opening times and book since often weather and ferry-dependant) but the quality of the food and those stunning views make it more than worthwhile!

March 2018


Milford on Sea
(20 miles)

A beautiful shingle beach with pretty painted beach huts, plenty of parking, and excellent coastal walks along Hurst spit to Hurst Castle with clear views of the Isle of Wight and needles. The superb Raft Rocks Restaurant is worth a visit with its Art deco style and roof terrace. You can also walk across the wildlife marshes to Keyhaven harbour and (in season) take the boat to Hurst Castle or the Isle of Wight.

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Great for a dog walk along the spit to Hurst Castle. Needles Eye cafe is a welcome break, quite good food but very busy and a bit basic.

December 2017


Fantastic sea location with goods pubs, shops etc

November 2017


Lovely village, plenty of shops and places to eat - no post office though.

June 2017


Boscombe Beach
(20 miles)

Boscombe is a popular family beach with plenty of sand, and a small pier with extensive facilities including a children’s play area, several seafront shops and cafés, crazy golf, plenty of parking and a safe traffic free area perfect for cycling and scooters.

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