New Forest National Park, Lyndhurst useful area information

Lyndhurst Hotel BB Explore New Forest

Lyndhurst is located in the heart of the New Forest National Park.  Rufus House, this elegant Victorian house lies opposite acres of exceptional woodland and open heaths.

You can enjoy birdwatching and horse riding in the nearby area, and there are plenty of opportunities for scenic walks. It is just a 5-minute walk from The Rufus House to the centre of the village, with its shops, cafes and restaurants.

Food & Drink

Restaurants, Pubs &  Tea/Coffee Houses

Within walking distance from The Rufus House, there are variety of great restaurants in Lyndhurst.

La Pergola Traditional Italian Restaurant Lyndhurst, Southampton
La Pergola is a traditional Italian restaurant/pizzeria, established in 1997 and still run by the Passarelli family. We have a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and ...
Fox & Hounds - Fuller's Pub and Restaurant in Lyndhurst
Visit Fox & Hounds Pub and Restaurant in Lyndhurst, home of outstanding beer & cider, great wines, mouth-watering fresh food and exceptional service.
The Waterloo Arms Pub in Lyndhurst, The New Forest
The Waterloo Arms has cask ales and homely food in a 17th Century thatch pub & restaurant with dark wooden beams, a piano and open fire places.
The Oak Inn - Fuller's Pub and Restaurant in Lyndhurst
Visit The Oak Inn Pub and Restaurant in Lyndhurst, home of outstanding beer & cider, great wines, mouth-watering fresh food and exceptional service.
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Healthy Restaurant | Raw & Cured | Lime Wood
Raw and Cured is Lime Wood's food bar in the Herb House Spa, offering delicious, natural and healthy food, fresh juices and smoothies, wine and fizz.
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Those are good restaurants… but need a car

Welcome - Freshly cooked traditional Thai food, Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire - The Thai Corner Restaurant
Experience our traditional home made Thai cuisine - freshly cooked, local ingredients - vegetables and meat from suppliers in the Hythe and Waterside area (Hamp...
Royal Oak Fritham - Pub and Beer Garden in the New Forest

Special Occasions

For Special Occasions, we recommend those nearby great restaurants.

Elderflower Restaurant (Lyminghton)

Elderflower Restaurant Lymington, New Forest

The Pig (Brockenhurst)

THE PIG, New Forest Hotel & Restaurant in Brockenhurst - THE PIG
Located in the New Forest, THE PIG in Brockenhurst is the perfect place to escape, serving a Kitchen Garden and 25-mile local menu.

The Terrace Restaurant (Montagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu)

The Terrace Restaurant at The Montagu Arms Hotel - Book Today!
Exquisite Fine Dining At One Of The Best Restaurants In The New Forest - 3 AA Rosette Cuisine & Fine Wines. A Must For Gourmet Enthusiasts. Book Today!

Hartnett Holder & Co (Lime Wood Hotel, Lyndhurst)

Hartnett Holder & Co Restaurant | Lime Wood
Hartnett Holder & Co is a relaxed, stylish, unpretentious and comfortable restaurant at Lime Wood. Enjoy a menu of Italian influenced dishes. Book a table.

Day Spa nearby

We recommend 2 of the best in the area. Please make contact directly to book your preferred treatment.

You can even walk from Rufus House via Pondhead Inclosure, spa day is recommended!

Spa Days | New Forest Spa Day | Lime Wood
Escape and unwind with a Spa Day at Lime Wood's Herb House Spa. Choose the perfect package for you with treatments, lunch and use of the spa facilities.

From Rufus House, you do need a car, but only 5 minutes. Recommend deep-tissue massages.

SenSpa Treatments
Ease Tired Muscles, Restore Inner Peace And Experience Complete Relaxation With Our Wide Range Of Spa Treatments. Treat Yourself, Book Online.

Things to do in Lyndhurst

♠ Buckler’s Hard

Beaulieu Palace House, Motor Museum

Beaulieu | Home to National Motor Museum | New Forest, Hampshire
Beaulieu, one of South of England's top family days out including National Motor Museum, Palace House and Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear.

Exbury Garden

Home - Exbury Gardens | New Forest, Hampshire
Welcome to Exbury Gardens, world-famous for the Rothschild collections of rhododendrons and azaleas. Discover 200 acres of woodland gardens and ride our narrow-...

New Forest Activities

Browse Our Activities | New Forest Activities

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

We are delighted that Bolderwood features as part of the Ancient Canopy dedicated to Her Majesty in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee in 2022.  Ancient Woodla...

 New Forest Wildlife Park

New Forest Wildlife Park | Ashurst, Hampshire
Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature at New Forest Wildlife Park. Encounter a variety of captivating wildlife species and enjoy a day filled with fun. Book...

Verderers Hall

Home - Verderers of the New Forest
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Longdown Activity Farm

Longdown Activity Farm | Ashurst, New Forest, Southampton
Longdown Activity Farm. A great family day out in the New Forest, Hampshire. Birthday parties, gift shop, small animals, tractor rides, play areas and more!

♠ Furzey Gardens

Furzey Gardens | Secret garden and tea room in Hampshire
Furzey Gardens is a secret woodland garden nestled deep in the New Forest. Every visit helps us continue support for people with learning disabilities.

♠ New Forest Heritage Centre

Home - New Forest Heritage Trust
Visit the New Forest Heritage Centre for all the information you need to start your journey in this wonderful place.

What’s on in Lyndhurst

You can check details of up-and-coming events from this page.

What's On in Lyndhurst - Visit The New Forest
At the heart of all the action in Lyndhurst is the New Forest HeritageCentre. Here you will find a range of temporary exhibitions including local photography, a...
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