The New Forest

The East End Arms is situated in a beautiful part of the New Forest National Park – home to ponies, donkeys, cows and pigs (at certain times of the year) who roam freely. It is a very unique and special place. There are plenty of places to visit, and many things to do, including visiting museums, castles and gardens.

When visiting us in The New Forest we ask you respect the forest rules. Including not feeding or petting the animals, no BBQs and driving considerately near the animals. More information on the rules of the forest can be found below. 


The East End Arms is nestled in the heart of the New Forest, surrounded by stunning scenery and beautiful walks. A vast expanse of unspoilt countryside, beautiful trees and wildlife. It is also home to many Horses and Donkeys who roam freely to help conserve the traditional landscape. You can read more here


The East Ends Arms is also closely situated to villages like Beaulieu, Lymington and Milford On Sea. Here you will find an array of things to do from boat trips and kayaking, visits to Hurst Castle and the Isle of Wight, and more. From Lymington and Milford on Sea you can book fishing trips, or hire a rib for a day trip to the Needles.



Spend a weekend in the New Forest. Soak up the ambiance of the pub in the evening and spend the day roaming around the countryside, sampling all the wonderful sights and activities the New Forest has to offer. Picture shows the huts at Milford on Sea Beach.


This popular New Forest village has the main train line into Southampton and further afield. Here you will find Rhinefield Ornamental Drive, an absolutely beautiful walk through the tall trees. Alongside the stunning landscape, you will find a bustling high street with shops, cafés and restaurants.


Looking over the mill pond at Beaulieu in Hampshire towards the famous Palace House is one of the most stunning views in the New Forest. Beaulieu village itself, at the head of the tidal Beaulieu River, is charming, with its lovely old houses, small gift and chocolate shops and ponies and donkeys wandering around. Down river you’ll find Buckler’s Hard, a former shipbuilding village preserved in time, with its riverside walks, Maritime Museum and boat trips.


Once a Georgian trading port, Lymington still has its historic Sea Water baths. The lively town has a market on a Saturday and you are spoilt for choice for coffee shops and places to eat out. Down on the Quay you will find boat trips, crabbing nets and sandwich places alongside a very popular pub.

Milford on Sea

One of the best New Forest villages, Milford on Sea has a very special appeal. Centred around a village green, the village has a variety of shops,  restaurants, cafés and bars. From the beach you have a direct view of the Isle of Wight and the Needles. Not too far away is Keyhaven – here you can sail, kayak, Kite surfer and paddle board. Hurst Castle is just a short boat ride away, or if you prefer, a walk up the spit.



Set in the picturesque New Forest, the East End arms is a fantastic venue for any event. We can accommodate up to 100 guests, with food and music if you would prefer. We also have five beautiful double rooms that can be booked.