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Dog Friendly Pubs in New Forest, Hampshire

The New Forest is a remarkable destination, renowned for gorgeous sights, beautiful forest scapes and a host of green spaces that are dying to be enjoyed alongside a furry companion. The vast selection of walking trails, hiking paths and quaint villages make the New Forest a truly superb location.

Finish the day off with a visit to one of the (or several) dog-friendly pubs in the New Forest and you’re certainly in for a treat.

The best dog-friendly pubs

The Trusty Servant – The Trusty Servant is a fabulous location, just off the A31 in the lovely village of Minstead. The Trusty Servant serves up delicious home-cooked food using locally sourced ingredients. Eat in their restaurant or within their beautiful beer garden. 

Dogs are welcome in the restaurant and the garden, and nearby you’ll find a huge selection of walking trails and direct forest routes, perfect for a stroll before or after a pint. 

Green Dragon – Another of the most charming dog-friendly pubs in Hampshire, the Green Dragon is a delightful country-style pub with a traditional thatch roof and a welcoming atmosphere. You and your furry friend will be more than welcome in the restaurant and the garden, with a huge marquee providing the perfect atmosphere for a sunny afternoon. 

The Fox & Hounds – Lyndhurst pubs that are dog friendly are not hard to come by and one of the gems in Lyndhurst is the Fox & Hounds. A charming country pub that dates back to the 16th century. The pub now has a wealth of events taking place such as Shakespeare in the Garden, live music and an exciting quiz night. Not to mention a delicious menu serving food throughout the day. 

The Queen’s Head – The Queen’s Head pub is another dog-friendly pub in Burley, New Forest. A fantastic pub with the perfect garden for a dog-friendly brunch, lunch or dinner. The menu includes a fantastic selection of ciders, wines, beers and spirits, as well as a fantastic menu of expertly crafted meals. 

After a long morning walk, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink and admire the views of the New Forest. 

The Drift – The perfect pit stop, dog-friendly pub in Hampshire; The Drift is the ideal place to enjoy some quality time with your pup with a refreshing drink in hand. The Drift has plenty of open garden space for your pup to wander, and is situated amongst the vast Heathland of the New Forest with lots of exciting activities taking place nearby. 

The menu includes a wide selection of British classics, as well as  delicious summer plates, little-one friendly dishes and a selection of fresh drinks. 

For an extra special extended stay in the dog-friendly pubs of the New Forest, why not stay at the nearby Beaulieu Inn, one of the fabulous hotels part of New Forest Collection? Dogs are welcome across a selection of rooms and we will ensure you get to experience the New Forest to the fullest.

Interior of The Drift

Eat and drink at dog friendly pubs

The nearest dog-friendly pub to New Forest Collection is the charming country pub, The Drift. Renowned by locals for delicious food and a truly welcoming atmosphere, you’ll find plenty to satisfy your cravings on their menu. 

Throughout the week you’ll find a delightful Kitchen menu featuring everything from traditional pie and chips to tasty burgers from the grill. They serve up a vast collection of starters, mains, little plates and desserts, all of which can be enjoyed in the restaurant or the bustling garden area. 

The drinks menu includes house wines, a vast array of spirits, Champagne, English sparkling choices, traditional beers and ciders, whiskey, and everything else in between. The Drift is just a stone’s throw from the lovely Beaulieu Inn, a charming hotel part of the New Forest Collection, providing the perfect location to enjoy all the New Forest has available.

Country Pub Restaurant In The New Forest

What makes a great dog friendly pub?

A truly fantastic dog-friendly pub in Hampshire and the New Forest will of course include ample outdoor space to enjoy some fresh air with your best friend. Going above and beyond should include a cosy place for your pup to curl up, plenty of water bowls, free treats on the bar, and possibly even some dog-friendly ice cream. 

For a fantastic experience in one of the New Forest’s best dog-friendly pubs, join us in The Drift for a spot of lunch, a dinner with friends, or just a relaxing drink in a serene location.

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