The Drift Inn
“Confident cooking in a friendly New Forest inn” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Surrounded by New Forest heathland, The Drift Inn has a welcoming dog- and family-friendly attitude and an upmarket country inn ambience, with open fires adding to the overall sense of well-being. The kitchen stocks its larder with fine local bounty as the bedrock of a nifty menu of sturdy, up-to-date pub dishes.
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- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About The area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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