This attractive, creeper clad, listed mill on the River Avon is well located for the New Forest…
The Old Mill
“Fabulous gardens and great beer at an environmentally-friendly old mill”
Handy for the New Forest, Gordleton Mill was a working mill until just after the First World War, and this charming building is now a lovely pub, with absolutely wonderful riverside gardens that include a number of sculptures – take the Art Walk to explore. Everything is made on site, including bread and ice cream, and plenty of produce is grown in the kitchen garden. Dinner might kick off with scallop and Lymington crab thermidor or twice-baked cheese and New Forest mushroom soufflé; with a steak from the grill; or perhaps pan roasted cod loin, mashed potato, rainbow kale and shellfish butter sauce to follow.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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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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