In the 19th-century, Home Farm, with its distinctive cupola, was a model dairy supplying the now broken-up Walhampton Estate. The old farm buildings, arranged in a quadrangle, have outwardly changed little but the interior is very different, since it is now this friendly and relaxing New Forest pub, although still with a distinct rustic look. It serves real ales from nearby Ringwood, and guest ales from local microbreweries. Those with a penchant for pub favourites, will find them here, including home-made pies; ale-battered fish and chunky chips; and trio of Old English sausages. But if you want something a little more, shall we say, refined then roast rump of lamb with Tuscan potatoes; luxury fish pie; or gnocchi pomodoro might be right up your culinary street. Sunday is carvery day.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £10
- 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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