Welcome to my dog friendly pubs in the New Forest suggestions. We all love our dogs and pets. We want to share great experiences with them. I live here and love dogs. What I really love about this beautiful UK National Park is that dogs are welcome in so many places and they are generally expected to have been for a good walk and may not be mud free!
The New Forest UK National Park is a fantastic place to live or visit with your dog. There are dangers but if you are careful both you and your dog should be safe, and so should all the animals and wildlife.
I realise that many of you are very aware and possibly scared to bring your beloved dog into the New Forest because of the Alabama Rot or CRGV publicity over the last couple of years. I can only advise you from my personal perspective. I'm continuing to walk in all areas but I'm also careful to check for lesions, lethargy and other published danger signs.
We've recently been able to offer a loving home to this beautiful Rottie. Thanks to theRottweiler Rescue Trust (no website as closed group) and the tremendous hard work, love and kindness that Pete and Shelley and Lorraine and all the volunteers put in, this lovely girl is now part of our family. She looks a bit sad as it's early days but as she settles in and love is combined with boundaries I'm sure there will be smiley faces to share with you.
She's met my New Forest pony and they've discovered a shared love of carrots!
What's also great about the area is
that you can decide to remain in the forest and explore ancient woodland
or wild open heathland, or head for the coast. It's all on offer for you both. A dog friendly pub in the New Forest is never too far away.
Dog friendly pubs New Forest
The Horse and Groom Woodgreen - dogs are welcome in all areas
The Horse and Groom at Woodgreen welcomes dogs in all areas (nice wooden floors all rooms so easy to sweep the New Forest mud up!) They haven't got a website yet as new owners have recently taken over.
SatNav is SP6 2AS Phone 01725 510739
The food is excellent, the atmosphere is warm and friendly and the village also has a lovely shop. See my Woodgreen Community Shop review.
The Royal Oak Fritham - floors are wooden and easy to mop!
Fritham The Royal Oak (no website) Fritham, Lyndhurst, Fritham, SO43 7HJ Tel: 02380 812606 Right in the heart of the New Forest with lots of lovely walks all around and good, well priced food. If you head down towards Eyeworth Pond you'll encounter mud during winter but if you head off south from the main car park the track stays reasonably easy to walk as its gravel. The Royal Oak expect dogs to be muddy and owners to have muddy boots too. We go here regularly and it never disappoints. You can see my review
The Rockingham Arms in West Wellow - a warm welcome!
We recently visited The Rockingham Arms in West Wellow. Dogs are very welcome here and can enjoy the scubbed wood floors and lovely decor while their owners enjoy a locally sourced meal and wonderful real ales. After a great meal dog and owner can enjoy a walk across Canada Common which is a bit further up the road and is a beautiful part of the New Forest to explore. Please note due to re-open Weds march 23rd 2016.
I'm going to list more dog friendly pubs in the New Forest I know. I've tried to cover as wide an area as possible. All are actually within the New Forest boundary too.
Beaulieu The Drift Inn Beaulieu Road SO42 7YQ Tel: 023 8029 2342 You'll be right out on the New Forest here. Good reviews for meals and you can also get accommodation too. "Wellies, walking boots and dogs welcome."
Brockenhurst The Snakecatcher Lyndhurst Road SO42 7RL Tel: 01590 622348 Find out the history of Harry "Brusher" Mills, the New Forest snakecatcher and enjoy good food, beers and wines too.
Brockenhurst/East Boldre The Turf Cutters Arms Main Road, East Boldre, Brockenhurst S042 7WL. Tel: 01590 612331 We cycled past this pub and it looked very good. If you check out Tripadvisor you'll see the cows that mooch past too!
Burley The Burley Inn, (no website) Triangle, Burley BH24 4AB Tel: 01425 403448 This pub is right in the heart of Burley and allows dogs into a separate part of the pub. Has some good Tripadvisor reviews.
Frogham The Forresters Arms, (no website) Frogham, Fordingbridge, Hants, Frogham, SP6 2JA Tel: 01425 652294I call this the donkey pub as it's a great place to see lots of donkeys milling around waiting for the bar to open!
Minstead/Lyndhurst The Trusty Servant (no website) Minstead SO43 7FY Tel: 023 8081 2137 This is a dog friendly pub in a lovely little village just outside the hustle and bustle of Lyndhurst.
There's even a photo of a dog in an armchair - bit over the top after a long, muddy walk or maybe it was the owners!
Walking with your dog
Now I've shared with you some of my dog friendly pubs in the New Forest suggestions let's get down to having a walk!
Unlike walks in other parts of the countryside you won't encounter stiles or places where you may need to lift your dog over or through. Try lifting a 10 stone Rottie over a series of stiles on the Devon coast path and you know what I mean!
There are areas of bog which are quite deep, I know my son fell in one - goodbye iphone! Please take care and keep your dog under your control at all times.
New Forest ponies, donkeys and cows are usually very laid back but if they have young will always protect them, so please keep your dog close so it doesn't cause danger to itself or New Forest animals.
Easiest dog friendly New Forest walks
The easiest dog friendly New Forest routes and trails are on my suggested cycle route paths. I suggest some routes and trails because they are well surfaced and generally flat and even possible for disabled access too.
You are usually not too far from a little New Forest stream or brook and so the possibility of taking a wet, but happy, dog home too is not unusual. The downside of dog friendly New Forest walking is that this is an area where there is often plenty of mud!
All terrain dog friendly New Forest walks
This sounds a bit like an expedition but the New Forest UK National Park really does offer you wonderful walks to explore with your dog. I love and use the 30 walks in the New Forest book which takes you all over the forest, describing differing ability walks, where to park and location references, timings and distance and lots of maps too.
I saw this info recently and thought it was well worth passing on to you. They are worth considering and some are safety points which may even help prevent an accident. 11 things humans do that dogs hate.
I'd like to suggest you visit Sykes Cottages to browse a great selection of self-catering pet friendly holiday cottages located throughout the New Forest and surrounding areas. From quaint little cottages perfect for a romantic weekend away, to luxury homes suitable for the whole family, where you are sure to have the perfect New Forest break.
I hope you have a wonderful time when visiting the dog friendly pubs in the New Forest I've suggested. If you want to Contact me and ask me any questions please feel free. I just want you and your pooch to have a good time here. Enjoy (and bring a towel too for rubbing off in the wet season!)