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Dining at Woodlands

Experience our AA

Culinary Excellence

While staying with us at Woodlands Lodge we hope you’ll choose to dine at our hotel restaurant, Hunters. Which AA have awarded with a Rosette for culinary excellence.

Overlooking the mature gardens and woodlands that surround our location, Hunters offers an intimate dining experience in a beautiful and informal atmosphere.

Menus are testament to the quality ingredients available right on our doorstep. With flavours that celebrate the natural produce sourced and grown locally in The New Forest National Park.

Guests tell us it’s the perfect way to end a day spent exploring the area.

Cream Tea

Our afternoon tea offers the ultimate indulgence and quintessential English experience. We serve ours daily in our hotel bar and Gardens.


A la Carte

Whether you’re staying with us at Woodlands or just passing through the forest, everyone is welcome in our AA Rosette restaurant.


Easter Sunday 16th April

Take a break from the chocolate and join us for  a delicious lunch on Sunday16th April. Only £20.00pp for 3 courses.

To book call: 023 8029 2257/ email:  [email protected]



Treat your taste buds

Dinner at Hunters

“Seasonality, locality, quality and sustainability. The four key points that make up our food philosophy”

Our AA rosette restaurant Hunters offers an idyllic dining experience in the heart of The New National Forest Park. Punctuated by pure flavours and driven by a dedication to quality and a passion for seasonal produce.

A word from our chef…

Here in the heart of the New Forest, we’re lucky to have an amazing array of natural produce and ingredients directly on our doorstep. I like to take the best of what’s on offer, and let the quality speak for itself. I draw inspiration from classic dishes to construct my menu while creating food that’s fresh, fun and modern. I aim to keep the dining experience exciting and stimulating, not only for the diners but for the chefs cooking the dishes as well. I believe my passion, and that of my team, is present in the food we deliver and this only serves to enhance the enjoyment of eating at Hunters.

We aim to please. So if there’s something you would like that’s not included on the menu, please ask and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Andy Smith Head Chef


By glass or by bottle

Our Wine List

We carefully curate our wine list, working in tandem with our kitchen to ensure that the wines we select pair perfectly with the dishes on our menus.


Memories made daily

Private Events

Our New Forest hotel offers an enchanting setting for all calibres of celebrations and events. For luncheons and dinner parties we offer several private dining rooms. Each with the possibility of tailor made menus to ensure everyone in your party is catered for.

For larger celebrations we can accommodate up to 50 guests in our function room, and for weddings we offer the option of exclusively hiring the hotel for an entire evening or weekend.

Our aim is to alleviate the stress out of planning your event so you can relax and enjoy the occasion.


Why not stay a while?

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast package

For a true taste of Woodlands we offer a combined sleep and dine package so you can enjoy a meal at our AA Rosette country restaurant. Before retiring to your beautiful New Forest hotel room.

We’ll even throw in a full English and continental breakfast in the morning to send you off refreshed for your onward journey. What could be better?

Our New Forest hotel, dinner, and breakfast package offers the best value if you’re planning to stay and eat with us.

Included is:
A 3-course dinner in our elegant Hunters restaurant
Overnight accommodation in a beautifully appointed bedroom
Full English and continental breakfast in the morning

Plus if you have a dog, he or she is welcome too. We have 7 dog-friendly hotel rooms here at Woodlands and are always happy to accommodate four legged guests. We’ll even throw in a dog blanket, towel and treat for them too.

To book this offer simply call us on 02380 292257.

Delight in a

Light bite

Looking for a place to do lunch in the forest? Our Hunters restaurant serves an all-day-menu daily until 6pm.

Like all of our meals at Woodlands, our daytime menu is freshly prepared and cooked to order. Using only the finest seasonal ingredients available to us locally. We also offer a complementary wine list should you want to indulge in a glass with lunch before setting out to explore the forest further.


Traditional to the bone

Sunday Lunch

What could be more traditional on a Sunday in the countryside than tucking into a delicious roast dinner? Our Sunday Lunch menu changes weekly to reflect the produce on offer. But rest assured we always offer a mouth-watering selection of heart-warming dishes. Prepared with pride and cooked with passion.


Keeping it local

At Woodlands Lodge, and in our AA Rosette Hunters restaurant, we buy local New Forest and seasonal produce as much as possible. We’re also proudly part of the New Forest Marque, which recognises outstanding quality and locality.

As an independent New Forest hotel it’s extremely important for us to use locally sourced ingredients and support the forest economy wherever possible. Not only is the produce grown and reared here of impeccable quality, but buying locally also helps us to reduce the impact that food production has on the environment.

We also grow our own vegetables and herbs onsite at Woodlands within our New Forest hotel gardens. Transforming once neglected and overgrown plots at the back of the house into an area that provides us with potatoes, tomatoes, leeks and more.

And as well as providing flavour to our food, the herbs we tend here in our garden also go into our inspired and tasty cocktails in our bar too.


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