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Call us on 02380 292257 or email us: [email protected]

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Dining at Woodlands

While staying with us at Woodlands Lodge dine with us in our Cattle Grid restaurant

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.

 Afternoon Tea

We all know life is better with cake, and so join us for a fabulous afternoon tea.

We also have a new Al fresco dining area to enjoy the beautiful New Forest surroundings

Served daily 2pm – 5pm | booking essential

To book call 02380 29 22 57

E-mail [email protected]



We are open daily for dinner to residents and non residents in our Cattle grid restaurant.

We have outside dining options- weather permitting

Served daily 6pm – 8.30pm | booking essential

To book call 02380 29 22 57

E-mail [email protected]


Private Dining & Events

We have rooms available for private hire, to celebrate with friends and family

Room hire from £50

3 course menus –  Afternoon tea – BBQ options available




Treat your taste buds

Dinner at the Cattle Grid

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

Our  Cattle Grid  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

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.

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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 parties

Our New Forest Hotel offers an enchanting setting for all calibres of celebrations and events. For lunch 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 we also hire out the hotel exclusively for the night… or why not make a weekend of it (exclusive hire up to 75 guests)

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  fantastic restaurant. Before retiring to your beautiful New Forest hotel room.

Finish off with our Visit Britain Award winning 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 meal in our elegant Cattle grid 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. All our deluxe rooms and above (dogs just not permitted in Standard rooms) are dog friendly and we are always happy to accommodate four legged guests. There is a £10 per night per dog charge.  All our furry friends get a treat  and a dog blanket and towel  to use during their stay

To book  simply call us on 02380 292257.

Delight in a

Light bite

Looking for a place to do brunch or lunch in the forest? Our Cattle Grid restaurant serves from 12-5pm

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 have Alfresco dining options

Bookings can be made via email – [email protected]

telephone 02380 29 22 57

Light Lunch Menu

Keeping it local

At Woodlands Lodge,  in our Cattle Grid 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  herbs onsite at Woodlands within sniffing distance of the restaurant. 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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