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5 rooms from $137 per night

“Genuine village pub that works well both for locals and overnight guests alike owned by the bassist from Dire Straits. Simple fresh rooms are well designed and comfortable. Hearty British fare is served in the restaurant and local ales are on tap. The New Forest is on the doorstep. ”

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“Genuine village pub that works well both for locals and overnight guests alike owned by the bassist from Dire Straits. Simple fresh rooms are well designed and comfortable. Hearty British fare is served in the restaurant and local ales are on tap. The New Forest is on the doorstep. ”

Hotel Overview

“Usefully situated in the quiet New Forest village of East End, close to Lymington and the Solent, the East End Arms still attracts plenty of locals to its unchanged public bar, while also successfully catering for both diners and overnight guests staying in the five pretty bedrooms upstairs. Newly created by Steph Ilsley, wife of co-owner John Ilsley (bass guitarist with Dire Straights), they are kitted out with charming fabrics, Oka furniture and John’s paintings on the walls, with attractive bathrooms. In the informal dining room, Moray Cameron’s food is just right and young Sarah-Jane, the manageress, is friends with all.”

Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Wonderful seasonal and locally sourced cuisine, the menu changes twice daily depending on what produce comes in.
  • Country Escape
  • Has all the quaintness necessary for a quintessentially British rural experience, plus great walking and a cosy bar.
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor dining
  • No pets
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Parking
  • Free parking on site
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Garden
  • Child friendly

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • New Forest Activities provides a host of outdoor pursuits suitable for team building and families.
  • Great walks
  • Grab a packed lunch, get your wellies on and head straight out into the New Forest.
  • Cycling
  • Winding rural roads with little traffic are ideal for cycling.
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the Beaulieu estate and view the stately home, the Abbey and the National Motor Museum.

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East End Arms

"Owned by John Illsey, formerly of the band Dire Straits, this country inn retains much of its traditional English charm. The bar and restaurant are popular with locals and guests alike."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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5 rooms from $137 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Wonderful seasonal and locally sourced cuisine, the menu changes twice daily depending on what produce comes in.
  • Country Escape
  • Has all the quaintness necessary for a quintessentially British rural experience, plus great walking and a cosy bar.
Activities
  • Other Activities
  • New Forest Activities provides a host of outdoor pursuits suitable for team building and families.
  • Great walks
  • Grab a packed lunch, get your wellies on and head straight out into the New Forest.
  • Cycling
  • Winding rural roads with little traffic are ideal for cycling.
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the Beaulieu estate and view the stately home, the Abbey and the National Motor Museum.
Other highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Quiet
  • Less £
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Free wifi
  • Inn
  • Child friendly
  • Traditional
  • Charming
  • Full of character

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