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“Converted village inn housing an excellent, personally run restaurant in the New Forest. Rooms decorated in mellow hues have large glass patio doors leading onto the fine garden. The piece-de-resistance is the restaurant headed by owner and chef. Ideally placed in the New Forest for local exploring.”

“Converted village inn housing an excellent, personally run restaurant in the New Forest. Rooms decorated in mellow hues have large glass patio doors leading onto the fine garden. The piece-de-resistance is the restaurant headed by owner and chef. Ideally placed in the New Forest for local exploring.”

Hotel Review

Mike Wormersley used to have a Michelin star, but he gave it up in order to cook “what my customers really like to eat” in this entirely unpretentious inn which has consequently gained an impressive reputation for excellent, locally sourced dishes both in the New Forest and beyond. With delicious beef, game and wild mushrooms in season on the menu, plus Jayne Womersley’s unmissable hot chocolate dessert, the Three Lions is as close to an English ‘auberge’ as you could find, with Mike and Jayne making a fine chef/patron and wife. Bedrooms in the annexe are spotless and there’s a hot tub in the garden. Nothing trendy here, but how nice a change that makes.
Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • The restaurant takes centre stage in this hotel - think gourmet food made with locally sourced and foraged produce.
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Recommended For

  • Foodies
  • The restaurant takes centre stage in this hotel - think gourmet food made with locally sourced and foraged produce.
  • Other Activities
  • Marwell Zoo, Paulton’s Fun Park and the famous Beaulieu Car Museum are all nearby and excellent to entertain children.
  • Great walks
  • Walk straight from the property in to the New Forest or a short drive will take you to coastal walks.
  • Riding
  • There are plenty of nearby options for riding, the perfect way to explore this lovely countryside.
  • Sights nearby
  • The beautiful Beaulieu estate and Abbey makes a great day trip from the hotel.
  • Mountain biking
  • Hire a mountain bike and explore the miles of quiet rural roads and tracks.
  • Gourmet
  • Owned by Mike Worsley who has previously held a Michelin Star.
  • Pet friendly
  • Charges apply.
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Quiet
  • Family Suites
  • Organic food
  • Owner managed
  • Restaurant
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Restaurant with rooms
  • Traditional
  • Charming
  • Free wifi
  • Secluded setting

Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor hot tub in the garden for the use of all guests.
  • Garden
  • Rooms organised around the garden, with direct access.
  • Parking
  • Free parking on site
  • Pet friendly
  • Charges apply.
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bar
  • Outdoor dining
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Meeting Room
  • Restaurant
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Wifi
  • Free wifi

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • Marwell Zoo, Paulton’s Fun Park and the famous Beaulieu Car Museum are all nearby and excellent to entertain children.
  • Great walks
  • Walk straight from the property in to the New Forest or a short drive will take you to coastal walks.
  • Riding
  • There are plenty of nearby options for riding, the perfect way to explore this lovely countryside.
  • Sights nearby
  • The beautiful Beaulieu estate and Abbey makes a great day trip from the hotel.
  • Mountain biking
  • Hire a mountain bike and explore the miles of quiet rural roads and tracks.

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"The wine is ambrosial and dinner consists of seriously good food."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)