The Turfcutters Arms is a traditional New Forest Pub with a large garden and ample parking which welcomes well behaved dogs and children. The pub serves an extensive range of real ales and excellent well priced wines, over 80 malt whiskeys and Gales Fruit Wines. The varied food menu with daily specials is updated regularly including seasonal specialities. There's live music many Friday nights and Sunday afternoons. The pub also has 3 very popular B&B rooms.
In the summer our enormous garden comes into its own, with lots of tables in the sunshine and a superb play area for the children.
We also have a covered summer bar area with plenty of seating. Thats's where we hold our quiz nights when the weather is kind. Bank Holiday weekends we usually have live music in the garden and the BBQ going. And in August we hold our annual Beer Festival with a host of ales to try.
Several cycling groups visit us regularly, lots of bike routes pass the pub - as well as our forest tracks, do enjoy our local lanes and the views from there of the Solent and Beaulieu River. But, when you arrive in need of ale and sustenance, please don't lean bikes against the fence!
Well behaved dogs are welcome on leads. Water is always available and suitable doggy treats are available at the bar.
East Boldre has a very large donkey contingent and our visitors love to watch them - especially with their foals! As for the ponies well they're everywhere too!
Winter and spring sunsets viewed across the heath from East Boldre are spectacular, whilst those over nearby Hatchet Pond draw photographers from afar. On summer evenings you can enjoy the last of the sun from the pub garden.
If you check out our website you'll find a couple of good walks described. And some interesting information about East Boldre too - it's a fascinating forest village with absolutely tons of local history.
Whatever time of the year, week and day we're here to welcome you.
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And do check our our TripAdvisor reviews - we're proud that most of them are extremely complimentary!
Take a break from the desk or combine with a forest walk! Choice of starters and mains:
Homemade fishcake tartare sauce with dressed leaves
Farmhouse pate hot toast onion relish
Chefs soup of the day with crusty bread
Half moon gammon eggs and chips
Local venison stew with crusty bread
Mothers homemade chilli and rice
We stayed in East Boldre again this week with our four Labradors and used the Turfcutters on several occasions as it was within walking distance of our accommodation. We and the dogs were made to feel so welcome it felt like it was our own local nothing was too much trouble and on Thursday we were even asked by some locals to join their quiz team. Great week thanks to all the staff.