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Things to do in Brockenhurst

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lodging
“Lovely restaurant, in a beautiful setting, worth a visit for a special meal.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Lodging
“It's a great pub to visit. It has lots of outside space in the good weather and an agreeable atmosphere in the not so good weather. The food is worth trying out too. It has a good reputation”
  • 14 locals recommend
Nature
“Bike Hire by the station in the village. Lots of good quality bikes available and various route guides offered. Great way to see the forest. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A beautiful country pub in the heart of the New Forest. Does a mean Sunday roast!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent food. Friendly staff. Aways a warm welcome. Open log fire. Located on the edge of the New Forest. Would recommend that you book a table if eating.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
  • 3 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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  • 3 locals recommend
Winery
“Go wine tasting , visit the farm shop bursting with local produce or ... visit the tea rooms and vintage / country feel garden centre. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Transportation
“Well connected to Bournemouth, Southampton and London Waterloo. Very good car park and regular trains make it easy to get to main shopping towns very easily.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great riding stables offering individual lessons or group rides in the forests.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Great pub in village, serving pretty good food, including cook-your-own hot stones - sizzle your own steak! Great for the kids!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“Great greengrocer with lots of good quality and organic produce. Please support them! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Run by a lovely young couple, Maisie and Ralph who offer an outstanding collection of coffee, cakes, wine and locally sourced charcuterie and cheese.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Great connections from London and to our local towns and villages. 5 min walk from Rosie.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“The best sausage rolls in the New Forest! Worth a stop if you're having a day out on the bikes!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A beautiful country pub in the heart of the New Forest. Does a mean Sunday roast!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Great pub in village, serving pretty good food, including cook-your-own hot stones - sizzle your own steak! Great for the kids!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Run by a lovely young couple, Maisie and Ralph who offer an outstanding collection of coffee, cakes, wine and locally sourced charcuterie and cheese.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A popular Indian restuarant in the village. Advice is to call up in advance to reserve a table or call ahead to order take away.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great café in Brockenhurst, which is brilliant for walks/hiring bikes/seeing lots of New Forest ponies.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“You can walk to this pub From the guest house which is always handy when there are no volunteers to do the driving. Has a fabulous play area for the children and welcomes dogs. Traditional pub fare.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Start here with a tea, then walk all the way to Burley along the old disused railway line. Grab lunch there, walk back and have a lovely beer before home. If your feet are sore, pop across the road and dabble barefoot in the stream on the edge of the forest. One of my dog walk haunts.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“At Setley Ridge garden centre. A firm favourite for breakfast and lunch. On Sundays they serve Sunday roasts cooked on a firepit. Booking essential for Sunday lunch.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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