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The Huntsman of Brockenhurst

Last updated: 31 October, 2022

The Huntsman is a fantastic example of how to regenerate an old-fashioned pub; the revamped bar oozes an almost urban style, with metalwork booths and reclaimed parquet flooring.

The thirteen rooms – all different – keep to the contemporary vibe with statement mirrors, bold wallpapers and small hits of green – on the furnishings, in paintings, as plants – to maintain a subtle forest theme.

Loved by both locals and tourists, in summer, the garden is warmed by fire-pits in the evening, while diners tuck into pizzas, steaks and good veggie options.

The Huntsman is ideally situated on the outskirts of Brockenhurst, right in the heart of the Forest. The village is the forest’s central hub – the perfect base to visit nearby attractions, or for exploring by bike, on horseback and on foot.

For those looking for a cosy, homely stay in the Forest, there’s no better option.

Surrounding area

The Huntsman is located on the Lymington Road, one of the main routes through the forest, and flanked by unremarkable residential houses and a small row of shops.

The road does tend to get busy with traffic, but it’s easy to walk from the door of the pub into the forest, which instantly transports you to a more peaceful, rural world.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed