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Best Western Forest Lodge Hotel.

The perfect setting near Southampton.

The Best Western Forest Lodge Hotel sits quietly on the outskirts of Lyndhurst, yet just a 5 minute walk away from the town centre. As the capital of The New Forest, Lyndhurst is a true rural retreat.

Within easy reach of other New Forest beauty spots, this Georgian hotel is the perfect base for exploring one of Englands prettiest regions. And back at the hotel, our award-winning restaurant provides a perfect place to relax when you return!

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Pikes Hill
SO43 7AS
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6159*


Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Sauna, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted 10.00 per night per dog
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Chef Darren Appleby


Forest Restaurant

Relax in the large Forest Restaurant whilst our award winning chefs serve you up homemade, locally sourced meals.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 7.30 - 10.00
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00
Dinner: 17:30 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

The Glasshouse Restaurant

The 2 AA Rosette Glass House Restaurant serves locally sourced food to give you a true taste of the New Forest.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 7.30 - 10.00
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00
Dinner: 17:30 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

Terrace Bar

Modern and fresh, our bar is as inviting as the staff who'll serve you!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Cellar Bar

A very cosy room with very plush sofas! The perfect place for a romantic rendezvous or a quiet drink with friends.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


New Forest Golf Course

Course information

Course Type: n/a
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 69
Distance: 5343 Yards
No handicap required


1.00 miles away in Lyndhurst


9 holes Yes

Spa & Leisure

Leisure Facilities

  • Nordic Sauna

  • Indoor leisure pool (15m)

Relax with the leisure facilities!

Take a dip and swim a few lengths in Best Western Forest Lodge Hotel's indoor, heated swimming pool. You'll be reminded of the beautiful landscape outside the hotel thanks to its woodland mural and the windows running either side of the pool. The Nordic sauna is a great place to relax.



Perfectly placed and full of character, the Best Western Forest Lodge Hotel really will set the scene for an unforgettable day and evening!


Wedding service and reception venue

Our wedding organisers are onhand to work with you to create a bespoke package to suit both your needs and your budget so you can have your dream day.


Our chefs are happy to create a bespoke, locally sourced wedding feast to suit your day and your budget. From formal wedding breakfasts, to more informal afternoon teas and barbeques, the 2 AA rosette catering at Best Western Forest Lodge is sure to impress your guests.

Honeymoon Suite

Our feature four poster room has plenty of room for relaxation after a hard days celebrating! The rain shower is particularly refreshing!


Registry office:
New Forest
0845 603 5637

We offer two packages and these both include a sit down wedding breakfast, drinks package, red carpet, reception room hire, cake stand and knife and the bridal Suite.

Combining Georgian elegance with contemporary feel, BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge Hotel provides a wonderful setting for your ide

For any enquiries please call Chris Garrett on 023 80283677

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type SO43 7AS

Send to Tom Tom

Nearest motorway: M27, J1, 3.00 miles
Nearest train station: Brockenhurst, 5.00 miles
Nearest airport: Southampton, 15.00 miles
Free parking on site (50 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Pikes Hill
SO43 7AS

What's nearby?


  • Southampton - St Marys football stadium (10 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • National Motor Museum - Beaulieu (5 miles)

  • Exbury Gardens (6 miles)

  • Paultons Park (7 miles)

  • Buckler's Hard (6 miles)

  • Marwell Wildlife (15 miles)


  • Lyndhurst (0.2 miles)

  • Southampton (20 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

We can host small meetings to large conferences of up to 110 people. So if you're looking to work away from it all, be our guest!

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Forest Room 100 70 50 40 90
The Glade 20 10 10 20 20
Northerwood Room 25 20 12 18 20
The Glasshouse 60 40 30 20 50
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 700 traveller reviews
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Relaxing 3 day break

02/12/2016 Dickens01, Oxford, United Kingdom

Comfortable, enjoyable stay. All staff without exception were friendly , polite and helpful. We had dinner, bed and breakfast. The food was delicious and beautifully presented- thanks to chef Reece. A... more


Lovely weekend

29/11/2016 298andy, Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom

We had an excellent weekend to celebrate my wife's birthday. The staff were very friendly & welcomed us and our dog with real enthusiasm. It was really nice to discover a genuine doggy friendly hotel.... more

Owner Response
Andy M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge, responded to this review
Thanks so much for you kind words and pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully will return in the near future. Kind regards Peter

Lunch with friends

28/11/2016 mazza626, Southampton, United Kingdom

We are a group of friends that used to work together for many years, we all catch up once a year at the Forest Lodge to have Sunday lunch in the Glasshouse. Staff are always very friendly, the food a... more

Owner Response
Andy M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge, responded to this review
Pleased you enjoyed your annual lunch here at Forest Lodge and look forward to welcoming you back next year. Kind regards Peter

Meeting friends & family

24/11/2016 Jill A, Hockley, United Kingdom

We've stayed here before with our Parsons Terrier and were given the same room this time, which was good as it was on the ground floor, close to the lounge, bar & reception area. We had to eat our me... more

Owner Response
Andy M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge, responded to this review
Glad you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that you were bale to take advantage of the lovely countryside with your terrier. I have noted your comment about the table set up- thank you. I hope you will visit again soon , Kind regards Peter

Truly dog friendly

23/11/2016 Helen P,

We had a fantastic weekend at forest lodge, taking our 15 week old puppy we were a bit nervous but the staff were fantastic. There are even towels and dog biscuits in the lobby, and we were able to e... more

Owner Response
Andy M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge, responded to this review
I can imagine you were nervous with such a young pup but pleased it went so well for you. I hope you will visit us again and bring the pup again to enjoy more of the New Forest walks etc. Kind regards Peter