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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


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


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 514 traveller reviews
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Great Four Night Stay

05/10/2015 keston, Kent

Although we have tried other Hotels in the New Forest we keep coming back here for our walking holidays. The location is great for leaving the car and walking into the new Forest. Lyndhurst centre is ... more


Convenient Location

01/10/2015 Steve O, Winchester, United Kingdom

Stopped overnight at the end of September on our way through The Forest. The staff were extremely helpful; our rooms were very comfortable. The restaurant was good and dinner was excellent and reaso... more

Owner Response
christopher g, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge, responded to this review
Thanks for your kind review. It sounds like you enjoyed your time with us and I’m glad that you thought your stay was such good value. We do hope that you visit us again and have an equally amazing break!

Exceptional staff.

30/09/2015 John C, Reading, United Kingdom

We stayed here 26thSept. From the minute my partner and I walked into reception with our dog, nothing was too much trouble for the reception staff. There was a function on in the main room the first n... more

Owner Response
christopher g, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge, responded to this review
It is fantastic to hear that from arriving at the hotel, your stay has been perfect. We are a dog friendly hotel and like to make sure you can really relax, whatever the occasion with your four pawed friend! The cellar bar is our hidden little gem, and is always worth exploring when you visit. I’m sure we will see you again in the future, and I know your stay will be just as good! thanks for taking the time to review.

Overnight Stay

30/09/2015 Lisa L, Nantwich, United Kingdom

First impression were very good, however the hotel rooms and corridors need a really good cleaning. The carpets had bits all over them thoughout the hotel and the cleanliness of the toilet in the bed... more

Owner Response
christopher g, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge, responded to this review
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I’m sorry that we didn’t exceed your expectations, and I will be using your feedback to review with the team. I really hope you do consider staying here again, and do not hesitate to contact me directly on 02380283677 if you do. I will ensure that your stay is nothing short of perfect!

Very impressed

29/09/2015 Michael B,

I stayed here with my 2 young children whilst visiting Paultons Park which is a small drive down the road. I was very impressed, the girl on reception was extremely helpful and polite. The room was n... more

Owner Response
christopher g, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge, responded to this review
It’s a pleasure to read such a lovely review and hear that you couldn’t have been happier with your stay! The staff really make a difference to the guests stay and the little extra features we offer such as the free Wi-Fi, makes these family trips a lot more relaxing for all! The homemade burgers are really popular with a lot of people staying, along with the breakfast. I’m glad you found all the food up to a high standard. We hope you will come back and pay us another visit in the future.