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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


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 585 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 225
Rating: 4 210
Rating: 3 96
Rating: 2 45
Rating: 1 9

Afternoon tea was lovley

28/04/2016 Tom F, London, United Kingdom

We went to the forrest lodge just for afternoon tea. It had very nice sandwiches and cakes however the scones were a little bit dry. A nice lunch room with comfy furniture. Staff were helpful and left... more


a disappointing holiday

27/04/2016 halsueskiing, Monmouth, United Kingdom

We stayed here for three nights. Our room was adequate in size but dated. Neither bath nor basin plugs worked properly. The toilet seat and shaver point were broken and the net curtains fell down. How... more


Night away - Red Letter

24/04/2016 Lisa S, Southampton, United Kingdom

We got given a Red Letter night away and chose this hotel as it wasn't overly far from home. Upon arriving the reception staff member was friendly and pointed us in the right direction to our room. Th... more

Owner Response
martin p, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to comprehensively review our hotel and we are sorry that it did not meet your expectations on this occasion. We take all comments very seriously and after your complaints about room 28 this was immediately taken offline. This is currently being rectified in order that this problem does not reoccur. There are now further procedures in place to ensure every room is thoroughly checked again to prevent points like yours being raised in any part of the hotel. We are also in the process of reviewing the breakfast offering, this will be completed by the end of this week and l am sure you will be impressed with the new selection. I will be in touch with you personally to discuss in further detail but we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the near future where by you will enjoy everything the hotel and the surrounding New Forest has to offer. Kind Regards, Martin Packard General Manager

Great rooms and lovely food too

20/04/2016 Inky53, Norfolk, United Kingdom

We keep going back to the Forest Lodge after trying a number of other hotels in the area, as the rooms are just right and the meals are very good too. We have paid a lot more for shabby rooms and poor... more

Owner Response
James M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for your response and lovely comments. We all really enjoy working in the forest but we certainly do not take its attraction for granted. Instead we are proud of what the area has to offer and the importance of looking after those who come to enjoy it. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards, Martin Packard General Manager

birthday stay

16/04/2016 Caroline R, London, United Kingdom

I love this hotel, we have been 3 times before, it is quiet, lovely rooms and a pool too, the service was exceptional, staff always make you feel welcome, loved our room, bright clean and airy with vi... more

Owner Response
James M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge, responded to this review
Caroline, thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again very soon. We are looking forward to revising our menu's so a pub visit might not be on the cards next time. What this space... Kind Regards, Martin J Packard General Manager