Summer feels like such a long time ago now, doesn’t it? So, this morning I’m reminiscing about an excellent lunch at one of my favourite spots in the New Forest, The Huntsman of Brockenhurst.
Nestled in the village of Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest, The Huntsman is a bustling bistro pub with a vast garden, beautiful decor, an indoor skittles alley and bedrooms available to book for a night away.
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We headed over to The Huntsman after an afternoon riding segways at Moors Valley (brilliant fun, have a read about it here) – and it was the perfect spot for a late lunch in the sun!
If you’re heading there on a sunny day, grab a seat on the patio – although as we’re now in the chillier months, it’s probably best to take a seat inside. It’s beautifully cosy in there.
To start, we ordered a meat sharing platter, which was much more delicious than I expected – and I had expected good things. Slices of ham, local sausage, potatoes, sticky pork belly and croquettes. This lot didn’t last very long! There are veggie options on the menu too, for those who like a sharing platter.
Plus a garlic pizza bread to share – why not!
I opted for seabass for my main, served with battered mussels, samphire, crushed olives and roasted veg. This was just as delicious as it looks, and the crispy mussels are unlike anything I’ve tried before.
Dad chose a burger topped with pulled pork and hand cut chips – the burger looked excellent! And the chips were very good – fluffy and crispy.
Tom opted for a steak and chips – a good choice after our strenuous segway activity that afternoon! The steak was well cooked and tasty.
If you find yourself visiting the New Forest, The Huntsman of Brockenhurst is a good place to stop for lunch or dinner. The decor is beautiful, the food is delicious and the service is excellent – the only thing to bear in mind is that parking is very limited, so it may be a struggle to find a space, depending on when you visit!
Find out more about The Huntsman of Brockenhurst here.