10 Best Pubs with Log Fires in the New Forest


As the weather turns cooler and darker, this is the time of year when pubs with real fires and log burners really come into their own. Book one of our lovely New Forest cottages for a getaway surrounded by some of the UK’s most wonderful wildlife and, of course, the famous free-roaming New Forest Ponies. Think long walks, hazy sunshine, rosy faces and big smiles.

Here are our top ten cosiest pubs with log fires in the New Forest…

The Royal Oak, Fritham

This cute and utterly charming little pub wins rave reviews for very good reason. The food, drink and friendly service is always top class. Add to that two toasty log fires and you may have found your pub heaven.


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Foresters Arms, Frogham

A favourite hangout for the New Forest donkeys, this little gem is a great place for a tasty bite to eat. It’s wood-panelled, spacious décor feels warm and cosy during the cold months, due to the ember glow from the log burner standing proudly in a huge brick fireplace.

The Bat and Ball, Breamore

A pint of your favourite tipple – tick, great food selection with South African specialities – tick, friendly service – tick and a roaring log fire – tick, tick, tick. There’s a reason why this pub is so popular!

The Oak Inn, Bank

Cute and quaint with an open fire dominating the room, this little paradise is well known for scrumptious food, a great wine selection and well-kept ales. Booking is advisable as it gets busy on the weekend.


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The Wooden Spoon, Downton

This friendly pub with loyal locals has a warm, snuggly atmosphere with an open log fire and home -cooked pub food done well, backed up by a solid selection of Cask Marqued ales, makes this pub a winner.

The Crown Inn, Everton

This is such a lovely pub, with very friendly staff, gastro style food and a well-stocked bar. With the addition of a cosy log fire flickering away, it’s easy to while away plenty of hours nattering with a glass in hand.

The Drift Inn, Beaulieu

Go to this pub and sink into a squishy armchair with your favourite tipple in hand and watch the flames flicker on the log fire. The food here is good too, concentrating on pub classics done really well.


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The White Hart, Cadnam

With a thatched roof, old historic walls and huge open fires this pub has bucket loads of character. Excellent food is served in hearty portions, and their collection of real ales and well-kept wines will keep you entertained for many a long night.

Three Tuns, Bransgore

Country pubs don’t get more characterful than this. A real fire, heavy beams, knobbly posts and gastro food coupled with a fine selection of real ales and fine wines are the best reasons to visit.

Empress of Blandings, Copythorne

Head out for a walk, build up an appetite, then head here. Add a roaring fire, reliable friendly service, good food, great drinks selection and you will have found the perfect cosy pub to warm up and enjoy spending some downtime.

Click here to see our list of New Forest Cottages.