The Rising Sun
Bashley Common Road
Found deep in the new forest, we appriciate that we are sometimes difficult to find.
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As a public house and restaurant in the New Forest National Park we have to cater for a wide range of tastes, so when you enter the plush Victorian bar with feature fire place you can enjoy a full range of traditional cask ales including beer from the award winning Ringwood Brewery, their beers are brewed in the traditional way using only the finest ingredients: premium malted barley from Hampshire, Dorset and Devon together with hops from the best growers in Kent and Worcestershire.
The rest is down to their famous yeast strain and the skill and dedication of their brewers. We hope you enjoy the fruit of their endeavour.
For wine lovers we offer an extensive choice of red, white and rose wines, available by the bottle or glass, and a large selection of spirits.
A good selection of lagers and non-alcoholic beers are also available from our bar as well as soft drinks and squash for the children.
Our beer garden and "al fresco" dining area is open all year round, you will often find new forest ponies and cattle wandering on the open land to the side and in front of our premises.
The New Forest is a unique environment; its boundaries enclose 145 square miles of some of the most beautiful countryside anywhere in the world. Originally established as a Royal Forest by William the Conqueror more than 900 years ago, mainly as a preserve for deer, few other places combine so remarkable a history with such an immense diversity of landscapes. There are ancient woodlands, open foreshores, heathland and bogs, an intricate network of rivers that wind their way to sea.
In the past, this part of the New Forest was very isolated and the sight of the Inn that has always stood here must have been a very welcome sight to those crossing the wild and lonely forest moors. Over the centuries travelers, merchants, foresters, Lords and their Ladies hunting in the Royal preserve, and even highway men and smugglers for which this area was renowned, would have stopped for a drink or a bite to eat. It is believed that for many years the French brandy that was sold here was supplied by the smugglers or "Gentlemen of the night" as they were known. When a nearby cottage was demolished a smugglers hoard of French gold coins was found in the roof space.
There has been an Inn on this site in the New Forest for well over two hundred years. The Inn was rebuilt in the Victorian era but fell upon hard times. Now tastefully restored while retaining its olde world character, it is once again a welcoming place for those travelling in this beautiful part of the New Forest. The pub is refurbished to a very high standard retaining many original features such as the stained glass windows and doors. Inside there is a Victorian bar with a feature open fireplace where you can enjoy traditional cask ale, fine wines and spirits, all now legally acquired!
Outside the building, there is ample car parking for the motorist. For riders and carriage drivers, there is a small corall where the horses can be fed, rested and watered. To the outside, we have a large fenced garden where there is a large childrens play area, conforming to safety standards, where the children can enjoy themselves safely. There is also an animal paddock, a large patio area, rockery and beer garden together with amusement rides in the summer. Whatever the weather, the undercover heated patio offers a relaxing environment with the opportunity to eat outside all year round.