Setthorns - Where to Eat?

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  1. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Hi folks. Can any one recommend a good restaurant near the Setthorns campsite in the New Forest? We have decided to spend Christmas down there and would like a slap up dinner on Christmas Eve.
     
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    When we camp up in the forest we go for a meal at The Trusty Servant in Minstead, nice family pub and reasonably priced as well.
     
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    Thanks for recommendation. I should have said within walking distance of the site, or a short taxi journey. But we may still give your restaurant a try.
     
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    Sway is a short walk from the site, Brockenhurst a much longer one, but more choice in Brockenhurst.
     
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    Anywhere good in Sway. I have promised by others half that in exchange for going camping at Christmas he will get a slap up meal on Xmas Eve. We usually have a house full of people and I spend the day cooking on Xmas Eve, then too tired to enjoy Xmas Day. this year I intend to go cycling on Xmas Day!!
     
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    The Hare and hounds at sway but you will need to book. :thumb:
     
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    The Wheel at Sway is a fabulous little pub and they have a well patronised restaurant there too. Haven't been there for years but it always was very good.....Griff

    If you could make it as far as Lymington then they have a particularly good Cafe Uno in the main drag
     
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    There's a couple of nice pubs on the Brockenhurst road.

    The Hobbler is very good with a carpark large enough to get the motorhome in.

    Don't know if they are doing Christmas day menu tho.
     
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    New pub/Bistro/restaurant opened in Sway back in the summer. Where the Nurses Cottage was--opposite Post Office. http://www.silverhind.co.uk/ Only eaten there once, food very good.

    Hare and Hounds a bit further away at the far end of Sway from Setthorns. Always welcoming, great log fires.
     
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    Thanks to everyone for the recommendation. I have a couple of options to go n now, perhaps we will just have to eat out twice!!!
     
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    Christmas / Rainmass at Setthorns

    Well Christams was a bit of a wash out at Setthorns. In fact the New Forest was nearly washed away!!

    Can definitely recommend the Silver Hind though. Lovely food and a great welcome for us and our dog.

    It was just a shame I came down with a rotten cold and cough on Christmas Day, but we still had a good dinner, with a 4 bird roast cooked in portable halagan oven and roast potatoes on the BBQ!
     
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