Marstons 'Southern Food Pub of the Year 2011', runner-up 2012 and Nominated for Hampshire CAMRA 'Pub of the Year'
For Christmas celebrations our special 'Festive Menu' is available. Just call and we will be pleased to email or post this menu to you for your consideration ( or call in and ask at the bar for a copy to take away). Take a look on our photos page!
Spacious self catering private apartment 'above the pub' ( see us on the home away holiday rentals website) for romantic get aways. The apartment is not suitable for children or dogs.
The Red Lion, Boldre
A quintessential New Forest Pub, The Red Lion, Boldre sits on the crossroads at the centre of the ancient village of Boldre. Dating back to around the 15th Century and mentioned in the Domesday Book The Red Lion is an amalgamation of an old style forest public house, two old cottages and stables.
Log fires, cosy beamed rooms, gardens for the summer, heated patios, well kept cask ales and, most importantly, a genuinely warm welcome; this is a classic forest pub not to be missed. Look out for our monthly 'Pie & Pudding' evening. A choice of six or seven homemade pies and a homemade pudding from our board for £12. Early booking is very advisable.
Dog and horse friendly. The Red Lion has two rooms that are suitable for private dining or meetings. Pre-ordered business lunches available – you are welcome to call us with your order and we will ensure speedy service.
Your children are most welcome at The Red Lion, however it is an adult environment and it is our view that good behaviour in children should be encouraged. Therefore we ask that you please keep your children seated safely at your table.
We hope you will take a look at our 'Our Food and Current Menu' page. You will find the Menu and a little about our way of thinking about the food we offer and where we buy. We hope this may be of interest to you.
AA Best Pubs Guide AA Pub Guide Winner of Marstons SouthernFood Pub of the year 2010-2011
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We do hope we may look forward to welcoming you to The Red Lion, Boldre.
Amanda, Alan and Presh
n.b. The spacious one bedroom private self catering apartment - 'above the pub' - is ideal for a couple or can accomodate up to four people (two guests using sofa bed). It is perfect for a relaxing holiday or quiet getaway in the New Forest. I have taken some quick photographs, but better ones are on view at the home away holiday rentals website. We do not accommodate children or dogs, we love both but the apartment is not suitable due to its layout. For reservations please contact us on 01590 673177 or email us directly on
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