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The perfect New Forest country pub

Named after the Earl of Emsworth’s prize winning Berkshire pig, the Empress of Blandings, with over 350 pictures and paintings of pigs adorning its walls, sits on the edge of the New Forest, close to the M27.

The pub is the only building that is a member of the PG Wodehouse society and the Inn-sign is the only Hall & Woodhouse pub sign where the company name is spelt ‘Wodehouse’.

With plenty of outside seating for the summer, as well as a roaring fire for the winter months, our dog friendly bar features a menu full of all the pub classics, as well as a regularly changing specials board and of course our perfect Sunday Roasts.


Opening Times

Monday - Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm

“A cat will look down at a man. A dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal.”
Winston Churchill

Celebrate Christmas With Us

Where better than to celebrate Christmas than in a cosy traditional pub?  Come and celebrate with friends, family or colleagues and let us take care of everything for you with festive drinks and Christmas menus packed with tempting dishes to get your mouth watering and the festive season off to the perfect start.

So what are you waiting for, if you haven’t already booked, click on the link below to find out what we have on offer.

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Old Mout Berries & Cherries Draught

This sweet and refreshing cider brings a medley of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and cherries together with underlying apple juice notes and has 10% less sugar than other draught fruit ciders.

Make sure you try a pint next time you’re in.

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Forum Lager

Introducing Forum, the brand new lager from Hall & Woodhouse.

Forum is a 4.2% refreshing Helles style lager, with a delicate flavour from the Weihenstephan yeast and a subtle fruity lemon character from Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.

The name refers not only to Blandford Forum, the location of the H&W brewery where this new, exciting lager is brewed, but also to a meeting or gathering where ideas and views can be exchanged.  And where better to meet and put the world to rights than in a traditional British pub, where you can enjoy this refreshing drink with friends and family.

So what are you waiting for, make sure you try a pint next time you visit.

New Menu!

Our autumn menu arrives on the 16th October and we’re so excited we couldn’t wait to let everyone know. Taking inspiration from around the world and closer to home, our chefs have been hard at work creating amazing new dishes and improving some of our classics, making them better than ever. With loads on offer, including some tantalising new vegan and vegetarian dishes, we’re sure you’ll find something to tickle your tastebuds.

Don’t miss out, make sure you book your table now!

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