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’.

Stuart & his family are excited to announce that they have taken over the Empress of Blandings! As the new owners, we are bringing a fresh and exciting change to the establishment. Not only can you expect a new menu with delicious meals & daily specials of goodness but also a great selection of real ales, draught beers, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks & lovely coffees.

Stuart & his family are passionate in all they do and always try and go that wee extra mile to make everyone welcome. So, whether you're looking for a cozy dinner for two or a larger gathering, the Empress has got you covered. Come visit us and taste the difference that Stuart and his Family are bringing to the Empress! Sit back relax & let us look after you..

We can cater for parties large and small -meetings, weddings, birthdays, funerals, etc - you're in good hands with us. We are able to make a menu to suit all tastes and needs, buffets etc, call us to discuss your event and we will be happy to help you make it a success. 

Valentines Day at The Empress 

Serving a Special 3 Course Menu (Full Menu also available)

Wednesday 14th February 

£29.95 per head includes a sharing cocktail of LOVE

See our Valentines Manu

Mother's Day 2024

Join us at The Empress for Mother's Day 2024 on Sunday 10th March

Serving our delicious roast dinners and our full menu from 12 noon

ALL MUMMIES RECEIVE A FREE GLASS OF VINO!!

Mother's Day Menu

Book a Table

To book a table with us, please use our bookings button at the top of the website. 

For parties requiring larger tables of eight or more people, please contact the Empress by phone to reserve your table

Serving Food All Day

Specials Nights

  • Mid Week Roast dinners
  • Fish Frydays
  • Sundays - with no washing up!