The Three Tuns

The Three Tuns


0.5 miles
Ringwood Road, Bransgore, BH23 8JH

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Situated on the edge of the tranquil New Forest National Park and only ten minutes from Christchurch High Street, the 17th-Century Three Tuns Inn exudes traditional charm, boasting a thatched roof, low-beamed ceilings, an open log fire and a patio area offering beautiful views.

Head chef Colin Nash (chef profile page 63) and his dedicated team pride themselves on using the finest local produce, including sea bass and lobster fresh off the boat in Mudeford, and venison and wood pigeon from the New Forest. When we visited, starters included a spicy crab soup - the peppery spice offsets the sweetness of the crabmeat perfectly - and Dorset snails in individual thimblefuls of tarragon butter. The regularly changing specials board included tempting mains like tender pan-fried Mudeford sea bass with asparagus, tomatoes, shaved fennel and a shellfish sauce. The desserts sounded too good to miss, so my partner chose chocolate terrine with tonka-bean biscuit, while I was intrigued by the tropical 'egg 'n' soldiers' - I won't ruin the surprise, but you must try it.

As well as fantastic food, The Three Tuns offers five cask ales and an extensive wine list, with several wines available by the glass. So whether you visit to sample some of the region's best produce or just to enjoy the atmosphere with a drink at the end of the day, The Three Tuns has it all.
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Open: Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9.15pm; Sat & Sun noon-9.15pm