Bat & Ball
Located in the quaint village of Breamore on the outskirts of the New Forest, this charming eatery has earned an enviable reputation for its exceptional value and distinct menu. Offering British classics and traditional South African cuisine, you’ll find the likes of beer-battered cod and chips alongside kangaroo and zebra steaks. I started with salt and pepper squid served with deliciously zesty mayonnaise, while my partner was enamoured with her choice of mushroom crostini. I followed with an equally well-presented main course of Brie and cranberry Wellington with a sumptuous mushroom sauce, and ended the meal with cherry Bakewell tart – a harmonious blend of sharp and sweet flavours. Potable options include a varied selection of beer and wine, all served by friendly staff. It’s worth reserving a table, as this popular village pub draws in crowds from all over Hampshire and beyond.