Situated just off the A35 at Walkford, a short jaunt from the historic New Forest and stunning Dorset coastline, this pub is an ideal port of call for travellers. The Amberwood is a superb place to get a real taste of life in the New Forest area. In fact, as it does so much for its local community, the pub was awarded the Hall & Woodhouse Community Asset award in 2013, and consistently receives favourable reviews on TripAdvisor.
To experience this pub at its best, make like the locals and opt for a home-cooked Sunday roast with family and friends. The extensive weekday lunch menu, meanwhile, features options such as traditional ploughman’s and generously filled jacket potatoes. Bargain-hunters will find it hard to resist the two-course lunch or early supper from just £10.75. As everything is homecooked, dietary requirements can be catered for. From the main menu, you might start with a platter for two featuring spicy wedges, onion rings, breaded mushrooms and butterfly king prawns, before moving on to a hearty main such as local rump steak, grilled sea bass fillets or Thai red curry.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself prolonging your stay; with live music every Friday, a quiz night on Monday and jazz performed every other Tuesday, your languid lunch may turn into a vibrant night out. Check Facebook for details of upcoming events.