Combining our famous carvery with traditional pub classics,
a great drinks menu and luxurious guest bedrooms
the Walhampton Arms offers you the warmest of
welcomes from the heart of the New Forest.
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Due to staff shortages, we unfortunately will be closed on a Sunday evening, all day Monday & Tuesday lunchtime.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Normal hours will resume on the 1st December.

Thank you for your understanding.

Join us for the
Carvery available every day in December
apart from Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Christmas opening hours
Christmas Eve: 12pm – 4pm Food | Bar until 7pm
Christmas Day: Booking only (Fully Booked)
Boxing Day: 12pm – 4pm Food | Bar until 7pm
Bank Holiday Monday (in lieu of Christmas Day): 12pm – 4pm Food | Bar until 7pm
Bank Holiday Tuesday (in lieu of Boxing Day): 12pm – 4pm Food | Bar until 7pm

Continuing to stay safe…


From Monday 19th July we will be continuing to make our staff & customers feel safe


  • Mask wearing will be optional for our staff and customers
  • Screens will remain between tables
  • Sanitiser stations will remain
  • Table service will continue when possible
  • Where we feel appropriate, signs and floor markings will remain
  • We will keep the pub well ventilated

Job Opportunity

We are looking for a permanent full time Chef de Partie, a Commis Chef and Front of House staff to join us at the Walhampton Arms.

Set in the stunning New Forest, the Walhampton Arms is just a few minutes from the bustling Georgian market town of Lymington with views of the Isle of Wight across the Solent.

Competitive salary and equal share of tips, pension and live in accommodation, if required.

Shifts based on a 5 day week, very friendly and professional atmosphere to work in.

We would also welcome Apprentices studying for their Commis Chef or Chef de Partie Qualification and would support them with on the job training.

If interested, please contact us or send in your CV to

Welcome to our beautiful pub, the Walhampton Arms

We believe that the simple things are often the best. That good times are spent with friends and family, sat around the table enjoying great food and drink. That everyone receives the warmest of welcomes and is made to feel special…..especially those visiting with their four-legged friends!

Set in the stunning New Forest, the Walhampton Arms is just a few minutes from the bustling Georgian market town of Lymington with views of the Isle of Wight across the Solent. It’s the perfect location to relax and explore.

The pub dates back to the 1800’s when it was a diary and part of the Walhampton Estate. That history and character remains, but inside, we’ve bought a rustic and contemporary feel to our dining and drinking spaces, that also provide a variety of options for events or parties.

Our menu’s try to capture the essence of what a pub should be about. Dishes to share and graze from, plus ‘specials’ with that little twist from our chef.

Of course, good food isn’t complete without a glass of ale or wine from our carefully chosen list.

On behalf of the team, we look forward to welcoming you soon!


Dining & Drinking

Our menu combines traditional pub classics with modern, more contemporary dishes offering something for everyone.

Whatever you choose you can expect fresh, lovingly prepared home-cooked food.

Whether it’s a light bite, something to share with friends over a couple of drinks or you’re planning a celebration for someone special then the Walhampton Arms is the place to visit.

With food served each day, we also have a range of vegetarian, vegan and of course dishes to keep children happy.

Stay with us

Stay in one of our eleven fantastic rooms. All rooms are finished to the highest standards and feature luxury bathrooms with walk in rain forest showers, flat screen tv’s, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities and choice of a cooked or continental breakfast.

The reception for the accommodation closes between 3pm and 5:30pm, in line with the pub, however guests are still able to check in, you will receive an email in the morning of your stay, informing you of your room number (applicable Monday – Friday).

Parties & Events

Looking for a venue to host a special event or party? From small intimate dinner parties to buffet style catering for up to 50 guests, the Walhampton Arms is the perfect place to celebrate that special occasion or business event.

Our function room, complete with log burner and raised stage will be open as soon as trading restrictions permit.


Did you know we also love rewarding our loyal customers? Regular visitors can save money off their bill.


All our loyalty card holders will receive a regular newsletter containing news & offers.

Gift Vouchers

You can also buy Walhampton Arms gift vouchers, a great way to spoil a friend or loved-one.


The Walhampton Arms is located in the historic New Forest National park and just a couple of minute’s drive, or a short cycle into the historic Georgian market town of Lymington, making it a great destination for locals or tourists alike.

With it’s numerous attractions such as Beaulieu’s National Motor Museum, Exbury Gardens and the forest’s seemingly endless miles of tracks and nature trails inhabited by an array of wildlife……it’s perfect for cyclists or ramblers alike.

Of course, the Forest is famous for it’s wild, roaming ponies and picture postcard villages too. The Isle of Wight ferry is on our doorstep, handy if you’re taking a trip across to the ‘island’ and in need for refreshment!

The Walhampton Arms are members of Go New Forest

Set in over 219 sq. miles of woodland and heathland, the New Forest dates back to 1079 when the then King of England, William the Conqueror, designated the area as his personal hunting grounds. Today, it’s one of the most beautiful places to escape to for a few days.

Take a look at our pub

“WOW !!!!!! best carvery I've had in months. Staff friendly. Food fantastic. Just a generally great place. We are on holiday and this place was recommended. Thank you so much.”

Paul C

"Visited on a busy Friday night. Had a wonderful meal, we chose from the main menu which had a new look to it, presentation of the food was fantastic."

Barbara E

“Had a weekend away in New Forest, we stopped here for Sunday lunch. One of the best roasts I've had….. Will definitely be going back there. Top restaurant!!”

Emily A

“Had a fantastic time at The Walhampton Arms. As did out party of 50 people! The buffet put on by the pub was superb, many of our guests remarked on how lovely the food was. Would recommend this place to anybody for any event.”

Jules S

“Situated just outside Lymington on the way to Beaulieu through the New Forest. It has a private room for hire. A good comprehensive menu and a specials board. Very friendly and helpful staff.”

John A

“We have eaten in many New Forest pubs to mixed reviews, we found this one to be one of the best for food and value. Staff were also friendly and helpful.”

Ellie A

“Popped in for a lunch whilst waiting for the IOW ferry. Wonderful food and service from their friendly staff. Dog friendly as well.”

Gerald S

“Very pleased with the service, staff and the excellent food, nothing was too much trouble. All freshly cooked, good size portions and exceptional quality. We will return.”

Graham W

Opening Times

Bar opening times

Monday: Closed (open for breakfast for residents – 7:30am – 9am)
Tuesday: 5:30pm - 10pm (open for breakfast for residents – 7:30am – 9am)
Wednesday – Saturday: 11:30 – 3pm / 5:30pm – 10pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 5pm

Food times

Breakfast each morning: 7:30am – 9am

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 6pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm – 2:30pm / 6pm – 8:30pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

Check in for overnight guests is 4pm and checkout 10am.

Note: The reception for the accommodation closes between 3pm and 5:30pm, in line with the pub, however guests are still able to check in, you will receive an email in the morning of your stay, informing you of your room number (applicable Monday – Friday)


01590 673113

The Walhampton Arms
Walhampton Hill
SO41 5RE

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