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Forest Gate Lodge
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   161 Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, New Forest National Park, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 Ashurst B&B and Inns
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lovely stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed at Forest Gate Lodge for 2 nights, to go cycling around the New Forest.
The owners are very friendly and welcoming. Our room was an adequate size for the two of us, very clean and modern.
Breakfasts were fantastic- very quick to serve!
All in all, a lovely B&B that we would stay at again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I chose to stay at Froest gate lodge with my boyfriend as we were visiting for a few days, stayed here for 2 night. We were unfortunate as our shower broke during our stay, a plumber was called but we were told the problem couldnt be sorted until a few days after we left. Was not too happy about this but understood there was nothing else that could be done as no other rooms were available, we were offered a free nights stay at another time which was very nice of the owners to offer this. Rooms were clean, modern and a dvd player and ipod docking station were provided which was a nice touch :) breakfast was tasty and the owners were very friendly.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Torpoint
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stayed one night on our way to the Isle of Wight, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The owners are very friendly and very well versed with the surrounding area which they are only too pleased to share their knowledge with you. Breakfast was very good, especially the cooked meal as there was no a spot of fat on the food and the fresh fruit salad was a welcome sight. The rooms are standard but quite adequate for a nights stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reading, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We originally choose the Forest Gate Lodge for it's location, which is great for exploring the new Forest.
We found the room to be very comfortable and clean and it was an adequate size for the 2 of us.

The breakfasts were great and the hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Everything you need from a short stay.

I recommend the Happy cheese pub for food, which in the week we went they had just started a new menu. Good food at a reasonable price that is also a very short walk from the BnB.

The only negative I have is the same as the last reviewer and that is as a man the toilet seat in the bathroom that doesn't stay up was getting abit frustrating and the mirror wouldn't stay in an upright position. But these are just minor issues.

We would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We stayed at Ashurst for a wedding nearby. We decided to stay 2 nights and do some walking. Centrally located near the shops and 3 pubs. We tried Asha Indian restaurant as well as the Happy Cheese pub and the Forest Inn all o which were lovely. Room was a good size, TV and hot drinks provided. A few points for improvement: the toilet seat wouldn’t stay up so rested heavily on your back while you used the facilities, main light didn’t work and mattress wasn’t the best. Breakfast was good, but our orders got mixed up on the first day so waited about 30 minutes for ours. This was spotted straight away by the staff (the other table hadn’t even ordered yet) and could have been solved but the man who received our order wouldn’t pass it over!! Overall a pleasant B&B for the price paid.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Forest Gate Lodge for a couple of nights on 6 and 7 May 2012 and absolutely loved our accommodation. The hostess (Val) was extremely warm and hospitable. Our room was beautiful - it was cleaned and the sheets turned down everyday. There was tea, coffee and mineral water provided in the room and the sachets were replaced and stocked afresh everyday. There are a lot of nice pubs and restaurants within 5 min walking distance from the lodge. There is also a grocery store close by in case you ever need anything. And the best part about this BnB was the breakfast which was out of the world - home cooked full English breakfast! We would highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012 via mobile

A fantastic friendly b&b. Stayed here with my partner as a last minute week break and would definitely say this has been one of our favourite New Forest accommodations! Clean, tidy and friendly owners! Added perks like pot of tea on arrival and iPod dock in room! Great location and country pubs. Can't wait to return! Thank you for a wonderful stay!!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 161 Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, New Forest National Park, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest National Park > Ashurst
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Ashurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Forest Gate Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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