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“The best pub in Brockenhurst” 5 of 5 stars
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Rose and Crown
Lyndhurst Road, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7RH, England   |  
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Ranked #18 of 34 Brockenhurst B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The best pub in Brockenhurst”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We wanted to stay in Brockenhurst and found the Rose and Crown as an Inn and how lucy we were. Beautiful stable block rooms great value and very high standards. The staff all professional and Manager Ann so helpfull with allot of local knowledge to send us touring each day. The food was excellent and the choice of wines and local Ales great. We would recommend this Inn and pub to all travellers to Brockenhurst.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Greenville, South
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

My friends and I visited in early October 2012. They were in the stable block and I was upstairs in the main building in a room about one-third the size of those in the stable block but at the same price which really was a rip-off. It was necessary to turn sideways to pass between the end of the bed and the wall when trying to reach the electric kettle and t.v. There would be no complaint had my room been at a lesser price but it was not. Upon leaving we were all overcharged by an inexperienced and untrained young man who normally worked in the restaurant.. It took several telephone calls and e-mails with Ms. Maher to finally have this refunded, at which time it was all credited to my friend's charge card, presumably for her convenience. Her attitude was not one of apology or any indication that she hoped we had otherwise enjoyed staying there but "why didn't he call me" .

All the staff, including the young man who gave us our bills, were excellent and the food was good. The tiny room and bathroom were both clean. If anyone is looking for accommodation in that area I would say if you do stay at The Rose and Crown ask for a room in the stable block especially if you are no longer slim and trim or you'll never make it to the electric kettle or t.v.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Blackwood, Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Booked this hotel Saturday lunchtime as we were visiting Beaulieu the following day. We arrived Saturday evening. The landlady was very friendly and welcoming. The room (no2) was clean, warm and cosy. We enjoyed a lovely meal in the restaurant and even though our room was overlooking the main road, we didn't hear any traffic and slept all night! The bathroom was modern and again nice and clean and it was a pleasant surprise to find a nice hot powerful shower - definitely not the expected drip you normally find in hotels! The breakfast was freshly cooked to order, service was impeccable. Will definitely visit again. Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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17 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We visited recently for a weekend, two adults and a child. We loved it. The buliding could do with a tidy and freshen up around the outsides and edges but on the inside of both the pub/restaurant and rooms things were very clean and well looked after. We enjoyed the bar food and lovely breakfast as well as the warm, friendly and efficient service from all staff.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

It's been a few months since we stayed there and I was reading through the mixed reviews, so decided to share my own thoughts.

My wife and I returned to Brockenhust to celebrate our anniversary after being married in the village 26 years earlier. it seemed fitting after so long to visit the area where we had so many memories. So we chose one of the pubs that we remembered to stay and to celebrate the occasion.

The room was adequate although certainly not cheap for what it was, on the small side and a little dark, but was essentially comfortable. It has to be said that the pub itself had lost atmosphere over the years, becoming far more open plan and losing its' cosiness, but sadly true of so many of England's pubs these days - we don't seem to realise what we had until it's gone, do we? However the food was good, we both went for the venison hotpot and it was certainly filling and tasty. The full range of Ringwoods ales on tap I have to say were excelent, whatever they have lost they've retained a good cellarman! The staff were largely young foreign students and for the most part we found were friendly and helpful, although in such a place it would have been nice to have had a bit of local knowledge and history to mull over. The lady who served the breakfast certainly was for me the person who brought it all together, with a smile to last you through the day as she chirpily served a "Full English" worth travelling the globe for.

On the second night we walked further afield see what fate had befallen Brockenhurst's other pubs. We ate in The Snakecatcher, very popular, food good, beer "iffy" and another one that has suffered from senseless modernisation - although packed it felt cold. Then over the road to The Foresters, which while remaining the village's only truly tradiditional pub, (decor unchanged, historical photos and bitter excellent) was ok for the customer who is happy to be greeted with "Yeah" instead of "Good evening Sir, what'll it be?" Tragically the Morant Arms couldn't complete the tour as this has gone the way of too many and has become flats.

There are however pubs in the area still having the same landlords as the days when we courted, and for these the trip was well worth while.

So all in all, would we stay there again? Possibly, possibly not, but certainly wouldn't descry the place, I would urge the reader to try it. Did we enjoy it? You bet we did!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Smallest room with smallest double bed (4ft?) we've ever had. No-where to sit apart from bed. Bathroom also very small and freezing. Pub seemed desperately understaffed. queued 20 minutes for a drink, served by French girl who seemed to be on her first day. People before me wanted a wine spritzer. She didn't know what this was. They said white wine and soda. She asked what sort of cider they wanted in the white wine. The only other staff member on seemed to be the assistant manager, who was dealing with the food queue (you had to queue up to order food) - but he had to keep stopping to help her - e.g. with how to use an optic. Consequently it was taking people 30 minutes to order their dinner. We went simple, haddock and chips, which when it came was fine, freshly cooked, lovely crispy batter, nice fat chips, reasonable value for money. Breakfast next day the service was better and the breakfast was fine.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Axbridge, England, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We have just had a lovely weekend at the repose and crown. The breakfasts were excellent and the staff were really friendly. We had rooms in the courtyard at the back, and it was very dog friendly. We will definately go back again

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Lyndhurst Road, New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7RH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest National Park > Brockenhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Brockenhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
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