Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A review of The TurfCutters Arms, Boldre, Hampshire

This is a review of the Turfutters Arms, ( below) situated on the Main Road, East Boldre, Hampshire in the New Forest, UK

Myself and my wife, stayed at this very hospitable pub, close to the New Forest, over Easter 2017

My wife had for want of a better word, done in depth research on a number of places, before settling on the Turfcutters and boy what a choice she made

What an absolutely amazing place, very hospitable, from the moment we arrived and got greeted initially by Ged, the friendly kiwi bar manager, who made us feel very welcome, then Simon the owner of the place, who is a very friendly guy, who went out of his way to acommodate guests, their dietry requirements and, despite it being a very busy place, with an incredible amount of trade, given the beautiful scenic and slightly remote location, still found time to take a genuine interest in your day.

Our accomodation, aptly named Rabbit ( if you follow chinese astrology, both my wife and I share the same chinese year of birth!) and shown on the left ( below) was comfortable

Comprising front opening, double doors, which on entering, you will see immediately to your left a lovely, comfortable leather chair, which faces towards the TV located on a table to the right of the front doors.

To the right of  the leather chair, is a lovely double bed and in front of that, is hanging space for your clothes with a small table underneath the hangers.

You will also see a medium sized window, which opens enough to let air into the room and also faces the front of the pub

Also situated in the room, was  a kitchen sink and draining area, which had a kettle, together with ample, tea coffee and sugar sachets to satisfy the thirst of most travellers. Underneath the drainer was cupboard space, which housed cups plates and glasses.

To the right of the sink, was a bathroom, which comprised a toilet, washand basin, bath and seperate shower unit.

Bar Area 

From the accommodation, the main bar area is situated a very, very short walk away and can be accessed from either the rear garden or front area

The bar area is best described as cosy, with a warm atmosphere and very welcoming staff, for who nothing is too much trouble and if you don't happen to have cash in your pocket, can pay by card, or if you are staying in the accommodation, then it can be added to your final bill.

There is a good range of cider, beer and lager available ,togther with an excellent choice of wine


The Food was superb, with a wide selection of reasonably priced food available, all home cooked on the premises the turfcutters breakfast is a must have, along with the Ham Egg & Chips You will also find it filling and nutricious


If walking is your thing, then there are plenty of places to explore and enjoy, with the village shop being a short distance away, as well as a local church and other places of interest, however if you are planningto venture further afield, then the car is a must

This was our first time to stay in this particular pub, however, we liked it so much we have re~booked again for my wifes birthday in August

Click Here  to god to the Turfcutters website

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