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Spa days/ Afternoon teas
Head to New Park Manor for a spa day or if you are looking to dine out for a special event. There are also plenty of other nice places to go including Lime Wood, Chewton Glen, Rhinefield House, Carey's Manor or Pebble Beach at Barton on Sea.
The Smugglers is very good but best to book on the weekend.
The Gun Inn at Keyhaven is good for lunchtime food with open fires and a vast range of whiskeys.
Just outside the village The Beach House is very popular and a stunning setting.
The Walhampton Arms just outside of Lymington does a very good carvery but if you are going on a Sunday book a table and go early.
In the village Zaika is very good if you want Indian or if you head to Lyndhurst then Passage to India is unsurpassable.
The Cave in Milford is a local popular wine bar or there is a pizza restaurant called The Raft, again best to book! No trip to the seaside is complete without fish and chips and Mr Pinks in the village are the best and worth the queue and should not be missed. Be careful of winter opening hours when they don't open on a Sunday or Monday.
There is a restaurant at the Marine Cafe on the beach but it is a little more expensive. If you like sea food then Verveine has a very good reputation.
In Lymington there are a number of chains including Pizza Express and Prezzo.
There are several cafe's in Milford, try Polly's Pantry and on the front the Needles Eye sells New Forest Ice Cream. Further afield Drifters in Lymington (open April to end October ) is fab! Bea the owner is very friendly and the cakes and hot chocolate are great to take away and eat on the Quay. If you want to sit down The Buttery is good value and plenty of choice.
If you find yourself on the old railway line walk near Helmsley the Old Station Tea Rooms are a must! They are walker and cyclist friendly.