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2 nights (Mar 2 - Mar 4)
2 adults

The East End Arms

4.9 (57 reviews)
Main Road East End
Tel: 01590626223
The East End Arms is a traditional country pub and restaurant located in the abundantly beautiful New Forest National Park. At the East End Arms, we’re proud of our warm welcome, our delicious food, our locally brewed ales and our cosy, comfortable bedrooms. Bought in 1990 by John Illsley, bass guitarist of Dire Straits, in order to preserve it for the local community, the East End Arms has managed to retain its loyal local following while also drawing in visitors from outside the area, attracted by the authentically good food and relaxed atmosphere.

rooms

Standard Double/Twin Room

Max:  
En suite

Our rooms have either walk-in shower or baths with shower over. If you have... more >

Our rooms have either walk-in shower or baths with shower over. If you have a preference, please say so at the time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate your request subject to availability.Room Facilities:

  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Bath/Shower
  • Cot on Request
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Kettle
  • Tea/Coffee
  • WI-FI Internet Access

Superior Double/Twin Room

Max:  
En suite

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Room Facilities:
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Bath/Shower
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Kettle
  • Tea/Coffee
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Cot on Request

Facilities

  • TV
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi
  • Public Bar
  • Breakfast Room
  • Children Welcome
  • Early Breakfast By Arrangement
  • Internet Access
  • Log Fire

Policies

Check In: Between 15:00 and 21:00
Check Out: Between 8:30 and 11:00
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: No stag and hen groups.

Average

4.9
out of 5
57 reviews

100% recommend

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4.8
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14th December 2021:

Lovely room, number 2.

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5
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4th September 2021:

A beautiful room, softly decorated to offer a little luxury whilst still being sympathetic to the building and surrounding countryside. The bathroom was modern with traditional style fixtures and was impeccably clean with a large bath, over bath shower and super hot water. Pub bar maintained a local feel with a good selection of drinks available and a lovely outside seating area visited by donkeys which for wildlife lovers is a massive draw. Restaurant was comfortable, with an old school soundtrack playing in background, interesting photography and paintings displayed and attentive friendly staff. Food was some of the best I’ve had and is a credit and a massive draw for anyone who enjoys finer dining without feeling pretentious in any way. I will not hesitate recommending The East End Arms to friends/family and will definitely be returning. The only tiny thing which I’d ask was milk in room, although asking for fresh is no issue in evening; I’m up early and didn’t want to wander into bar/dining area when first out of bed to get some for tea/coffee. Not something I’ve added to my public review, as it sounds nitpicky I know! It’s just a small thing which could be nice to have. I can’t thank you and the team enough for such a lovely stay. Best wishes.

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Plan walks before arriving to avoid missing out on the beautiful surroundings! A visit to the motor museum and Bucklers Hard for a bit of history was pleasant. As was the antiques shop in Lyndhurst.

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4.8
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13th July 2021:

From the moment we walked into this pub I knew we were going to have a good weekend - the decor was lovely, the staff delightful and the food amazing- the room we stayed in was spacious and clean. This was a brilliant find for us in an excellent location for visiting Lymington.

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Exbury Gardens is beautiful and a must visit.

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5
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12th July 2021:

Lovely nights stay with an excellent breakfast. Very friendly and helpful staff

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4.8
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12th July 2021:

We only stayed one night but staff very helpful and friendly and food excellent. Would definitely recommend it to other people to stay or eat

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards The East End Arms

4.5
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9th July 2021:

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4.3
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9th July 2021:

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5
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7th July 2021:

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5
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6th July 2021:

Wonderful staff, cant do enough to help with things. Food in restaurant is amazing - well worth eating in.

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Walking into Lyymington is about 3 miles and can be done on road. IoW ferry is closer than this as on the edge of town (worth doing also).

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4.3
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3rd July 2021:

Delightful pub with nice atmosphere. Staff were very enthusiastic and couldn’t do enough to help - seem to really enjoy their job! Great marquees for outside dining. Good food and excellent breakfast.

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Chose it because if proximity to Lymington. It is close, but feels a world away in a peaceful corner of the Forest & easy access to the coast.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards The East End Arms

5
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3rd July 2021:

A beautiful comfy bedroom and lovely dining area with delicious food. Very pleasant and helpful staff.

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5
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3rd July 2021:

We loved our stay here. The staff and accommodation were wonderful and the food was absolutely delicious! Can't wait to come back

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5
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2nd July 2021:

Had a really nice stay here, the landlady was superb as there is no TV in the bar and 4 of us wanted to watch the football so she did no more than fetch us a TV and let us arrange the furniture as if it was our living room, fantastic. Good breakfast, quality food in the restaurant, clean rooms and staff very friendly, would come again.

Tips:

Lovely area, close to Beaulieu Motor Museum, Lymington - which has a ferry to the Isle of Wight, of course the New Forest. We ate on site but there are plenty of other pub / restaurants in the area

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4.5
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2nd July 2021:

It was a clammy night and the room was very hot. It would have helped had the window opened further and had we had a plain sheet rather than a duvet

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Bucklers Hard. Impossible to get a meal in Lymington on Sunday night,

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4.3
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1st July 2021:

Lovely place to stay - problems at the moment with staffing ( as many places). As a result new, inexperienced staff, with a few hiccups on service. Food was good.

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5
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23rd June 2021:

Lovely people and lovely real pub and great rooms.

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5
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22nd June 2021:

Fabulous dinner and breakfast. Very comfortable beds and enjoyed our stay very much.

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I would definitely recommend eating at this hotel as the menu is fabulous.

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4.5
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8th October 2020:

Very friendly professional welcoming staff. Excellent menu with different but very tasty dishes. Rooms thoroughly clean and tastefully cosy.

Tips:

Several places of interest close by and The Solent Way for walking/cycling on the doorstep. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the countryside

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5
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6th October 2020:

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5
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27th September 2020:

I was overwhelmed by the beautiful and clean room. For some reason I was expecting far less for a room over a pub. The carpet felt new to walk on, the bed was so comfortable with a snuggling duvet. Expresso coffee machine, fresh milk, proper tea bags. Great shower. Overwhelmingly clean. The service in the restaurant was great with awesome food. A truly memorable experience and we will most certainly return.

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You need nothing more than the new forest to wall, cycle and explore.

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5
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25th September 2020:

Excellent rural pub with super beer and food - the room was totally to our requirements Service exceeded our expectations

Tips:

We used it as a base to do part of the Solent Way walking from Milford on Sea thru to Hythe over two days

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5
out of 5

21st September 2020:

Very comfortable bed. Well looked after by the helpful friendly staff. Excellent food for breakfast and dinner. Fine draught ales as well as good wines.

Tips:

Buckler’s Hard is a nice visit the riverside walk takes you to Beaulieu which is very pretty. Milford-on-Sea has lovely views across to the Isle of Wight. Lymington has a nice quayside and Lyndhurst is a pretty but busy town.

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5
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17th September 2020:

So enjoyed our few days at the East End Arms. Very comfortable room, delicious food and friendly helpful staff. Very well situated for accessing all areas of the New Forest. We had the most glorious weather as well!

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5
out of 5

16th September 2020:

My husband and i had a wonderful stay. When we arrived we were greeted by Ashley with a big warm welcome.she asked us if we would like to have dinner the next evening,we were so glad we experience the dinner evening the food was excellent all freshly made with very good prices. When we were having dinner Ashley came to our table and ask us how our day was and if we needed anything. All the bar staff and breakfast staff were very friendly. We had a lovely time. Thank you

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5
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14th September 2020:

We really enjoyed our stay - rooms were very nice and the beds comfy. The meals were delicious as was the breakfast. A lovely area to visit.

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5
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13th September 2020:

Comfy room and bed (no 5). Good shower. Although directly over outside seating area, it wasn’t busy so not noisy. We had dinner on one night (stayed 2), very delicious as was breakfast. Friendly staff and social distancing measures observed.

Tips:

We ate one night at the Fleur De Lys in Pilley, thoroughly recommend - very old pub with top notch dining. Exbury Gardens is close and worth a visit as is ride on steam train.

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4.8
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12th September 2020:

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5
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6th September 2020:

A little gem of a place - so glad we found you! Two nights with great food and lovely room - thank you

Tips:

Just stay in and enjoy! Explore New Forest and beautiful Lymington.

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5
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31st August 2020:

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5
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16th August 2020:

We really liked and felt comfortable in your pub with rooms. We did feel, however, that even taking into account the virus, your breakfast could have been improved with the provision of a few yogurts, a bowl of fruit salad (using your own spoon to serve) or grapefruits, and muesli (missing one morning). This would all be in line with your excellent evening meal.

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We found Exbury Gardens really lovely, and the little train, and we would visit again, especially in May for the azaleas.

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5
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16th August 2020:

Our time with you was spot on, from start to finish, warm welcome when you arrive, room had everything you needed, on - suite, with lovely fresh towels, tea/ coffee/ bottled water, the fan was an extra bonus. Restaurant staff very well informed of menu’s, Helpful and polite. Thanks for making our stay with you ( CUSHTY )

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East - End - Arms , great little place to stay, great location for exploring the new forest and surrounding villages and towns. You’ll find the staff helpful in every way, we ate there each night as the food was exceptional, and price wise reasonable, rooms are a tad small, but have everything you need and more. They are spot on with COVID-19 in every way. The place is owned by the bass player of famous band

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5
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15th August 2020:

Lovely location and comfortable room. The staff were really friendly and we felt very comfortable with being there during COVID.

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4.8
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12th August 2020:

You made our stay very relaxing, safe & comfortable. Your staff are very welcoming, friendly & went out of their way to help us. Will recommend to other travelers.

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A note before arriving about Sunday evening no restaurant service.

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4
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11th August 2020:

lovely atmosphere around the establishment and staff coped well within the limitations of the Covid 19 restrictions. Our room was great and the food and drink was of a high standard. Thanks for a great couple of days

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East end Arms is a short drive from many New Forest sites and a quiet location as base

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5
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5th August 2020:

yes already have

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meals only until 5pm on Sundays. quite near Isle of Wight Ferry and Lymington. great base for New Forest.

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4.8
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4th August 2020:

We stayed for four nights and would highly recommend the whole establishment. Rooms were well furnished and very relaxing, in fact the bed was too comfortable. The only comment I would make is the Continental breakfast, which had a very limited menu, no soft fruits and yogurts were only put out on the first morning. The main breakfast however was well presented and cooked to perfection with a varied choice.

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NO buses pass the East End Arms so if you leave your car you have to get a taxi into Lymington which takes about 15 minutes or walk. Lovely relaxing area though.

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4.8
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3rd August 2020:

Great location and friendly staff will return

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Book restaurant ahead very popular and excellent

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5
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24th July 2020:

Absolutely loved it! Amazing food and lovely staff. Will definitely return. Great location too!

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5
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24th July 2020:

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4.8
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22nd July 2020:

Thanks to all staff in all departments a wonderful short stay. We will be back

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5
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22nd July 2020:

Great staff and a wonderful welcome. Thanks for looking after us so well and we’ll definitely see you guys again x

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5
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20th July 2020:

Lovely place to stay Lovely staff

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5
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20th July 2020:

Very friendly

Tips:

Walk down Tanners Lane to the shoreline

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5
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18th July 2020:

Excellent! Very enjoyable stay, thank you! Rooms very clean, everything we needed, staff friendly, breakfast delicious and fresh. Restaurant in the evening was great, delicious food and great service. Thank you, we will definitely stay with you again when we visit our friends in Pilley Bailey

Tips:

Fabulous cycle ride through the New Forest, take a rib over to Isle of Wight and lunch at The George.

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5
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11th July 2020:

Such a great place to stay, even with Covid hanging over everyone's head. The place is very clean/quiet with nice views. All the staff we encountered were very helpful and friendly, even the locals will happily take the time to talk to you. The food was top notch

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5
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11th March 2020:

Very helpful staff and nothing was too much trouble.

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4.3
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16th February 2020:

I’m a decorating contractor who works away all year round,any other contractors who read this will understand what I’m about to text,the beds are the most comfortable we have ever slept in it’s quiet warm and the best nights sleep I’ve had in digs for a while,don’t be put off by the bar,the rest of the place is sound

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Don’t be put off by the bar

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5
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16th February 2020:

Warm and cosy and very comfortable, Jane and the team are so friendly it feel like you’ve known them forever!

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Food at the East End Arms is excellent and the puddings are to die for!

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5
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9th February 2020:

We use this as a bolt hole, for a bit of relaxation and nice food, we been here before over the last few years and it never lets us down. we look forward to coming back again.

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Booking in advance is a must, we have failed to get in several times over the last few years. Food excellent with a small restaurant. Very picturesque walks right on your door step, Lymington just a mile or so down the road.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again soon

5
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9th February 2020:

Wonderful stay, friendly helpful staff, very relaxing environment. Dinner was amazing, bed very comfortable. Good value for money.

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Saturday market at Lymington is always worth a visit.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your review, and for being lovely guests, we look forward to hosting you again

4.5
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8th February 2020:

Great location. Food was sensational - both dinner and full english breakfast. Only downsides were the mattresses were a bit soft for us and the bathroom radiator could have done with a clean.

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You don’t need to go far for great food - it’s downstairs! Only a mile from the sea so some great walks too.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your review, Sorry about the radiator, hope to see you again soon

5
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7th January 2020:

Very polite and helpful staff

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Lovely exploring beach nearby

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Owner Response:

Thank you for choosing the East End Arms for your stay, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us

5
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2nd January 2020:

Lovely country pub with a cosy, log-fire-warmed, bar. We visited for the New Year’s Eve Gatsby themed evening which was very enjoyable with delicious canapés during the evening. The staff were unfailingly welcoming and helpful and a great evening was had by all. We stayed overnight in a very comfortable, recently decorated room and enjoyed a full breakfast the following morning before driving the short distance into Lymington for a walk around the charming town.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review, we enjoyed hosting you and bringing in 2020 together, we hope to see you in the not too distant future

5
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2nd January 2020:

I booked a room as I was booked to entertain on New Years Eve 2019 ! Staff are lovely , room was perfect ,the food is amazing ( top class chefs ) great location too Thank you again for a wonderful stay Steve and Anita Conway

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Owner Response:

Thank you for being lovely guests, and we hope to see you again soon

5
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16th December 2019:

As always the East End Arms local puts you up with all comforts, looks after you and gives you a very good breakfast. Henry Brett

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5
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16th December 2019:

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4.5
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5th December 2019:

Great atmosphere in restaurant, excellent menu choice & quality of food. Relaxing sofa area for glass or 2 wine in front of log fire before dinner. Small, cosy drinkers bar with real ale. Brilliant to see this was busy with locals & guests. Room was well-furnished & clean. A great stay. Expect to return soon.

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Go for short walk or drive from Inn down Tanners Lane to coast. Drive to Keyhaven & walk to Hurst Castle via spithead. Superb views across to IoW.

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