“Fast service and lovely bar area for post meal drinks. Having eaten out regularly in the New Forest for the past ten years, I would say for the price and designer interiors, there is nowhere better.”


“A very big thank you to you and all the staff for our wonderful wedding day. We had an amazing day that we will remember and cherish forever.”



East Close is set in one the UK’s most stunning areas of natural beauty that’s a haven for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. There are many attractions and places of interest nearby, and the hotel puts you within easy reach of picturesque beaches and the yachting paradise of the Southampton coast.


Dorset offers a glorious combination of unspoilt countryside and outstanding coastline that makes it a favourite destination for those seeking the natural beauty of the English counties.

Whether you explore the stunning Jurassic Coast, England's first natural World Heritage Site, try your hand at fossil hunting, or take in the breathtaking views on the South West Coast Path National Trail, you’ll find Dorset is a county of wonderful contrasts.


The New Forest is a landscape with many secrets to discover, not least its most famous residents, the famous New Forest Ponies that now number over 3000.

Whether walking, hiking, cycling or simply exploring, there’s a wide choice of waymarked or guided routes taking in woods, sea, heathland and rivers from which to enjoy this beautiful part of England.


Walking in the New Forest offers freedom and wide open spaces. Within the New Forest National Park there are an impressive 146 miles (235 kilometres) of public footpaths, 35 miles (57 kilometres) of public bridleways and 103 square miles (266 square kilometres) of Crown land with open public access In fact, one of the main attractions of the National Park is the freedom to ramble across this land.

One of the many guided walks available give you the chance to hear local experts tell you everything you need to know about the forest’s history, geology, wildlife and folklore.


The New Forest offers plenty of places for fishermen and women to cast their lines, whether it’s in one of the many lakes and ponds, swift-flowing rivers, or landing a larger catch on the coast or out at sea.


The surrounding area is made for horse riding, offering some of the most unique riding experiences in the south of England. Well-marked bridleways and open country provide easy paths or more challenging rides depending on experience, and local equestrian centres provide visitors with everything needed to discover why ponies and horses really feel at home in the New Forest.


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East Close Country House Hotel

Eastclose Country Hotel  Lyndhurst Road  Hinton  Christchurch  Dorset  BH23 7EF
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