The Rising Sun

Bashley Common Road, Wootton BH25 5SF

The Rising Sun is a spacious Victorian pub in a fabulous position, overlooking an open expanse of the New Forest – you may have to wait for ponies and the odd Highland Cattle to move out of the way before you can park your car. There are Ringwood cask ales on tap, though the pub really comes into its own at weekends, when it's bustling with locals and families dropping in for the very generous portions of pub grub (all the usual favourites: good soups, salads, fish and chips, roasts etc). The garden is also a draw, especially for those with young kids, with various rides and a big play area.

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