This comfortable hotel, in memory of Henry Adams, the shipbuilder, also houses this good restaurant with splendid views over the Beaulieu River. Although the dining room has a nautical theme, there are contemporary artworks and some prints by David Bailey.
The kitchen has built up a good network of local suppliers, and uses these to produce an interesting brasserie-style menu.
Starters such as Duck Terrine with Port Onion Compote and Crusty Bread; Six Irish Oysters; Glazed Goats Cheese on Toast with a Rocket Salad and Pesto Sauce and Lymington Crab Samosas with Mango & Basil & Crispy Vegetable Salad set the tone.
To be followed by the likes of Ribeye Steak - with the trimmings and Café de Paris Butter; Fried Lemon Sole with Herbed Potatoes and Mange Tout; 'Cornish Grey Mullet with Brown Shrimp Risotto & Warm Vegetable Vinaigrette'; Grilled Calves Liver with Bacon, Baby Onions and a Red Wine Sauce and Open Lasagne of Forest Mushrooms, Poached Egg, Garlic & Parsley.
If you still have room, desserts such as 'Dark Chocolate Tart with Raspberry Sorbet'; Crepe Suzette with Orange Sauce and Mandarin Ice Cream or Sticky Toffee Pudding with Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream might tempt you.
If you have the foresight, you could book one of their bedrooms and wake up to a relaxing river view.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-15.00; set L Mon-Sat £15.75 (2 courses) to £19; set L Sun £15.95 (1 course), £19.95 (2 courses), £23.50 (3 courses) – plus Bar Snacks
- Dinner: all week, 19.00-21.00; mains about £16 to £22
- Seats: 70, plus 30 outside
- Wine: an interesting list, with its roots in France, kicks off at around the £17 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Brockenhurst Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating
- Rooms available