The Rose and Thistle

British, Pubs·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Pubs
Cosy, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Beer garden, Outside seating
Special Features
Dog friendly, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Child friendly
Food Hygiene Rating


The Rose and Thistle is a quaint countryside pub in Rockbourne, a quiet village in the New Forest. The pub dates back to the 16th century, and sits nestled on the outskirts of the New Forest with its own garden, thatched roof and restaurant, which serves classic comforting gastropub dishes.

The charming, rustic interiors feature a number of cosy log fires, as well as traditional wooden beamed ceilings, carved wooden benches and hardwood tables. There’s an extensive beer garden outside which makes a perfect sun trap in the summer, and the bar area is traditionally decorated, with a range of beers on draught from local breweries.

Meanwhile, the menu is packed full of classic, comforting British pub fare, Kick off with some bread and olives, before tucking into starters like soaked aubergine and red pepper salad, ham hock terrine with piccalilli, or twice baked cheese souffle with granary bread. Among the mains you’ll find burgers, steaks, steak and kidney pie with steamed vegetables, rack of lamb with celeriac puree and butternut squash Thai curry as a vegetarian option.

There are also a host of lunchtime bites, including a rare roast beef sandwich, Welsh rarebit, sausage and mash and a cheese and Marmite sandwich. Plus, The Rose and Thistle hosts a very popular Sunday roast menu as well.

In addition, there’s a wine list that offers a global collection of old and new world wines, with a couple of options by the glass for white and red wines respectively. And of course, you can expect a wide selection of beers on draught, as well as soft drinks, spirits and more.


Do I need to book?

Booking is advised, especially on Sundays.

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The Rose and Thistle is featured in


Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 3NL

01725 518 236 01725 518 236


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu Closed
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat Closed
Sun 12:00-17:00
Mon Closed
Tue 18:00-21:30
Wed 18:00-21:30
Thu Closed
Fri 18:00-21:30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00-21:00
Sun Closed


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