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Lovely spot in the open forest

Visited yesterday evening Sunday with friends lovely friendly welcome by waitress Hanna and the new... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Arthur D
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lovely little spot

Historic little spot in a scenic part of the forest. Famed for the assination of the old king... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
MarkMahoney
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Went to get a photo taken with the Rufus Stone and read the inscription as we’d heard about it but never visited. No one else around at all so nice and peaceful and a nice spot in the New Forest. Worth a visit.

Thank JerseyGirl1981
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Visited yesterday evening Sunday with friends lovely friendly welcome by waitress Hanna and the new landlady Mel we had a good meal and was looked after really well Thank you from Arthur and friends x

Thank Arthur D
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This site is a little off the beaten track but well worth a short visit. Our route took as along a narrow lane and across a ford! The autumn colours were amazing. The 'stone' gives you all the information and is well worth reading.

Thank BNA20152015
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Historic little spot in a scenic part of the forest. Famed for the assination of the old king Rufus. Actually quite eerie strolling around at the scene of the crime.

3  Thank MarkMahoney
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My first visit to this pub and my first impressions are that its a lovely little pub with friendly helpful staff. We were going to eat there but there was a 45-60 minute wait for food which was a little too long for hungry stomachs....More

Thank timb0172017
Reviewed 15 July 2017

You can believe the story or not, that aside its a pleasant area in the forest to visit. It is easy to find and made for a pleasant walk.

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Sited close to the spot where William II was 'accidentally' killed by an errant arrow when out hunting, as stated on this monument, it is more likely that this unpopular King was deliberately targeted for regicide here given the then very remote location. This modest...More

2  Thank WMIM
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped at this little gem along our route and so pleased to have done so. A very interesting piece of history, also trying to visualise William on his horse by the oak 900 yrs ago. A great place to stop.

1  Thank Annette S
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

There is really nothing to see...just a metal marker, that's all. It's also debatable as to whether this was the actual site of the deed. On the plus side it is free to visit and park.

Thank Derek E
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Rufus stone is about 10mins from my house and is a real asset to the local area, obvisly there is a historical interest , but I come here to have freedom and be at peace with nature. We don't come here as often as we...More

Thank ladymckay
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