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“3 Lions - 5 Stars”
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The Three Lions
Ranked #1 of 1 Stuckton B&B and Inns
Reviewed 12 January 2008

We stayed in one of the lovely rooms set at the back of the property in the gardens. The room was large, comfortable, well decorated and very clean with french doors opening onto the lawn.

There is an outdoor hot tub spa for use by guests - very relaxing.

The Three Lions is located on a quiet country road with a number of public footpaths nearby, ideal for an evening stroll to whet the appetite for your first class meal (check out the other reviews for details of the delicious food at The Three Lions)

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Three Lions.

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 January 2008

We have been coming here regularly for eight years, so they must be doing something right! In fact they do everything perfectly. As this is a 'restaurant with rooms' the emphasis, quite rightly, is on Mike Womersley's consistently excellent cooking, using local, organic produce and great inventive flair. It would be a mistake, however, to assume that the accomodation takes second place. The rooms have been designed with great care, taking every conceivable guest need into account, and offering a range of facilities and provisions which would not disgrace a five-star hotel (including several items for 'forgetful girls' which would not be found even at The Dorchester!). Don't hesitate to go for the dinner-bed-and-breakfast deal which does not restrict you to a short, table d'hote menu; you can choose anything from the a la carte. This will usually include game and local fish as well as the justly renowned 'lamb with crispy bits' and the unmissable chocolate pudding. There are some glorious walks nearby, which help you build up an appetite for the next meal. Jayne is the perfect host, displaying that all-too-rare combination of warm, informal hospitality and cool efficiency.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2007

The Three Lions advertises itself as a restaurant with rooms, rather than a hotel however our accommodation was one of three purpose-built suites in the grounds, although you can also stay in the old farmhouse, above the restaurant. The room was large and looked out on the gardens and spa pool, which was great to use, even if it was raining! The bathroom was spacious with a powerful shower, although the hot water was turned off during the day(!). The tv was only a small old portable, with the basic 4 channels, which was unusual given that everything else was of a good standard.

Dinner was excellent. A large selection of wines (and not all costing the earth) accompanied by faultless food, cooked by a Michelin-starred chef. The atmosphere on the Friday evening (which I understand is less busy than Saturdays) was relaxed and very welcoming. The waiters were friendly and the service was unhurried, yet professional.

Overall, not cheap but the quality is excellent and refreshingly relaxed. Definitely recommended for a special meal and night / weekend away exploring the New Forest.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2006

This is a gem. Mike and Jayne Womersley are the perfect hosts - and the food is of superb quality.

Set on the northern edge of the New Forest, The Three Lions has six comfortable rooms (including one suitable for the disabled) and a sauna and hot tub are provided for guests use. The bar area has recently been refurbished and is now considerably more spacious and inviting, but the real highlight lies in the food.

Mike was previously employed at Gidleigh Park, Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons and Lucknam Park - so the clues are there within his CV. Jayne herself is an accomplished pastry chef having had previous experience at, amongst other places, Cliveden.
Menus are simple and contained on a blackboard in the bar. Local ingredients are used whenever possible and typical dishes include a galette of smoked haddock or
salad of New Forest mushrooms as starters, loin of roe buck and ceps or sautéed turbot, red wine and fennel as a main course. Puddings are wonderful too and Jayne's hot chocolate pudding, lemon posset or three Lions Tart with liquorice ice cream are exquisite.

I challenge anyone to find fault with the cooking here in the full knowledge that you won't! Wine prices are very reasonable too. Breakfast is continental but plentiful and of high quality. If you prefer, however, a cooked (and delicious) breakfast is available for a surcharge.

  • Stayed: April 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2004

Booked this over the phone from the US having read good review in the newspaper. It was lovely. The room was very comfortable, quiet and prettily decorated, the bathroom huge and luxurious. The Three Lions is in a tiny village between Salisbury and Wimborne, surrounded by a large garden and with fields everywhere. The most noise was from the birds. The food is superb - what a treat to see chef picking fresh herbs from the garden for the kitchen. The restaurant was busy but not packed for our evening meal, and the food was top notch, with fresh fish, local meats and lovely vegetables. Home made bread was the crowning pleasure of the meal. No smoking or cell phones in the restaurant made the whole evening even more enjoyable. Breakfast was up to the standard of the evening meal, freshly cooked and beautifully presented. Service was friendly but not obtrusive. Very highly recommended, and my choice next time I'm in the area. Thanks for a lovely stay!

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Reviewed 11 July 2014
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Room Tip: Les quatre chambres dans le chalet tout proche sont vastes et agréables. Je n'ai pas d'avis...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Address: Stuckton, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 2HF, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Fordingbridge > Stuckton
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Stuckton
Price Range: £109 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Three Lions 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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