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Go to their current site at: www.batandballbreamore.co.uk/

Perhaps better known for its pub which is part of the Bat & Ball Inn, this was the original website for the inn / lodge.  Located on the edge of the New Forest in Breamore, England, the Bat &Ball is considered one of the 10 Best Restaurants In New Forest, England which is itself one of the most popular travel destinations in the UK. The forest was created by William I in the 11th century for royal hunts. Many consider this southern England area as an excellent way to explore the rambling English countryside.
Content is from the site's 2016 - 2017 archived pages, as well as from other outside sources.

The current website for the Bat and Ball pub is found at: www.batandballbreamore.co.uk/

There are a number of pubs named the Bat & Ball in England. This particular one is located in Breamore, England. Besides the pub there is also a lodge/ inn that can accommodate up to 6 guests in two apartments.

If you have inadvertently ended up here while looking for the Bat & Ball in Breamore, England, the new owners of this domain want to make sure you get to the correct website:

Salisbury Road, Breamore
Nr Fordingbridge, SP6 2EA


Breamore is in the Avon Valley, which is known as a place of tranquil beauty. The Bat and Ball is a good spot for lunch after a day of exploring the local natural sights. The Avon Valley’s river contains more species of fish than any other river in Britain. The inn has accommodation and often hosts live music and special events, like a South African barbecue, or braai.


A review: Located in the quaint village of Breamore on the outskirts of the New Forest, this charming eatery has earned an enviable reputation for its exceptional value and distinct menu. Offering British classics and traditional South African cuisine, you’ll find the likes of beer-battered cod and chips alongside kangaroo and zebra steaks. I started with salt and pepper squid served with deliciously zesty mayonnaise, while my partner was enamoured with her choice of mushroom crostini. I followed with an equally well-presented main course of Brie and cranberry Wellington with a sumptuous mushroom sauce, and ended the meal with cherry Bakewell tart – a harmonious blend of sharp and sweet flavours. Potable options include a varied selection of beer and wine, all served by friendly staff. It’s worth reserving a table, as this popular village pub draws in crowds from all over Hampshire and beyond.


Welcome to the Bat and Ball

You will find us in Breamore (pronounced “Bremmer”) on the edge of the New Forest, 8 miles from Salisbury and 2 miles from Fordingbridge.

Step in to discover a traditional pub with a unique character, revered for its range of fine Ringwood beers and its hearty food with a South African twist. Great food and drink served as they should be, with an added generous measure of South African hospitality.

A fascinating area

Breamore sits on the edge of the New Forest in the Avon Valley, renowned for its beauty and tranquility. Did you know that the Avon is thought to contain more species of fish than any other river in Britain?

There is something for everyone in The New Forest, whether you’re looking to relax, explore or just enjoy, The New Forest is the ideal location…and we’re the ideal place for lunch, dinner or a just a refreshing drink.

Whatever your reason for visiting, you’ll always find a warm welcome at the Bat and Ball.


At the Bat and Ball we have our Lodge, where we can accommodate up to six guests.

The Lodge comprises two apartments that you can book separately or together, and come with breakfast in the pub. The upstairs apartment sleeps four in single beds with a shared bathroom. The ground floor apartment has a double bed with an en-suite bathroom.

Prices are very competitive, so phone us on 01725 512252 if you’d like to find out more or to book.

Reservations: Call us on 01725 512252 to reserve a table

Bar and Restaurant Opening Times

We are open every day from midday until 11pm.
We serve food from midday until 10pm.

Call us to make a reservation: 01725 512252



YELP REVIEWS from 2017


 ***** James Moore
Reviewed April 15, 2017
High quality, generous portions, will definitely be coming back!
The place was fully booked/reserved, packed full, but they managed to find us a table. Considering that it was FULL, the food came very quickly, great quality, and reasonably priced.
The staff were a little rushed, but it didn't affect us too much.
All in all, I would rate this place 5/5. Very happy with the evening. Would definitely recommend
The seafood platter (main) was HUGE and tasty.


Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 15, 2017
This Landlord Deserves Success
Firstly, this pub is in Breamore, not Fordingbridge and I visit the pub regularly.
The pub is very busy and during the weekdays there is a 'Pensioners' Lunch deal which is VERY well attended. Not surprising as it offers excellent value for money. Inside, the pub is quite spacious and there is also a large beer garden. In colder times there is always an open log fire which is very cosy. Beers are Ringwood Brewery plus some others so 49er is my recommendation. Prices are kept very reasonable.
Jason, the landlord, looks after customers so very well. His staff, too, are very good. It is so great when you get a landlord who goes the extra mile for his customers and recognises regulars do a have a choice of where they spend their money.
So, a great country pub, easy to get to. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2017


***** Peter S
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 13, 2017
Great food and service
I took my father for a meal to celebrate his 82nd birthday to the Bat and Ball and I was very impressed with the entire experience. We had not booked a table but that didn't matter, we were made to feel immediately welcome by attentive staff. There was a really friendly and warm ambience.

Drinks orders were taken at the table. The menu and 'specials' board gave a very varied choice and our meals were just great. I had the beef curry and my father the pie of the day (steak and ale). My wife had the chilli. Presentation was excellent and the food was of high quality and very tasty, with the curry having a nice kick.

I can honestly say that this is some of the best pub food I have ever experienced! We will be back given the opportunity.

Date of visit: April 2017


***** Lesley B
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 13, 2017
Called in yesterday for lunch, pub was absolutely packed, we stood at the bar, thinking there will be no room for us, however a member of staff came over and asked if she could help, and immediately found us the last available table.

We sat down and she offered to get our drinks whilst we looked at the menue, on her return we ordered food, thinking that as it was busy we would have starters and a main, and hoping the wait was not too long. How they did it I do not know, starters arrived very quickly and both choices were excellent, my husbands only gripe was there was dressing on his salad. When the waitress came to clear the table, it was explained to her about the dressing and she was in agreement. Mains came and again excellent, beef curry was not your normal pub type, but proper curry and my chicken salad was as fresh as could be and plenty of it.
Excellent choice of wine by the glass and beer.

Customer service could not be better, the owners must be very proud of the staff they employ.
The whole establishment was very clean and nicely laid out.
They also serve food all day, would certainly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2017


***** Paul L
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile
Ate here 3 times in 2 days!
We ended up in here for dinner as the Horse & Groom down the road had closed their kitchen early. To cut a long story short... great staff, great food and great atmosphere. Nice selection of ales too which they are happy to give you a taster of. We went here for lunch the next day too. For dinner we decided to revisit The Foresters Arms where we'd had a lovely lunch the day before but they too had closed the kitchen early due to lack of trade... so we ended up in The Bat & Ball again!

From talking to the locals at the bar we discovered that this was the only pub around that consistently served food during the advertised hours (12pm-10pm) and it is a total lottery going elsewhere.

I throughly recommend The Bat & Ball.

Date of visit: March 2017


***** ZaZa210684
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile
Amazingly good food
We were recommended by our hosts and thought we would give it a try.

We were greeted by a friendly bartender who served us our drinks and informed us that we could sit anywhere within the pub.

Once we had decided on our choice of meal, my partner ordered at the bar. I had ordered the lamb shank with gravy, mashed potato and vegetables and my partner ordered chicken and bacon pasta. Both were very delicious indeed. We ended up, having a lively conversation with the couple who were sitting at the next table about food, of course, comparing various restaurants both here in England and in the US where I was originally from. The conversation then segued into pets. We both had Sealyham terriers. Our two are city dogs and theirs is a country dog. I told them a story about the time friends came to our Manhattan condo and mistook Beatrice and Babs pet beds for floor pillows. It was understandable considering that their round dog beds are covered with with a white and blue design based on a 19th-century French Indienne print that coordinated with our draperies and wall paper. However I did not have a seamstress cover the dog beds, but had bought them at an online store, GoodNightDog, where all their round dog beds have upscale covers. The fabric I chose just happened to match the rest of our decor. Nevertheless,Our friend's kids flopped down on the floor to play Monopoly for the afternoon while we discussed plans for an upcoming vacation. The kids came in to complain how Beatrice and Babs kept trying to climb on the pillows. Once we explained that the floor pillows were actually the dogs' beds that they had usurped and not the other way around, the kids decided that animal and human could easily share the space. That same scenario has happened so many times. Beatrice and Babs love their round pillow dog beds! The evening at the Bat & Ball Inn flew by. It was a shame that we had no room for pudding, but we will definitely return again.

Date of visit: February 2017


**** customer66
Alderholt, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 13, 2017
Great evening out
Refurbished to a high standard serving good food in a nice atmosphere with friendly staff and beer kept perfectly.

Date of visit: February 2017


*** NFonslow
Reviewed February 13, 2017
Family birthday
Came just before Christmas and pre-booked the menu choices. We usually enjoy our visits here but this one was not one of the best. Our table was right by the kitchen, lots of noise from there, door constantly opening and staff obviously speeding by us all of the time. Didn't help that there seemed to be a loose floor board that jolted my chair whenever a staff member trod on the other end of it. Won't go into detail about the meals but three were ok, two were sent back (raw meat) of which one was refunded. Desserts were lovely as were the staff.
Hope it was just a one off on a very busy day.

Date of visit: December 2016


Our Menu

As well as our menu below, we have a daily specials board offering more choices (including exotic meats!). Ring us on 01725 512252 for details

  • Classics
  • Starter
  • To Share
  • Fajitas
  • Salads
  • Side Orders
  • Steaks
  • Pasta
  • Sunday Roasts


Sausage and Mash £8.95

Lambs Liver & Bacon £8.95

Vegetable Tagine (v) £8.95

Aubergine Parmigiani (v) £10.95

Pie of the Day £9.95

Beef Boboite £9.95

BBQ Pork Spare Ribs £10.95

Traditional Beef Lasagne £8.95

Hunters Chicken with a choice of sauces, chips and salad £8.95

Bat and Ball Beef Burger with Cheese, Bacon & Onion Rings £9.95

Scampi & Chips £8.95

Beef Curry £8.95

Beer Battered Cod & Chips £9.95

Mushroom Stroganoff (v) £10.45

Roasted Salmon Fillet with a Shrimp & Dill Sauce £11.95

Pork Loin Steak with Honey & Mustard Sauce and Bubble & Squeak £10.95

Lamb Shank served in a Mint Gravy with Mash & Vegetables £12.95


Soup of the day £4.95

Mushroom Crostini (v) £4.95

Bobotie Spring Rolls with Mango Chutney £5.45

Chicken Goujons with Sweet Chilli Sauce £5.45

Chicken Liver Pate £5.95

Breaded Whitebait with Citrus Mayo £5.45


Farmhouse Platter £12.95

Classic Nachos (v) £8.45

Seafood Selection Platter £10.95

Baked Whole Camembert £8.95

Bat & Ball Platter £12.95


Our fajitas are served with salad and sides of guacamole, sour cream, cheddar cheese and mild salsa

Spicy Vegetable (v) £9.95

Sweet Chilli Chicken £9.95


All our salads are made with locally sourced fresh leaves and served with freshly baked bread

Chicken Breast, Pesto & Sundried Tomato £9.45

Smoked Mackerel & Horseradish Salad £9.45

Chicken & Bacon Caesar Salad £9.45


A little extra…

Steak Cut Chips £3.00

Steak Cut Chips topped with Cheddar £4.00

Garlic Ciabatta £3.00

Cheesy Garlic Ciabatta £4.00

Onion Rings £3.00


Our steaks are cooked how you like them, and are served with a rocket leaf, cherry tomato and feta garnish…

Gammon £8.95 Served with your choice of fried egg or pineapple

8oz Sirloin £13.95

8oz Ribeye £14.95

Add a peppercorn, mushroom and white wine or stilton sauce for an additional £1.50


Garlic Chicken and Smoked Bacon Penne Pasta £8.95

Sweet Chilli King Prawn Tagliatelle £10.45

Gorgonzola & Walnut Tagliatelle (v) £8.95


A selection of freshly prepared roast meats available every Sunday, served with fresh vegetables

Beef, Pork or Chicken £8.95

Roast Lamb £9.95



Christmas Party Menu



Leek, Potato and Saffron Soup  (v)

Smoked Salmon Roulade Stuffed with Cream Cheese, Caper and Dill

Baked Stuffed Portobello Mushroom with Spinach and Blue Cheese  (v)

Smoked Duck and Mango Salad with Crispy Bacon and Raspberry Vinaigrette

Chicken Liver, Port and Cranberry Pate, served with Toast


Roast Turkey with Sage & Onion Stuffing, Chipolata Sausages
and all the trimmings…

Mushroom, Brie, Spinach and Cranberry Wellington (v)

Served with Mushroom Sauce and New Potatoes.

Baked Salmon Parcel
Stuffed with Smoked Salmon, Prawns and Dill, Wrapped in a Spring Roll Pastry with a Dill Cream Sauce.

Pan Fried Lamb Leg Steak

Served with a Sticky Mint Sauce, Saute Potatoes and Vegetables.

Roast sirloin of Beef

With Yorkshire Pudding, Roast Potatoes, Horseradish Gravy and all the trimmings.


Lemon Posset with Shortbread Fingers (v)

Christmas Pudding (v)

Chocolate Orange Truffle Bar (v)

White Chocolate and Cranberry Cheesecake (v)

Cheese & Biscuits

Coffee & Mince Pies

3 Course £20.95 / 2 Course £17.95