Christmas and New Year 2021 at Back of Beyond

Camping and glamping at Christmas and New Year

We’re extending our open season to include Christmas and New Year! (We usually close at the end of October.)
It’s a great time to go camping or glamping. Enjoy country walks on crisp winter days and then snuggle up in your cosy caravan, motorhome, campervan or glamping accommodation.
Our Saver Season Tariff will apply throughout November and until 19 December. Between 20 December and 2 January, our Peak Season Tariff will apply along with some special T&Cs for the Festive Season. 

Monty’s Bar and catering vans

We will be operating as usual until 23rd December. During the Christmas and New Year period arrangements are as follows;-
    • 24 Dec 21 – Monty’s Bar open 4pm to 8pm with Quiz & Bingo ~ Fish & Chip van from 7pm
    • Christmas Day & Boxing Day –  Monty’s Bar open 12pm to 2pm ~ no visiting caterers
    • 27th Dec – Monty’s Bar closed ~ no visiting caterers
    • 28th Dec – Monty’s Bar open 4pm to 8pm ~ Tucky’s BBQ
    • 29th Dec – Monty’s Bar open 4pm to 8pm ~ Wood Fired Pizza
    • 30th Dec – Monty’s Bar open 4pm to 8pm ~ Tucky’s Curry & Chilli
    • 31st Dec – Monty’s Bar open 6pm to midnight ~ Hog Roast


Plan ahead for your Festive Season stay

If you’d like to join us for the Festive Season, it’s important to plan ahead should you wish to eat out or travel by taxi. To help you organise your stay in advance, we’ve provided some useful information below.

Christmas menus at local pubs

The Woodman, 246 Ringwood Road, BH24 2SB (0.8 miles)

Our local (a Marston’s pub) is offering a selection of great value Christmas menus for the Festive Season, Christmas Day and Boxing Day along with some special offers. Dogs are allowed throughout the pub.

St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood Road, St Leonards (1.4 miles)

A traditional country, dog friendly hotel serving a selection of hearty pub classics. The festive menu runs from 1 to 30 December with special set menus for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve.

The Three Legged Cross (free house), Ringwood Road, BH21 6RE (3.5 miles)

This rustic pub with log fires is offering two or three course festive menus from 25 November. Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Even menus are also available. Sign up to become a friend of The Three Legged Cross to get the latest information on the festivities. Dogs are allowed in in the bar area.

The Alice Lisle, Rockford Green (Fuller’s), Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3NA (5.9 miles)

Wild ponies and donkeys often graze on the green outside this New Forest country pub. Dogs are allowed in the bar area. You can download sample Christmas menus from the website and see other pubs in the area run by the same group  

The Red Shoot Inn, Toms Lane, Linwood, BH24 3QT

More wild donkeys and ponies around this New Forest Inn with it’s own micro-brewery.

The Monmouth Ash, Manor Road,
Verwood, Dorset
BH31 6DT  This traditional country pub is situated between the New Forest and Cranbourne Chase.


We suggest you check TripAdvisor for reviews and suggestions for other local options (don’t forget to review us while you are there!)

Church Services

Please check the websites below for candlelit carols, Christingle services, Christmas Day celebrations and Midnight Mass:

Local Taxi firms

The fare from Back of Beyond to Ringwood town centre (or back) is usually around £15 each way but is likely to be more after 11pm at night or during the Festive Season. If you want to take a dog, please check when booking. 

  • Red Express – 01425 474747
  • Ringwood Taxis – 01425 480480
  • New Forest Taxis – 01425 480280
  • CPE (taxi & minibus) – 01425 472496
  • Hinton Cars – 01425 276888
  • Ferndown Taxis – 01202 896666
  • Radio Cabs – 01202 484848
  • United Taxis – 01202 556677