Christmas and New Year 2022 at Back of Beyond

Camping and glamping at Christmas and New Year

For 2022, once again we are 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.

Monty’s Bar and catering vans

Monty’s Bar will be operating at selected dates over the festive periods (times and dates TBC). We will also have visiting catering vans regularly throughout the festive season.

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. www.woodmanpubferndown.co.uk/christmas

St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood Road, St Leonards (1.4 miles)
A traditional country, dog friendly hotel serving a selection of hearty pub classics.  www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/hampshire/st-leonards-hotel/christmas

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

This rustic pub with log fires usually offers two or three course festive menus from late November. 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. www.vintageinn.co.uk/restaurants/south-west/thethreeleggedcrossverwood/christmas

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 https://www.thealicelisle.co.uk/christmas  

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.  https://www.redshoot.co.uk/christmas

The Monmouth Ash, Manor Road, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 6DT  This traditional country pub is situated between the New Forest and Cranborne Chase.  https://www.monmouthash.co.uk/christmas/

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