*The Huntsman of Brockenhurst: Pizza & Cocktails Review

I am lucky enough that I get to eat at a lot of places in this job, but every now and then one comes along and shocks me! I hadn't and still haven't been to a huge amount of places in the New Forest/Brockenhurst as it's a little far for me to 'pop' to but a great destination spot. 

Brilliant for in the summer there are beautiful walks and lovely picnic spots as well as some wonderful pubs, one of which being The Huntsman. I was kindly invited to try out their pizzas and Spritz cocktails and well if you know me, you know they are two of my favourite things!

The whole place had a wonderful decorative vibe that was forrest-y and green with dark blues and dark wood, but modern with an open front kitchen and pizza oven so you can see them being made from your table. As a family oriented pub, expect kids and dogs (I particularly liked the dogs part) and a friendly atmosphere. There is also a lovely outside garden with lights and high or low tables and plenty of photo locations. Onto the food ...

We had:

📍 Buttermilk Fried Chicken
📍 King Prawn & Crab Bruschetta
📍 Beef Ragu Pizza
📍 Korean Style Spicy Chicken Pizza

Plus of course some of the Spritz cocktails. I was surprised by the quality of the food, as normally you expect 'pub' food to be a little greasy or just plain, but this wasn't at all. We shared half and half of the pizzas each and I think my favourite was the Beef Ragu Pizza. The best starter for me was the Fried Chicken, as there's just something so satisfying about chicken strips amIright?

It has such a nice vibe and apparently they do a really great Sunday roast also.... so why not pop down during a forest walk and give it a go? Let me know what you thought! 

They also have hotel rooms too and we may go back to stay in one of those at some point! 

See their Instagram here: @thehuntsmanofbrockenhurst

*this food was gifted for the purpose of the review but all thoughts and views are my own