A friendly pub restaurant on the edge of the New Forest National Park, the Monmouth Ash is the perfect venue for drinks, lunch and dinner. Whatever the occasion, you can be sure of a warm welcome and excellent hospitality.
The Duke of Monmouth was Charles II’s eldest son, born to his mistress, Lucy Walter whilst he was exiled to the Netherlands. Monmouth himself forced to flee when the crown was taken by his catholic uncle, James II after the death of his father, Charles I. The Duke, a protestant, set sail from Holland in 1685 and landed with Dutch mercenaries in Lyme Regis, where he recruited local rebels to fight the king and gain the crown. The two sides met near Bridgewater at a place called Sedgemoor. A supposed surprise attack ended in disaster, the Duke and his army were put to flight.
On July 8th he was captured at the foot of a hollow ash, somewhere between Horton and Verwood. Although that fateful ash tree has long since died, saplings have grown from the bowl and the spot has ever since been referred to as Monmouth's Ash.
We love dogs, as all good pubs should! Well-behaved dogs are welcome in our bar and outdoor areas. Wi-Fi access is free to all our guests (subject to availability).
The Monmouth Ash is proud to be part of the Hall & Woodhouse family. For more information on Hall & Woodhouse and to find other Hall & Woodhouse houses click here.
Monday - Saturday, 11am - 11pm
Sunday, 12pm - 10:30pm
Food service times:
12pm - 9pm daily
We have on-site car parking
If you're are a member of the Gourmet Society, all you need to do is book a table through us, or our booking site OpenTable, and let us know that you are a subscribed GS member. We hope to see you soon!
(Offer valid Monday –Thursday, January-November and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, or on a Bank Holiday. Please remember to book with 24hours notice).