From country pubs to old town bars, we’ve rounded up the best night venues in Lymington.
Nightlife in Lymington
A traditional, historic town, pubs are the main source of nightlife in Lymington, but there are several bars worth a mention.
Wine-lovers will enjoy The Cellar Tasting House, a try-before-you-buy wine bar and shop in the heart of town on the Quay. The cosy, front-room style bar has a huge range of wines and cocktails on offer, and a sneaky garden terrace if the sun shines through.
Head to the bottom of the marina and you’ll find The Haven Bar & Restaurant. The seafront terrace is the perfect place for a sundowner or two, and the fresh seafood dishes also come highly recommended if you’re eating as well.
Lastly, The Cave is an upmarket bar with a varied selection of craft beers, speciality spirits and fine wines, with a cool crowd to match. It also doubles up as a beer and wine shop, so if you like what you’re drinking you can take a few bottles home with you.
The Lock Inn
Another great reason to stay at our Kidderminster hotel is that Tappeto Lounge is just a couple of minute’s walk away. It’s an eclectic chain of cafe bars which offers everything from big breakfasts to late night cocktails. The all-day menu is great for people with dietary requirements, with plenty of delicious gluten-free and vegan options. Drinks-wise, you can pretty much pick your poison; the bar’s well stocked and the cocktails are cheap.
Veeno? Wine not. The nation’s favourite wine bar chain is on the riverside, just a couple of doors down from Tappeto Lounge. As well as having a sublime selection of vinos, you can also head to Veeno for cocktails, pints, and prosciutto. The bar’s stylish, the prices are actually pretty reasonable, they offer wine tasting parties and a 2-4-1 deal that will keep your spending in check if you’re heading out on a date night.
If you’re looking for a proper ale house then make your way to The Weavers on Comberton Hill. The walls are covered in pump clips, which goes some way to giving you an idea of how regularly they rotate their ales, sourcing Britain's best breweries. Don’t expect to find any lagers on tap, nor alcopops in the fridge. In fact, away from the ale there’s only a smattering of wine, gin and whisky to choose from, but they’re not really the reason why you visit such a CAMRA favourite as this, are they?
If you only go to one pub in Lymington, make it The Ship Inn. This Quay-side pub has a log fire in winter and river-side terrace perfect for summer evenings. It also boasts a wide food and drink menu spanning vegan options, Sunday roasts, real ales, speciality gins and more.
Staying on the Quay, The Mayflower at the bottom end of the Marina offers impressive views out to sea and a large sun-trap beer garden. On the other side of the Lymington River you’ll find The Ferryman, a traditional English pub with good food, a large beer garden and a wide range of local ales.
Heading away from the coast, you’ll find The Tripp at the far end of the High Street. A local favourite thanks to its lively atmosphere, friendly crowd, regular live music sessions and relatively late midnight weekend license.
At the northern tip of the town centre and a short drive from our Lymington hotel is The Monkeyhouse, an 18th-century public house with excellent food and a warm, family-friendly welcome. Make sure to book ahead for their Sunday lunch as it can get jam-packed during peak season.