Where to Eat and Drink

Pennington has four pubs, a social club, and numerous excellent takeaways!


The Wheel Inn

wheelinnThe Wheel Inn is set in a triangle between Sway Road and Ramley Road. According to the website, it is a former blacksmith’s workshop but has been a country pub since the 1800s. The Wheel Inn is in the uppermost part of Pennington in the locality of residents of lower Sway. Once the new housing estates are built on Yaldhurst Farm as set out in NFDC’s development plan, the number of nearby residents will increase substantially

The White Hart

whiteheartThe White Hart is a traditional 200 year old inn sitting on the border of Pennington & Lymington, and attracts visitors from a wide catchment.

With a traditional bar area, contemporary lounge, large restaurant and garden there is plenty of space to relax, unwind, enjoy a drink, light snack or a full three course meal.

The White Hart runs a quiz night every Monday, and runs its own beer and cider festival in the summer.

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The Musketeer

The Musketeer is very popular with local residents, in particular on quiz nights (Tuesdays), Folk music nights (Thursdays),  and during the beer and cider festival in August.264

The pub has been listed in the Good Pubs Guide, and is listed as an Asset of Community Value by New Forest District Council.

The pub was built in 1905 on the site of its burnt-down predecessor, the Lion and Lamb.  It has a lounge bar, with open fires and pew-like window seating, a family room (often used for meetings by community groups), and a noteworthy inn sign. Home-cooked meals, soups and sandwiches are available lunch time and early evening. The adjacent building, with semi-circular windows, was built as a stable but never used as such.

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The Chequers Inn

The Chequers Inn is a picturesque 16th Century pub and restaurant, which is a great place to stop during a circular walk along the sea wall. There’s a warm stove awaiting in winter, and a walled garden in summer. The blackboard a la carte menu changes with the seasons.
During the 16th Century the chequered sign denoted a house where money transactions were carried out – and the local sign is likely to derive from the fact that the Salt Exchequer Offices for the local salterns had their headquarters in the area.

Click here for more information on The Chequers Inn website.

Sports and social club

sscPennington Sports and Social club is the 2016 Club Mirror Community Club of the Year!

The offering includes low bar prices, Sky and BT Sports packages, live music, pool, snooker, darts, jukebox, skittles, monthly family events & disco, children’s outdoor play area, free WiFi, gaming machines and an annual beer and cider fesitALE.

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Takeaways of Pennington

Pennington Fish & Chip Shop

For as long as we can remember, there’s been a chip shop in Pennington square. The shop is very popular locally, as evidenced by the reviews we’ve found online:


Happy Times

A great Chinese takeaway based at Foxpond, which also offers delivery. (No website known)


Forest Tandoori

Situated at Foxpond, Forest Tandoori offers mouth watering Indian takeaway made with the freshest ingredients from a chef with over 35 years of cooking experience.

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Tres Bon Fish & Chips

A high quality fish and chips shop based at Foxpond. Again, the online reviews are fantastic: