Fleur De Lys our competition Winner

Fleur De Lys
Winner of our Thatched Business picture competition

The Fleur De Lys is a lovely thatched pub and was the winner of the Thatch Advice Centre Thatched Business picture competition.   We visited to present them with their hand made chocolates from Chocolate Craft and had a look around this charming building and garden.

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Fleur De Lys history

Once we realised the Fleur De Lys is the New Forest’s oldest thatched pub we thought we would let you know a bit more about it.  Then we find it is quoted as being the second oldest pub in England!

Well known and photographed, this lovely pub can apparently trace the first pint served back to 1096 and it has a list of landlords beginning in 1498.

Fleur De Lys now

Located in the village of Pilley on the outskirts of Lymington the Fleur De Lys is currently a small pub/restaurant with a garden open in the summer.  The interior is low beams and inglenook fires and has a character feel.  It has a recently new thatched roof and offers a main restaurant seating around 30, snug room for private dining or large groups and also a rustic bar at one end.  Fresh local food prepared on site and great Sunday roasts are on the menus.

We even found the quaint thatched and original well in the attractive garden.

Well done to the Fleur De Lys

In these times of change and with so many pubs closing it is wonderful to see the Fleur De Lys surviving with its thatched roof and character.  Well done to Steve and Vanessa and we are sure that Enterprise Brewery are please with all that they are doing.  Keep up the good work.

Also well done on the lovely picture you entered into our competition.  We hope you all like the pictures we took when we delivered the chocolates too.

Fleur De Lys – pictures


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