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Super chef from world's top restaurant takes charge at Montagu Arms in Beaulieu

Super chef from world's top restaurant takes charge at Montagu Arms in Beaulieu

Super chef from world's top restaurant takes charge at Montagu Arms in Beaulieu

15 February 2019

Super chef Matthew Whitfield in his new kitchen at the Montagu Arms AS a small boy Matthew Whitfield was being driven past the Montagu Arms Hotel with…


Burley Manor: mouth-watering Mediterranean menu inspires a warm reaction

Burley Manor: mouth-watering Mediterranean menu inspires a warm reaction

Burley Manor: mouth-watering Mediterranean menu inspires a warm reaction

06 February 2019

SET in eight acres of parkland overlooking a red deer sanctuary, the Grade II listed Burley Manor Hotel underwent a £1.8m refurbishment two years ago…


Chef Matthew Whitfield's call to Montagu Arms in quest for Michelin star

Chef Matthew Whitfield's call to Montagu Arms in quest for Michelin star

Chef Matthew Whitfield's call to Montagu Arms in quest for Michelin star

01 February 2019

Montagu Arms new head chef Matthew Whitfield ONE of the New Forest’s top hotels, the Montagu Arms in Beaulieu, has changed its head chef as it continues…


New Park Manor: enjoy a taste of France at King Charles II's favourite hunting lodge

New Park Manor: enjoy a taste of France at King Charles II's favourite hunting lodge

New Park Manor: enjoy a taste of France at King Charles II's favourite hunting lodge

18 January 2019

SEVENTEENTH century grandeur meets contemporary chic at the warm and welcoming New Park Manor on the outskirts of Brockenhurst What was once King Charles…


Rivalry sizzling in Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition

Rivalry sizzling in Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition

Rivalry sizzling in Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition

11 January 2019

Judges at the previous Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition THE hunt is one for county’s talented butchers and producers ahead of the return of…


The Borough Arms: new landlords make success of taking pub back to Victorian heyday

The Borough Arms: new landlords make success of taking pub back to Victorian heyday

The Borough Arms: new landlords make success of taking pub back to Victorian heyday

21 December 2018

WHENEVER Carl and Debbie Millward drove past the Borough Arms in Lymington they’d look at each other and say: “Who on earth would take that pub on?” Well,…


The Bold Forester: brave £1m investment transforms Marchwood pub

The Bold Forester: brave £1m investment transforms Marchwood pub

The Bold Forester: brave £1m investment transforms Marchwood pub

14 December 2018

THEY say first impressions count, and what a first impression the Bold Forester makes – particularly if you knew the pub of old, writes Chris Chester…


The New Forest Inn: a big slice of history - and the portions are even bigger

The New Forest Inn: a big slice of history - and the portions are even bigger

The New Forest Inn: a big slice of history - and the portions are even bigger

07 December 2018

THE New Forest Inn at Emery Down, Lyndhurst, is steeped in history and custom...


Rivaaz rated south coast's best Indian restaurant in Curry Awards

Rivaaz rated south coast's best Indian restaurant in Curry Awards

Rivaaz rated south coast's best Indian restaurant in Curry Awards

23 November 2018

Shamim Malek (left) with brother Shah Malek THE hugely popular Rivaaz in Lymington has been named the Best Indian Restaurant on the South Coast at the…


Martin's medicinal mealtimes are spicing up care homes' cuisine

Martin's medicinal mealtimes are spicing up care homes' cuisine

Martin's medicinal mealtimes are spicing up care homes' cuisine

23 November 2018

Chef Martin Packard (Photo: Chris Balcombe) A CHEF who has catered for celebrities is now providing all food and catering services at two charity-run…


Fresh food served to the classroom for Bartley Junior School pupils

Fresh food served to the classroom for Bartley Junior School pupils

Fresh food served to the classroom for Bartley Junior School pupils

15 November 2018

The visit to Bartley Junior School was inspired by British Food Fortnight (Photo: The Electric Eye Photography) NEW FOREST schoolchildren have been learning…


Champagne goes pop as English sparkling wine impresses chef to send sales fizzing

Champagne goes pop as English sparkling wine impresses chef to send sales fizzing

Champagne goes pop as English sparkling wine impresses chef to send sales fizzing

02 November 2018

The slopes of Jenkyns vineyard in Bentley, Hampshire THERE is a far, far corner of a Hampshire field which is forever French. Famous Champagne houses…


Cheers to a second serving of New Forest Food and Drink Week

Cheers to a second serving of New Forest Food and Drink Week

Cheers to a second serving of New Forest Food and Drink Week

25 October 2018

Afternoon tea? The festival runs from Monday 29th October to Sunday 4th November LOVE drinking and eating? Love sampling really good local produce? Well,…


Spot in the Woods: relaunched cafe shows off its hotel heritage

Spot in the Woods: relaunched cafe shows off its hotel heritage

Spot in the Woods: relaunched cafe shows off its hotel heritage

06 July 2018

Spot in the Woods in Woodlands Road, Netley Marsh I SHOULD declare an interest in Spot in the Woods. I washed pots and waited tables there as a teenager…


Top New Forest chef Matthew Tomkinson on his career: ‘That’s where it started. It’s the glamour’

Top New Forest chef Matthew Tomkinson on his career: ‘That’s where it started. It’s the glamour’

Top New Forest chef Matthew Tomkinson on his career: ‘That’s where it started. It’s the glamour’

20 January 2018

DONKEYS and weekday tourists stroll in the winter sunshine past the window of the wood-panelled room of the Montagu Arms where Matthew Tomkinson is recalling…


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