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A taste of places to eat in the New Forest and Christchurch

London Tavern Ringwood

Pub-goer returns as landlord to win Newcomer of the Year award

A MAN who first began drinking at his Ringwood pub when he was a teenager has won it a top company accolade as its landlord. Phil Hoyle, who runs London Tavern on Linford Road, Poulner,...
Lord Bute Highcliffe review

Basil goes walkabout… to afternoon tea at the Lord Bute in Highcliffe

With thousands of dogs and their owners in the New Forest and Christchurch, Basil the Australian labradoodle (with a little help from his mum Karen Lindsey) is casting his eye over the some of...
Monkey House Lymington

New Monkey House landlords reveal micro-brewery ambitions

HUSBAND and wife team Will and Lizzie Bradshaw have taken the helm at the Monkey House pub in Lymington with plans to open an-site micro-brewery. Will, who originates from Burley and attended Walhampton School, previously...

Lazy Lion pub aims to become the pride of Milford with relaxed relaunch

A MILFORD pub roared back into life this week as landlord Ian Robertson, who has been running the hugely successful Monkey House at Lymington, moved just a few miles down the road to launch...

Milford Italian opens 30-seat courtyard garden

AN Italian restaurant in Milford has opened a 30-seat courtyard garden to coincide with the appointment of a new head chef. Ray’s Italian Kitchen was launched in December 2018 by local businesswoman Stacey Crouch, who...
Carey's Manor review

Cambium at Carey’s Manor: English wines star on New Forest menu

HIDDEN away within the sprawling expanse of Carey’s Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst is Cambium, an enchanting Forest-inspired restaurant with a relaxed vibe. Locally sourced food is high on the agenda, with a regular set menu...

200-year-old family bakery still enjoying sweet smell of success

A BROCKENHURST bakery with a history going back 200 years has won the title Best Baker in Hampshire. The Bakehouse is still run by the family who established it over two centuries ago when its...
Montagu Arms review

Montagu Arms: time flies at the Terrace with fine-dining fun

THE best holidays are those where you lose all track of time, blissfully unaware even what day of the week it is. That was the sensation at the Terrace restaurant at the Montagu Arms in...

Photographer snaps up top award with ‘slightly bonkers’ visions of restaurant recipes

THEY look like beautiful pieces of modern art which should be hanging in a national gallery. In fact, they are photos of food pictured so creatively they have just won Christchurch-based David Nash a Photographer...

Bread ‘like your grandmother made’ is secret to new bakery’s success

IN these days of doom and gloom for high street shops, it is reassuring that a Highcliffe bakery has been flooded with customers since the day it opened. The secret, says owner Gary Marlow, is...
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