Pub renamed after Goldilocks author hoping for fairytale launch

A NEW country pub named after the author of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is opening in Burton this spring. The Bear of Burton is on the site of what was formerly known as The...

Brut force wins sparkling prize haul for Marlings Vineyard

A NEW Forest vineyard has uncorked four awards in a regional wine competition – including Wine of the Year. Marlings Vineyard, based in Sway saw its Sparkling Rose Brut take the coveted prize at the...
Sarah Ali Choudhury

‘Curry Queen’ on crusade against sexism in Indian restaurants

AT the age of 16, Sarah Ali Choudhury was being hailed by India’s equivalent of Vogue magazine for being the youngest female manager of an Indian restaurant in the UK. Just a few years later,...
Master Builder’s

Basil goes walkies… to the Master Builder’s at Buckler’s Hard

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...

Sarah on a mission to get people cooking Indian food at home

SARAH Ali Choudhury is an award-winning Indian chef who as a private chef travels all over the UK preparing stunning spicy dishes for private clients. She has also appeared on TV and in numerous magazines...

Rivaaz burns up the competition at National Asian Curry Awards

WINNING the title of Best Indian Restaurant on the South Coast for the second year in succession saw Lymington’s restaurant Rivaaz put through its paces. As it had won the award in 2018, this time...
The Pig review

The Pig: Laid-back and local inspires new lunch menu

AS we arrived via the sweeping gravel drive my first impressions of The Pig at Brockenhurst are of an idyllic period hunting lodge set in manicured mature grounds. But step inside and the beautifully warm...
6 Barrels Totton

Micro-pub to roll out the barrel after council gives go-ahead

A NEW micro-pub has been given the green light by New Forest District Council for a licence to sell alcohol every day until 11.30pm. As reported in the A&T, the new business called 6 Barrels...
Noisy Lobster review

The Noisy Lobster: Seafood and seaside make for an absolute gem

HAVING spent a huge part of my childhood at a family a beach hut in Barton, the coast has always had a powerful draw for me. So the Noisy Lobster in Mudeford - a restaurant...
Pig beer

Family trio hoping beer enterprise will turn out to be a Pig success

A LOVE of good beer has led to a family trio setting up their own micro-brewery in Brockenhurst on a former pig farm. Based at Setley Ridge Vineyard, the aptly named Pig beer has been...
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