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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...

Take a taste of the New Forest with fortnight food fest

A TWO-WEEK celebration of all that is great about New Forest produce will showcase everything from pannage pork to vegetarian feasts and glorious game. Starting on 3rd November, the New Forest Food and Drink Fortnight...

Pebble Beach: Finding veggie perfection and a royal treat

AS MANY a vegetarian will attest, the words “the chef will make you something special” can make your heart sink. What follows is often some mediocre pasta dish, a mushroom risotto, or a ‘stack’ of...

Andy puts star style on Pebble Beach platters

AS A small boy Andy Waters used to peer through the hedge surrounding the Chewton Glen and watch the helicopters landing, vowing one day he would work there. His mum’s sister Margaret lived at Hobourne...
Good Food Guide

Local eateries rewarded with listings in the Good Food Guide

A HANDFUL of local eateries have impressed diners enough to gain the honour of a place in this year’s Good Food Guide. Eight venues from the New Forest and Christchurch have been included in the...

Top hotelier buys Cottage Lodge to live in his New Forest ‘paradise’

AS A TOP hotelier Maurizio Redaelli has worked in some of the most iconic places in the world. But there was always one place he counted as “total paradise.” Not the beautiful streets of Paris,...
Montagu Arms review

Montagu Arms will keep trying after missing out on Michelin star

ONE of the New Forest’s leading hotels was left disappointed after missing out in its ongoing bid to regain a Michelin star. The Montagu Arms has been seeking to win one of the highly sought-after...
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