New Milford bakery rises from Amanda’s lockdown hobby

INSPIRED by her lockdown success baking sweet treats for NHS staff and hardworking teachers, Milford mum Amanda Maidment has grown her hobby into a new village bakery. Boasting a mouth-watering array of freshly baked loaves,...

Ringwood pub pulls award for its lockdown efforts

A PUB which fed NHS staff and hungry school children and kept locals entertained in lockdown has won an award for its efforts. The London Tavern in Poulner, Ringwood, which is run by landlord Phil...

Small New Forest pub wins big in Good Pub Guide awards

THE family who run a traditional village watering hole hailed as a “New Forest institution” are celebrating after winning Country Pub of the Year. The Royal Oak in Fritham took the title in the prestigious...

‘It’s unjust’ – Pig hotels group slams government after being named and shamed for...

THE Pig hotels group has defended its position after being “named and shamed” by the government for failing to pay workers the minimum wage. The Lyndhurst-based group, which owns seven Pig hotels across the south...

The kindly Christchurch restaurant where you can post-it forward

EVER tried to pay your drinks bill with a post-it note? That is the idea championed by a local restaurant owner who is offering a free coffee to someone in need, paid for by...

Indian takeaway to give away meals on Christmas Day to the elderly and vulnerable

AN award-winning Indian takeaway in Pennington will open on Christmas Day to provide hundreds of free meals for elderly and vulnerable residents. The team at Forest Tandoori have pledged to dish out as many three-course...

Lymington Indian restaurant currying favour for third year running

LYMINGTON’S popular Rivaaz restaurant has scored a culinary hat-trick after being hailed the best on the south coast in the prestigious Asian Curry Awards for the third year running. The eatery in St Thomas Street...

Lymington cafe staff create a stir with hampers for needy

A TEAM of cafe workers from Lymington inspired by footballer and campaigner Marcus Rashford have spent their Saturdays organising nearly 100 Christmas hampers for families in need. Despite closing during the latest lockdown, staff at...

Brockenhurst bakery named best in Hampshire for second year running

A NEW Forest baker was truly able to have his cake and eat it when his family business which has crossed three generations was named best bakery in Hampshire for the second year running. The...

Discount scheme to boost Forest pubs and restaurants

DINERS eating out at pubs and restaurants in the New Forest can enjoy midweek deals while aiding the recovery of the local pandemic-hit hospitality industry, under a new business campaign. Establishments offering discounts until the...
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