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The Crafty Tap offers real ale fans a real treat

HAVING to taste more than 100 different beers is a tough job – but when you are opening a new craft ale bar, someone’s got to do it. In this case it was owner Ben...
Monty's Inn Beaulieu

Head chef Tom comes full circle to take the helm at Monty’s Inn

A HEAD chef has returned to the Montagu Arms in Beaulieu to take the helm at the hotel’s brasserie, Monty's Inn. Tom Sheppard, who previously worked at the venue for four years from 2010, is...
Burley Manor food review

Burley Manor: 15-mile menu takes local to a new level

INSPIRED by subtle Mediterranean influences, Burley Manor has placed local producers at the very core of its latest dining concept – the 15-mile menu. The picturesque Grade II listed hotel already commands something of a...
The Pig Brockenhurst

New recipe book shares secrets of The Pig restaurants’ success

WHEN the original Pig opened in Brockenhurst in 2011 the inspiration was to bring the kitchen garden right into the heart of the hotel, placing homegrown and locally sourced food at the very top...
Naked Jam

Naked Jam dressed to impress with top award for no-butter curd

A SWAY jam maker has won a top award for a new product that she decided to make after meeting a little girl who was allergic to butter. Jennifer Williams, of Naked Jam, was demonstrating...

PICTURES: Lymington Seafood Festival beats the wild weather

THE Lymington Seafood Festival survived strong winds to offer more than 12,000 visitors the chance to enjoy some of the south’s best fishy delicacies. Despite having a reduced number of stands on Saturday due to...
Burley Manor

Burley Manor goes hyper-local as head chef unveils new 15-mile menu

JAMIE OLIVER made famous the concept of the 15-minute meal. Now Burley Manor in the New Forest has come up with its own twist – the 15-mile menu. The brainchild of executive head chef Ben...
Forest Lodge Hotel

Forest Lodge Hotel: Tasty steaks at the heart of chic new 1820 brasserie

JUST a short stroll from Lyndhurst’s vibrant village centre, the Forest Lodge Hotel is ideal for those wanting a rural retreat with quaint shops and modern services close at hand. The hotel, once the Georgian...
Lymington Seafood Festival

Lymington Seafood Festival to land again with even bigger menu

THE Lymington Seafood Festival is landing again this year with a focus on sustainability and a fundraising drive for the RNLI. The popular free weekend event is back on 10th-11th August for its third outing...

The New Queen Inn is open again with fresh look

A POPULAR pub by the River Avon has reopened its doors under new management. The New Queen Inn, located between Sopley and Ringwood, closed last December after being put up for sale by the then...
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