Mudeford beach cafe

Plans submitted for ‘ambitious’ rebuild of fire-hit beach cafe

A PLANNING application has been submitted for the “ambitious” rebuild of the café on Mudeford sandbank which was gutted by fire almost 18 months ago. The former Beach House eatery had to be demolished following...

Coronavirus: Town’s food festival delayed nearly four months

THE Christchurch Food Festival, one of the biggest events in the town’s calendar, has been delayed by nearly four months over the coronavirus outbreak. The popular celebration, which attracts crowds of thousands of people every...
The Marine Milford

Village’s landmark restaurant to shine again as the Lighthouse

A LANDMARK beach restaurant at Milford is set to reopen in April after being acquired by the same team which runs the Cliff House in Barton. Set to be renamed The Lighthouse, the former Marine...

Silver Hind to shine again as new owners take on ailing pub

HAVING been saved from the bulldozers and given a fresh new look, Sway pub The Silver Hind is serving up food to diners for the first time in more than two years. The Station Road...

Ray’s Italian Kitchen: A warm and welcoming taste of Italy

SINCE opening in Milford just over a year ago Ray’s Italian Kitchen has carved out a solid reputation for its warm and welcoming vibe, excellent and imaginative food and first-class service. Run by local businesswoman...

Balmer Lawn Hotel: Dining in seven-course heaven

CHARMING and iconic, the picturesque Balmer Lawn Hotel at the gateway to Brockenhurst dates back to the 1800s, and in recent years its reputation for first-class hospitality and fine dining has been growing locally...

New Forest pubs on the rise as customers say small is best

THE New Forest’s pubs are slowly recovering after their numbers dropped to a 16-year low in 2017, according to official figures. Latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for 2019 show there were...

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,...
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