Keeping wheels moving at local food outlets during the lockdown

ONE of the biggest business casualties of the coronavirus lockdown has been the closure of cafes, restaurants and pubs. But thanks to a veritable army of workers determined to keep outlets going, many people are...

New Cadland Estate farm shop keeping locals fed

SUMPTUOUS sausages made from game reared on a New Forest estate are one of the offerings at its newly created farm shop. The venison used is of the highest quality and can also be enjoyed...

Lymington pub brews up new plan for 18th century toll house

ONCE an important part of Lymington life, an old toll house which has stood dilapidated for decades is proposed to be transformed into a micro-brewery. Part of the Monkey House pub, the toll house was...

Have a taste of new local online food festival

AN ONLINE festival showcasing the best food and drink in the area has been launched by two local producers so people can enjoy perusing tasty treats from the comfort of their homes amid the...
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...
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