Spot in the Woods: relaunched cafe shows off its hotel heritage

I SHOULD declare an interest in Spot in the Woods. I washed pots and waited tables there as a teenager when it was the two-star Busketts Lawn Hotel so I’ve always kept an eye...

Dinner is served! 20th Christchurch Food Festival set to be ‘the best yet’

A CABARET night featuring a delicious dinner you can enjoy while being serenaded by wonderful singers Jax Hall and Lea Martin will be kicking off the Christchurch Food Festival at a special party night. Held...

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...

New Park Manor: enjoy a taste of France at King Charles II’s favourite hunting...

SEVENTEENTH century grandeur meets contemporary chic at the warm and welcoming New Park Manor on the outskirts of Brockenhurst What was once King Charles II’s favourite hunting lodge and the home of his long term...

Vegans and vegetarians to serve up square of meals at Christchurch Food Festival

I ONCE spent a whole day fruitlessly struggling my way through the crowds at the Christchurch Food Festival trying to find a vegan or vegetarian stall. There was only one on that occasion – and...

International poker champion opens new Greek restaurant in Milford

AFTER winning more than £100,000 in an international poker competition Milford businessman Artur Gjoka has launched a new Greek restaurant in Hurst Road. Inspired by his childhood spent growing up in Greece, Albanian born Artur...
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New Forest chef just fails to crack national Scotch egg challenge

A NEW FOREST pub narrowly failed to crack a national competition in London to find the best Scotch egg. Monty’s Inn at Beaulieu was pipped to the post to take second prize in the annual...
The Wheel Inn has been refurbished

Cheers to first year of The Wheel Inn community pub

RE-OPENED by the community a year ago this month, The Wheel Inn at Bowling Green Pennington has been completely refurbished, and is once again a thriving local pub, writes Chris Chester. As there is with...

Lazy Lion pub aims to become the pride of Milford with relaxed relaunch

A MILFORD pub roared back into life this week as landlord Ian Robertson, who has been running the hugely successful Monkey House at Lymington, moved just a few miles down the road to launch...

Milford Italian opens 30-seat courtyard garden

AN Italian restaurant in Milford has opened a 30-seat courtyard garden to coincide with the appointment of a new head chef. Ray’s Italian Kitchen was launched in December 2018 by local businesswoman Stacey Crouch, who...
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