Bread ‘like your grandmother made’ is secret to new bakery’s success

IN these days of doom and gloom for high street shops, it is reassuring that a Highcliffe bakery has been flooded with customers since the day it opened. The secret, says owner Gary Marlow, is...
Highcliffe food festival

Highcliffe Food and Art Festival promises weekend of exotic tastes

GOAT curry, jerk chicken, Thai noodles and tikka wraps will add a spicy air to the Highcliffe Food and Art Festival this weekend. The smells wafting down the village high street tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday...
Forest Park Brockenhurst review

Forest Park: A delicious ‘square deal’ fit for presidential approval

SITUATED just outside Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest, Forest Park is the  perfect location for ramblers, cyclists, conservationists or those who love a place in the country with great food and...
East End Arms review

Basil takes a dog’s-eye view of the world at the pretty East End Arms...

WITH the New Forest home to thousands of dogs and their owners, a watering hole that suits both visitors and their canine companions is always appreciated. Here Basil the Australian labradoodle – with a...
Monty's Inn Beaulieu

Monty’s Inn: busy brasserie offers a taste of smart casual dining

HALFWAY through dinner at Monty’s Inn in Beaulieu, I caught myself already plotting an excuse to return. Having previously only dined next door at the high-end Terrace restaurant, I wasn’t sure what to expect of...

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...

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...
Robbie Mclean

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...

New cafe owners have Bijou designs on good coffee

A NEW café owner has combined her passions for really good coffee and interior design to create the beautiful Bijou in Barton. Anyone entering the premises on Cliff Terrace, Marine Drive, will be struck by its...

New-look Gins Club House open for the summer season

THE Royal Southampton Yacht Club’s bar and restaurant in Beaulieu has re-opened after a major revamp. Gins Club House, which sits alongside Beaulieu River, underwent the makeover during its usual winter closure. A new glass...
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