The Borough Arms: new landlords make success of taking pub back to Victorian heyday

WHENEVER Carl and Debbie Millward drove past the Borough Arms in Lymington they’d look at each other and say: “Who on earth would take that pub on?” Well, the answer is: them! A year on they’ve...

The Bold Forester: brave £1m investment transforms Marchwood pub

THEY say first impressions count, and what a first impression the Bold Forester makes – particularly if you knew the pub of old, writes Chris Chester. Reopened only a few weeks ago, owners Debbie and Dwayne...

The New Forest Inn: a big slice of history – and the portions are...

THE New Forest Inn at Emery Down, Lyndhurst, is steeped in history and custom. It began life in the latter part of the 18th Century, when a group of squatters claimed a piece of land...

Rivaaz rated south coast’s best Indian restaurant in Curry Awards

THE hugely popular Rivaaz in Lymington has been named the Best Indian Restaurant on the South Coast at the prestigious Asian Curry Awards 2018. Hosted by BBC news presenter Babita Sharma, the dazzling black tie...

Martin’s medicinal mealtimes are spicing up care homes’ cuisine

A CHEF who has catered for celebrities is now providing all food and catering services at two charity-run care homes in the New Forest and Waterside. Martin Packard has worked in the food and hospitality...

Fresh food served to the classroom for Bartley Junior School pupils

NEW FOREST schoolchildren have been learning about how cheese, bread and jams are made as part of a national celebration. Year 5 pupils at Bartley Junior School took part in British Food Fortnight, which raises...

Champagne goes pop as English sparkling wine impresses chef to send sales fizzing

THERE is a far, far corner of a Hampshire field which is forever French. Famous Champagne houses are buying up land on the south coast to plant vines because our climate is perfect for growing...

Cheers to a second serving of New Forest Food and Drink Week

LOVE drinking and eating? Love sampling really good local produce? Well, you will be delighted to hear that the New Forest Food and Drink Week is back for the second time. Running from Monday 29th...

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...

Top New Forest chef Matthew Tomkinson on his career: ‘That’s where it started. It’s...

DONKEYS and weekday tourists stroll in the winter sunshine past the window of the wood-panelled room of the Montagu Arms where Matthew Tomkinson is recalling moving from where he grew up in the north-west...
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