Vegan restaurant kicked off farm site in row over doughnuts

A VEGAN restaurant owner based on a local farm was ordered to shut down in a row over the hugely popular addition of doughnuts to its menu. Offbeet has been based at Sunnyfields Farm, off...

Different slice of life for Lymington Indian restaurant pair

WHY would an award-winning Indian restaurant owner open a pizzeria? The answer, says Shah Malek, owner of Lymington’s Rivaaz eatery, is that when he is off duty it is pizza which is his go-to comfort...

Campaign launched to help boost Forest food and drink industry after lockdown

A CAMPAIGN to help the food and drink industry reopen once lockdown lifts is being launched by the New Forest tourism group. Running from May to Christmas, the initiative by Go New Forest will shine...

Fruit firm’s grape expectations as it branches out into wine

AN ambitious planting programme will begin in Beaulieu this April as the team behind the New Forest Fruit Company set their sights on becoming a significant local wine producer. The East Boldre-based company is one...
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Activities to keep your kids entertained during half-term in lockdown

SOCK archery and a virtual escape room are among the home-based activities being laid on for children and families for the half-term week during the national lockdown. Hampshire County Council has made the services available...

New Forest and Christchurch diners saved £4 million in Eat Out to Help Out...

DINERS across the New Forest and Christchurch claimed nearly £4m in discounts through the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme last year, it has been revealed. The biggest saving was made in the New...

How New Forest eateries have been reinvented as lockdown shops

NEW Forest eateries forced to close by the pandemic have been transforming themselves into local produce stores to help them and their communities get through the latest lockdown. Among those launching recently were the White...

New Milford bakery rises from Amanda’s lockdown hobby

INSPIRED by her lockdown success baking sweet treats for NHS staff and hardworking teachers, Milford mum Amanda Maidment has grown her hobby into a new village bakery. Boasting a mouth-watering array of freshly baked loaves,...

Ringwood pub pulls award for its lockdown efforts

A PUB which fed NHS staff and hungry school children and kept locals entertained in lockdown has won an award for its efforts. The London Tavern in Poulner, Ringwood, which is run by landlord Phil...

Small New Forest pub wins big in Good Pub Guide awards

THE family who run a traditional village watering hole hailed as a “New Forest institution” are celebrating after winning Country Pub of the Year. The Royal Oak in Fritham took the title in the prestigious...
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