Rosie Lee House

‘Fairy dust in buckets’ transforms unhappy pub into cosy tearoom

IT has stood forlornly by the side of the road. A once thriving New Forest pub that seemed to have lost its way. But after new owner Rachel Rabbetts took over the Hobler Inn and...
Fairford campervan

Drive with a smile as the campervan goes upmarket super-cool

CAMPERVANS are cool – they have been for decades, the travel mode of choice for the individualistic wanderer. But now with models like Auto-Sleepers’ Fairford they can be super cool, with privacy glass side windows...

‘It’s unjust’ – Pig hotels group slams government after being named and shamed for...

THE Pig hotels group has defended its position after being “named and shamed” by the government for failing to pay workers the minimum wage. The Lyndhurst-based group, which owns seven Pig hotels across the south...

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...

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...

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,...

‘It should never have been allowed’ – pub landlords slam pop-up restaurants for ‘stealing’...

PUB landlords in Lymington have blasted the town council for granting a licence to a series of pop-up restaurants which they say have “stolen” customers from them. Organiser Onyx Events had claimed hospitality businesses would...

Lymington to host a month of pop-up restaurants

AS Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme proved, we are a nation that loves to dine out. Now there is a chance to try a range of different cuisines in a fun...
Christchurch Christmas

Christmas to light up the weekend with community switch-ons

CHRISTMAS will officially arrive in Christchurch and Highcliffe when the two communities each gather to celebrate the switch-on of their festive illuminations with the help of Fred Dinenage, a snow machine and Santa Claus. Highcliffe TODAY...
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...
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