Burley Manor wins best countryside hotel title at top national awards

A LUXURY hotel Burley Manor has grabbed a top gong at a national awards night celebrating industry excellence. The venue walked away with the Best Countryside Hotel honour at the 2020 Condé Nast Johansens Awards...

Firefighter Tim goes out in a blaze of glory

TRIBUTES were paid to Burley fire watch manager Tim Gray when he retired after more than 30 years of service. A special presentation event was held in his honour at the Burley Club, where colleagues...

Millionaire Burley trader to fight on despite losing £3.5bn fraud appeal

A BURLEY trader has lost his appeal against a conviction for fraud relating to a £3.5bn energy deal in the US. Mark Johnson, a former HSBC foreign currency executive, was given a two-year jail sentence...
Burley Manor food review

Burley Manor: 15-mile menu takes local to a new level

INSPIRED by subtle Mediterranean influences, Burley Manor has placed local producers at the very core of its latest dining concept – the 15-mile menu. The picturesque Grade II listed hotel already commands something of a...

PICTURES: Organisers ‘overwhelmed’ at support for village’s debut festival

GLORIOUS August sunshine saw thousands of visitors descend on Manor Park for the debut Burley festival. Held on Saturday and Sunday over the bank holiday weekend, the festival coordinated by Stir! Events, offered an abundance...
Tom Porter

Tom Porter: Entrepreneur who served in the navy alongside Prince Philip

AN ENTREPRENEUR who owned a pub chain, wrote quizzes and had many books published has died aged 93. Tom Porter had lived in Burley where he was also a school governor, but had spent his...
Burley Manor

Burley Manor goes hyper-local as head chef unveils new 15-mile menu

JAMIE OLIVER made famous the concept of the 15-minute meal. Now Burley Manor in the New Forest has come up with its own twist – the 15-mile menu. The brainchild of executive head chef Ben...
Horse poisoning

Rider shocked by suspected poisoning of stallion at Horse of the Year qualifier

A HORSE lover has spoken of her shock and devastation after discovering her stallion was deliberately poisoned prior to entering a show ring. Karen Mustey, who together with partner Graham runs Burley Wagon Rides, had...
New Forest orchids

Roadside orchids mowed down for third time by council ‘vandalism’

A RETIRED landscape gardener is furious after finding that Hampshire County Council's road maintenance teams have once again hacked down a patch of wild orchids on a New Forest verge. The plants - common spotted...
Burley working men's club

Rescue plan unveiled for village’s under-threat working men’s club

A VALUE food menu and extended opening hours are being introduced in a bid to safeguard the future of Burley working men’s club. The facility, known locally as the Wathen Bartlett, is located opposite Burley...
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