Beautiful South Tourism Awards

New Forest tourism industry scoops Beautiful South awards

A STRING of New Forest businesses scooped accolades at this year’s Beautiful South Tourism Awards. At the regional prize-giving ceremony in Brighton, the Montagu Arms in Beaulieu won Small Hotel of the Year while SenSpa...
Lyndhurst traffic

New Forest alarm at ‘huge impact’ of 15-million national park visits

MORE than 15-million recreational visits are being made to the New Forest National Park a year, according to research published ahead of plans for tighter control of activity in the area. The estimated number of...

Bay Trees B&B check out with VisitEngland Rose Award for customer service

A B&B in Milford has won a VisitEngland ROSE award for going the extra mile to provide excellent customer service. Owners of The Bay Trees, Mark and Sarah Clayson, were thrilled to receive the accolade,...
Ice cream vans

Rival frozen out as cold war whipped up between ice cream sellers

A POPULAR Milford beauty spot was at the centre of a cold war after rival ice cream traders went head to head on a sunny afternoon. Despite operating her ice cream business at New Lane...

New multi-million-pound Storm Chaser rollercoaster coming to Paultons Park

BOSSES at Paultons Park in Ower have revealed details of a multi-million-pound Americana-themed attraction due to open in May 2020. The four-acre Tornado Springs attraction will feature eight themed rides, two playgrounds, food outlets and...
Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen checks out of awards ceremony with Hotel of the Year

NEW Milton’s luxury Chewton Glen Hotel has walked away with the top prize at a prestigious industry awards night. The five-star resort on Christchurch Road was crowned England Hotel of the Year at the AA...
Forest Lodge Hotel

Hotel group making six-figure losses claims ‘strong performance’

A HOSPITALITY group which owns a portfolio of New Forest venues, including the luxury Burley Manor hotel, has claimed “strong performance” despite making six-figure losses three years running. New Forest Hotels’ finances were highlighted after...

Motorbike legend Sammy Miller gets green light for museum expansion

MOTORBIKE legend Sammy Miller has won permission at the second attempt to expand his museum near New Milton. The former champion racer was refused permission last year by New Forest District Council for a two-storey...

Town council looks to spice up Ringwood market to halt declining trade

RINGWOOD’S struggling weekly Wednesday market could get a revamp next spring, the mayor has revealed. Cllr Tony Ring told the latest town council meeting he had accompanied Cllr Tim Ward to meetings with Edward Morant,...

Highcliffe Castle cook up some future history with time capsule concealed in oven

A HISTORIC 19th century oven was used to hide away a time capsule at Highcliffe Castle in celebration of the imminent completion of its east wing restoration. Inside the capsule is some castle memorabilia, a...
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