• 1 The Montagu Arms recruits new head chef from one of the world’s best restaurants
  • 2 Weddings at the Montagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu
  • 3 2019 Events in the New Forest and surrounding areas
  • 4 Get organised for 2019 in the New Forest!
  • 5 Abusive Relationships - Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge
  • 6 Turning New Year resolutions to reality - Natural Health Hub
  • 7 What to do in a week on holiday in the southern New Forest
  • 8 Woofing good! Announcing the winners of the New Forest Dog Friendly Awards 2018
  • 9 New Forest hotel celebrates gold at the Beautiful South Awards
  • 10 Avoid a lonely winter with a short stay at a Colten home
  • The Montagu Arms recruits new head chef from one of the world’s best restaurants

    The Montagu Arms recruits new head chef from one of the world’s best restaurants

    New Forest restaurant sees return of Matthew Whitfield as they bid au revoir to Matt Tomkinson.

    Matthew Whitfield new Head Chef at The Montagu Arms Beaulieu New Forest Luxury New Forest hotel The Montagu Arms has announced the appointment of new head chef Matthew Whitfield, who returns to the UK after working at one of the world’s top restaurants.

    Matthew joins the award-winning Terrace restaurant fresh from the three-Michelin-Star Eleven Madison Park in New York – currently ranked fourth in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

    The famed EMP has been in the top five of the world’s restaurants

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  • Weddings at the Montagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu

    The perfect location for an intimate New Forest Wedding 

    Traditional country house Montagu Arms Hotel in Beaulieu The Montagu Arms Hotel is situated in the picturesque village of Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest. A romantic country house dating back to the 17th century, it is the perfect setting for an exclusive, luxury wedding. The building is full of original features, such as beautiful dark beams, oak flooring, old brick fireplaces and paneled rooms; the feeling of authenticity you get when you’re inside is spine tingling.

    Renowed for its world class cuisine and charming English gardens, the hotel combines elegance with world class service to make your

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  • 2019 Events in the New Forest and surrounding areas

    2019 Events in the New Forest and surrounding areas

    Festivals, races, countryside shows and more - from Lymington to Lyndhurst, Highcliffe to Hythe, Ringwood to Romsey!

    Updated January 2019  

    Whether you're local to the New Forest area or planning to visit on holiday there are some brilliant events happening in 2019! Our guide below will give you a taste of the main events happening in the area including marathons, triathlons and cycling events, festivals and countryside shows. Diaries at the ready..!

    wwo masthead Keep ahead of what's on this year by regularly visiting our comprehensive  Events Calendar  which is updated daily and

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  • Get organised for 2019 in the New Forest!

    Get organised for 2019 in the New Forest!

    It's time to tick things off your 'to do' list with help from local New Forest businesses!

    Things to do list Now the festivities are done and dusted, take a quiet moment out to plan for the New Year. If you’re anything like us, a ‘to do’ list - or several lists - follows you around and never seems to get any shorter! 

    Our New Year’s Resolution is to tick our 'to do' lists in 2019, with a little help from some of the fabulous businesses we have here in the New Forest and Lymington area…

    Get your

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  • Abusive Relationships - Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge

    Abusive relationships are everywhere

    Even in Lymington and the New Forest they lurk - but help is at hand

    In the aftermath of Christmas and for the next in our series of "Life Matters" articles, the Family Law team from Lester Aldridge raises the raw subject of abusive relationships and offers some constructive advice for anybody who is suffering from this invidious crime. lester aldridge Life Matters logo

    Life Matters for Lymington with Lester Aldridge

    Spare a thought for the women and men suffering in silence at Christmas and all year round.

    As most people over the Christmas holiday enjoy the opportunity to treat their loved

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  • Turning New Year resolutions to reality - Natural Health Hub

    New Year New You – Ten top tips for turning resolutions to reality

    Monthly column for Lymington.com by Sue Leach, owner of the Natural Health Hub Lymington

    Lots of people will have decided that 2018 is a year to put well and truly behind them.  Plus, right now you may be feeling remorse after too much indulgence over Christmas!     Time to take the leap to 2019 with some well thought through resolutions

    New Year is a time for new purpose! 

    For a variety of reasons you may be thinking about New Year resolutions to improve your life, set goals or achieve an aspiration.

    Here are 10 steps we’d like to share, for turning

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  • What to do in a week on holiday in the southern New Forest

    What will you do on your New Forest holiday? 

    Planning your holiday week for visitors to the Lymington, Brockenhurst and Beaulieu areas (useful for locals too...) 

      Written by the owners of Bartley Barn New Forest , a self catering holiday cottage with far reaching, west facing views including glorious sunsets, on the open forest near Hatchet Pond in the historic “squatters” village of East Boldre.  

    New Forest pony on a frosty day by Alex Kerslake

    You’ve arrived in the New Forest, discovering en route that the ponies, cows and donkeys roam very freely - including onto the roads.

    You’ve unpacked at your hotel, B&B or self catering holiday cottage and sorted your

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  • Woofing good! Announcing the winners of the New Forest Dog Friendly Awards 2018

    Woofing good places in the New Forest!

    Announcing the winners of the New Forest Dog Friendly Awards 2018.

    New Forest Dog Friendly Awards logo The New Forest and Solent shore are perfect for dog walks and it's little wonder that the area attracts many visitors and locals with four-legged friends. In fact the New Forest is doggy heaven for well behaved dogs!

    This summer and autumn, dog owners have had the opportunity to nominate businesses in the New Forest that they consider to be really dog friendly. The competition ran until Wednesday 31st October and we are delighted to announce the winners!

    The Turfcutters Arms New Forest Dog Friendly Pub 2018 The WINNERS of the

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  • New Forest hotel celebrates gold at the Beautiful South Awards

    New Forest hotel celebrates gold at the Beautiful South Awards

    The Terrace Restaurant at the Montagu Arms scoops Restaurant of the Year award

    Montagu Restaurant of the Year Terrace Gold Award New Forest hotels, Careys Manor and the Montagu Arms, are celebrating after receiving top honours in the prestigious Beautiful South Awards where between them they scooped four awards.

    Run by Tourism South East, the awards recognise excellence within the tourism industry and this year saw The Terrace Restaurant at the Montagu Arms awarded Gold for Restaurant/Bistro of the Year and silver for Small Hotel/Boutique Accommodation of the Year.

    Careys Manor went on to be awarded bronze in

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  • Avoid a lonely winter with a short stay at a Colten home

    Avoid a lonely winter with a short stay at a Colten home

    Sometimes a holiday is just what's needed, providing precious time to be "you" again.

    4 weeks for the price of 3 short stay respite care at Colten Care home With the colder months upon us it’s a great time to experience the warmth and care of a friendly, relaxing care home - whilst making new friends at what can be a lonely time of the year. Whether recovering from a spell in hospital, hoping for companionship and warmth over the winter months, or simply wanting to give your career (and yourself) a break, a short stay in one of Colten Care's homes could be just

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Lymington Rowing Club smash River Thames World Record!

Dave Mans and Rob Maltby rowed the 167 mile length of the River Thames in just over 30 hours!

Total Thames finish their record breaking row the length of the Thames Lymington Rowing Club's pair, Dave Mans and Rob Maltby, are now the proud holders of the World Record for the fastest row along the 167 mile length of the River Thames. Congratulations and well done to you both for such a brilliant achievement!

Lymington Rowing Club are World Record holders!

The pair started their challenge at 0500 on Saturday 7 October in Lechlade in Gloucestershire and rowed the 167 mile distance in 30 hours and 5 minutes, breaking the previous Guinness World Record of 36 hours by a storming 6 hours! 

Dave and Rob have over 30 years of coastal rowing experience between them. They have a growing number of rowing achievements to their names, including successfully completing the 500-mile ‘Old Pulteney’ row to the magnetic North Pole.

Raising funds for Combat Stress and Lymington Rowing Club

Dave and Rob are raising funds for the veterans' mental health charity Combat Stress and Lymington Rowing Club's new club house. Lymington Rowing Club is a community sports association.

You can support their amazing efforts here:

https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/hampshire-iowcommunity/totalthames17

Dave Mans and Rob Maitby of Lymington Rowing Club will row the length of the River ThamesCombat Stress have helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder for almost a century. They provide support to veterans from every service and every conflict. On the phone and online. In the community and at our treatment centres. Their mission is to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So when a veteran is having a tough time, there's someone there to help tackle the past and to help them take on the future.

Both rowers serve in the army and Dave said the support Combat Stress give to ex-armed forces personnel is so important. "People are really aware of the more visible injuries people suffer from serving. The coverage and public knowledge of it is getting better, but a lot of the problem is the lack of visible symptoms with mental health. The charity do an incredible job helping veterans all over the country."

Total Thames 2017: the challenge

During their journey, Dave and Rob burnt around 30,000 calories, travelled across nine counties, went through 45 locks and under 214 bridges. The team from Lymington really did maximise their technical, practical and physical experience of rowing in challenging coastal conditions in order to set this new world record.

Total Thames 2017 attempt to break the world record Rob and Dave were assisted by an exceptional support team from Lymington Rowing Club, including experts in yacht racing, rowing boat construction and an RAF Doctor. The athletes used  a specially developed boat that maximises speed in the calmer upper Thames but is also seaworthy enough to cope with rougher water in the Thames Estuary. 

"We came up with the idea to try and break the record together really at the same time," Dave said, before the event. "Normally crews who try this to do this row on the Thames are traditional river rowers from City clubs.

"We're hoping our experience and specific skills developed in coastal rowing will help to give us some form of advantage over the course of the challenge. Sections of the River Thames are known to be quite rough, but we should be comfortable in that environment."

To prepare for the physical challenge ahead of them the pair, who both row at Lymington Rowing Club, have combined long sessions on the rowing machines with distance runs to build up their stamina.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the challenge.

Lymington Rowing Club will attempt to break the River Thames record"We've had some fantastic support from local businesses so far and hopefully that will continue right up to and after the challenge so we can raise money for a key cause as well as the rowing club's project." said Dave before the event.

The pair are particularly thankful to local department store Bradbeers who have given a donation of £1000 and also to Spencers New Forest and Burgashell Racing Boats. If you would like to find out more about the challenge and donate to the good causes they are supporting, please click on the link below.

Find out more about the Total Thames 2017 Challenge and donate.

 

Lymington Rowing Club break the Thames Guinness World Record!

 

 

 

 

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