• 1 Local businesses at the 2018 New Forest Show
  • 2 Lymington.com at the Lymington Seafood Festival
  • 3 The Bosun's Chair: a relaxing lunch in the wonderful garden
  • 4 Curious Arts Festival 2018 Lymington.com Review
  • 5 This August, Transition Lymington challenge us to reap the rewards
  • 6 The Haven Restaurant Lymington - a fabulous lunch
  • 7 A taste of Thailand in the New Forest
  • 8 Sunshine and laughter at Lymington's 2018 Carnival!
  • Local businesses at the 2018 New Forest Show

    Local businesses on show at the 2018 New Forest Show

    Hot, hotter and huge crowds, for this year’s extreme weather show!

    new forest show 2018  ATKINSON 800 This year’s top spectator attractions were gigantic: in the main rings the amazing Ben Atkinson with his team of horses and brave stunt ridersand the Mounted Hunter games both enthralled and delighted the crowds.

    Fabulous Shire horses on show at the 2018 New Forest Show

    Meanwhile close to the Forestry Commission corner the Shire horses resplendently turned out enjoyed their own in hand classes, a spectacle in their own right allowing the public to get up really close to these magnificent creatures.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Lymington.com at the Lymington Seafood Festival

    Meet the Lymington.com team this weekend at the Lymington Seafood Festival

    Fingers crossed the weather stays mainly dry for this weekend's second annual Lymington Seafood Festival, with its fabulous line up of food, cookery demonstrations and talks, and live music all weekend.

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    Lots of local businesses for you to meet

    Along with the food and drink stalls lining the perimeter of the Festival within Bath Road and Lymington River (what a fabulous setting!), many local businesses will be there to meet you.  They have all contributed to making the Festival possible so please do stop and have a chat with

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  • The Bosun's Chair: a relaxing lunch in the wonderful garden

    The Bosun's Chair: a relaxing lunch in the wonderful garden

    Excellent pub food served with a warm welcome in Lymington's calming oasis

    On a gloriously sunny day we escaped the hustle and bustle of Lymington's High Street for lunch in the calming garden at the Bosun's Chair. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine a spacious and serene oasis, fragrant with lavendar and peaceful save for the distant hum of bumble bees.

    Bosuns Chair garden Lymington Lymington is well known for pubs - it once had as many as forty in its heyday as a bustling port - but few centrally located eateries can match

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  • Curious Arts Festival 2018 Lymington.com Review

    Curious Arts Festival 2018 - Lymington.com Review 

    Nationally acclaimed New Forest festival now firmly on the annual festival calendar

    Five years since its creation by London based curators Patrick Keogh and Clare Conville the Curious Arts Festival is now firmly on the map of British Festivals. The Curious Arts Festival 2018 Thanks to the hospitality of Lord and Lady Teynham who own the Pylewell Estate this magical rural waterside setting with views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight now takes on an “other world” dimension for three amazing days every July. If you keep thinking about it but haven't experienced it yet, just to

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  • This August, Transition Lymington challenge us to reap the rewards

    Transition Lymington challenge us to reap the rewards

    Lymington 2020 Vision - Month 4: Reap the Rewards

    This August as a part of their 2020 Vision, Transition Lymington challenge us to reap the rewards - grow your own, make your own, pick your own... take a look at the inspiring ideas below.

    2020 Vision was launched by Transition Lymington in May 2018, with the objective of reminding ourselves why we love Lymington and what we can do to help enjoy it and protect it, making a sustainable community for the future. In May the challenge was to observe and interact with our

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  • The Haven Restaurant Lymington - a fabulous lunch

    The Haven Restaurant Lymington - a fabulous lunch

    Top Lymington river and sea view accompanied by delicious dining and first rate service.

    The Haven Bar and Restaurant exterior view 600x400 A first class lunch served in style to our table in a divine setting looking out over the Lymington River and across the Solent to the Isle of Wight, what more could one ask for on a beautiful summer’s day?

    We had the choice of the ‘Terrace Menu’, sitting out in the sunshine (or in the shade) on the stylish terrace, a sandwich menu or a more substantial set of options in the restaurant itself – in our case at

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  • A taste of Thailand in the New Forest

    A taste of Thailand in the New Forest

    Enjoy Thai tapas on the lawn this summer at Careys Manor 

    Careys Manor thai tapas Lemongrass, coriander, coconut and lime: the fresh, vibrant flavours and colours of Thai food are just perfect for summer.

    Thai chefs at the luxury Careys Manor Hotel in the New Forest create wonderfully imaginative menus at the hotel’s Zen Garden restaurant – and they are inviting everyone to discover the exotic flavours of Thailand this summer.

    A selection of Thai tapas will be served to both local residents and hotel guests on the lawns in front of the hotel from now until

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  • Sunshine and laughter at Lymington's 2018 Carnival!

    Sunshine and laughter at Lymington's 2018 Carnival!

    Crowds lined Lymington's streets to cheer the Carnival floats in glorious sunshine

    Carnival fever hit Lymington on Sunday 15 July 2018! The theme for this year's procession was TV Shows and the effort made by all participants was thoroughly appreciated by the cheering crowds. Despite being another very hot day, the procession was full of smiles and laughter (and a few weary brows by the time they had completed their lap of the town!

    Here are a few photos of the day, kindly shared with us by William Bonnett, Steve Elson and Bill

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Refill New Forest - where to fill your reusable water bottles!

Your business or organisation could be amongst the first to get on the map as a water bottle refill station!

Refill New Forest logoRefill New Forest launched last week with the aim of tackling plastic pollution in the New Forest by making it easier to locate free tap water.  This is part of a larger, national campaign which to-date has over 1600 refill points in the UK. 

The Refill App allows people to search for the nearest location to fill up their water bottles.  Participating cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, galleries, museums, estate agents and other businesses simply put a sticker in their window – alerting passers-by to the fact they’re welcome to come on in and fill up their bottle – for free!  By adding themselves to the app, the public can search for the nearest business which offers free tap water.

Gus Hoyt, Refill Programme Manager at City to Sea, was delighted to see the New Forest becoming part of the scheme: “We are over the moon that the New Forest is joining the Refill Family. As a child I spent many a happy summer camping in this beautiful part of the world which we all need to help protect from litter and pollution.”

In the first week since launching in the New Forest, over 30 businesses have already signed up with one of the first being the Old School Café at the St Barbe Museum in Lymington.  Refill are keen to stress that it’s not only cafes that can get involved – all kinds of business are welcome to join. 

If any businesses or organisations would like to join the Refill New Forest Scheme, simply download the Refill App, add your business and then contact Refill New Forest who will send you a sticker to put in your window.  Alternatively, if you would like assistance in adding yourself to the app, one of our volunteers will come in to help you.  Refill New Forest can be contact by phone on 01590 675613 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Refill New Forest is run by volunteers from New Forest Transition, and is part-funded by New Forest National Park Authority’s Sustainable Communities Fund. This fund is a grant scheme aimed at strengthening the well-being and sustainability of communities within the New Forest National Park. Anyone who wants to know more about the national Refill scheme and getting involved should visit www.refill.org.uk

Download the Refill app here.

Look out for the blue Refill New Forest stickers when you're out and about, or use the app to locate where you can fill up your reusable water bottles for free.

As well as the Old School Café, already registered as Refill points in Lymington are Ciao Belli, Costa Coffee, Denisons, Solent Cellar and The Guilded Teapot. In Milford on Sea fill up at the New Forest Paddle Sport Company. Refill locations in Brockenhurst include Cyclexperience and the Boost Bike Hub, with Sway Deli in Sway.

We thoroughly recommend that you download the app and see for yourselves where you can refill your water bottle!

#RefillNewForest

Together let's reduce plastic waste.


Transition Lymington logoTRANSITION Lymington

Transition Lymington is a part of the wider New Forest Transition movement, working towards a sustainable future. It formed in response to a number of our current social and environmental issues, namely climate change, impending oil shortage and economic uncertainty. An active community organisation, Lymington Transition is open for anyone to join.

Find out more about Transition Lymington here.

 

  • LYMINGTON.COM:
    NEWS, EVENTS AND LOCAL INFORMATION

    Lymington.com provides you with information about the town of Lymington and its surrounding area, including the New Forest National Park. Find here news, events, things to do and local information, including where to stay, where to eat and drink, as well as places to visit. The Lymington.com Directory provides a comprehensive guide to local businesses and organisations, with a search function enabling you find what you are seeking and a review function so that you can tell others what you think!

  • LYMINGTON:
    GEORGIAN MARKET TOWN AND FAMOUS YACHTING CENTRE

    Lymington is a pretty Georgian market town in the south of the New Forest. The town's sheltered position on the western bank of the beautiful Lymington river has made it an important settlement since the Iron Age. For many years Lymingtonians have made their living from the sea or the river - as boatbuilders, fishermen, sailors and in past centuries as salt workers and even smugglers! Today Lymington is an internationally famous yachting centre with a population of almost 17,500.

  • SAILING IN LYMINGTON:
    PERFECTLY LOCATED FOR THE BEST SAILING IN THE BRITISH ISLES

    It’s not surprising that Lymington is one of the “Best UK Coastal Towns in Which to Live”. Combined with accessible road and rail links north to London, west to Bournemouth and east to Southampton and beyond, as well as the car ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, the town combines practicality with pleasure; the perfect work-life balance. There are many excellent schools and a wealth of local sports, clubs and leisure activities.

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