• 1 Avoid a lonely winter with a short stay at a Colten home
  • 2 Christmas hits a high note at French bistro Le Blaireau
  • 3 Eating out at Christmas in Lymington and the New Forest 2018
  • 4 New Forest Business Partnership Brilliance in Business Awards 2018
  • 5 Lymington Tile Centre has a new home
  • 6 Cash for Christmas? Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge
  • 7 Shop for your Christmas gifts in the New Forest
  • 8 All set for a magical Christmas at Fairweather's
  • 9 Christmas gifts to employees
  • 10 10 good reasons to shop locally this Christmas
  • 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.

    coltenc winter2018 4for3 christmas for web 01 600x400 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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  • Christmas hits a high note at French bistro Le Blaireau

    Christmas hits a high note at French bistro Le Blaireau

    Life's a cabaret at New Forest French bistro and brasserie with musical Christmas parties!

    Le Blaireau French bistro at Careys Manor Hotel New Forest Life’s a cabaret at a French bistro and bar in the New Forest this Christmas, as Le Blaireau stages a series of marvellously musical Christmas parties.

    Set in the grounds of luxury country house hotel Carey’s Manor in Brockenhurst, Le Blaireau offers an authentic taste of France in the heart of the great British countryside. With a quirky interior based on the streets of Paris, Le Blaireau celebrates France in style – it even has a full-sized 2CV

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  • Eating out at Christmas in Lymington and the New Forest 2018

    Where to eat out in the New Forest this Christmas

    Local venues for gatherings with family and friends - plus winter walks to enjoy afterwards!

    It's a pleasure to eat out sometimes over the Christmas period - give the host and hostess a break and everybody a chance to have a really good chat while someone else does the cooking. Lots of our favourite New Forest restaurants and pubs have special festive special menus for Christmas suitable for all celebratory occasions with family or friends. And some of these restaurants and pubs are also in brilliant locations either with their own grounds to explore

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  • New Forest Business Partnership Brilliance in Business Awards 2018

    2018 Brilliance in Business Awards

    The excitement mounts for this year’s finalists in the  #nfbizawards

    The New Forest Business Partnership Brilliance in Business Awards winners will be announced at the annual awards evening on 6 December at Careys Manor nfbp brilliance in business awards 2018 Hotel in Brockenhurst.

    As Chairman Matthew Lawson explains: "NFBP aims to create an environment in the New Forest which offers opportunities for young people, poses an attractive option for business investment and delivers a culture in which indigenous businesses can thrive."

    It's all about doing everything we can to make the New Forest an ever better place for  businesses of all

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  • Lymington Tile Centre has a new home

    A vast range of beautiful tiles on your Lymington doorstep

    The Lymington Tile Centre has a new home!

    At The Lymington Tile Centre you will find ceramic, porcelain and stone tiles for walls and floors, paths and patios, from traditional to contemporary to ultra lymington tile centre new showroom nov18 600 modern, including exclusive ranges from top factories in Spain, Italy and the UK.

    Craig, Lee and the team now invite you to visit their brand new showroom and view beautiful tiles to enhance your interior and exterior design, give the wow factor and put the finishing touch to your home. 

    Call in this Saturday 1 December

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  • Cash for Christmas? Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge

    Cash for Christmas?

    Cash is a much appreciated gift which can also benefit your tax planning!

    In the build up to Christmas and for the next in our series of "Life Matters" articles, Paula Shea from Lester Aldridge proposes how giving cash as Paula from Lester Aldridge  proposes cash for Christmas  Christmas Presents could be a sensible tax planning option as well as a much appreciated gift which also saves on shopping time - especially if you're not feeling up to joining in the fray this year. Beautifully wrapped cash can even look very special too!

    Life Matters for Lymington, with Paula from Lester Aldridge

    "Following on from last month’s

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  • Shop for your Christmas gifts in the New Forest

    Shop for your Christmas gifts in the New Forest and Lymington.

    Let's support our local businesses this Christmas.

    Shopping locally is a good thing on so many counts - click here for 10 good reasons to shop locally !

    Lymington Late Night Shopping Evening 2018 by Steve Elson This time of year, when we tend to spend more than normal, is a great opportunity to boost the income of our local shops as well.  In any case who wants to spend ages queuing at city centre carparks and wading through the frenzied crowds, only to find nothing of interest in the so-called 'offers'?  

    As for online, well for certain things yes

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  • All set for a magical Christmas at Fairweather's

    All set for a magical Christmas at Fairweather's New Forest

    Find your Christmas tree (with exclusive £5 discount), decorations and gifts - plus enjoy tea with Santa! 

    Fairweathers voucher 2018 £5 off your real living and potted Christmas Tree!

    fairweathers christmas trees

    Fairweather's Garden Centre in Beaulieu is all set for Christmas 2018! UK grown Christmas Trees will be available to buy from Friday 23 November - and if your tree is too big to take home yourself, Fairweather's offer FREE local delivery. PLUS enjoy an exclusive £5 OFF any real living and potted Christmas tree’s with this voucher - valid until 4 December 2018: download here !

    Decorations and gifts

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  • Christmas gifts to employees

    Christmas gifts to employees

    Remember to consider the tax implications of any gifts to staff or clients this festive season

    With the New Forest High Streets sparkling with enticing gifts for the festive season, here's the lowdown on Christmas gifts for staff and customers from a tax perspective by New Forest Tax Accountants.

    xmas present 600x400 Gifts to Staff

    Christmas presents paid in cash to employees will always be taxable along with other earnings. The same treatment also extends to vouchers that can be spent in either one or a number of different shops of the employee's choice. The employee has to pay

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  • 10 good reasons to shop locally this Christmas

    10 good reasons to shop locally this Christmas.

    Support your local, independent shops and businesses in Lymington and New Forest.

    Christmas in Quay Street Lymington

    Many of us dread this time of year. Unless you're the most organised person on earth and have done your Christmas shopping by Halloween, the sudden realisation that we are only a few weeks from Christmas Day can send us into a flat spin.

    Luckily we live in an area with many independent businesses and shops and it is easy to find local gifts - especially if you think out of the box a little.

    Listed below are 10 good reasons

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Afternoon Tea in the New Forest

Great places to enjoy afternoon tea in style in Lymington, the New Forest and surrounding areas...

Vegan afternoon tea at Careys ManorAfternoon tea is one of the most quintessential of English customs and no wonder – all those delicious sandwiches, fruit-laden slices, yummy scones and melt-in-the-mouth cakes. 

In fact, afternoon tea a relatively new tradition. The tradition of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China and was popularised in England during the 1660s by King Charles II and his wife the Portuguese Infanta Catherine de Braganza, but it was not until the mid 19th Century that the concept of ‘afternoon tea’ first appeared.

Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, would have a “sinking feeling between luncheon and supper”. In 1840 she asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her.

This pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880’s upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea, which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock.

Afternoon tea: ideal for business and pleasure!

Careys afternoon tea hampshire careys manor 600x400These days there are several distinct excuses to our mind for taking afternoon tea. The first is to make a change. Those groups of friends who have the luxury of time to meet for morning coffee and gossip, could try switching their gatherings to try afternoon tea in one of the many New Forest eateries where it’s served.

The second is for a business meeting with a colleague or your team, especially when you need to do a bit of brainstorming and thinking outside the box. We tried an afternoon tea and it works brilliantly!

And of course afternoon tea in the New Forest is a wonderful experience to share with loved ones on an anniversary, special birthday or other occasion; afternoon tea is a sophisticated and relaxed way to celebrate with your closest friends and family.

Pour your tea and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea, usually including a selection of dainty sandwiches, scones served with clotted cream and preserves. Cakes and pastries. Tea grown in India or Ceylon is poured from dainty tea pots into delicate bone china cups. 

Where to enjoy a spendid traditional afternoon tea in Lymington and the New Forest

Careys Manor Afternoon Tea in the gardenCareys Manor, Brockenhurst

Afternoon tea served Monday to Friday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm and weekends 1:30pm to 5:30pm. Booking essential.

Indulge in Traditional Afternoon tea at the chic Cambium restaurant or in the comfort of a cosy lounge in front of a roaring log fire. A mouth-watering selection of finely cut sandwiches, speciality cakes including freshly baked scones smothered in New Forest Jam and thick clotted cream, all complimented by a large selection of the finest artisan teas from Camellia’s Tea House and Fair Trade coffee. 

Careys Manor cater for everyone, their gluten free afternoon tea and vegan afternoon tea are especially popular. Special afternoon tea menus and offers are usually available for Easter, Mothering Sunday and Father's Day (with additional delights for Dad, including more savouries and local ale!)

Find out more about afternoon tea at Careys Manor...


Montagu Arms afternoon teaMontagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu 

Afternoon tea served from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Booking essential.

Afternoon tea at The Montagu Arms is reminiscent of the rituals of its 1840s origins, with a twist. A unique ‘course by course’ tasting journey starts with a savoury selection of delicate finger sandwiches and an array of sweet treats, before arriving at freshly baked scones served with homemade jam and clotted cream. Your afternoon tea will be perfectly accompanied by a selection of finest loose leaf teas and fairtrade coffee.

Enjoy an unforgettable afternoon tea experience in quintessential English surroundings in comfort of a cosy lounge with log fires or in the conservatory overlooking the manicured gardens.  Special afternoon tea menus and offers are usually available for Easter, Mothering Sunday and Father's Day (with additional delights for Dad, including more savouries and local ale!)

Find out more about afternoon tea at the Montagu Arms...


New Park Manor afternoon tea

New Park Manor, Brockenhurst

Afternoon tea is served from 3pm to 5pm. Booking essential.

If you are looking for a family-friendly location then New Park Manor makes the perfect setting for afternoon tea after a walk in the New Forest. One of the luxious Family Friendly Hotels, children of all ages are welcome and catered for.

Take a seat in one of the cosy lounges, in The Vinery, or on the terrace if the sun shines, and sample sweet treats and delightful savoury snacks with a wide range of fresh loose-leaf teas, from traditional English breakfast and herbal classics to flavourful fruit blends. 

Find out more about afternoon tea at New Park Manor...


Balmer Lawn AfternoonTea New Forest

Balmer Lawn, Brockenhurst

Booking essential.

Enjoy traditional Afternoon Tea at this historical country house hotel on the edge of the New Forest - ideal to combine with a stroll from the hotel across the forest! Whilst there, take a walk along the photo wall gallery and learn some history of the New Forest and the Balmer Lawn.

Afternoon tea is served in one of the comfortable and spacious lounges or outside on the terrace if the weather permits. It includes a pot of Birchall Tea, freshly prepared finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam and a selection of home baked cakes and biscuits. Add Champagne for a really special occasion!

Find out more about afternoon tea at the Balmer Lawn...


Stanwell House Hotel afternoon teaStanwell House Hotel, Lymington

Afternoon tea is served from 3pm to 6pm.

Situated on Lymington High Street, the exclusive Stanwell House Hotel provides a calm and relaxing escape for an afternoon tea. Enjoy afternoon tea inside in the light and airy conservatory or outside in the delightful garden if the elements permit!

Select your tea from a range of SUKI teas and then then work your way through three tiers of assorted freshly prepared sandwiches and homemade sweet treats. Finish off with homemade scones served with clotted cream and jam. Menus change regularly to offer the freshest, locally sourced produce in line with the season.

Find out more about afternoon tea at Stanwell House Hotel...


Afternoon Tea at the Bell Inn Bramshaw New ForestThe Bell Inn, Bramshaw

Afternoon tea served 3pm to 5pm.

For the perfect sophisticated stop after a walk in the New Forest, head for The Bell Inn in Bramshaw. Choose to have a more formal tea in the Garden Room, a relaxed afternoon tea on the sofa in the lounge or maybe take tea al fresco in the garden if the sun is shining. There are four different afternoon teas available and booking is usually required. Very reasonably prices!

Find out more about afternoon tea at the Bell Inn.


The Thatched Cottage, Brockenhurst

Afternoon tea (booking essential)

Enjoy afternoon tea or a cream tea inside at The Thatched Cottage or out in the beautiful garden when the weather is kind. Located in Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest National Park, the hotel is within easy walking distance of the rail station, village centre, open heathland and forest.

Find out more about afternoon tea at The Thatched Cottage 

 

September 2018

  • 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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