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
Renowed for its world class cuisine and charming English gardens, the hotel combines elegance with world class service to make your
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..!
Keep ahead of what's on this year by regularly visiting our comprehensive Events Calendar which is updated daily and…
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…
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.
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…
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!
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…
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.
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…
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!
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
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…
KEYHAVEN ARTISTS’ EASTER EXHIBITION
31st March – 8th April 10-5pm daily, Sunday 8th 10-2pm
Tessa van Hasselt, Graham Turner, Martine Mercy, Shaun Stevens
Daily art demonstrations, Disabled access, Refreshments in aid of Keyhaven Sea Scouts
This diverse exhibition features paintings and bespoke giftware mostly of the local coastline and is complemented by a range of functional and bespoke Wood Turning awarded the New Forest Marque.
Tessa paints in oils and has developed her hobby influenced by Keyhaven and the local coastline painting seascapes, birds, children on the beach, sea and sky.
Graham, a Wood Turner, uses wood sourced from around where he lives in Sway. He likes the distinctive qualities of Yew, Laburnum and Walnut and works with skill to incorporate the unique qualities of wood into functional objects.
He will be running morning and afternoon Pyrography Workshops on April 3rd, 5th and 7th, open to age 8 to 80+. To book contact Graham, 01590 682503.
Martine’s artwork is inspired mainly by the Purbecks and the Jurassic Coast. “Painting is more than a pleasure, it is a way of thinking aloud with colours”.
Shaun likes the challenge of painting Hurst Castle and life along the seashore with Watercolour. She is also a member of the New Forest Marque.
Contact Shaun Stevens 01590 673515 for more information about the Exhibition
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