Local foodie business awarded for outstanding contribution

November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival|

The inaugural New Forest Food & Drink Festival Week ended on a high with Ringwood’s Bakehouse24 scooping the award for Best Contribution to New Forest Food & Drink in 2016. Sponsored by The New Forest [...]

Food, glorious food (and drink!): First New Forest Food & Drink Festival a huge success

November 9th, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival|

From TV personalities Gregg Wallace and Simon Rimmer, to the 700 people who flocked to Taste of the Outdoors on Wednesday, to the sell-out foraged foods menu at The Bell Inn on Thursday, the first [...]

The sun shines on A Taste of the Outdoors

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival|Tags: , , , , , |

It's always a bit nerve wracking when you organise an outdoor event in November, but it paid off. We were blessed with beautiful weather at today's 'A Taste of the Outdoors' and around 700 people [...]

Simon Rimmer’s first visit to The New Forest

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival|Tags: , , , , |

Celebrity chef and star of Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, Simon Rimmer, visited The New Forest as part of the inaugural Food & Drink Festival - and it was his first time at this beautiful destination [...]

A Smoking Hot Success!

November 1st, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival, Food & Drink Festival Chefs|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As you approach Lime Wood Hotel you'll notice a small brick house tucked under the brow of a hill - their Smoke House. Lime Wood is the only hotel in the New Forest to have its [...]

On your marks, get set…. eat & drink! The New Forest’s first Food & Drink Festival Week is here

October 29th, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival|Tags: , , , , , |

With just days to go before the start of the New Forest Food and Drink Festival Week, the region’s award-winning chefs are putting the finishing touches to the special menus, dishes and demonstrations they are preparing [...]

Hot chocolate and marshmallows from Harley Sweet

October 28th, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival|

As autumn rolls in and the days have grown shorter, we all pine a little for the end of the summer. But every New Forest cloud has a silver lining – in this case a [...]

Great short-break deals during the New Forest’s Food & Drink Festival Week

October 27th, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival|

Visitors travelling to the New Forest Food & Drink Festival Week should check out the latest deals to help make the most of their experience. From farmhouses to country houses, there’s a place – and [...]

The Quirky Side of Autumn

October 24th, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival|

One of the joys of the New Forest Food Festival is the chance it gives to visitors to really get to grips with the area’s quirky side. Like our Pannage pigs. The free-roaming porkers were [...]

A food festival not just for humans

October 23rd, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival|

The New Forest Food & Drink Festival will be a week-long celebration with culinary events, produce-tasting, featured dishes and activities for every foodie - even the four-legged ones. The Festival themes have been designed to [...]

The Vegetarian Forest Feast – What you need to know

October 22nd, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival|

Veggies have no fear – there’s a whole section of the New Forest Food and Drink Festival dedicated to delicious, meat-free dishes and delights, starting with A Celebration of Vegetarian Food with chef and TV [...]

An interview with Mike Smales of Lyburn Cheese

October 21st, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival|

When did you decide it had to be cheese (as a career)? We have miked cows since 1950 and twenty years ago the writing was on the wall for small farmers trying to make a [...]