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The sun shines on A Taste of the Outdoors

November 2nd, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

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 (and their dogs) turned out to sample some fine street food and learn about the Forest's rich cultural heritage. Head [...]

Simon Rimmer’s first visit to The New Forest

November 2nd, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

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 too. The event was part of the Vegetarian Forest Feast theme and on offer was a veritable vegetarian banquet. On [...]

A Smoking Hot Success!

November 1st, 2016|Food & Drink Festival, Food & Drink Festival Chefs|

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 own Smoke House... and its doors are always open to explorers! Head chef Luke holder and his team of chefs [...]

Meet the Producers – Setley Ridge Vineyard

October 5th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival, Food & Drink Festival Producers|

Think vineyard and the word ‘grapes’ is the first thing to spring to mind. Closely followed by ‘bottles’, ‘vats’ and ‘vines’. But Brockenhurst’s Setley Ridge Vineyard is much more than that. Visit Rosie Lea’s Tearoom onsite to enjoy some delicious homemade fayre, sumptuous afternoon teas, lunches and – of course – wine from the vineyard. [...]

A Taste of the Outdoors – Street Food New Forest Style

October 5th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

The New Forest is fast becoming one of the UK’s top foodie destinations.  Why?  Because the Forest is unique and the products which come out of it are consequently sublime. ‘A Taste of the Outdoors’ is the perfect opportunity to find out about our rich history and culinary heritage – and sample some delicious outdoors [...]

Sourdough Pizza Workshop from Bakehouse 24

October 2nd, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

BakeHouse 24 is a New Forest artisan bakery run by Pete and Jo Billingham, specialising in traditional sourdough methods to produce the finest breads, pastries and cakes. A member of New Forest Marque, Bakehouse24 works closely with local suppliers to ensure ingredients are ethically sourced and of the highest quality.  They’re passionate about baking and [...]

Walking Picnics in the New Forest

October 1st, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Festival Week will be celebrated outdoors with 'Walking Picnics' who offer the chance to explore the beautiful New Forest as part of a small group guided a local wildlife naturalist leader. Licensed by the Forestry Commission and run by Nigel and Christine Owen, The Walking Picnics Festival event is a two-hour guided walk starting from [...]

Our Guide To International Chocolate Day

September 13th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival, Uncategorised|

Yes, yes yes, many of us don’t need no excuse to celebrate International Chocolate Day. But just in case you did… here are our scrumptious suggestions. 1. Pop over to www.harleysweet.co.uk and have a browse of Madeleine’s marvellous marshmallows. Take your pick from tiramisu, mint, or maybe vanilla, and then, when they’ve arrived by post, [...]

Pannage Pig Season is underway!

September 12th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

If you see a pig running round the woods and commons on your visit to the New Forest today – or for the next few months – don’t assume there’s been a farm breakout. It’ll just be one – or maybe even five or six – of our unique Pannage pigs, set free to snaffle [...]

A five-course Celebration of Fish and Seafood at The Master Builder’s

September 11th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival, Uncategorised|

Sitting on the banks of the Beaulieu River, The Master Builder's House Hotel has to be the perfect spot for a lunchtime celebration of the fabulous fish and seafood that the New Forest coastline has to offer. A glass of fizz on arrival will be followed by a five-course Forest Fish and Fruits of our [...]

New Head Chef at Lymington’s Passford House Hotel

September 10th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival, Food & Drink Festival Chefs|

It shouldn’t be the case but it’s true – there are far fewer female head chefs then there are male. But the Passford House Hotel in Lymington is proud to announce that its new head chef is Alicia Storey – only the second woman to take a chief position at a New Forest establishment. Alicia [...]

Five-course tasting menu with expert beer pairing at The White Buck

September 2nd, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

The White Buck near Burley is hosting our Sizzling Steaks and Perfect Pies Main Course event for The New Forest Food & Drink Festival, and has recently released its five-course tasting menu. It sounds delicious and will be paired expertly with a range of beers from John Keeling, Head Brewer with Fuller Smith and Turner. Parsnip & [...]

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