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Local foodie business awarded for outstanding contribution

November 23rd, 2016|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 Marque – a scheme which helps support and promote New Forest farmers, producers and growers – the award was given [...]

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

November 9th, 2016|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 New Forest Food & Drink Festival has proved to be a big hit. Visitors had the choice of over 120 [...]

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

October 29th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

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 for the thousands of visitors who are expected to join them for the area’s first event of this kind. Visitors [...]

Hot chocolate and marshmallows from Harley Sweet

October 28th, 2016|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 fluffy marshmallowy one. Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Roaring fires, Great British Bake Off, our first ever Food [...]

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

October 27th, 2016|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 a price – to suit everyone for a last-minute break. Burley Manor is offering a very special deal for those [...]

The Quirky Side of Autumn

October 24th, 2016|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 turned out on September 12 and have spent the past two months Hoovering up the acorns, chestnuts and beech mast [...]

A food festival not just for humans

October 23rd, 2016|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 ensure that there really is something for everyone; meat-lover, vegetarian, and the sweet-toothed, as well as those furry foodies who [...]

The Vegetarian Forest Feast – What you need to know

October 22nd, 2016|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 presenter Simon Rimmer, of Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. The four-course dinner will form the headline event for this section of [...]

An interview with Mike Smales of Lyburn Cheese

October 21st, 2016|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 living, so we decided to do something different. We started playing around with cheese and it just got bigger and [...]

Forest inspiration for Lewis Caroll and a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

October 20th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

The New Forest and Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are inextricably linked, and celebrated at the New Forest Food & Drink Festival with a Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea Party at the Beaulieu Hotel. Alice Liddell, who met Lewis Carroll during a rowing trip in Oxford, lived in Lyndhurst. Carroll told Alice and some of [...]

There’s Big Cheeses and then there’s Right Royal Cheeses!

October 19th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Did you know… … a cheese tower featuring New Forest cheeses was shipped to The British Consul in Munich, for Her Majesty's Birthday, on board a bmi plane, from Southampton airport. From the top, Rosary Goat, Isle of White Blue, Tunworth, Francis, Barkham Blue, Old Winchester and Lyburn Smoked, Francis, Barkham Blue, and Old Winchester. Lyburn Cheese [...]

Gin, glorious gin.

October 18th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Under our ‘Sip & Savour’ theme, there’s plenty of gin to choose from... At Dancing Cows Distillery in Lymington, they’re on a mission to excite your senses! Their gins are infused with fresh seasonal botanicals, fruits and flowers. They’re offering distillery and brewery tours and tastings during festival week on Tuesday 1st, Friday 4th and [...]

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