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Beresford’s launches Festival game and wine menu

September 8th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Beresfords Restaurant at the Balmer Lawn Hotel is hosting a gala evening representing the very best of the New Forest – a stunning 7 course tasting menu with accompanying wines to each course, a presentation by Peter Stagg, Head Game Keeper of Beaulieu Estates and live music from Graeme Budd, Saxophonist. Taste of Game Cep [...]

Seven reasons to love Autumn in the New Forest

September 8th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

The Trees. The New Forest is home to the highest concentration of ancient trees in Western Europe. They are so old that many were fully grown when the Roundheads and Cavaliers were fighting the English Civil War or even when Elizabeth I defeated the Spanish Armada and the best time of year to see them [...]

Hockey’s Farm Shop – a Great Taste Star 2016

September 7th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Out of 10,000 products, Great Taste, the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards has ranked our very own Hockey’s Farm as a Great Taste Star 2016. Hockey’s Farm Shop, a New Forest Marque member, was awarded 2-stars for its British Lop Pork Sausages and another 2-star award for its British Lop Hand of Pork. The [...]

Latest Festival Headline Events Revealed

September 6th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Avid about ale, bonkers about bangers or fascinated by fine food? If so, the New Forest is the place to be this autumn. The first New Forest Food & Drink Festival will be a week of culinary events, produce, tasting, dishes and activities for every foodie – all taking place under 15 themes representing the [...]

Work up an appetite with a New Forest Inn Walk

September 6th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

The New Forest Inn is a traditional, family-run, 18th century country pub in Emery Down. On Tuesday 1 November it will host a headline event for The Great Forest Banger theme for Festival Week – ‘Six Succulent Sausage Dishes and a Chef’s Challenge.’ Three chefs will go head-to-head to provide what each believes will be [...]

Condé Naste readers name Festival headliner UK Holiday Hotel of the Year

September 5th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

One of the headline venues at the New Forest Food & Drink Festival has just won the prestigious Condé Nast award ‘UK Holiday Hotel of the Year’ - for the third time. Chewton Glen celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2016 and is hosting a celebration dinner during Festival Week, on Saturday 7 November. The dinner [...]

Eat the seasons with us – September

September 4th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, September is one of THE months for seasonal eating in the British Isles and especially here in the New Forest. And when you look at what’s available, it’s no wonder. There are squashes – butternut, pumpkins and marrow – as well as celeriac, horseradish, kale, shallots, wild mushrooms, artichoke, [...]

Meet the producer – Miss Witt the Chocolatier

September 3rd, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Kerry Witt grew up on the edge of The New Forest, Hampshire and, aged 16, went to Brockenhust College to complete her NVQ Level 2 in Catering, before specialising in Patisserie NVQ Level 3 at Southampton City College where she received Student of the Year for Patisserie. During her college years Kerry worked in Brockenhurst [...]

Meet Our fabulous Food and Drink Festival Chefs – Alistair Craig

August 31st, 2016|Food & Drink Festival, Food & Drink Festival Chefs|

Because we’re keen for everyone to know about the brilliant people behind the New Forest Food and Drink Festival, over the next few weeks and months, we’ll be introducing you to our amazing local chefs who’ll be producing the menus for our headline events. Surrounded by the beauty of The New Forest and 14 acres [...]

Celebrity Chef to Host Vegetarian Banquet at Burley Manor

August 31st, 2016|Food & Drink Festival, Food & Drink Festival Chefs|

When Simon Rimmer started his celebrated veggie restaurant, Greens, in 1990 he fondly imagined that he’d be front of house while a super-chef cooked up the goodies in the kitchen. But reality struck when he realised he just didn’t have the cash to employ such a person and so, clutching his two trusty cookbooks, he [...]

The Proper Way To Enjoy Cream Teas

August 8th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

It’s Afternoon Tea Week. Hurrah! But before you can even think of tucking into all those delicious scones, jam and cream, not to mention sipping your way through the finest brew known to humanity, you need to stop and wonder this: am I doing it properly? Because there is a correct way to enjoy the [...]

What to Eat in August

August 4th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Late to the eat seasonal eating party? Worry ye not – August is a great month to start! This month throws up all sorts of wonderful foodstuffs to look out for. Veggies include artichoke, aubergine, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, chillies, courgettes, cucumber, fennel, French beans, garlic, kohlrabi, salad leaves, mangetout, new potatoes, onions, pak [...]

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