Food & Drink Festival

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 [...]

A Year in the Life of a Vineyard

October 17th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Ever wondered what goes on behind the vats or, indeed, in those vats, once all the grapes have been gathered in? Wonder no more! For all will be revealed by the clever people at Setley Ridge, during their talk, A Year in the Life of a Vineyard, which is part of the New Forest Food [...]

Keyhaven Lamb and Lisa’s Larder

October 16th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Simeon and Lisa Morgan started their farming business in 1998 after meeting while studying at Agricultural College. Based at Aubrey Farm in the coastal hamlet of Keyhaven on the south coast of the New Forest National Park the husband and wife team have always aimed to create a sustainable business that kept up with modern [...]

A Gin Tasting Experience at The Escape Gin Bar, Thatched Cottage Hotel

October 14th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

The resident expert at The Escape Gin Bar will to guide guests through an innovative and exciting gin and tonic tour. The Bar has created sensational tasting flights where you will have the opportunity to sample selected gins ranging from juniper, citrus and herbaceous to floral and spiced - accompanied by different and complementary tonic [...]

More local businesses join The New Forest Food & Drink Festival

October 14th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

We’ve already revealed the amazing Headline Events for the New Forest Food & Drink Festival. But there’s plenty more for locals to enjoy as the organisers proudly present the line-up of home-grown New Forest business putting on ‘Sensational Sides’ for our 15 foodie themes. The Secret to a Perfect Pie will be revealed throughout the [...]

New for 2016 New Forest Hampers – perfect for Christmas!

October 13th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

The New Forest Hamper Company has launched this year, bringing together products from the region and packaging them into special New Forest Hampers. Established by local catering company, Appetite for Adventure, hamper selections offer a fantastic array of authentic New Forest food, drink and pampering treats from local producers. Members of the New Forest Marque, [...]

An Artisan Bread-Baking Course – Just for Fun

October 12th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Baking bread is a skill which has undergone a massive resurgence in recent years - but not all of us believe we can craft a loaf just like Paul Hollywood. It may be an artisan craft, but bread making is relatively straight forward with some basic tips – and the results are spectacular. Warm from [...]

A Smoking Hot Dinner at Lime Wood

October 9th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

There’s not much that Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder, of Hartnett Holder & Co, don’t know about meat and fish and how to cure it; whether it’s loin of pork cured with lavender, or salmon prepared in their very own smokehouse. They’re experimenting all the time – but what else would you expect from Angela [...]

Tastes of Chewton Glen’ An Evening of Food and Nostalgia

October 8th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

There are many magnificent hotels, but only a few of them can call themselves a true English Original. Chewton Glen is a quintessentially English, privately owned, luxury Country House Hotel & Spa on the fringe of the New Forest and just a few minutes’ walk from the sea. In 2016 it celebrates its 50th anniversary [...]

Mad for it – New Forest family fun

October 7th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

That period between autumn half term and the Christmas holidays is always a tricky one for families. So start it on a high, by treating your little ones to a Mad Hatters’ Tea Party in The New Forest. As part of the first New Forest Food and Drink Festival, Beaulieu Hotel invites the young and [...]

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