Food & Drink Festival

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 [...]

Eat the seasons with us – October

October 1st, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Seasonal food is always better than non-seasonal. Why? Because it’s better for the environment – fewer air miles and distance travelled – so much tastier and better for you, it’s claimed that our bodies work best when we eat the food that nature intended, when she intended us to eat it. Seasonality is one of [...]

Meet the Producers Rosie Lea Tearooms and Bakery

September 30th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Meet Rosie Lea Tearooms in Brockenhurst, a New Forest Marque member. Then, when you’ve been introduced, book your New Forest Autumn Harvest Afternoon Tea which will be available every day in Festival Week. Sandwiches on the menu will showcase some of our Festival themes. For Glorious Game think roast venison and onion marmalade, or for [...]

Look out for the New Forest Marque

September 27th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

The New Forest has become a leading foodie destination, due in no small part to the amazing producers who rear, grow, brew, bake and produce wonderful products for our tables. The New Forest Marque, recognisable by its distinctive logo is your reassurance that the produce you buy bearing this "marque" genuinely hails from this beautiful [...]

Sweet Success

September 24th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Madeleine Harley couldn’t tell you why she started making marshmallows. Especially as she’s always disliked the squashy, sugary confection generally seen melting off the end of a stick at a bonfire. But on the fateful day two years ago, when she decided to give it a whirl, adding all manner of flavourings to her mix, [...]

You think you know your onions?

September 23rd, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

A foodie quiz with a rustic supper with New Forest Marque. Think you're a fab foodie and that drink facts are a doddle? Well test your knowledge at the New Forest Marque Food and Drink Quiz! You'll be up against other foodies and the competition will be intense and possibly a little raucous. But whoever [...]

From secretary to spice girl – New Forest producer’s story

September 22nd, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Claire Lee had to go half way round the world and back again before she found her passion – for producing artisan, far-Eastern inspired chutney. But since she first started experimenting in her New Forest kitchen she’s gone from strength-to-strength, winning awards and selling 30 product lines through local stores and from her own website. [...]

Iceland with Tastes of the Forest – yes really!

September 21st, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Owned by Icelander Oddny, Oskubox is a Nordic Cafe on Lymington High Street, featuring local Forest produce. Forest food with something of an unusual twist! Born and raised in Iceland, Oddny moved to the UK in 2002. She fell in love with the area but was homesick for the authentic Nordic food she had loved [...]

Car-free stays and the Forest on bike or foot

September 20th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Why not leave the car at home as you feast on the finest Forest food this autumn? We’ve a range of fun and easy ways to explore with us during The New Forest Food & Drink Festival Week. Swap four wheels for two and work off some of that fabulous food with more than 120 [...]

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