The people who make and produce the food we enjoy so much in the New Forest are one of the reasons we are such a top foodie destination.

Over the past few weeks and months we’ve been introducing the chefs and producers who’ll be bringing you the headline events. Meet Phill Butler, head chef at The Drift Inn. Phil loves what he does and is committed to producing the best quality, freshly prepared homemade dishes. His passion for local food is reflected in the daily specials and seasonal menus.

If cheese is your thing, check out our headliner for the Cheese and the Forest Larder theme, an evening with “Mr Lyburn”, Mike Smales, (of Lyburn cheese farm) himself.

Mr Lyburn will conduct a mass cheese-tasting session on Friday November 4 before guests are invited to choose their favourite to be made into a delicious ploughman’s lunch, by Phill and his team, at The Drift Inn at Beaulieu.

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