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Meet our fabulous Food and Drink Festival chefs – Interview with Chris Wheeldon

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival Chefs|

If there’s a reason that Balmer Lawn Hotel’s Beresford restaurant has such a reputation for its game, it’s probably because of Executive chef, Chris Wheeldon. He is positively evangelistic about the joys of eating the [...]

Red Pepper and Tarragon Bread from The Drift Inn at Beaulieu

October 5th, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Ingredients: 500g chopped sweet red peppers Tarragon 800g strong white flour 400g brown flour 30g Salt 50g fresh yeast 550ml warm water 1 egg – beaten   Method: Pre-heat your over to 200 degrees Gas [...]

New Forest Marque Cheese Straws

October 5th, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Quick and easy to make – cheese straws are a versatile savoury biscuit that can be made with even the basic of skills. Make in any shape and any size, there are no rules, except [...]

Meet the Producers – Setley Ridge Vineyard

October 5th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

A Taste of the Outdoors – Street Food New Forest Style

October 5th, 2016|Categories: 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’ [...]

Sourdough Pizza Workshop from Bakehouse 24

October 2nd, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Walking Picnics in the New Forest

October 1st, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Eat the seasons with us – October

October 1st, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

Meet the Producers Rosie Lea Tearooms and Bakery

September 30th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

Look out for the New Forest Marque

September 27th, 2016|Categories: Food & Drink Festival|Tags: |

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 [...]

Sweet Success

September 24th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

You think you know your onions?

September 23rd, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]