Simon Rimmer’s first visit to The New Forest

November 2nd, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

Celebrity chef and star of Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, Simon Rimmer, visited The New Forest as part of the inaugural Food & Drink Festival - and it was his first time at this beautiful destination too. The event was part of the Vegetarian Forest Feast theme and on offer was a veritable vegetarian banquet. On [...]

A Smoking Hot Success!

November 1st, 2016|Food & Drink Festival, Food & Drink Festival Chefs|

As you approach Lime Wood Hotel you'll notice a small brick house tucked under the brow of a hill - their Smoke House. Lime Wood is the only hotel in the New Forest to have its own Smoke House... and its doors are always open to explorers! Head chef Luke holder and his team of chefs [...]

On your marks, get set…. eat & drink! The New Forest’s first Food & Drink Festival Week is here

October 29th, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

With just days to go before the start of the New Forest Food and Drink Festival Week, the region’s award-winning chefs are putting the finishing touches to the special menus, dishes and demonstrations they are preparing for the thousands of visitors who are expected to join them for the area’s first event of this kind. Visitors [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Five-course tasting menu with expert beer pairing at The White Buck

September 2nd, 2016|Food & Drink Festival|

The White Buck near Burley is hosting our Sizzling Steaks and Perfect Pies Main Course event for The New Forest Food & Drink Festival, and has recently released its five-course tasting menu. It sounds delicious and will be paired expertly with a range of beers from John Keeling, Head Brewer with Fuller Smith and Turner. Parsnip & [...]

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 [...]

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