The chefs at The Drift Inn are back in the kitchen and from Friday 5th June, between 12pm and 7pm (Friday to Sunday), you can take away and enjoy your favourite pubby classics – all of which are crafted from locally-sourced ingredients and freshly made to order. To order and collect yours, either call them…

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Small and medium sized businesses in the New Forest are now able to benefit from a new £25,000 grant fund. The fund has been developed by Solent Local Enterprise Partnership working in collaboration with New Forest District Council. Grants of up to £2500 will be provided to rural businesses which are looking to develop alternative…

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The Independent has written an article entitled ‘Butchers on bikes and veg by van: How coronavirus has made us shop like our grandparents – and taken local outlets back to the future’. The article features The Naked Pantry and highlights how the current situation has seen lots of people turning to local business instead of…

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la perle

La Perle has added the following to their Takeaway Menu as their way of supporting the NHS at this difficult time: Chef’s NHS Special which is a regularly changing 2 course menu and 19% of every dish sold will be donated to the NHS to help in the fight against COVID 19. The current menu is: Moroccan Lamb Tagine…

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Lyburn Cheese

Britain’s specialist cheesemakers and retailers have joined forces to urge the public to support small cheesemakers as the Coronavirus crisis threatens to wipe out the previously thriving industry. Led by the Specialist Cheesemakers Association (SCA), Academy of Cheese and the Guild of Fine Food, with support from cheese writer Patrick McGuigan, the initiative aims to raise awareness of the crisis and…

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Two business owners in the New Forest have devised a way of counteracting the current crisis to support local producers. Ian Tiffen from Tips & Leaves in Lyndhurst and Rob Wheeler from Kernel Cobs in Lymington came up with the idea of the SNAFood Festival following the cancellations of the spring and summer shows. Ian…

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