News

Aug 18 2022

The perfect New Forest family day out

We’ve got the perfect family event to end the summer holidays on a high – and it’s FREE! Come along to the Woodland h Festival alongside our New Forest Marque Producers’ Roadshow on 3 September. Find out about commoning and meet some real, live farm animals Shop for fabulous food, drinks and crafts from New…

Aug 17 2022

The fascinating life of a farmer and commoner in the New Forest

Meet Peter Niccolls, a 38-year-old New Forest Marque producer and commoner with a unique herd of pedigree Dexter cows. Being a generational New Forest commoner, Peter has a wealth of knowledge and experience that has allowed him to be at the forefront of sustainable beef farming in the New Forest. Peter’s farming business operates under…

Aug 16 2022

Bees and Botanicals scoop bronze medal at European skincare awards

New Forest-based Bees and Botanicals have won a bronze medal in the lip care category at the 11th annual Free From Skincare Awards with their best-selling Chamomile Honey Lip Balm. They were also finalists in the soap category. The Europe-wide awards were founded to encourage and reward manufacturers of skincare products that are ‘free from’…

Jul 29 2022

Marque members find success in the National Park Awards

A trio of New Forest Marque members were crowned winners in the 2022 New Forest National Park Awards this week. The New Forest National Park Authority and the CLA announced the winners of the awards at the New Forest and Hampshire County Show on Wednesday. Now in their ninth year, the awards celebrate the wonderful…

Jul 21 2022

Fun for all the family

Next week’s New Forest Show is gearing up to be three fun-filled days for all the family. A highlight of the event at New Park, Brockenhurst will be the Local Produce Market, a hive of activity with stalls selling a wide variety of local food and drink as well as artisan products. Come along and…
Montagu Arms

Jul 19 2022

The Montagu Arms appoints Andrew Berridge as new General Manager

The Montagu Arms, a boutique hotel located in Beaulieu in the New Forest that is also home to award-winning restaurant, The Terrace and quintessentially British pub Monty’s Inn, has appointed Andrew Berridge as General Manager. With over fifteen years hospitality experience gleaned in management and front of house roles within prestigious 4-5* hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants across the country, Andrew…
A New Forest Marque hamper

Jul 15 2022

Support local with the Marque’s luxury hamper collaboration

The New Forest Marque has teamed up with the New Forest Hamper Company to launch a specially curated range of hampers brimming with New Forest produce. Three new luxury hampers offer a unique way to gift family and friends a taste of the New Forest, supporting local businesses linked to the local landscape, who have…
Front cover and inside page of paper guide

Jul 13 2022

Grab a guide and support local

It’s here! Your FREE guide to where to buy local and support growers, producers and suppliers in the New Forest. Our Local Produce Guide is being delivered to outlets across the Forest this month, so look out at local stores, information points, farm shops and more. You can also view the guide on our website…
people walking along vineyard

Jun 30 2022

Learning about local producers

On a glorious, sunny day this month, we were delighted to co-host a tour of the idyllic Brook Hill Vineyard for the New Forest National Park Authority (NPA). Representatives from the NPA learned about New Forest Marque member Brook Hill and how the Marque supports more than 160 local businesses. Brook Hill in Bramshaw is…