Beekeeper with hives

May 17 2022

From heather to hive to honey

The New Forest is blessed with beekeepers whose hives sit in secluded spots across the ancient woodlands and wide, open heathlands of the National Park: beekeepers whose bees forage on the wildflowers, heathers, and rare plants of the Forest’s special landscape. Each pot of pure, golden honey can be traced back to a specific hive…
Chef stands beside table

May 11 2022

New Executive Chef joins The Montagu Arms

New Forest Marque member The Montagu Arms has appointed Nathan Eades as Executive Chef of the hotel’s award-winning, 3 AA rosettes, fine-dining restaurant, The Terrace. With over 16 years of experience in the industry, Nathan joins from The Wild Rabbit in Oxfordshire, where he held the position of Head Chef for over four years. During…
Strawberries and srawberry cheesecake

May 10 2022

Foodie heaven in the New Forest

A special collaboration launched this week gives food lovers the chance to discover some of the finest produce the New Forest has to offer. New Forest Business of the Year The Forest Foodie and the New Forest Marque have come together to celebrate truly local food and drink. Hamper specialist The Forest Foodie has created…

Apr 27 2022

Supporting local businesses

We enjoyed catching up with members and chatting all things New Forest Marque at our recent AGM. Kindly hosted by Careys Manor Hotel, the evening included an inspirational talk by The Naked Pantry & Quench owner Kathy Sirl. Kathy shared the story of her journey setting up the New Milton business, including the support and…
Bottles of run

Apr 19 2022

Beachcomber Rum wins a silver award

Lymington-based Beachcomber Gin has won a silver award for its Beachcomber Spiced Rum at The London Spirits Competition 2022. Beachcomber Rum is a dark, sweet and spicy rum distilled in the Caribbean for Beachcomber Gin and rested in Oak barrels. It is then blended by Beachcomber Gin to create a rich and smooth taste of…

Apr 11 2022

Discover a host of hidden gems

The New Forest boasts a vibrant food and drink scene, brimming with businesses who have the Forest at the heart of their offering. From cosy cafes to fabulous farm shops, a wide range of places proudly support the local landscape and community by offering true New Forest produce. It’s easy to discover these local gems…

Apr 7 2022

Awesome activities and tasty treats this Easter

Spring has sprung and Easter is on its way, so we’ve put together a host of egg-citing ideas to keep you entertained this month. You’ll find inspiration for all ages and every budget, from all-out luxury to free fun, right here in the beautiful New Forest. This collection is eggs-tra special because all the ideas…
Ewelina’s Home Pantry

Apr 7 2022

Ewelina’s Home Pantry have found success at the Artisan Marmalade Awards

Local preserves producers  Ewelina’s Home Pantry have  found success at the Artisan Marmalade Awards, receiving a  Bronze Award for their Lemon, Lime & Chilli marmalade and a Commended Award for their Lemon & Mint marmalade, making their jars some of the best in the world! A firm favourite, this preserve is particularly loved for its…

Apr 5 2022

Jonty Larkin of Sargents Butchers receives award from HRH the Princess Royal

New Forest Marque member Jonty Larkin of Sargents Butchers was awarded the Lord Graham Endeavour Award for outstanding progress despite adversity at the Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers annual prizegiving by Princess Anne at the Butchers Hall in London. Sargents Butchers have been a member of the New Forest Marque since…