News

Jan 8 2024

A taste of spring delivered to your door

We may have only just finished celebrating the new year, but we’re already thinking about the season ahead. This spring, why not treat yourself to a Taste of the New Forest, with some delicious local produce handpicked by our fantastic members? Our spring-themed taste boxes are on sale now, so you can treat yourself (or…

Jan 4 2024

Alex Wright joins the New Forest Marque Inspired

We’re delighted to welcome landscape photographer, Alex Wright, as a brand new member of the New Forest Marque Inspired. Having first started developing and printing his own photographs at the age of 7, Alex went on to study photography at college. He spent much of his life employed as a photographer in the technical and…

Jan 1 2024

A warm welcome and the freshest fare

The Marque’s talented producer members are supported by a committed network of retail and hospitality businesses who have pledged to provide local fare. Visiting the New Forest? You can eat, drink and stay with people who genuinely care for the local community and are guaranteed to stock local produce for their guests. From luxurious hotels…

Dec 29 2023

The Menopause Boutique joins the New Forest Marque

We’re so pleased to welcome the latest member of the New Forest Marque, natural wellbeing and skincare brand The Menopause Boutique. The Menopause Boutique brings everything together under one roof, from nutritional advice, topical blogging, reviews on products and client feedback to advice on diet, skin care, clothing, physical and mental well-being and even a…

Dec 27 2023

Unique creations from New Forest artisans

The Marque isn’t only about food and drink; members include skilled craftspeople and artists whose beautifully handmade creations are inspired by the New Forest. Marque makers create unique and interesting products which re so much more special than anything mass produced. Approximately one-third of our membership is craft, art, trees and education-related, all of whom…

Dec 21 2023

Preparing the perfect cheeseboard

Christmas isn’t Christmas without cheese. We may be indulging in the biggest roast dinner of the year, and yes we’ve been eating chocolate for breakfast for the past month now – but there’s always room for a bit of cheese. This festive season, we’re going all out with our cheeseboards. Shopping only the very best…

Dec 19 2023

Proud of our New Forest provenance

From coast to countryside, the New Forest boasts an abundance of fresh and flavourful produce for you to enjoy. Our growers and producers are proud to provide food and drink with New Forest provenance and we created the New Forest Marque to make it easy for you to spot truly local produce. You can be…

Dec 12 2023

New Forest Shortbread recognised by Great British Food Awards

Our fabulous member, New Forest Shortbread, was recently awarded gold by the Great British Food Awards for their delicious All Butter Original Shortbread. With a score of 14/15 in the sweet biscuit category, the panel were not only impressed by the taste and texture, but also the small business’s sustainability efforts. “If you are looking…
Claire with one of her alpaca's, Mr Darcy.

Dec 11 2023

Herd Alpaca Apparel joins the New Forest Marque

We’re delighted to welcome Herd Alpaca Apparel as a brand new member of the New Forest Marque. Herd Alpaca Apparel are a new brand producing beautiful, luxurious and exclusive knitwear made using the fleece of alpacas and their extended families that live in the New Forest. “Nestled in the serene New Forest, our alpacas enjoy…