News

Aug 20 2020

The Trough Horse Bar announce the launch of The Trough Tea Parties

The Trough Tea Parties! Staffed, styled, and collated, our Tea Parties can be uniquely tailored to suit you. Whether at your home, or in one of our wonderful New Forest venues. The menu uses locally sourced New Forest Marque ingredients, combining into a mouth watering Afternoon Tea with a choice of fizz or cocktails –…
New Forest Hotels

Aug 6 2020

Celebrate British Afternoon Tea Week with New Forest Marque Members – 10 – 16 August 2020

Afternoon Tea Week is a celebration of one of the nation’s favourite traditions. In 2020 it takes place from 10th to 16th August. Whether enjoyed in a 5-star hotel, or as a home baked treat, the British love the combination of savoury and sweet treats, accompanied by some of the 165 million cups of tea…

Jul 30 2020

Help support local New Forest Marque businesses with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Please help support our members by using the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at these restaurants: You can get 50% off your food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a total value of £10 per person if you eat or drink in every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 August and 31 August 2020 as…

Jul 27 2020

Retailers come out in force to back the #BBQFreeNewForest campaign and protect the New Forest

Over 50 retailers have removed disposable barbecues from sale in a bid to protect the New Forest National Park from being destroyed by fire. More than half the National Park is internationally protected because of its rare wildlife yet large numbers of disposable barbecues have been used while the Forest is at high risk of…

Jul 8 2020

Planning to visit? Please plan ahead and respect and care for the New Forest

As lockdown measures are eased from 4 July, tourism body Go New Forest and the New Forest National Park Authority are calling on holidaymakers to plan ahead and book in advance so they can enjoy their stay safely and help protect the National Park. They and other Forest organisations have launched a New Forest Code…

Jun 17 2020

Looking for the perfect gift for Father’s Day?

Are you still trying to find that perfect gift for Father’s Day?  Why not give something local from Gin to Fudge to Hampers the New Forest has some great producers for that unique gift. As well as the producers highlighted below you could also buy a gift voucher for a stay at one of the…

Jun 4 2020

The Drift Inn opening for takeaway

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…

May 26 2020

Read this great review of Hatchett Herd of Pedigree Dexters and Pilley Community Shop how they are working together during these difficult times

We have just received this lovely email from Stephen Tarling of Little Cottage. These are tough times in many ways – I’ve been mostly under lockdown and my single small “Little Cottage” holiday let business has completely disappeared for the duration. So I must thank you wholeheartedly for what I hope is the first of…

May 4 2020

New grant fund announced for New Forest business in response to Covid-19

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…