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Sep 7 2023

Elm Bakeaway joins the New Forest Marque

We are pleased to welcome Elm Bakeaway as a member of the Marque. From bespoke wedding and celebration cakes to cream teas and event catering Elm Bakeaway creates amazing cakes and sweet treats. All lovingly made using local ingredients where possible.

Aug 16 2023

Our Marque members have won 10 gongs at the foodie Oscars – the world’s most coveted food and drink awards!

We’re delighted to announce that Lyburn Cheese in Landford, Hockey’s Farm Shop in Fordingbridge, and The Noble Bee from Hythe all picked up the coveted three-star Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Food. Out of over 14,000 global entries put through the rigorous blind-tasting tests, only 248 products were bestowed with the prestigious…

Aug 2 2023

New Forest Collection, awarded Highly Commended Sustainability Champion at CLA New Forest National Park 2023 Awards, alongside a trailblazing silver award for their ethical tourism by Quality in Tourism

New Forest Collection are a homegrown group of hospitality venues based in the New ForestNational Park. Consisting of 4 hotels; Bartley Lodge, Beaulieu Inn, Burley Manor, Forest Lodge andbed & breakfast Moorhill House, alongside their pub & restaurant The Drift. Most recently, at theNew Forest and Hampshire County Show, they were awarded Highly Commended SustainabilityChampion…

Aug 2 2023

Hockey’s Farm Shop takes home 3 Star Great Taste 2023 award for its Rare Breed British Lop Pork

Judged by the experts, British Lop Spare Rib Pork is awarded a Great Taste 3 Star accolade in world’s most coveted food and drink awards. New Forest based-based, Hockey’s Farm Shop has been named among the top food and drink producers globally this year, picking up a highly prized 3-star Great Taste award for its…

Jun 27 2023

Fruits of the Forest

We enjoyed a lovely warm evening at The New Forest Fruit Company for our June member networking meeting. Sandy Booth and his team showed us around the farm, telling us how they grow the delicious strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and asparagus, including the techniques and science behind it all. Sandy was so knowledgeable and we all…

Jun 27 2023

All about bees

We thought we knew a lot about bees and honey – that is until we spent an afternoon with two of the Marque’s fabulous beekeepers! Staff members from the Marque and the New Forest National Park Authority learned all about honeybees and how delicious New Forest honey is made. Huge thanks to Marcus of Lakeside…
Trhree ponies and one foal standing around a tree

May 24 2023

Help protect the New Forest

You can care for the New Forest, its wildlife, and free-roaming animals by following the nine simple steps in the New Forest Code. The New Forest is a spectacular, yet fragile landscape – a working Forest with special habitats which are a haven for rare wildlife species. As you travel across the National Park you…

May 19 2023

Master butcher joins the Marque

An award-winning, sixth generation family butchers offering an incredible selection of local produce has joined the Marque. We wish a warm welcome to Sway Butchers, specialists in New Forest pannage pork, venison, beef, lamb and poultry, who are renowned for their prize-winning sausages, pies and BBQ products. Sway Butchers was established in 1976 and is…
Box of sauces and toppings in pots.

May 11 2023

Ice cream creations with a New Forest twist

Our newest member offers traditional ice cream bikes for hire and delicious sundae kits delivered direct to your home. Established in 2008 by Abbie Marsh, Brock Ice is the perfect choice for celebrations from weddings and festivals to parties and proms. Abbie serves ice cream creations from beautiful vintage style bikes and carts, using New…