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The New Forest is renowned as a foodie destination with superb quality chefs and producers, offering an array of delicious choices.
Tastes of The Forest


A luxury, autumnal celebration of all things food and Forest, this nostalgic evening will look back at 50 years of this world-renowned country house hotel. Champagne and canapés will be followed by six gloriously indulgent courses.

Executive Head Chef Luke Matthew will take guests through a historic, culinary journey of some of the most iconic dishes created by past and present chefs such as James Martin, Jean Christophe Novelli, Pierre Chevillard and Luke Matthews.

The menu includes: Twice Baked Emmenthal Cheese Soufflé; Hand-dived Scallop, Black Pudding; Wild Mushroom Gâteau, Winter Truffle, Potato Crackling, Port Reduction; Slow Roast Fillet of Beef, Caraway, Grellot Onions, Madeira Sauce; Chocolate Marquise, Toasted Hazelnuts, Coffee Anglais; and finally Coffee with Salted Caramel Macaroons.

Head Sommelier Francesco Gabriele has put together a selection of stunning wines which perfectly complement these dishes, all set against the backdrop of this beautiful restaurant and hotel.

 More about Chewton Glen

An English original, Chewton Glen is a luxury country house hotel and spa set in 130 acres of Hampshire countryside on the edge of the New Forest National Park, and just a few minutes' walk from the sea.


Rhinefield House, Brockenhurst
Thursday 3 November, 7PM

Gregg Wallace would like to invite you to join him for dinner at Rhinefield House.

The four-course menu will be a celebration of good food and good company - with a personal introduction to each course from Gregg.

There will be plenty of opportunity to chat and get a photo with our Masterchef Man. Gregg is very much looking forward to meeting with you to share his tales of food, television and a little misadventure.

For further information or to book, email or call 01590 622922

Gregg Wallace will be appearing at Rhinefield House


The Royal Oak, Beaulieu
Monday 31 October - Sunday 6 November
Dishes start at £12.99 - £19.99

The Royal Oak at Beaulieu, dating back to 1848, will be serving Forest Festival Specials to delight diners who appreciate Forest life from 2-6 November.

Include a free Forest Facts booklet and some unusual Forest recipes.

Recently refurbished it retains its original heritage charm and beauty.The cosy snug is the perfect spot to while away an autumn afternoon in the Forest.

For further information or to book a table call The Royal Oak on 01590 612228

The Royal Oak Beaulieu

A Year in the Life of a Vineyard

Rosie Lea Kitchen at Setley Ridge Vineyard
Monday 31 October, 7PM
£35 per person

Rosie Lea Kitchen at Setley Ridge Vineyard is hosting a three-course ‘Tastes of the New Forest’ dinner showcasing some of the very best Forest ingredients from their farm shop.

The dinner will begin by a speaker from the family-run Setley Ridge vineyard, hotfoot from their 2016 harvest.

Setley Ridge is run by Paul and Hayley Girling who grow their grapes and then produce them into a range of wines, both red and white.

Booking is essential and spaces are limited. For further information or to book call 01590 622908

Brabazon Three-Course Menu

The Brabazon Restaurant at Beaulieu National Motor Museum
31 October - 6 November, 11:30am - 2:30pm
£15.00 for Three Courses - menu items can be purchased individually

The Brabazon Restaurant at The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, is offering a special three-course New Forest menu using hand-picked vegetables from the Beaulieu estate as well as other Forest Fare during Festival Week.

The Gardens of Palace House on the Beaulieu estate are home to The Victorian Kitchen Gardens, restored to their glorious 1872 layout. The garden and its century-old vine house still supply the House with seasonal vegetables, fresh fruit and flowers.

Please note this offer is only available to visitors/ticket-holders for the Motor Museum.

For further information or to book call 01590 614677


lisa’s larder, Keyhaven, lymington

A "pop up farm shop" offering fresh meat and produce straight from the farm and a few other specially selected local and regional products.

We are passionate about local food, trace-ability and provenance, reducing food miles and packaging wherever possible.

We aim to offer good old fashioned customer service and a renewed sense of community to the village.

For further information or to book call 07702556207 or email via the button below.

New Forest Food & Drink Festival Week Launch evening

Burley Manor
Friday 21 October, 7.00pm

Join us in celebration of the New Forest Food and Drink Festival and enjoy an evening of soulful jazz, reggae rebooted and a tasty 3 course dinner.

The Blue Tides are a 7 piece band who explore the borderline between jazz, rock and reggae. Their sound is a luminous combination of flute, saxes, brass, guitar, bass and drums. With two distinctive vocalists, they play music from the great American songbook and the great British songbook, plus exciting original songs.

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To book please call 0800 44 44 41 or click the email button below

passionate producers

OSKUBOX, Lymington

A blend of Iceland with Tastes of the Forest

Owned by Icelander Oddny, Oskubox is a Nordic Cafe on Lymington High Street and featuring local produce.

The menu includes traditional Volcanic bread and an array of Nordic dishes – think open sandwiches such as the mouth-watering, homemade pickled Herring, Red onion, sliced egg, lettuce and butter sandwich on dark sliced rye.

Try the meatballs made to a recipe passed down from generation to generation. Made with local, organic home-reared pork and English beef!
01590 676246

The New Forest Hamper Company

Delightful hampers with New Forest produce - the perfect gift or treat

The New Forest Hamper Company has launched this year, bringing together the most amazing products from the region and packaging them into special New Forest Hampers.

Established by local catering company, Appetite for Adventure, hamper selections offer a fantastic array of authentic New Forest food, drink and pampering treats from local producers.

Members of the New Forest Marque, Appetite for Adventure, was recently awarded "Best Supporter of Local Produce" in the 2016 CLA & New Forest National Park Authority Awards.
01590 681190

Look out for the New Forest Marque

The New Forest has become a leading foodie destination, due in no small part to the amazing producers who rear, grow, brew, bake and produce wonderful products for our tables.

The New Forest Marque, recognisable by its distinctive logo is your reassurance that the produce you buy bearing this "marque" genuinely hails from this beautiful unique part of the British Isles. From farmers, fisherman, growers of the finest vegetables and fruits, award winning cheesemakers, artisan producers of jams, chutneys, honey, cakes, pies, sausages, charcuterie, confectionary, wine and beer - the range is endless and does not stop at consumables with a wealth of creative people, and not forgetting our talented craftsmen.

If you buy food, drinks and crafts bearing the New Forest Marque, you will not only be supporting the local economy and New Forest Producers, but also reducing the impact that food production has on the environment.

Real Food - Fiona Hill

Real Food is a small but experienced business catering for weddings, celebrations, hen nights, dinner and drinks parties. Artisan Fairs and local pop-up shops fill their summers. Top class food crafted from local produce.

Real Food is owned by experienced caterer, Fiona Hill, who offers quality catering for all occasions. Passionate about cooking, Fiona is a member of the New Forest Marque, renowned for providing first class catering services for a wide range of events. Using ingredients from local suppliers she prepares everything in her own professional kitchen, from scratch. Taste it to believe it!

If you want to learn to cook or acquire new skills, Real Food can also provide cookery demonstrations and classes tailored to meet your needs.
07759 817288


GingerNut brings to you goodies for your soul!

At the New Forest Food & Drink Festival Producers Market you will be able to buy an inventive range of gluten free, dairy free, raw and vegan baked goods. Savoury & sweet. I will feature some traditional Christmas favourites alongside my usual range, and as always - it's for the intolerant person in your life.

07507 323 641