Renowned for its wonderful culinary scene, as well as its ancient woodlands, picturesque landscapes and beautiful wildlife, the New Forest is the perfect place to dine out and enjoy delicious food this February.  Join us on a gastronomic adventure as we explore the unique dining experiences the New Forest has to offer over the next month.

1. Warm welcomes in charming pubs

The New Forest is home to lots of fantastic historic pubs, each with its own character and charm. During the winter months, they’re the top spots to refuge in the warmth after a long forest walk. Picture yourself nestled by a crackling fire, savouring traditional British dishes, and perhaps enjoying a locally brewed beverage. Many pubs in the area showcase seasonal menus, full of local produce, featuring hearty stews, succulent roasts, and indulgent desserts to warm your soul.

Pubs fire - Food & Drink

2. Romantic Fine Dining

With February comes heaps of romance, thanks to Valentine's Day. The New Forest offers an ideal setting for romantic date nights, with several fine dining restaurants perfect for a special evening. Imagine sharing a candlelit dinner with your loved one, surrounded by the forest's natural beauty. These upscale restaurants often feature carefully crafted menus, highlighting local and seasonal ingredients to create a truly memorable dining experience.

Fine Dining at Chewton Glen Hotel in the New ForestImage - Chewton Glen Hotel

3. Quaint tea rooms and cafés  

For a more laid-back dining experience, visit the New Forest's delightful tea rooms and cafés. February is an excellent time to indulge in a leisurely afternoon tea, complete with freshly baked scones, clotted cream, and a selection of teas. Or enjoy a delicious brunch or lunch after exploring the New Forest’s beautiful wildlife.

Family having afternoon tea at Furzey Gardens Tearooms in the New ForestImage - Furzey Gardens

There’s an endless list of excellent places to dine in the New Forest this month. Take a look at our website for more information on local pubs, restaurants and cafes!