Did you catch 'Remarkable Places To Eat in the New Forest' on BBC 2 on Tuesday 6th April? Wow, they certainly showed the best of the New Forest and we are so lucky to have so many brilliant places to eat!
The Pig, Brockenhurst
They started at The Pig, near Brockenhurst an old hunting lodge and showcased the seasonal and local produce that they use. They have an outstanding menu featuring food from less than 25 miles away and much is grown in their very own garden.
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Royal Oak, Fritham
They then venture to the Royal Oak in Fritham, near Lyndhurst for a cosy pub lunch in search of the perfect ploughmans and ale!
With it's cosy log fire for the winter and pub garden for the summer it's the perfect stop off whatever the season!
Another well regarded pub nearby not featured on the program but well worth a visit is The Trusty Servant, Minstead near Lyndhurst. Featuring five guestrooms this is also the perfect place to stay to explore the New Forest and experience these culinary delights for yourself!
New Forest Smokery
They then pay a visit to the New Forest Smokery and Trout Farm near Fordingbridge a small family run trout farm and smokery on the edge of the New Forest.
For a summer getaway near Fordingbridge - Away Resorts Holiday Park, Sandy Balls, offers something for all the family!
The Elderflower, Lymington
Next, the program visits the market town of Lymington where the forest meets the sea and visit The Elderflower Restaurant, where they experience fine dining sea food. Again focusing on local produce with fish being caught and delivered just metres from the restaurant. They are stunned by the exceptional presentation and quality.
There are many lovely places to stay in Lymington with Stanwell House Hotel just a short walk from The Elderflower Restaurant. If you want to experience more of the coastal New Forest then Shorefield Country Park in nearby Milford on Sea featuring everything from luxury lodges, treehouse accomadation and mobile homes it offers the perfect place to stay in this beautiful part of the world.
Exceptional plate of food from The Elderflower, Lymington
Crow Farm Shop
Finally, they visit Crow Farm, a New Forest Farm Shop in Ringwood, offering an outstanding handcrafted Pork Pie! The taste the award winning traditional pork pie and the game pie using local seasonal produce.
High Corner Inn is a charming country pub only a few miles from the farm shop and offers 6 guestrooms in an excellent location from which to explore the forest.
If you missed the program it is being shown again on BBC 2 on Sunday 11th April at 17:00 or catch up on iPlayer.