Autumn! Personally, it’s one of our favourite times of the year. Time to snuggle up by the fire, open a lovely bottle of wine and enjoy with an indulgent feast.
A stunningly beautiful time to visit The New Forest if you’re not local – with its’ vibrant pinks and
purples contrasting with green bracken and yellowing silver birch leaves.
We are thrilled to introduce our new seasons Hampers.
Here’s a peek at all of them, as well as the meaning behind their names:
‘The Brockenhurst’ – Brand new welcome hamper for those coming to stay for the weekend, or
longer in The New Forest. All locally sourced – milk, freshly squeezed OJ, bread, farm butter, local shortbread, seasonal fruit, eggs, bacon, bangers, and Isle of Wight tomatoes – or you can go for the deluxe version which also includes local cheese, pickles, and New Forest wine.
(Named after Brockenhurst – right in the middle of The New Forest, brilliant pubs, restaurants, a
train station taking you straight to London, lots of cottages nearby and a cracking place to hire a bike to explore the forest.)
‘Newtown Creek’ – Brand new hamper delivering fresh catch of the day, alongside local wine, new
pots, salad, homemade lemon caper butter, fresh bread and all the trimmings.
(Newtown Creek is the stunningly beautiful cove across the water from Lymington, on the Isle of
Wight – our favourite spot to have a picnic on the boat, assuming the tide is on our side!)
‘The Salterns’ – Fresh seafood hamper with dressed crab, cockles, crevettes, lobster, with local garlic mayo, fresh bread and farm butter, Hampshire sparkling wine and salad. A Fab sharing picnic feast.
(The Lymington Salterns spanned the coastal marshes from Lymington to Hurst Spit and in the 19th century formed part of a flourishing salt extraction industry. Now it’s the most beautiful coastal path with views across to the Island.)
‘The Beaulieu’ – Proving our most popular to date, packed with local cheeses, chutney, Isle of Wight Garlic Farm olives, the best local charcuterie around, and local wine. YUM.
(Beaulieu, in the East of the New Forest can be reached by land or sea and is absolutely beautiful. It’s home to the National Motor Museum, Palace House and Gardens, and Beaulieu Abbey. We love to head to Bucklers Hard also – which overlooks the river. Glorious picnic spot or pop into the pub to warm up by the roaring open fire if it’s chilly.)
‘The Solent’ – our signature Surf ‘n’ Turf hamper. Fresh lobster (fully ready to eat don’t worry!), rare
fillet of beef, crevettes, Hampshire sparkling wine, watercress salad and more.
(The Solent – the incredible stretch of water that separates England and the Isle of Wight. It is one of the busiest and most famous sailing areas in the world steeped in history and natural beauty.)
‘The Lymington’ – The ultimate picnic or afternoon tea, with homemade sarnies, scones with clotted cream and jam, homemade garlic and paprika sausage rolls, chocolate fridge cake, soft drinks and crisps, all delivered in an insulated cardboard box, ready for a day out.
(Lymington – The Forest Foodie’s hometown. Where all of our ideas and inspiration originated. A
beautiful town that we’re super proud to live in.)
For smaller groups we have hampers for couples here.
We’ve been asked to do more bespoke hampers – absolutely we’re happy to be as flexible as we can so do get in touch, we would love to help.
To order please get in touch here (ideally with 24 hours’ notice)