Not that these guys need it, but this is yet another highly positive review of the Montagu Arms in Beaulieu.
We stayed for two nights, with a package of B&B and dinner in Monty's Inn on the first night, then a package of B&B, cream tea in the afternoon and dinner in the Terrace restaurant on the second.
I won't go into exhaustive detail, but instead just point out a few tips for prospective visitors.
Monty's Inn is a nice wee pub; don't confuse the bar menu (the usual pub grub, burgers, gammon etc.) with the Monty's restaurant menu, which is far above what you might normally expect in a pub: superb scotch egg, pork belly, guinea fowl etc. And the restaurant in Monty's is again different to the main Terrace restaurant.
Cream Tea is excellent, it's kind of what you would expect - tea, scones, clotted cream and jam. Afternoon Tea is the full-on extravaganza of tea, scones, sandwiches cakes and sweets. We only just about managed breakfast, cream tea and dinner in the restaurant. It would take an extremely hearty appetite to substitute Afternoon Tea for a Cream Tea.
As well as Monty's, which really is a pub, there is a nice wood-panelled bar in the hotel serving bottled beer, wine and a good selection of whisky.
In general I can't really fault this place. The staff were great, the room large and clean, the food and drink were excellent.
We shall definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Montagu Arms Hotel offers luxury accommodation in the quaint village of Beaulieu in Heart of the New Forest. The Michelin Starred Terrace Restaurant makes it the venue of choice for indulgently delicious fine dining with a taste of tranquil country life. The 18th Century Hotel is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, walking holiday or a midweek break; oozing traditional charm with its open brick fireplaces, oak panelling and impressive gardens. The historical village of Beaulieu is just 30 minutes from Southampton Cruise Terminal making us the ideal base both pre and post your cruise. The Terrace Restaurant has held its Michelin Star for 5 years running and pays homage to both tradition and innovation; whilst Head chef Matthew Tomkinson uses the finest seasonal ingredients available to create award winning dishes. We are not ones for passing fads, every ingredient has to deserve its place in our dishes. No gimmicks, Just great food.For a more relaxed meal, Monty’s offers wonderful home-cooked classics or country fare, whilst delectable Afternoon Tea can be served in our conservatory or gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Montagu Arms Beaulieu
- Hotel Montagu Arms
- Montagu Arms Hotel Beaulieu, New Forest