Peering out from behind its leafy façade, this characterful country house hotel dates back to the 17th century and is one of the most delightful jewels in the New Forest’s crown.
From the outside, the Montagu Arms Hotel in Beaulieu possesses an unassuming charm and is surrounded by typically English gardens. The hotel is privately owned and has an enviable location in the New Forest, making it easily accessible from the M3. Guests travelling from London can reach the hotel within an hour and a half.
The Montagu Arms Hotel stands close to the picturesque riverside and the quaint high street, a perfect spot for anyone wanting to explore the area. And with Southampton being just 14 miles away, it is ideal for a pre or post cruise stay. Cyclists who want to explore the forest tracks and miles of ancient woodland will also find this a great place to spend the night.
Stepping inside, you are greeted with a warm and welcoming ambience that is unique to The Montagu Arms Hotel. Once a traditional inn with its own farmland, history seeps out through the wooden floors, old fireplaces and oak panelling. Guests will find it difficult not to become absorbed in the distinctive English charm. Over the last 200 years, guests have been welcomed with an attentive yet discreet service, which the hotel has become renowned for.
The Montagu Arms in the New Forest has won numerous awards throughout the years but its restaurant is most definitely one of its highlights. The Terrace restaurant has been voted as one of the top 100 restaurants in the UK. Its outstanding dishes and mouthwatering menu have been created by Matthew Tomkinson, who is inspired by the extensive natural larder of the New Forest. Guests can choose from a selection of menus served in various settings, including the Terrace, Monty’s Inn and The Library Bar. Matthew likes to use organic, seasonal ingredients provided by the hotel’s kitchen gardens or local suppliers whenever possible.
Careys Manor, its sister hotel, is just 6 miles away from this country house hotel in the New Forest, and guests staying at The Montagu Arms have access to the SenSpa facilities. You can relax with one of the many treatments available from highly experienced therapists or if you prefer, simply take a dip in the pool.
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