The Montagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu

Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7ZL, 01590 624467

Old world charm in the heart of the New Forest

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  • Magnolia Lounge
  • Cosy Country Pub
  • Award Winning Dining
The Montagu Arms Hotel Overview
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Children Welcome
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fishing
  • Conference Facilities
  • Civil Ceremonies
  • Walking/Jogging trails
  • Horse Riding
  • Kitchen Garden

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 three AA Rosette Terrace Restaurant showcases the best of the New Forest larder as well as and the hotel’s home-grown produce to create dishes that take local provenance really seriously. The Terrace Restaurant menus showcase British home comforts reimagined in elevated and exciting ways, providing modern and refined yet unpretentious dishes championing seasonality and hyper local Hampshire ingredients.

Our extensive selection of excellent wine, champagne and cheese won’t disappoint and our expert staff are always on hand to help suggest the perfect choice to complement your meal. From a relaxed lunch or evening meal to lavish weddings and private functions, The Terrace is the place to eat in Hampshire.

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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Whether you are looking for fine dining in Hampshire, a luxurious wedding venue or somewhere to simply spend the evening, you will find The Montagu Arms hotel facilities provide you with everything you need.

The hotel is renowned for its excellent food and you can choose from several dining options during your stay.

The Terrace Restaurant

With commanding views of the gardens, the Terrace Restaurant enjoys a fabulous location as well as boasting an esteemed reputation for its exceptional cuisine. Drawing inspiration from the incredible surroundings of the New Forest, The Terrace, the hotel’s 3 AA Rosette restaurant, offers a modern British menu featuring seasonal and local ingredients.

The Montagu Arms Hotel has its own kitchen garden, which supplies much of the vegetables and herbs used to create the wonderful dishes but is unfortunately closed on both Monday and Tuesday each week.

Monty’s Inn

There is a laid back and friendly atmosphere at Monty’s Inn, which serves rustic home cooked meals and local ales. This setting is perfect for families and there is a good choice of dishes on the children’s menu. Why not explore the local area before returning to Monty’s for some hearty food?

Afternoon Tea

No matter what time of year you stay at The Montagu Arms Hotel in Beaulieu, afternoon tea in Hampshire’s New Forest is a wonderful treat. In the summer you can enjoy tea or coffee with sandwiches and cakes outside, or in the winter sink into one of the comfy sofas next to a crackling log fire.

The Library Bar and Magnolia Lounge

Wind down in the elegant surroundings of The Library Bar and enjoy a bite to eat or an aperitif before you dine in the restaurant.

SenSpa at Careys Manor

Guests staying at The Montagu Arms Hotel have access to the lavish SenSpa at Careys Manor, the sister hotel, located just  six miles away. There are 16 treatment rooms where you can be pampered and relax with a facial, massage or body wrap. You may just want to slip into the hydrotherapy pool or hot up under the tepidarium. You will have complimentary use of the indoor pool, gym, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna.

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