Greetings from the New Forest!
I hope that the New Year is going well and the New Year’s resolutions are holding up! Our New Year has started well with January being nice and busy, our 3 for 2 dinner, bed and breakfast has been a real success. We have continued it into February and also March, so we hope to see you soon.
Our New Year resolution of refurb and regeneration has got off to a good start with the first floor hall undergoing a transformation. Hopefully our guests will excuse the slight disruption and I can’t wait to see the final result I am hoping it will be much lighter and brighter. A few more bathrooms and the outside paint job are on our hit list before high
We have also hosted our first vegetable gardening course which went really well, good work John and we look forward to hosting the poultry course next time!
We have also been lucky enough to have a great write up in the dining section of the New Forest Society magazine. It’s so nice to get a good review on our food as we think it is fantastic and hopefully we can entice more local people into giving our restaurant a go 🙂 – it will be in next month’s magazine so please keep an eye out for it.
We have also had positive feedback from the reviewers at you and Your Dog magazine, which is also great as we pride ourselves in being pet friendly and this shows we are doing alright! The article will appear in April’s issue.
It’s not all been plain sailing though, as we had a nightmare with our fire alarm shorting (despite it being serviced that same week!) and going off very very early one morning- made worse by the fact the hotel was full and everyone had to evacuate into the car park! We are so sorry for the inconvenience caused by this, and I can assure you we
have had the engineer out to ensure this never happens again…. But it is so
disappointing, as it has taken the edge off what I hope was a lovely weekend.
Have a fantastic February everybody and I hope you can take advantage of our DBB deals or come and whisk your loved one off their feet this Valentines and treat them to a meal or stay with us this month.
The weather is crisp and the forest is still looking beautiful even in the depths of winter so we hope to see you soon.
PS. Our little boy is doing really well after a shaky start and we are all adjusting nicely to life as a family of 4! xx