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The Montagu Arms, New Forest


Tucked away in a quiet corner of the New Forest in Beaulieu, Grade II listed hotel The Montagu Arms offers a chic and stylish escape. With its elegant bedrooms and suites, three AA Rosette Terrace Restaurant led by new Head Chef Matthew Whitfield (previously of Eleven Madison Park), and stunning grounds and gardens; it’s the perfect getaway for those looking for a luxury, gastronomic experience.


The Montagu Arms is located in the picturesque New Forest, in the charming village of Beaulieu.

Ideal For

A relaxing break in a charming countryside hotel. Perfect for foodies, Head Chef Matthew Whitfield’s food is sure to impress, whilst the New Forest provides an abundance of activities from hikes and kayaking to cycling and horse riding.


Decorated in a chic and charming country house style, soft tones and textures create peaceful spaces within the hotel, whilst cosy arm chairs and window seats provide an ideal spot to watch the world go by.


Rooms and Suites

Boasting 24 bedrooms and suites, each is unique in design and layout, combining comfort and sophistication for the ultimate relaxing stay.

New to The Montagu Arms are two additional spaces – the Hayloft Suites, located in a secluded spot of the hotel’s picturesque grounds. Sensitively converted from an 1820s barn, the interior design of the duplex Hayloft Suites is inspired by the surrounding British countryside, with restored wooden beams and handmade furniture complementing the neutral colour palette.

Food and Drink

Good food is of course a focus at The Montagu Arms, and the award-winning three AA Rosette Terrace Restaurant, led by Head Chef Matthew Whitfield, offers an unparalleled fine-dining experience in the heart of the New Forest. Previously Sous Chef at renowned Eleven Madison Park (voted ‘Best Restaurant in the World’ in 2017), Matthew’s style of cooking is modern and refined, using the best local, seasonal ingredients alongside the hotel’s own produce from its bountiful kitchen garden, to create elegant dishes that engage all the senses. With daily changing menus, guests can expect the likes of slow cooked squid with cauliflower and confit mushroom; roasted Hampshire beef fillet with confit cheek, beer braised onions and pickled walnut; and roasted garlic and cheese gnocchi with rainbow chard, roasted onions and wild mushrooms.

Perfect for a special occasion, or just for those looking for a treat, afternoon tea is an elegant affair at The Montagu Arms. The beautiful English country garden is the perfect backdrop to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea for two, whilst those with a savoury tooth will love the choice to swap pastries and cakes with the likes of warm vol-au-vent, Scotch eggs and pork pies with tangy pickle.

Other Activities

The hotel offers a range of packages, from ‘Paddle to the Pub’ to the ‘Stay, Picnic and Dine’ break.

Located just six miles away at sister hotel Careys Manor, SenSpa is a five-star Thai spa and leisure club. Guests of The Montagu Arms can enjoy complimentary access to SenSpa including the indoor pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and gym, with treatments and access to the hydrotherapy pool available at an additional cost. Complimentary transfers to the spa can be arranged for those travelling without a car.

Transport links

In the heart of the New Forest, in the picturesque Beaulieu village – just an hour and a half from London, 20 minutes from the centre of Southampton and with the rest of Hampshire and the M3 easily accessible. The closest train station is Brockenhurst, six miles away.

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Contact Details

Website: www.montaguarmshotel.co.uk
Address: Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7ZL