Eating in or out

Places to Eat

You are spoilt for choice on where to eat when staying with us. You could cook for yourself using either the well appointed shared kitchen, or if you fancy eating “Al Fresco” both Serenity and Tranquility come with their own personal BBQ’s so you can eat out in the beautiful gardens.

Nick the Butcher who is located at the local village shop, Shappen Stores, specializes in meat suitable for BBQs and our favourites include lemon pepper chicken breasts and the range of specialist sausages and burgers.

If you have decided that cooking is not for you this holiday, then detailed below are some of our suggestions for eating out:

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Beach food

Not far from Highcliffe beach you will find The Paddle a great place for breakfast or lunch. Our favourite is The Noisy Lobster at Avon beach where if you are lucky enough to get a table on the upper terrace you will be treated to a sea view that makes you think you are on the Cote D’Azur.

Forest Food

There are lots of country pubs throughout the New Forest that serve excellent lunches and dinners. If you are adventurous and fancy a decent bike ride then hire a bike from New Forest Cycling and complete the 12 mile bike ride that takes in a pub stop at the Trusty Servant Inn.

If you fancy something a little closer to home then our two favourites in Burley are The Queens Head or The White Buck. You can walk to both from Marl House but the White Buck is a little trickier of you decide to walk home after dark as there is no pavement and no street lights so take a torch and don’t have one too many!

Special Treat Food

A lot of our guests come to celebrate a birthday or anniversary and want to make their visit as special as possible. We are incredibly lucky to boast some of the best restaurants on the South Coast that are sure to create some wonderful memories for you to cherish.

The Pig at Brockenhurst and The Pig on the Beach at Studland. Two great restaurants that will never disappoint.

We are fortunate to have two 5 star country hotels in relatively close proximity i.e. a 10 mile drive. Chewton Glen and Limewood are both stunning and have excellent restaurant options that range from more casual dining at either The Kitchen at Chewton Glen to Angela Hartnett’s at Limewood. They also have full fine dining experiences for the evening but be warned they are reassuringly expensive!

If you fancy a bit of seafood and celeb spotting combined then head to Rick Steins at Sandbanks and you will probably bump into King of the Jungle Harry Redknapp. It is well worth a trip out if you love quality seafood and is about about a 30 minute drive from Marl House.

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