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Mother's Day in the New Forest

New Forest Collection are a family-owned group of hospitality venues based in the New Forest National Park, each with a unique connection to their home. This Mother’s Day they are pulling out all the stops to celebrate those most dear at Bartley Lodge, Beaulieu Inn, Burley Manor, Forest Lodge and The Drift, including a bespoke Afternoon Tea, fit for a Queen and the finest Sunday Lunch in the New Forest.

There’s certainly no better time to celebrate the joys of chatting, laughing and sipping with your mum than this Mother’s Day. With the New Forest amplified by beautiful primrose, bluebells and the welcoming of new life, it is the perfect backdrop for a well-deserved thank you.

With over 160 routes to choose from, for varying abilities, explore the vast heathland with a short stroll or lengthy hike, before returning to New Forest Collection for a delicious afternoon of sweets and savouries.

At Bartley Lodge and Burley Manor, rediscover old favourites and capture the magic of newness; with an Afternoon Tea and New Forest Cocktail served in their intimate sun-lit Orangeries or a wholesome, seasonally prepared Sunday Lunch in their grand restaurants. At Beaulieu Inn and Forest Lodge be seated for a refreshing New Forest Cocktail, mouth-watering selection of delicate New Forest sandwiches, home- baked scones, followed by a joyful plate of sweet treats.

Whilst The Drift, combining a cosy country aesthetic and locally-sourced pub classics, are welcoming mothers with a small gift on their table when you book for Sunday lunch- Priced as per a la carte menu.

For aspirational Mary Berry’s or those simply wishing to try their hand at some baking, why not craft your own home-baked scones. Give the gift of love and follow Bartley Lodge Pastry Chef, Maja Palmer’s perfected New Forest Scone recipe, perfect for an intimate cream tea for two or a larger Mother’s Day occasion. See here for the recipe.

New Forest Collection consists of five unique and equally charming hotels, including Bartley Lodge, Burley Manor, Beaulieu Inn, Forest Lodge and Moorhill House along with their quintessentially British pub & restaurant, The Drift. Each venue is located in the heart of the National Park with beautiful New Forest heathland and wandering New Forest Ponies along with picture postcard villages just a short walk away.

The Collection has something for everyone, be that adult-only retreats Burley Manor or action-packed adventure with the little ones. Dogs are welcome across the Collection too. Alongside accommodation, the hotels and The Drift offer the taste of the forest with their locally sourced, New Forest Marque accredited, seasonal menus.

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