In Celebration of National Tea Day - It's Time For Tea
We know how it is – you’ve booked a weekend at the Montagu Arms (hooray!) and you’re rushing to get down to the beautiful New Forest. You can’t make lunch here but dinner seems like a long way off so… you scoff a motorway sandwich.
It doesn’t have to be like this. Why not give yourself the gift of time and order our award-winning afternoon tea? You’ll arrive to a selection of gourmet finger sandwiches including free-range egg and cress, organic smoked salmon, honey-glazed ham and pommery mustard served with a pot of the nation’s finest tea – or something a little stronger if you desire. Then, as you unwind, tuck into an array of delicate cakes; macaroons, perhaps, or tarte framboise, sponge slices or madeleines, and finish it all off in traditional style with scones, jam and clotted cream.
Take your tea in our cosy Magnolia Lounge, with its sink-into sofas and open fire in winter; in our conservatory overlooking our beautiful gardens or – if weather permits – outside in our gardens, to the soothing sound of our fountain.
Then, when you’ve finished, you’ll be able to take a stroll round Beaulieu; down to the river, perhaps, or up to the gates of Palace House, or along our historic high street, maybe spotting some of the area’s famous roaming donkeys as you go.
Whatever you decide, it’ll be the perfect opener to your New Forest weekend.