Lime Wood is a meticulously restored country house situated deep in the New Forest, which…
Hartnett Holder & Co
“Classy dining in a wonderfully luxurious setting.” - AA Inspector
Lime Wood is a beautifully restored and luxurious country house deep in the New Forest. The food is a real draw, and the chic open-plan dining room enjoys views out to the grounds. Seasonally changing menus are, as you might expect from anything with Angela Hartnett’s name attached, Italian in influence and full of character. A winter meal might kick off with roasted celeriac salad, chicory, walnuts and pear – a super fresh and vibrant autumnal salad. Glenarm estate salt-aged beef rib is a classic sharing dish, for two in this case, great quality beef beautifully presented and accompanied by triple cooked chips and all the trimmings.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 70
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Cuisine style: Italian
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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