24 with two new Hay Loft suites.
all year, Terrace restaurant closed Mon, Tues lunch.
lounge, conservatory, bar/brasserie, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 3-acre garden, access to spa at nearby Careys Manor, unsuitable for disabled.
all day in reception.
all ages welcomed, not under 11 in restaurant.
assistance dogs allowed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £219, D,B&B from £359. À la carte from £28 (Monty’s Inn), from £49 (Terrace restaurant). 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Two stone dogs guard the entrance of this country hotel in between High Street and the high waters of Beaulieu river. The traditional ambience and professional staff please its fans, who think it ‘very special’. Its ‘charming garden’ (‘where we like to sit before dinner’) is another attraction. Sunil Kanjanghat is the long-serving manager. Many original features (oak panelling, an old brick fireplace) have been retained throughout the 19th-century house; there are armchairs, stuffed bookcases – a ‘country house feel’ throughout. ‘The bedroom in which we choose to stay may not be the latest in design, but it’s very comfortable, and we enjoy the views over the green.’ An 1820s barn within the grounds features two new duplex suites, each with a free standing bath and private terrace. In the restaurant, chef Matthew Tomkinson’s refined menus showcase produce from the organic kitchen garden. Characteristic among his modern dishes: honey-roasted free-range duck breast, caramelised endive tart, celeriac purée. For something completely different, visit the popular, family-friendly Monty’s Inn (‘heaving on a sunny Sunday’), where locals and passers-by gather for the hand-pulled ales and posh, provenance-proven pub grub. Renewed, head out on any of the forest walks or bicycle trails nearby. (MC). Montagu Arms is also a member of Pride of Britain hotels.
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Winter Gourmet Dining Break
Your Winter Gourmet Dining Break includes: Luxury overnight accommodation; a hearty new forest breakfast; 5 course ‘Surprise’ Tasting Menu; complimentary morning tea & coffee served daily to your room; complimentary newspaper; use of Careys Manor leisure facilities from check-in until check-out (located just 6 miles away). From £223 per room, SAVING £126. This offer is available Sunday to Thursday for dates up until 28th March 2018. Prices are based on two people sharing a room. Single rooms are available upon request and may carry a supplement. This break excludes Christmas, New Year and Easter. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.