Montagu Arms

Beaulieu, Hampshire

This handsome wisteria-covered Victorian building, in a picturesque village by the Beaulieu river on the edge of the New Forest, is a pleasing prospect. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

This handsome wisteria-covered Victorian building, in a picturesque village by the Beaulieu river on the edge of the New Forest, is a pleasing prospect. It is today a luxury hotel with a fine-dining restaurant and a pub, Monty’s Inn. There is a wide choice of bedrooms, mixing contemporary and traditional style. Some overlook a Gertrude Jekyll-inspired garden, some have a four-poster, a bay window from which to watch free-ranging ponies and donkeys sauntering by. Dog-friendly, open-plan courtyard studios surround a courtyard garden, and have a private terrace, a marble bathroom with under-floor heating, a freestanding bath and walk-in shower, a minibar and decanter of gin. In the Terrace restaurant, local and organic home-grown produce is used for dishes such as Isle of Wight black garlic with roasted gnocchi, and line-caught pollack with Fowey mussels. Sunday lunch might bring roast rack of Hampshire pork with beef dripping potatoes. Or pop into the pub for a burger; your dog can join you. ‘We greatly enjoyed our stay.’ (GB, Tom and Sarah Mann)

Hotel details

Address

Palace Lane
Beaulieu
Hampshire
SO42 7ZL
England

Telephone

01590 612324

Bedrooms

33. 2 in Hayloft suites.

Open

all year, restaurant closed Mon, Tues; on-site pub open.

Facilities

lounge, conservatory, library bar, pub, restaurant, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, 3-acre garden, EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Children

all ages welcomed, under-16s extra bed £35, no under-12s at dinner, welcome in Monty's Inn.

Dogs

well-behaved dogs welcome in Hayloft suites, Courtyard rooms (£35 a night), in grounds, Monty’s Inn.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £219. 
À la carte £50 (restaurant), £28 (Monty’s). 1-night stays sometimes refused Fri/Sat.