Chewton Glen

New Milton, Hampshire

‘My four-year-old loves Chewton as much as I do, it’s always a struggle to leave. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘My four-year-old loves Chewton as much as I do, it’s always a struggle to leave.’ ‘We stayed to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, and it exceeded expectations.’ After more than half a century, this country house hotel ‘in beautiful grounds’ close to a ‘stunning, often deserted beach’ continues to appeal to guests of all ages, growing and innovating but never losing sight of traditional values. This year brings a new Kids Club Treehouse, while afternoon tea is still served on the terrace. Children’s menus, a kids’ cookery course, bug hotel, and outdoor pool entertain little ones. Adult indulgences include hot tub suites, a tree-house hideaway suite, tennis courts, golf course. ‘The spa was fantastic, the jet pool the best I’ve encountered.’ Garden rooms have a balcony or terrace with views over parkland. Coach house suites, sleeping six, have a semi-private walled garden, a marble bathroom. Luke Matthews’s menus, too, have broad appeal, with veggie dishes, classics such as sole meunière, more modern and exotic fare: ‘I highly recommend the Thai crab risotto.’ Staff are ‘charming, dedicated, exceptional’. ‘Expensive but good value.’ 
(M Moore, Dianna Tennant, and many others)

Hotel details


Christchurch Road
New Milton
BH25 6QS


01425 275341


72. 14 on ground floor, 14 tree-house suites in grounds, 1 suitable for disabled.


all year.


lounges, bar, 2 restaurants, function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, cookery school, spa, indoor pool, 130-acre grounds (heated pool, tennis, golf), public rooms (not spa) wheelchair accessible.

Background music

‘subtle’ in public areas.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in tree-house suites, on terraces.



Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


per room B&B £370–£3,000, D,B&B £470–£3,120. À la carte £70. 1-night stays sometimes refused Sat.

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