Chewton Glen

After more than 50 years, this country house hotel and spa on the edge of the New Forest still sets the standard for luxury. More

Contact details

Chewton Glen
Christchurch Road
New Milton
BH25 6QS
01425 275341

Hotel information


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


all year.


morning room, lounges, bar, 2 restaurants, function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, cookery school, spa, indoor 17-metre swimming pool, 130-acre grounds (outdoor 15-metre heated swimming pool, tennis, par-3 golf course), public rooms wheelchair accessible

Background music

'subtle' in public areas.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in tree-house suites, on outdoor terraces.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £370-£1,500, D,B&B £470-£1,620. A la carte £60, tasting menu £70.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

After more than 50 years, this country house hotel and spa on the edge of the New Forest still sets the standard for luxury. From garden rooms with balcony or terrace to tree-house suites with hot tub, it has ‘fabulous’ accommodation. ‘Everything is taken care of from the minute you check in.’ But at this sister hotel to Cliveden House, Taplow (see entry), luxury does not mean stuffy: ‘It feels very familiar – you’re greeted with a smile and a hello.’ Staff are ‘charming, efficient, friendly’. There are children’s welcome gifts, a kids’ club, supervised supper. All-day dining options include light bites in The Pool bar, while The Kitchen restaurant (with gleaming cookery school) serves informal fare. In the dining room, executive head chef Simon Addison and head chef Luke Matthews work with local and home-grown produce to create ‘memorable’ dishes including Thai lobster curry; slow-cooked ox cheek, celeriac and horseradish, oxtail cromesquis. A rare note of dissent from a Guide regular in 2018: a terrible breakfast croissant and ‘dinner service wasn’t topnotch. Sky-high prices lead to sky-high expectations, which are not always fulfilled.’ For most guests, however, it was ‘perfect’, ‘super-relaxing’. (Debby Barry, Pauline Weddell, and many more)

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Special offers

4 Nights for the Price of 3 Special Offer

Enjoy a relaxing short break at Chewton Glen. You have the chance to stay with one night on the house! From only £243.75 per night with the free night applied, based on two people sharing a Garden double room. Total price of stay from £975. So if you are tempted to get away and explore the delights of this hotel at the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire, or you would just like a few days of peace and quiet relaxing in the height of luxury, then take advantage of a complimentary night’s accommodation and make your booking now. Tel: 01425 282212 / Email: T&C’s – The 4 for 3 offer is subject to availability and is not in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Please note the 4 for 3 offer is not available in Treehouse suites during school holidays. Special offer prices are per room per stay on a room only basis, based on two people sharing a Garden room. Please note the free night is based on the Sunday to Thursday rate. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.


Chewton Glen
Christchurch Road
New Milton
BH25 6QS

Guest comments

'Friendly, welcoming staff who couldn't do enough for us, including finding me a hairbrush as I'd forgotten to pack mine. We loved the relaxed atmosphere, which you don't always get at a "posh" hotel. Our room was enormous and the bathroom bigger! The pool was a decent size too. ' - Michele Blake - April, 2018
'From the moment you book, to the moment you pull out of the car park on your return to normal life, you feel special. The service is faultless; the staff come across with real passion for Chewton Glen. We stayed in a stunning junior suite. There is a delightful walk down to the beach through the grounds. They offer complimentary use of the wellington boots for country walks (one of those many little touches that made the whole experience one of our all-time favourites). On Saturday, being served the most delicious wine and food by the most attentive staff made for a magical evening. ' - Lori Miles - January, 2018
'Lovely in almost every way. Very child-friendly. But this meant that the restrictive hours for children made the swmming pool very crowded. ' - Tom Raphael - January, 2018
'We had a wonderful golden wedding celebration. They treated us very well. The treehouses are particularly special. The concept of having the upstairs room (attic) for the children was lovely. The continental breakfast was luxurious . At dinner the staff knew exactly what was ordered and it was carried out efficiently and with grace. It’s a really special hotel, wonderful for a momentous occasion. We would definitely go back when we’ve saved up. ' - Jackie and Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe - July, 2017
'An excellent experience. The staff were friendly and attentive, the hotel and grounds impressive, and the food, wine and service was superb. The spa facilities were good and spacious with a wide variety of treatments, from again welcoming and attentive staff. Generally you get in life what you pay for, pay the little extra and indulge yourself at the Chewton Glen; highly recommended! ' - Chris Turner - December, 2016

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