Meet our Wedding Coordinator, Francesca Twinn

Date published: Friday 3 July 2015

Are you looking for the perfect venue for your Wedding, if you are then visit the Balmer Lawn and meet our Wedding Coordinator Francesca Twinn. With an outstanding knowledge of all departments, Francesca can tailor your day to run smoothly, having a thourough understanding of the hotel. 

When did you first become interested in the Hospitality Industry? 

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Biking to Bank

Date published: Thursday 2 July 2015

Being surrounded by the New Forest, our reception team are often asked what the best bike rides are from the hotel. To be able to offer first hand advice, our head receptionist Lucy and our wedding co-ordinator Francesca took a ride from the hotel up to Bank and visited The Oak Inn pub for lunch with a final stop back at the Balmer Lawn. 

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Dining in Beresfords

Date published: Sunday 28 June 2015

We have had some fantastic reviews on our Beresfords TripAdvisor page recently. We are absolutely delighted to have been ranked number 3 out of 52 restaurants in Brockenhurst! Here are a few of many lovely reviews left on our page:

Sam C 
Amazing Wedding Menu Tasting

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A day at Paultons Park

Date published: Wednesday 24 June 2015

Our Reception Team are constantly striving to give the best service to our guests that they possibly can. With this in mind we think it’s important to have personally experienced the local attractions so that we really can recommend what suits each guest individually.

Head Receptionist, Lucy Davies and Receptionist, Maria Hadjuk spent a day at Paultons Park, which houses the infamous Peppa Pig World attraction.
What can we say … the park was spotless! You can tell that this is a family run business where the staff really do care. The Park is far more diverse than we were expecting with beautifully kept gardens, a variety in species of birds and other endearing wildlife such as meerkats and penguins. These added features made it easy for us as adults to enjoy ourselves without having children to accompany us.

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Meet our Restaurant Manager, Randy Martin Gomez

Date published: Thursday 18 June 2015

If you are looking to dine in our Restaurant, Beresfords, we know for sure you will have a fantastic experience and be well looked after by our charming Restaurant Manager, Randy Martin Gomez. Having taken our Restaurant to high rankings on TripAdvisor, Randy's charisma plays a vital role in satisfaction for customers.

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Beresfords Restaurant – No.1 in Brockenhurst..

Date published: Saturday 13 June 2015

Not quite yet.

Beresfords just recently climbed to second place (even if only for a couple of days) of best restaurants in Brockenhurst according to TripAdvisor reviewers.

When Chris Wilson expressed his desire back in January to reach the top 3 within 6 months, I felt I had to pull back “a typical owner’s ambition” and enthusiasm, and promised to work with the team on moving the restaurant ranking from 15th in Brockenhurst to the top 5 within 6 months. I am proud to say that both, the kitchen and restaurant team have worked tremendously hard over the past few months in raising the game, delivering consistent food quality and service standards. The consistent Top 4 ranking in the last 3 months, considering a tea house and an ice cream shop fill the places above, has been an indication of the continuous progress we have made.

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A Recipe to try at home - Lemon Posset

Date published: Wednesday 10 June 2015

Why not try making our pastry chefs, Andy’s Lemon Posset at home?

This is a refreshing and simple but tasty dessert to make during the summer months. Here's how;


• 1 1/2 pints of Double Cream
• 9oz of Caster Sugar
• 3 Whole Lemons (zest and juice)

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Beautiful Brockenhurst

Date published: Tuesday 9 June 2015

We really are in a gorgeous part of the UK, and we think the scenery surrounding the hotel couldn’t get much better! These animals were snapped just up the road from the Balmer Lawn hotel, in the heart of Brockenhurst Village and surrounding forest.

It’s a rare treat for tourists visiting the New Forest to see wild ponies, donkeys and cows roaming freely across our National Park.

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Porsche Coffee Morning

Date published: Friday 5 June 2015

This morning a range of new 2015 Porsche's stopped off at the hotel to enjoy a mid-morning tea break on our outside Terrace. Thankfully the sun soon reappeared just in time for a drive through the New Forest!

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Summer Ready by Saltus

Date published: Thursday 4 June 2015

We had some very happy girlies in the Saltus Spa today having Shellac Manicures today by our resident therapist Emily. 

Choosing from a variety of colours they have chosen 'Gotcha Pink', 'Tropix' and 'Rose Bud'. 

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