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Classic Car Pit Stop

Date published: Friday 28 August 2015

Recently we had a visit from a few members of the Austin-Healey Club.
They joined us at the hotel for a lovely evening meal and stay over.

Nothing beats driving with the top down in a well maintained and cared for classic car through the picturesque New Forest.

This was not the first classic car club that has joined us at our hotel for an outing. We have had Bentley’s, Rolls Royce’s, Aston Martin’s and many more.

We will soon have some Classic Porsche 356’s join us at the hotel for a few nights.
So if you admire the craftsmanship and time gone into making classic cars, please feel free to join us at the hotel because you never know what masterpiece will park in front of our hotel.

The view from our main terrace and lounge is perfect to watch the cars drive in!

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Sunday Fun Day!

Date published: Tuesday 25 August 2015

Sunday lunch times here at Beresfords are probably my favourite of all.
It is very hard work on Sundays but we have some fabulous musicians which keeps me going!

We have a pianist, saxophonist and Stuart has recently visited playing guitar but the BBQ's have had the pleasure of Jorge´ (pronounced Hor-hey) and his companion Luis. 
is from the Dominican Republic and Jorge is from Cuba. I have worked with them before at one of my first jobs when I came to UK.

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Meet our Sales Executive, Shaun de Jongh

Date published: Friday 21 August 2015

When did you first become interested in the Hospitality Industry?
Having worked in retail in South Africa for 15 years, I developed a passion for ensuring all customers had a great shopping experience and were completely satisfied with the service received.
So when relocating to the UK, I wanted to work in an industry that would allow me to express this passion of mine.
Hospitality is the perfect industry for me to do this.
It is a great joy to come to work daily knowing that I have the opportunity to make someone’s day by providing the best customer service possible.

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Pretty in Pink

Date published: Thursday 20 August 2015

Another vibrant colour scheme 'Hot Pink' for a recent wedding with us this July. 

Using a flower traditionally found in South Africa for their bouquets and floral displays, the different tones of pink Gerberas show a classic sign of beauty and purity for their wedding. Flowers provided by The Floral Corner https://www.terrijeansflorists-hampshire.co.uk/.

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The Fastnet Race

Date published: Thursday 20 August 2015

The Fastnet Race 

Being located right in the heart of the New Forest National Park means that the internationally famous sailing town of Lymington is only 20 minutes’ drive away. On Sunday 16th August we were lucky enough to be on a friend’s sailing boat returning from Poole, when we came around the spit of Hurst Castle we were faced with the leading boats in this years, famous, Bi-Annual Fastnet race. A stunning site indeed. Here are a few images to whet your appetite for the next race in 2017 and  a few fascinating facts about the race itself over the years.

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Family Fun Day - Sunday 9th August

Date published: Friday 14 August 2015

On Sunday 9th August we opened our doors to thee public to enjoy a free family fun day!  We were extremely lucky with the sunshine and our gardens were very busy throughout the afternoon.There were plenty of activities for children to enjoy which included two bouncy castles, face painting, tennis, swmming and more! We were very lucky to have such lovely stall holders that joined us for the day, thank you too:

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Red & Romantic

Date published: Thursday 6 August 2015

Our beautifully refurbished function rooms have been decorated so that any colour scheme can match, one of our recently happily married couples chose a vibrant red colour scheme for their day, which resulted in some gorgeous photos from the day.

They have chosen to have a mix of romantic red and white roses for the bouquets provided by the very talented Jo Hicks Flowers http://www.johicksflowers.co.uk/.

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Summer Cocktails

Date published: Saturday 1 August 2015

Our bar staff enjoyed a day of Cockatil training to make sure all our guests enjoy a refreshing drink whilst sitting in the lovely sunshine! Our team were taught by our very own bar man, Kamil Pavela, and were taught to make 10 different cocktails. The cocktails pictured above are:

  • Piña Colada
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Blue Magic
  • Mojito

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more photos of our staffs creations!

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Mother of the Bride - Dressing For The Big Day

Date published: Saturday 25 July 2015

We know all eyes will be on the Bride & Groom on their special day, however the mother of the bride will be dressing to impress as well. This may be the only oppurtunity they get so they will be wanting to do it right! 

We have researched the Top Tips for when it comes to dress shopping for your daughters big day!

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Five of the Best Reasons to Visit the New Forest This August

Date published: Wednesday 22 July 2015

This August, make the most out of your trip to the New Forest, with our list of events and attractions in the forest and surrounding areas. From breweries to motor museums, we’ve got something for all ages, whether you’re on a romantic break, family holiday or group party.

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