Pop up for Balmer Lawn!
Historic family-owned Brockenhurst Hotel launches new pop up restaurant - perfect for the times in which we live
More news of initiatives and innovations from our friendly local family owned and run four star hotel with the announcement of the Balmer Lawn's new pop-up restaurant The Lodge Kitchen & Bar. Perfect of course, for distanced socialising into the cooler months, especially considering those who really do want to go out and socialise, but would feel safer staying "outside".
The restaurant takes the form of an enormous 28m x 10m stretch tent, located in front of the hotel on the terrace overlooking the cricket pitch.
The spacious tent – ideal for social distancing and complemented with a wonderful lighting and heating scheme, is decorated with sheepskin rugs and rustic tables and will be perfect for an ‘Alpine’ atmosphere, completed by the waft of glühwein!
The restaurant menu will include classic Italian pasta dishes like Beef Ragu Pappardelle, sharing boards of Italian meats, breads, cheese pickles and more.
Christmas seasonal twists will appear alongside the superb pizzas being cooked in the open-air kitchen by the hotel chefs on the recently launched outdoor Gozney Pizza Oven.
Sample pizzas include the Isle of Wight (tomato, confit, garlic, Isle of Wight blue cheese, and basil), goat cheese and rocket with red onion confit, the classic Margherita (tomato, mozzarella and basil) and the renowned Diavola (spicy sausage, chilli, olives, basil and thick, creamy, mozzarella).
There is also a selection of flatbreads and salads including pulled brisket with Montagnolo and rocket, smoked local trout with capers and rocket, and home-made smoked Tunworth cheese with rocket and honey.
Alternatively, guests can choose from the Brasserie menu which has dishes including pan fried gnocchi with spinach and Puttanesca sauce, homemade burger made from 28-day-aged beef, and Creedy Carver duck breast with warm niçoise and a balsamic jus.
However, no dining experience at the Lodge Kitchen and Bar would be complete without sampling a local ale and you can’t get more local than ‘Henry’s Pale Ale’, which has been designed and brewed on the premises at the Brockenhurst Brewery by Henry (as the name suggests!) Wilson – son of the hotel owners Chris and Alison Wilson.
The COVID secure procedures have been introduced seamlessly and a friendly host is available to welcome guests on arrival and take temperature checks of all guests prior to seating for your peace of mind.
The Balmer Lawn team invite you also to read the COVID Secure Customer Charter.
Pig spotting 3-night getaway special continues too
As previously advertised there is currently a special 3-night autumn offer, for a chance to see the ancient ritual of Pannage, where the pigs roam freely around the New Forest eating the acorns and crab apples. As above there are often pigs roaming close to the hotel. Read the details here about the 3-night getaway special (until 21 October).
Enquiries and bookings
(Stretch tent goes up early November, meanwhile everything else is in action on the Terrace!)