New Forest hotel celebrates gold at the Beautiful South Awards
The Terrace Restaurant at the Montagu Arms scoops Restaurant of the Year award
New Forest hotels, Careys Manor and the Montagu Arms, are celebrating after receiving top honours in the prestigious Beautiful South Awards where between them they scooped four awards.
Run by Tourism South East, the awards recognise excellence within the tourism industry and this year saw The Terrace Restaurant at the Montagu Arms awarded Gold for Restaurant/Bistro of the Year and silver for Small Hotel/Boutique Accommodation of the Year.
Careys Manor went on to be awarded bronze in the Large Hotel of the Year category and SenSpa also received bronze in the Spa, Pampering and Wellbeing Experience of the Year category.
James Hiley-Jones, Managing Director of Greenclose Hotels which run both Careys and the Montagu, said: “We are delighted to have received all of the awards, some for the second year in a row, and achieved such high acclaim from the Beautiful South judges.
“As always, I am extremely proud of our teams at both hotels and it is testament to their hard work that we continue to be voted among the best in the region.
“During this next year we will continue to invest significantly into both hotels making sure that we continue to exceed the expectations of our guests.”
The 24-room Montagu Arms country house hotel is in the historic village of Beaulieu at the heart of the New Forest. Its multi-award-winning Terrace Restaurant has three AA Rosettes and is run by Matthew Tomkinson, one of only 34 Roux Scholars in the world.
Careys Manor and its Thai Senspa are based in Brockenhurst, with the historic manor house surrounded by carefully landscaped gardens together with restaurant Cambium, Zen Garden and Le Blaireau.