Just a three minute drive away from The Montagu Arms is Beaulieu, a stunning Palace House that features the unique addition of the world famous National Motor Museum. The Museum displays brilliant exhibitions such as ‘BOND IN MOTION’, F1 Grand Prix Machines, and even plays host to the ‘World of Top Gear’. Seasonal events are held throughout the year, details for which can be found on the site. Family tickets can be purchased for £52.50, with free entry for children under 5 years. Opening times vary according to the season.
The Montagu Arms enjoys an enviable location within Beaulieu village in the New Forest National park. Established by its legacy as a former Royal hunting ground, The New Forest flourishes with a harmonious blend of wild heathland and ancient trees which play host to a plethora of flora and fauna.
As a cherished family-owned hotel and with over 200 years of history, you’ll discover a hotel where little touches make a big difference. A rural retreat with food at its heart. Quintessentially English yet perfectly individual. The Montagu Arms has 24 sumptuous bedrooms and suites, which combine upmost comfort with timeless sophistication. Each room is rich with traditional English character and unique charm, with some rooms overlooking the wonderful Beaulieu Palace or our picturesque garden.
The Terrace Restaurant has three AA Rosettes and is run by NEW Head Chef Matthew Whitfield who recently returned to the UK from one of the world’s top restaurants. Working under renowned chef Daniel Humm at Eleven Madison Park, Matthew has extensive experience at a succession of Michelin-starred restaurants. His style of cooking is modern and refined using the best of the New Forest and the hotel’s home-grown produce to create dishes that take local provenance really seriously. Matthew’s food engages all the senses, bringing a sense of theatre to the table with dishes such as smoked partridge – served under a cloche, the smell of gorse burning in the New Forest drifts into the air engaging the diner within an age-old practice integral to the national park.
Since the 16th Century there has always been an inn on the site of the Montagu Arms. Originally a meeting place for farmers, timber traders and parish officers the inn, now known as Monty’s Inn, is very much at the heart of Beaulieu. Country fare using fresh, local and organic ingredients and classic English favourites combine with award winning fine hand pulled local ales to provide the cosy country pub atmosphere that Monty’s has become renowned for with locals and visitors alike. Take advantage of the Inn’s ideal location and enjoy something a little more laid back to retire to after your exploration of the beautiful New Forest.
Taking ingredients from the forest itself as well as the nearby coast and farms, the quality of the food stems from our trusted regional suppliers. Suppliers such as Exbury Gardens who are so close, they can deliver vegetables within ten minutes of them coming out of the ground. The kitchen garden also produces a variety of seasonal vegetables and herbs thanks to the nurturing hands of Head Gardener, Barry Daniel.
While you’re here:
Stroll to the internationally renowned Beaulieu motor museum which houses more than 250 vehicles and includes legendary motor vehicles from all over the world.
Sail from Bucklers Hard and explore the Beaulieu river – one of the few privately owned rivers in the world. Explore the 200 acre earthly paradise of Exbury Gardens, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs.
Read about The Montagu Arms in the Good Hotel Guide.
Need to Know
Check-in at 2:30pm
Check-out at 11:00am
The Terrace, designed by innovative head chef Matthew Whitfield is undoubtedly the focus of every guest’s visit. Enjoy superb fine dining in Hampshire served in the opulent Oakwood room, Paris room or The Terrace restaurant overlooking the garden of this award winning restaurant. Starters start from £14, Mains from £22 and Desserts from £10
Please note that The Terrace is not open on a Monday or Tuesday.
Monty’s Inn is an on-site traditional bar and brasserie which serves award-winning hand-pulled Ringwood ales, a collection of excellent wines and a range of beverages. If you’re looking for a family pub you’ve come to the right place. Monty’s Inn serves an extensive kids menu using fresh, local and organic ingredients. We have a designated baby changing area and a selection of games to keep your little ones entertained.
The Library Bar and Magnolia Lounge
The Library Bar and Magnolia Lounge: offer a relaxed, warm and cosy atmosphere. Elegant and stylishly decorated the Library Bar and Magnolia Lounge are the perfect place to enjoy relaxed all-day dining, beverages and pre or post dinner drinks.
Restaurant opening times
- Breakfast: 7.00-9.30am weekdays, 8.00-10.00am weekends.
- Dinner: 7.00-9.30pm Wednesday – Sunday
24-hour, with limited for hot food.
Your visit to The Montagu Arms Hotel wouldn’t be complete without a day at the award winning SenSpa, located just 6 miles away at our sister hotel Careys Manor. A visit to the SenSpa at Careys Manor is a magnificently tranquil and invigorating experience, with over 16 treatment rooms you can indulge and be pampered with the finest treatments. Guests of the Montagu Arms are welcome to use the health club at SenSpa, which includes an indoor pool, gym, poolside Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna on a complimentary basis. Use of the spa facilities is available at preferential rates.
Large hydrotherapy pool, herbal sauna, crystal steam room, laconicum, tepidarium, experience showers, ice room, swimming pool, rhassoul mud room, hammam rooms and vichy showers, relaxation room, quiet room, Thai temple studio, gymnasium, 19 luxurious treatment rooms, boutique, zen garden Thai restaurant, disabled facilities.
Massages, facials, body wraps, body polishes, pure spa, finishing touches, pregnancy treatments
Guide price: Double room for two persons per night including full English breakfast from £229. Dinner bed and full English breakfast from £349
For best available rates call 0800 089 3929
Offers & Packages
Escape to the Country – British Activity Breaks
Famed for its attractive rural surroundings and wild ponies, Beaulieu (meaning ‘beautiful place’) is also home to a country house hotel oozing charm, character and historical splendour. This summer, trade the city for an idyllic country retreat with our Escape to the Country Special Offer and receive FREE attraction tickets – choose between exploring British motoring history at the famous Beaulieu Motor Museum, a delightful cruise along the beautiful Beaulieu River, or a tour of the world-famous Exbury Gardens.
After a day of exploration you will have no doubt worked up an appetite so reserve a table at The Terrace Restaurant where NEW Head Chef Matthew Whitfield’s exciting summer menu is sure to surprise and delight.
Included in the break is:
Luxury overnight accommodation for 2 guests sharing a double bedroom
Full New Forest breakfast
Complimentary morning tea & coffee served daily to your room
Complimentary attraction tickets – choose between tickets to Beaulieu Motor Museum, a cruise along the Beaulieu River or Exbury Gardens
Use of Careys Manor leisure facilities from check-in until check-out (located just 6 miles away)
From £179 per room
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Forest to Fork Dining Break
Experience the flavour of the forest with our Forest to Fork Dining Break special offer – From £239 per room
When you visit The Montagu Arms, you are truly spoilt for choice; do you venture into the forest for long walks and cycle rides, explore motoring history or simply relax with an indulgent afternoon tea and your favourite novel?
Embrace the great outdoors and amble through The New Forest’s russet lined tracks and taste the season with exquisite fine dining and hearty country pub classics. Uncover the history of Hampshire’s literary heroes or Beaulieu’s monastic past before spending long lazy afternoons in front of a crackling log fire, sipping a glass of your favourite bubbly.
Half-bottle of Taittinger champagne in your room on arrival
Luxury overnight accommodation for 2 guests sharing a double bedroom
2 course dinner in the Terrace Restaurant* or 3 course dinner at Monty’s Inn
Full New Forest Breakfast (can be served in your room at no extra cost)
Free New Forest A-Z to help you explore the beautiful surroundings
From £239 per room
Terms & Conditions: Special offer from Monday – Friday from 2nd December 2019 – 31st March 2020. Excludes Christmas, Twixmas, New Year, Valentines and bank holidays. Prices are per room based on 2 adults sharing a room. Single bedrooms are available at a £59.50 supplement.
*The Terrace restaurant is closed Monday evenings so dinner will be in Montys Inn.
Available until 31/03/2020
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Last Minute Getaways
Late Availability at The Montagu Arms
The Montagu Arms Hotel provides the perfect setting for your late availability short break in Hampshire.
With the New Forest on the doorstep, experience the beauty of this ancient woodland with miles of marked cycle routes or simply relax in the comfort of the cosy lounge with a sumptuous traditional afternoon tea.
Last Minute B&B Breaks Include:
- Luxury overnight accommodation for 2 guests sharing a double bedroom
- Full New Forest breakfast
- Complimentary morning tea & coffee served daily to your room
- Complimentary I newspaper
- Use of Careys Manor leisure facilities from check-in until check-out (located just 6 miles away)
From £189 per room B&B
From £319 per room DBB
Rates are based on 2 Adults Sharing a Standard Double Room. Prices will vary subject to dates.
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From London: Follow the M3, bypassing Winchester and join the M27 westbound, following signs to Bournemouth. Leave the M27 at Junction 2, and turn left at the roundabout, following brown Tourist Board signs for the National Motor Museum and Beaulieu (A326). Continue along the A326 until Dibden Purlieu, and turn right at the roundabout onto the B3054 signposted to Beaulieu. As you enter Beaulieu village, The Montagu Arms Hotel is on your left..
18 miles from: Southampton Airport.
20 miles from: Bournemouth Airport.
Attractions Near The Montagu Arms
The New Forest Otter and Wildlife Park is set across twenty-five acres of ancient woodland, welcoming visitors to see a variety of both native and extraneous animals, from the fascinating European wolf to the cheeky North American River otter. For the devoted animal-lover, The New Forest Wildlife Park offers a full day keeper experience for £180 that allows you to get more up-close with animals.
The Wildlife Park can be found a short drive from The Montagu Arms, and is a popular attraction to those visiting the nearby city of Southampton.
Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway can be found nestled in the spectacular setting of the New Forest, just 20 minutes from junction 2 of the M27. Exbury’s steam railway winds its way around the tranquil gardens offering viewers the chance to sit back and enjoy the scenery. A standard adult ticket costs £11, with free entry for children aged 0-15 years.
Weddings at The Montagu Arms
Nestled in the heart of the New Forest National Park, this beautiful country house hotel offers timeless elegance, world class service and exceptional fine dining to make a dream wedding come true.
The charming 17th Century house with beautiful English country gardens is the most romantic of settings and can be yours exclusively; 22 sumptuous bedrooms, Michelin Star dining and exquisite service awaits you, surrounded by your friends and loved ones. Your special day will be absolutely unforgettable at The Montagu Arms Hotel.
Need to know
Facilities & Features
The rooms we have available for weddings and civil ceremonies include The Oakwood Room, which is perfect for the civil ceremonies and wedding breakfasts. The Library Bar offers a range of first-rate beverages and use of the relaxed Magnolia lounge with huge sofas by open fires. The picturesque gardens and ambient private dining facilities (Paris Room – up to 10 people, The Terrace Restaurant – catering up to 100 guests) make seamless additions to creating your perfect day.
Menu options cater from reception drinks with canapés and nibbles, to a sumptuous wedding breakfast, and the delectable option of a hog roast for your evening reception. Bridal couples also have the option of tailor-made packages for the evening reception which includes the use of The Terrace Restaurant, a beautiful room catering for larger parties of up to 150 guests. Monty’s Inn can hold a maximum of 80 evening Guests, with the use of the restaurant area only.
This package includes exclusivity of all 22 bedrooms to accommodate you and your guests.
For up to 30 guests, hold your ceremony in our sumptuous Oakwood Room.
The Montagu Arms is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests and can accommodate up to 130 guests for your evening reception, plus 100 people for the wedding breakfast.
Planning services are available.