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.

As a proud holder of 3 AA rosettes, the hotel’s ‘Terrace Restaurant’ offers an unparalleled dining experience in the New Forest- voted one of The Times newspaper’s ‘25 Best Places for Sunday Lunch’ and ‘Top 100 UK Restaurants’. Winner of the coveted Roux scholarship in 2005 and Hampshire Life’s ‘Chef of The Year 2014’, innovative Head Chef Matthew Tomkinson’s enticing modern menu captures a delicious and exciting range of flavours, textures and aromas. Tomkinson has forged a highly identifiable style that mixes classic French technique with his love of home-cooked food. Expect richly comforting dishes laced with touches of innovation.

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

The Terrace, designed by innovative head chef Matthew Tomkinson 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 £18, Mains from £21 and Desserts from £10

Monty’s Inn

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 daily.

Room service

24-hour, with limited for hot food.

The Spa


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.

Spa Facilities

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.

Spa Treatments

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



The Montagu Arms

Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7ZL.



Resident Manager

Andrew Nightingale

Offers & Packages

Our Best Deal

Montagu Gourmet-Dining-Break

Gourmet Dining Break

Indulge in an exquisite 5 course surprise tasting menu created by Head Chef and Roux Scholar, Matthew Tomkinson.


The surprise menu is as the name suggests – ever-changing and top secret to create an air of suspense and delight as each dish is presented to you.


Your Gourmet Dining Break includes:

Luxury overnight accommodation

A hearty new forest breakfast

5 course ‘Surprise’ Tasting Menu

Complimentary morning tea & coffee served daily to your room

Complimentary newspaper

Use of Careys Manor leisure facilities from check-in until check-out (located just 6 miles away)



From £225 per room – saving £126


This offer is available Sunday to Thursday for dates up until 28th June 2018. Prices are based on two people sharing a room. Single rooms are available upon request and may carry a supplement. This break excludes Christmas, New Year and Easter.

Available until 28/06/2018

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Inclusive Packages

Montagu Best-of-British-Beaulieu-Motor-Museum

Montagu Arms’ Best of British Break

Enjoy one of our favourite British pastimes, a long lazy afternoon huddled up on the sofa in the cosy lounge.


Explore British motoring history at Beaulieu National Motor Museum or wrap up warm and peacefully wander through the New Forest National Park exploring the ever-changing landscape.


Your ‘Best of British’ Break Includes:

  • Luxury overnight accommodation for 2 guests sharing a double bedroom
  • Full New Forest breakfast
  • Complimentary morning tea & coffee served daily to your room
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary tickets to Beaulieu Motor Museum
  • Use of Careys Manor leisure facilities from check-in until check-out (located just 6 miles away)


From £179 per room



One ticket per person to Beaulieu Motor Museum. All Leisure and Spa facilities are for use by those aged 16 years and over. Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing a room. Single bedrooms are available at a £59.50 supplement.


Beaulieu National Motor Museum

250 vehicles tell the story of motoring on the roads and circuits of Britain, from pioneering origins to the present day. The ‘World of Top Gear’ exhibit showcases cars from the TV programme’s memorable challenges whilst the ‘On Screen’ exhibit allows you to see some of TV and film’s most famous cars including the Jaguar XKR from the Bond film Die Another Day. Your ticket also includes entry to the histori ‘Palace House’ and conserved ruins of the medieval abbey.


Afternoon Tea

Under the direction of award winning chef Matthew Tomkinson, the hotel’s passionate pastry chef will present an afternoon tea reminiscent of the rituals of its 1840’s origins, but with a twist. Tea at The Montagu Arms offers a unique ‘course by course’ tasting journey starting with a savoury selection of delicate finger sandwiches and an array of sweet treats, before arriving at freshly baked scones served with homemade jam and clotted cream. Your afternoon tea will be perfectly accompanied by a selection of finest loose leaf teas and fairtrade coffee.

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Montagu Monty's-Inn

Monty’s Inn

Extend your weekend and stay on Monday nights and enjoy country pub classics at Monty’s Inn.


Your Monty’s Dining Break Includes:

  • Luxury overnight accommodation for 2 guests sharing a double bedroom
  • Full New Forest breakfast
  • Complimentary morning tea & coffee served daily to your room
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • FREE 3 course dinner at Monty’s Inn
  • Use of Careys Manor leisure facilities from check-in until check-out (located just 6 miles away)


From £179 per room


Special offer valid Mondays only, excluding bank holidays. Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing a room. Single bedrooms

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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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By Road

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..

By Air

18 miles from: Southampton Airport.
20 miles from: Bournemouth Airport.

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Attractions Near The Montagu Arms

A Day Out for All in Beaulieu

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.

New Forest Wildlife

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.

New Forest Gardens to Explore

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

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.


Exclusively Yours

This package includes exclusivity of all 22 bedrooms to accommodate you and your guests.

Intimate Weddings

For up to 30 guests, hold your ceremony in our sumptuous Oakwood Room.

Civil Ceremonies

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

Planning services are available.

Meetings at The Montagu Arms

Day delegate rate: from £60
24-hour delegate rate: from £170

Maximum number of delegates:
25 (boardroom style)
60 (theatre style)