"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.
- A.A. Milne
Served between 8.00AM and 9.30AM
There is a selection of teas from which to choose of which English breakfast tea / Earl Grey/Darjeeling are just a few and we are pleased to bring your choice to your table.
Coffee is 'bean to cup'. This is a Costa Rican Arabica bean. Decaff may be available but not bean to cup.
Please help yourselves to cereal.
Porridge is also available if you would like a bowl (ordering the night before would be much appreciated).
You will find a jug of freshly squeezed orange juice on your table. The colours and tastes change through the year as the varieties of oranges we source change, but all have, to date, proved very popular.
Jon,(our very own Manuel) is happy to assist with your every breakfast requirement; all you need to do is ask.
New Forest Breakfast
Free range eggs (Noah's Ark, local, organic, and sometimes a double yoker).
Local field mushroom.
Tomato (when in season).
Bacon (Roy Hunt's pigs live on The Forest ..taste is amazing, no processing here!).
Sausages (Pattersons Ringwood... best local sausages ever, in our opinion).
On occasion we have freshly made black pudding.
The New Forest Breakfast was developed to encourage stronger links between small tourism businesses and local producers. The truth is in the tasting.
Fresh fruit Platter
With Honey and Yoghurt or creme fraiche.
Our honey comes from Young's bees and as they have a number of working hives here in the village, it is very local.
Smoked Local Brown Trout with Scrambled Eggs.
Our trout comes from The Smokery at Fordingbridge. The taste in our opinion is quite different from smoked salmon, and compliments the scrambled eggs.
Order 24hrs ahead for Loch Fyne Kipper.
Ordered from our local fish market restaurant Verveine, so order before 3 o'clock Tuesday for Wednesday et cetera, up to Saturday for Sunday.
Kippers are served with a warm fresh bread roll, a wedge of lemon and fresh parsley.
We try to keep to our regular suppliers but on rare occasions there are hiccups in the chain so subject to availability has to be mentioned here.
Variations On A Theme.
We are more than happy to accommodate your breakfast requirements if we know in advance. Dietary variations, to include gluten free, soya milk to name a couple, are widely available nowadays and are just a supermarket away. Regrettably not, as yet, locally sourced.
In addition we can offer any variation within the menu.
Eggs can be served boiled, poached, scrambled, fried (sunnyside up or easy over). Bacon can be substituted for the smoked trout et cetera et cetera.
We cook using a good quality olive oil so there are no added saturated fats to your breakfast other than the butter and milk used in the scrambled egg.
Your breakfast is cooked and prepared to order. It would greatly assist us and help us to reduce waste and hence help with our environmental goals if you could kindly indicate on the 'Main course Breakfast choice' your requirements for the following morning, and the time you would like to eat, Please leave this on the desk in the hall.
Your support is appreciated, thank you.
Local Produce and Suppliers
Free range Eggs - Noah's Ark Farm, New Milton, Hampshire.
Bacon - Roy Hunt, Tatchbury Manor Farm, Winsor.
Sausages and Black Pudding - Patterson Family Butchers, Ringwood.
Mushrooms - New Forest Mushrooms, Landford.
Smoked Trout - New Forest Smokery and Trout Farm, Fordingbridge.
Loch Fyne Kipper (not frozen) - Verveine Fishmarket/Restaurant, Milford on Sea.
Strawberries, Blueberries and soft fruits in season - New Forest Fruit Co, Brockenhurst.
Apples, Pears, Plums, Grapes when in season - Harvest House garden.
Nasturtiums and in season herbs - Harvest House garden
Nasturtiums are nutritionally dense, as their leaves contain significant levels of vitamin C and iron. Medicinally they are known to be useful in breaking up congestion of the respiratory system and they provide excellent relief from colds. Likewise, nasturtium is said to encourage the formation of blood cells and can be given as a blood purifier and detoxifier. The brilliantly coloured peppery sweet flower heads compliment both the smoked trout with scrambled egg and the fresh fruit platters.
Honeys - Young's Honey, New Milton. Some of the hives are in the fields behind Harvest House.
Fresh Oranges - variety of countries of origin - provide your daily freshly squeezed orange juice.