Milford on Sea packs a punch when it comes to eating and drinking and for the last few years there has been a food revolution in this pretty seaside Hampshire village.
Its food scene is growing at a pace with newcomers The Gun Inn, a Grade II listed pub that has been sympathetically renovated to create beautiful surroundings, serving the best in seasonal and local produce. Run by Head Chef, Mark Young, known as the ‘New Forest Chef, you’ll find Mark behind the three-metre outdoor grill, serving up the legendary ‘Gun Dog’, ‘Baked Gun-Smoke Brie’ and the ‘Needles Mackerel’ to name just a few dishes.
Featured recently in the Times as one of the best UK seaside restaurants is The Lighthouse. An independent seaside bar and restaurant on the seafront, it serves up fresh, local dishes 7 days a week across breakfast, lunch and dinner and all the bits in between! It’s passionate about great food and drink, coupled with the best hospitality so you’ll be sure to have a fun, laid back time with them.
If you’re after the true authenticity of a true English local then The Lazy Lion is must stop for you. It welcomes diners and drinkers and also offers four beautifully renovated B&B rooms so you can easily stumble up the stairs after enjoying a few drinks.
Never to disappoint is Britannia Thai restaurant, a family run establishment that brings the authentic taste of Thailand to Milford on Sea. Its experienced chefs will ensure that you enjoy the fresh flavours of authentic Thai food in wonderful surroundings.
Big on flavour and taste is Ray’s Italian Kitchen run by local restaurateur, Stacey Crouch. Known for its cheeses, characturie and speciality salads from its newly opened deli, you can also enjoy traditional pasta dishes and pizzas within its sun drenched courtyard or tasteful restaurant.
And just as you enter the village is the South Lawn Hotel with its Cedar Tree restaurant, popular with locals and visitors.
Cravings for flat whites and sourdough can be best met at Saltwater café, voted Tripadvisor’s best café in Hampshire and also The Paddle on The Green, dominating its prime position overlooking the village green.
And if you don’t fancy going out try La Perle offering top quality take away food that can be delivered to your door or enjoyed on tables on the village green.
A trip to the seaside wouldn’t be complete without a portion of fish and chips. You’ll probably see the queues in the summer for the top place in the village for this – Mister Pink’s – definitely worth the wait.
Many wash down their fish and chips with a drink from our two independent bars – The Cave and The Wash House Micro Ale Bar – who between them are known for their speciality beers and ales, wines and cocktails.
Usually wafting from the village, you can smell our last few foodie mentions – The Coastal Bakery, its cakes, pastries and breads are so good that it got a recent plug by Chris Evans, a regular to Milford on Sea on his Virgin Radio breakfast show. And be sure to stop by at the Pickled Weasel for its takeaway pasties, scotch eggs and salads and its neighbour, Polly’s Pantry for its delicious cream teas.
You’re sure to be spoilt for choice for eating and drinking out during your visit to Milford on Sea, be sure to tag us at #mymilfordonsea to share your favourites.