“A wonderful treat for New Forest and Southampton inhabitants: the charming, self-effacing Gerard Basset, who began his career as a world-class wine expert as head sommelier at Chewton Glen and went on to co-found the Hotel du Vin chain, now runs, with his wife Nina, his own laid back but highly professional restaurant on the edge of the New Forest, where you will find swift service, excellent, easy going food and a marvel of a modern wine cellar and list, including many affordable bottles and wines by the glass. And for visitors: 11 contemporary, very well-equipped bedrooms, and a swimming pool.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
"Gerard Basset has won World’s Best Sommelier, and his wife, Nina, is a former hotel inspector ..."
Originally published by Sunday Times (view article)
"145 square miles of ancient heath and woodland, where ponies, donkeys, pigs, cattle and deer still freely roam.By Fiona Duncan."
Originally published by Hotel Guru Blog (view article)
"The name says it all: it’s all about honest food, sourced as much as possible from the New Forest, and superb wine."
Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)