The Maples Summer 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to our Summer edition of The Maples newsletter!

We’re currently celebrating our 2nd Anniversary here at The Maples and how timely that we should receive another Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor!

So may we say a VERY BIG THANK YOU to those that have been kind enough to leave us a review.

Competition Time

Our latest purchase to grace the dining room is this beautiful ‘fillable’ lamp. Martin has suggested we use cornflakes to fill the base but we’re sure you’ll have some better ideas.

For the best suggestion we’re offering:
Complimentary Afternoon Tea For Two at The Maples. 

Email your suggestions for ‘lamp fillers’ to

We’re in a bit of a jam at the moment…

…making excessive use of the preserving pan! Delicious Lymington Strawberries make the most wonderful jam, delicious on toast and even better with a cream tea.

There’s a whole host of exciting local attractions to visit and events taking place in the next few months. There’ll be fireworks at Beaulieu, the New Forest Walking Festival and Southampton Boat Show to name but a few. And if you feel like staying then give us a call on 023 8178 2640, email, or book through our website

See you soon!
Elizabeth & Martin

The Bus is back!

New Forest Tour

The New Forest’s amazing open topped tour buses have returned. From 8th July until 10th September you can hop onboard the Green route bus in Hythe, just a couple of minutes walk from the Maples, and start exploring the local area from a birds-eye view. Additionally there are two other routes – the Red and the Blue – and you can switch routes, jump on or jump off as you arrive at local attractions. And you’ll also be able to use your ticket to take advantage of some great discounts at certain pubs, restaurants and attractions.

 Upcoming Events

Southampton Boat Show

From 15-24 September Southampton will once again be transformed into a celebration of all things nautical. This year’s boat show promises to have an exceptional line up of interactive attractions, the latest innovations, world launches and experts galore. With 500+ exhibitors this year’s festival is set to be the best yet… And if you were assuming it is just for adults then think again. There’ll also be plenty of opportunities for the kids to get wet…

The Maples is perfectly situated to accommodate boat show visitors who can enjoy the short Hythe Ferry ride over Southampton Water to the entrance – book now as we’ll be busy!

Beaulieu Motor Museum

Over the next few months Beaulieu Motor Museum continues to host celebrations of the motor vehicle, plus they’ll be throwing their renowned fireworks display…

11-13 August 2017 VW T Fest
13 August 2017 Graham Walker Memorial Run
2-3 September 2017 International Autojumble
16 September 2017 Swedesport UK
17 September 2017 MX-5 Show And Shine
22-24 September 2017 Holiday Park & Homes Show
28 October 2017 Fireworks Spectacular

New Forest Walking Festival

The New Forest Walking Festival returns from 14th – 29th October.

The 2016 Festival saw 1,900 people enjoy 80 behind the scenes family strolls, history hikes, wildlife walks and more. All walks were expert-led by the New Forest National Park Authority and partner organisations, helping people learn more about the National Park.

Early bird bookings will soon be taking place – sign up to the newsletter for more information.

New Forest Middle Distance Triathlon

Treat yourself to a good night’s sleep before the triathlon on 20th August (and afterwards too if you need to recover). Our beds are super-comfy – ideal for those that REALLY need to rest…

 Family Outings

 Long Down Activity Farm

You can bottle-feed the kid goats and the calves, feed the ducks, meet the pigs, donkeys, and alpacas. And you can have a cuddle with a baby rabbit, hold a chick – you may even get the opportunity to stroke a piglet! They have lots of friendly animals waiting to meet you all…

You’ll be bowled over by West Quay…

Take the Hythe Ferry to the stunning new Hollywood Bowl, newly opened in Southampton’s West Quay. And afterwards there’s an array of restaurants to whet your appetite… and shopping if you have any energy left :-).

Eating Out

A Taste of Thailand

With a 5.0 Trip Advisor rating the Thai Corner is a hidden gem in Hythe. A varied menu is accompanied by first class service. Visitors travel from far and wide to sample their homemade authentic morsels, as well as being a popular haunt with locals.

Elizabeth Deadman

The Maples, Visit England Four Star, Breakfast Award winning Seven Bedroom Guest House located in the centre of Hythe and is within walking distance to local restaurants. Ideally situated for watching the cruise liners on the Southampton Water, exploring the New Forest, Beaulieu and beyond.