After the most odd of winters, spring is definitely on it’s way. To coincide with the sun finally sneaking out from behind the clouds, we’ve been brightening up our dining room with hand-crafted tables, constructed of teak reclaimed from old Javanese fishing boats. As you know, we like to make sure that we cater for your unique requirements, and the uniqueness of each table appealed to us.
Not naughty, but nice!
We’re aware that a number of our guests are following the Slimming World eating plan so may be interested to know that The Maples can provide ‘Syn Free’ breakfasts. We also offer skimmed milk alongside semi-skimmed and will work with you to provide a hearty but healthy breakfast that suits your particular dietary requirements.
What would you like?
Within our spring newsletter, we’re highlighting some different activities that you could participate in during your stay at The Maples. If there’s a particular pursuit that you enjoy, then let us know and we’ll be happy to pass on local information. Call 023 8178 2640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
See you soon!
Elizabeth & Martin
New for 2018!
Hythe hosts a thriving local market every Tuesday and we’re now also benefiting from a Hythe Village World Market to be held every bank holiday. Come join us to sample some international street food and pick up some goodies, old and new!
Southampton – a city by the sea…
As we’ve mentioned before, Southampton is just a short ferry ride away, and there’s so much to explore when you get there..
As the port from which the Titanic set sail on her tragic maiden voyage, more than 500 Southampton households lost a family member. The SeaCity Museumhouses a 1:25 scale interactive model of the Titanic along with many other displays and artefacts that help to keep the memory of those lost alive.
For the youngsters among us the SeaCity Museum also offers bespoke events such as ‘Titanic Family Day’. Find out more about these events by visiting their website, or let us know and we’ll do the research for you.
Over 12s who have lofty ambitions may enjoy climbing the clock tower that overlooks the city – only available on certain dates so ensure you book in advance! And for the nimble (and those that enjoy watching the nimble) the Southampton Marathon will be curling it’s way around the city on 22nd April.
New Forest on Film
We’ve been fascinated to watch the amazing video by ‘Film:New Forest’ where renowned film critic, Mark Kermode, gives his ‘take’ on why the New Forest and surrounding area is so outstanding (and we couldn’t agree more!).
There are plenty of places to saunter about, letting the magic of the New Forest overwhelm you, as it has Mark Kermode. Oodles of events also take place within the New Forest National Park, for those that enjoy organised activities. The NFNP website gives plenty of ‘what’s on’ information or call ahead to The Maples and we’ll keep you posted.
Pub Grub and Beyond…
The Maples will always send you on your way with a filling breakfast, but what to eat later? In our last newsletter we filled you in on local eateries in Hythe. This quarter, we’re giving additional information on pubs and restaurants both locally and further afield starting with Rosie Lea Kitchen, set within the Setley Ridge Vineyard and Garden Centre. They dish up plenty of teatime treats, hot specials plus Sunday roasts and you can also sample wines from their vineyard, locally brewed beers and ciders, plus award winning gin!
Take a short, scenic drive from The Maples, across the forest to Beaulieu, where you can enjoy delicious homemade food and fine local ale at Monty’s Inn. We highly recommend the Monty’s House Ploughman’s! Monty’s is also the perfect spot for a river walk towards the Buckler’s Hard Maritime Museum or a visit to the Beaulieu Motor Museum.
And finally, we’re excited to announce that a new restaurant has just opened in Hythe. Called Amalfi Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, we enjoyed a delicious meal during opening week and can’t wait to sample more of their specialities.