Hartnett Holder & Co

“Refined Italian food and New Forest wellness” - AA Inspector



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Lime Wood looks out over the peaceable expanses of the New Forest. The kitchen here is in the hands of Luke Holder, and overseen by Italian food superstar Angela Hartnett. The seasonal menus work indeed to an Italian template, with antipasti and primi before the main course, and a wealth of respectfully treated natural ingredients running through them. A serving of Cornish crab with smoked eel, radish and apple is the perfect palate-primer for a pasta dish such as guinea fowl agnolotti with lardo di Colonnata, onion and sage. At main, there could be one of the locally reared meats, perhaps Saddleback pork fillet with king cabbage and roasted Cox's apple. To close, a fragrant dessert such as saffron pannacotta with rosewater and pistachios.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Notable Wine List
Hartnett Holder & Co
Lime Wood, Beaulieu Road, LYNDHURST, SO43 7FZ


  • Seats: 70
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Cuisine style: Italian
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Hampshire

Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.

If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.

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