Our Story

We welcome you to Forest Park. A historic hotel that has hosted dinner for Theodore Roosevelt in 1910 , and was the General Hospital for Indian & New Zealand military during the Great War 1914-1918. Today’s Forest Park is a modern Country House Hotel, lavishly furnished and decorated , serving locally sourced inspired food, and is centred in the New Forest National Park.

It is privately owned by a partnership of professional hoteliers , with a resident hotel director overseeing a remarkable team to offer personal service suited to today’s travellers and local residents alike.
Forest Park offers private dining and functions, corporate meetings and retreats , weddings and celebrations. Serving premium Illy Coffee and cakes like mum used to make mornings , lunch dinner and afternoon tea are also offered at the hotel and Inn.

Without doubt this is a venue ideal for social gatherings, as well as exploring the New Forest wilderness , and its landmarks and attractions.
Our Chef Mateusz has worked with us for almost a decade and has delivered 2 rosettes in previous venues, and has also been on Master Chef. James our sous chef started his career at the Dorchester London and is New Forest born and bred. Together they lead a super team offering inspired food from local ingredients and produce.
We are grateful to be in a scenic, iconic and unforgettable place, full of history and wildlife , somewhere to slip away…….from the world.

General Hospital

Forest Park Hotel was one of the two local hotels in Brockenhurst that were commandeered as part of the Lady Hardinge Hospital for Wounded Indian Soldiers and fitted out as a medical facility. Forest Park and its surrounding land was donated to the war effort by Mrs Morant of Brockenhurst Park in 1914

Our Social Responsibilities

During the current 2020/21 pandemic, we have modified some of our policies to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and guests. Some of these may have set us back on our goals regarding packaging. Rest assured, it remains our top priority to revert and continue to support efforts towards further social responsibility and protection of the planet we all live on as soon as it is safe to do so.

As part of our new concept hotel, Forest Park has placed one of its priorities on Social Responsibility. With a complete refurbishment, we have ensured the hotel operates as efficiently as possible and with fair working policies.

It is completely lit by LED lighting, in some areas by sensor to avoid wastage, and has also removed gas from the entire Kitchen. We also source our energy from 100% renewable sources such as wind power through our broker U4L.

We have removed all plastics from the Bar favouring wood and paper, as well as removing packed products from our breakfast buffet Ecolab are our preferred partner for chemicals and are one of the highest-rated eco companies in the UK. We recycle glass, food and have a cardboard compacter for recycling pick up.

We pay above minimum wage and have a complete non-discrimination policy along with team benefits for our employees.

We will continue our journey to become ever more socially responsible in the future.

Our Local Suppliers

We are proud to work with passionate food and beverage partners, many who source and produce locally, here are just some of our trusted suppliers.

Our Carbon Offset

As well as the many things we do to look out for the world we live in, we are proud to be partnered with #ecolgi to offset our carbon emissions and support our social responsibility and the environment. Check out our tree planting worldwide and feel free to add to our forest by gifting trees.

Contact Us

+44 1590 622844
Our Location
Rhinefield Road
SO42 7ZG
United Kingdom

Our Location