Hampshire’s Montagu Arms Hotel won two awards in a week at the end of May.
The 4-star country house hotel won its Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for another year first, before it was crowned the Considerate Hoteliers Sustainable Food Award 2012 winner later on in the week. The Montagu Arms Hotel was also nominated for a Footprint Award for its sustainable and green hotel initiatives.
The Sustainable Food Award aims to recognise the hotel that has made a conscious effort to support local food producers and purchase ethically, seasonably and sustainably before presenting, through their menu, to dining customers.
James Hiley-Jones, operations director at the Montagu Arms, said: “We are lucky enough as a hotel to be situated in the heart of one of the most beautiful settings in the country. The New Forest National Park is not only full of ancient woodland and stunning coastal areas but also plays host to a diverse and abundant supply of local produce. Matt Tomkinson, head chef at the Terrace Restaurant, and the team at the Montagu Arms are keen to utilise this on the menu.”