The Montagu Arms

Where here and heritage meet

Discover our four-star country house hotel in Hampshire

The heart of the New Forest

Perched on the southeastern edge of the New Forest and nestled in the sleepy village of Beaulieu, our country house is a retreat from the everyday. It's a place where fresh flavours and undiscovered experiences await, rooted in the timeless traditions and spirit of this unique destination.

Bedrooms & suites

Your own homely hideaway

Our 33 rooms and suites are dotted throughout the house and gardens - each offering an utterly unique experience. From house bedrooms brimming with traditional country charm to New Forest-inspired Courtyard Suites that invite the outdoors in, no two stays are ever the same.

Discover Our Heartfelt Flavours

Our dishes are inspired by local recipes and foodie favourites that change with the seasons. And with ingredients caught, picked and plucked from both the New Forest and our own gardens, our restaurants embody forest-to-fork dining.

New Forest weddings

Happily ever after

Steeped in more than 300 years of history, and with more than a tale or two to tell, we can't think of anywhere better to start your next chapter together. We're home to three unique wedding spaces, embraced on all sides by picturesque gardens and a village filled with cottages plucked straight from the front of a postcard.

Breaks & offers

Something special

Experience the very best of the New Forest with a break curated by us. Our collection of offers has been created to help you plan your stay and enjoy everything our hotel and quiet corner of Hampshire have to offer, all for a little less.

Uncover Our Vibrant History

Our country house hotel started out as a coaching inn back in the 16th century. A favourite of local farmers and parish officers, the inn was first known as 'The Ship', before being renamed 'The George'. Since then, there has always been an inn on the site, right at the heart of the community.

Throughout the years, the house has welcomed discerning guests including Sir Arthur Conan Doyal, most noted for his Sherlock Holmes stories; British Actor, Henry Irving; Writer, Sir H. Rider Haggard, and former French president, General Charles de Gaulle.