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AA 1 Rosette for DiningAA 2 Rosettes for Dining

Restaurants with this Rosette award are deemed to achieve standards that stand out in their local area. They serve food prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good quality ingredients.


AA 3 Stars (88% Merit) Stanwell House Hotel

A 3 Silver star is the highest accolade in this category, for achieving the following main standards; Staff smartly and professionally presented. All rooms are en suite and the restaurant or dining room is open to both residents and non-residents.


The New Forest Breakfast

Stanwell House are also proud to serve the New Forest Breakfast. The New Forest Breakfast is made up of at least three items from local produce, free range and in many cases organic. It consists of New Forest Marque ingredients any of the following which can be bought locally, eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms and even bread that has been made using wheat that has been grown, milled and then baked here within the Forest.


Green Leaf Tourism SchemeThe Green Leaf Tourism Scheme

The Green Leaf Tourism scheme is specifically designed to encourage New Forest tourism stakeholders to respect the destination and local people.  Green Leaf Tourism businesses support local communities and help to establish positive relationships between the tourism industry in the New Forest and local communities.


The Beautiful South – Awards for excellence 2011





The Beautiful South – Awards for excellence 2011

Stanwell House Hotel dates back to the 18th Century, and is situated in the picturesque Georgian market town of Lymington. Lymington is one of the South’s most attractive and historic locations, wonderfully positioned on the coast, and surrounded by outstanding natural beauty as well as numerous historical sites such as Henry VIII’s castle at Hurst Spit and Bucklers Hard where many of Nelsons ships were built.

Stanwell House was once owned by James Burcher, cousin to General James Wolf, who spent his last night in this country at Stanwell House before his departure to Quebec in 1759. From around 1820-1880 the house was used as a finishing school for young ladies. Somewhat later, between 1883-1890, it became the establishment of local solicitors Moore & Rawlings.

It first became a hotel around 1945 under the name Stanwell House Hotel.

Lymington is a traditional New Forest town lying only 16 miles to the west of Southampton. Dating back to the Iron Age there is a continuous thread of interest for the historically minded. This becomes better documented in the Middle Ages when it was developed as one of the country’s new towns. Then owned by the De Redvers family, Lymington flourished on the salt industry until the 19th Century, when the market collapsed (between 1865 and 1867).

Meanwhile, the arrival of the railway in 1858 helped the town become the main terminal for the Isle of Wight. This, in turn, encouraged people like Thomas Inman, a Hastings ship and yacht builder, and Mrs Beeston’s and Leggs with their sea water baths, to invest their skills and enterprise in the area. Thus the trend from commerce to recreation was started. Since then Lymington and the estuary has become one of the country’s top yachting resorts.


From the moment Mozzo began selling their 100% Arabica, Organic, Fairtrade coffee from the world’s first solar and wind powered art covered coffee cart, it was always going to be more than your regular coffee company.

Stephen Lees 

Local contemporary artist whose interpretations of British seascape, coastal landscapes and abstract paintings are characterised by a vivid use of colour and richly textured acrylics. Stephen displays his artwork in our seafood restaurant at the front of the hotel.

Stewart Mechem

Stewart’s creativity has evolved through various applications, from the original ‘blitz’ days of the late ’70s, to fashion as head of international marketing in the ’80s at Aquascutum, to developing the ‘HIP’ hotel Westover Hall from the ’90s. He started painting in 2003 and his prolific output has resulted in many solo exhibitions and group shows, both in London and Hampshire, including Cadogan Contemporary and the Pond Gallery who represent his work in London. Stanwell House now have a range of Stewart’s art adorning their walls.

Pure Skin Therapy

For some special pampering, we recommend Pure Skin Therapy.


ASR Photo

Allen-Scott Redgrave (known as Scott) is a highly experienced, established and fully qualified award winning freelance photographer

Exclusively Weddings

Specialising in flowers for weddings and civil partnerships in Hampshire and surrounding areas.


Peppa Pig World

It’s here! Peppa Pig World a UK exclusive and world first.  Peppa Pigs very own theme park, with seven fun rides and attractions.  Located at Paultons Family Theme Park, Hampshire.


New Forest Activities

New Forest Activities offer a wide range of attractions and activities for your stay in the New Forest.

We have continual career development opportunities for dedicated and professional individuals wishing to be part of our team.


We require a person to join our friendly and busy reception team.
The successful candidate must be well presented, used to multi-tasking and offer a professional efficient and polite service to our customers.  You will have superb standards of customer service in a similar experience environment, 


To join our award winning 2 rosette team
Would suit someone who is starting out on the ladder and has a genuine interest in the industry.
Opportunities to undertake various level NVQ’s depending with both roles.






Please contact us at 

Stanwell House Hotel, 14-15 High Street. Lymington. Hants. SO41 9AA


Download an application form:

Stanwell House Job Application.doc – (editable Microsoft Word file)

Stanwell House Job Application.pdf – (printable PDF file)


Email: CV’S to [email protected]

Stanwell House Hotel Finlaist for Caterer and Hotelier Web Award 2011