The Ship

A bright, stylish and airy bar & restaurant headed up by multi-award-winning Chef Patron Alex Aitken, serving dishes that showcase regional flavours, local produce and seasonal ingredients. 

Join us for light bites with a refreshing cocktail, a leisurely lunch including our indulgent twice-baked cheese soufflé in front of our open sash windows or a thick-cut steak with truffle and parmesan fries for a weekend dinner treat. 

Afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea at Harbour is an indulgent and tasty treat. Featuring pretty pastries, homemade scones and delectable cakes, alongside fabulous finger sandwiches and savoury snacks.

It’s the perfect accompaniment of a flute of fizz or a dangerously good cocktail or two!

  • Monday to Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
  • Sunday's & bank holidays from 3pm to 4.30pm

Sample menus

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Opening times

All day dining
Daily: 12pm - 8.30pm
Afternoon tea
Monday to Saturday: 12pm - 4pm
Sunday's & bank holidays: 3pm - 4.30pm
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About the chef  

Alex Aitken, Chef Patron for The Ship, is one of the South of England’s most respected chefs and a thirty-year veteran of cooking in the New Forest. 


Private dining

Come dine with me

Although the hotel has no private dining room as such, groups of up to 15 may be hosted on a large table in the restaurant itself. For larger bookings, private dinners of up to 24 guests or 100 guests may be hosted in our Priory Suite and Guildhall Suite respectively.

Our expert chefs have created a number of additional menu options exclusive to private diners. You may create your own bespoke set menu, opt for one of our fixed-priced, set menus, or choose our ever-popular ‘Bring me Food’ menu, with dishes delivered platter-style to the centre of the table for communal feasting. Private diners in the restaurant may also select from the restaurant’s a la carte menu.

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