The Hampshire Fare runs the whole month of July with over 200 food, drink and craft businesses involved, from pig farmers and wine makers to farm shops and hotels. The festival aims to connect consumers with farming through local food and help secure the future of farming in Hampshire.

The Peat Spade in Hampshire is celebrating this year’s Hampshire Food Festival with its signature culinary panache. Executive Chef, Chris Mackett, has devised a menu which creatively capitalises on Hampshire’s finest produce to give guests a true taste of the stunning area. Incorporating fish, meat and vegetables from The Peat Spade’s tranquil, rural surroundings Chris has drawn upon his Michelin starred experience to design the below lunch menu which will be available all week between 6th- 12th July from 12:30pm and 2pm:

Traditional Dressed Lymington Crab
Greenfields Pork Scotch egg with Sunny Fields Tomato Sauce
Baked Tunworth for Two with Honey and Thyme Dressing

River Test Rainbow Trout, Local Cray Fish, Broughton Beetroot and Watercress Sauce
John Robinsons Barnsley Chop, Local Broad Beans and Mint Sauce
Greenfields Pork Chop, Mr Freelands Cauliflower, Pickled Pompey Cockals

New Forest Berry Eton Mess, Steven’s Candied Rose Petals
New Forest Blueberries, Pancakes and Crispy Bacon
Staff House Gooseberry Compot, Longstock Elderflower Yoghurt with Heart of Hampshire Cider Jelly

The Peat Spade is located in the fly-fishing capital of the world in the pretty village of Longstock, overlooks the River Test. This tranquil, rural setting provides the ideal environment for the fishing enthusiast and The Peat Spade is the perfect refuge for those after a relaxed drink or a hearty meal cooked by executive chef Chris Mackett. With 7 beautifully appointed bedrooms, The Peat Spade is also an ideal retreat for those wishing to combine a day of fly-fishing with a night of perfect sleep.