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A unique Opportinity for you , yes you ! to dine on Nelsons Flagship, HMS Victory !

Our Charity of the year 2016 is a little different in that we are sponsoring Scott Dawson in his bid to swim unaided around the Isle of Wight. Scott Is taking on this mammoth challenge in order to raise funds for Marine conservation Society and Meningitis Now.

This is  where you come in,  how do you fancy the unique opportunity of dinning on Nelson Flag ship HMS Victory ?  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity as this historic ship is normally only available for military dinners but the powers at be have allowed us to cater for a fund raising dinner with members of the public allowed.

The menu is as below, as you can see it is a Hampshire inspired menu created by my Executive head chef, Lee Butler. Any special diets will of course be catered for as all our food is handmade using as much local produce as possible, we are proud to be a member of Hampshire Fare.  

Ticket prices start at £95 to £120. Mess tables seat a maximum of 6 people and if you book a complete table we allow a 5 % discount. Rest assured all seats are wonderful (bespoke!) and have the same level of food and service. We have a guest speaker, the  Yachtswoman  Dee Cafara, and a charity auction, If you would like to book please don’t hesitate to contact me  on




Hot Smoked Salmon from the Vanilla Smokery, Horseradish Panna Cotta, Smoked Almonds, Pickled Cucumber & Cucumber Ketchup*


Textures of English Beets with Rustic Oatcake & Goats Cheese Sorbet (V)



Hampshire Beef wellington, Old Winchester Rosti, Shallots, Leeks, Baby Carrots & a Red Wine Jus


Spinach & Smoked New Forest Oyster Mushroom Tortellini on Crushed Butternut, New Forest Blue & Sage Sauce (V)




Rose Water Meringue with Strawberries & Cream & Dark Chocolate Dipped New Forest Strawberries


Coffee with petit fours

Friday 29th April 2016

A unique Opportinity for you , yes you ! to dine on Nelsons Flagship, HMS Victory ! Image