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Wednesday 29 November 2023

Christmas Lights & Carols on the Green this Friday

The wonderful annual event to kick off the festive season, the Christmas Lights Switch On and Carols on the Green will take place on Milford on Sea village green at 6pm this Friday 1st December 2023.

At the same time there will be Late Night Shop Opening and an array of eateries open for everyone to enjoy.

Father Christmas will also be in Santa’s Grotto for the kids to visit.

Following the Christmas Lights Switch On, a number of carols will be sung by the Milford Primary School choir and also Milford on Sea’s resident choir: Total Voice. 

Everyone will be encouraged to join in, to create a truly magical atmosphere. 

Carol sheets will be handed out that evening.

For those using Facebook, please regularly check the page ‘Magical Milford at Christmas’, as this is where all the Carols and their verses will be listed, and also kept up to date with news of all that is happening.

Free parking will be available in the Sea Road car park all day.

As in previous years, the High Street will be closed from Boots the Chemist to The Coastal Bakery for the evening.

You can keep in touch with all that is happening with Magical Milford on their Facebook Page at:

Magical Milford at Christmas has once again been planned by Tracy Haupt and Diana Brushwood.


Busiest Friday of the year!

This Friday, 1st December is set to be the busiest Friday that we have seen all year.

The highlight is of course, the switch on of the Christmas Lights and Carol Singing on the village green from 6pm - and there is lots more going on besides.

To see what you are going to go and enjoy, please take a look at all the events coming up in village What's On Calendar. - Simply click on the image below, and then use the calendar at the top of the what's On page to select any date.

click image to view What's On Calendar




Tuesday 28 November 2023

Christmas Lights Takeaway Stand at Ray's Italian Kitchen

After last year's success, Ray's Italian Kitchen are looking forward to having their outside takeaway catering again, which people can enjoy on their way to the Christmas Lights Switch On & Carols on the Green on Friday 1st December 2023

Come on down between 4pm to 6.30pm for a tasty takeaway pizza, turkey bap or tomato & basil soup, and then wander down to the village green and enjoy the Christmas carol singing and Christmas lights.

There are also Italian Christmas treats and the chance to buy some Ray's Italian Git Vouchers for the special people in your life.

Not to forget, between 12noon to 2.15pm each lunchtime you can get Two courses for £15, or Three courses for £20.

Upcoming Events at Ray's Italian

CELEBRATE 5 YEARS RAY'S: Tuesday 5th December. A glass of prosecco and nibbles on us with any lunch or dinner.

RAMBLING MEN & JOEY: Saturday 16th December at 2.30pm. By now a classic at Ray's, a fantastic musical afternoon with your favourite Cicchetti.

ITALIAN CHRISTMAS MENU: From 1st December dinner & lunch, booking advised. 2 course £25.95 or 3 course £29.95.

CHRISTMAS EVE: Popular brunch from 10am to 3pm. Book soon.

PRIVATE DINING OFFER: For 8 or more people in December. Each person gets a glass of Prosecco & nibbles on Ray's if booked and paid in full by 18th Nov 2023 and you order from the 2 or 3 course Christmas menu.

WINE DINNER: Thursday 25th January 2024 Sardinian evening with Alexandro from Alivini. £68pp.

WINE DINNER: Thursday 29th February 2024. Chef Karl's food paired with Rioja. £68pp.


Give a Ray's Italian Gift Voucher

Any value from £20

Call in or contact on: 01590 645300 - info@raysitaliankitchen.co.uk


*Check out all of the Christmas Dining Menus in M
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Ray’s Italian Kitchen
11 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF
01590 645300

Fine Southern Gents playing live at The Smugglers on Saturday

The Smugglers Inn in Milford on Sea have Free Live Music this Saturday 2nd December 2023 from 9pm.

The Fine Southern Gents will provide an evening of live music, playing popular tunes to get you up dancing or foot tapping! 

The Smugglers excellent menu will be also available. Table bookings now open if you want to ensure getting a seat. Walk-in's also welcome.

Just come down and enjoy the music over a meal, or just a few drinks!

To book: 01590 644414 -smugglersinn@ymail.com

Meet The Fine Southern Gents - please click here.


About The Smugglers Inn

This traditional family friendly seaside village pub serves tasty home-cooked meals all day. 

The comprehensive food menu includes daily specials, home cooked dishes, Sunday roasts and vegetarian & vegan options. The drink options include all pub favourites, as well as quality cask ales & local gins. 
There are log fires in winter, a conservatory, and a family & dog friendly large garden with a play area for the kids to enjoy. Children & dogs are welcome inside and out.

Live music, themed evenings, and quizzes are held on special occasions. Private parties are also catered for.

The Smugglers Inn
88 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE
01590 644414

Parish Council Planning Meeting to discuss Manor Road Development

The next Parish Council Planning Meeting will take place in All Saints Church Hall From 6.30pm on Monday 4th December 2023.

To be discussed - Manor Road Housing Development: The Amended Application (23/10476) Ss7/Swallowfields For 170 Homes.

To read more about the Manor Road Development, please click here.

If you wish to speak at this meeting, please contact The Parish Office on 01590 644410 - clerk@milfordonseaparishcouncil.gov.uk

All residents of Milford on Sea invited.

Milford on Sea Parish Council
The Old Clockhouse, 22 High Street, Milford on Sea SO41 0QD
01590 644410

The Parish Office is open most days from 10am to 3.30pm on Monday to Friday.

Festive Fizz Night next Tuesday

The Cave are hosting a Festive Fizz Night on Tuesday 5th December 2023 in aid of the Milford on Sea based NCF Charity.

The evening will start with a welcome glass of fizz, gin, wine or beer, which is included in the entry ticket price.

During the evening there will be nibbles, raffle, music and the Opportunity to buy local Ugandan crafts and NCF gift vouchers.

Also, you can find out about the work the charity are doing in the slums of Namuwongo, and at the same time enjoy the Christmas lights and festive scenes on Milford on Sea village green.

Entry Ticket: £15 with all proceeds going to NCF Charity.

To find out more, please click here.

To reserve your place, please email Matthew Brearley - matthew@thebrearleys.net. Payment will be taken on the door on the night (Cash or card.)


The Cave
2 Church Hill, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QH
01590 642195

Monday 27 November 2023

Verveine Christmas Lunch Tasting Menu

Verveine have announced their Christmas Lunch Tasting Menu, which will be running on lunchtimes from Wednesday 6th December until Saturday 23rd of December 2023.

As always, each course made by David Wykes has a twist! Take a look:

Thermal mulled wine

Clementine and pine
Home smoked salmon and Babycham
Prawn cocktail, toast ice cream

The trimmings’
Brixham Hake, parsnip, cranberry, bread
sauce smoked bacon fat

All of the selection box! Why choose one?

Can you flambé an ice cream?

Mince pie, Mon Cheri, Lemon meringue

Christmas tree martini, Christmas pudding
Rum cocktail, Mirror espresso

Chance to Win Verveine Cook Book & Spice Tins

Anyone on Facebook who shares the Verveine post below has a chance to win a either signed copy of the Verveine Cook Book, a set of Verveine Spices Tins, or a £50 Verveine Voucher for 2024. Three winners will be chosen at random on 15th of December 2023.

To visit post, please click here.   

To book for lunch, please call 01590 642176 or contact: info@verveine.co.uk.

Gifts from Verveine

Perfect presents for the foodies in your life.

Verveine Spice Tin Blends.

Spices & Seasonings blended by David Wykes.

To add to the existing range, there are two new editions to the Verveine Spice and Seasoning Collection, Marine Salt and Merchants Pepper. Inspired by a love of sea and the exotic ingredients it’s brings to our shores these seasonings work perfectly with fish and shellfish, an essential edition to any food lovers pantry.

Available to buy online or from the restaurant. Please click here to view range.

Spiced Christmas Pudding Rum Liquor

Bottled Verveine original clear rum and ready to give your Christmas celebrations some extra spice. And yes it really does taste like Christmas pudding!

Cocoa Nib & Coffee Rum Liquor

Original Verveine clear cocoa nib and coffee rum liquor bottled and ready to give your Christmas celebrations a kick. Perfect present for any coffee lovers out there.

Both available to buy from the restaurant (Collection only.)

The Verveine Cook Book

Author David Wykes, Verveine Chef/Patron. 

This beautiful hard-backed book would grace any kitchen or coffee table with its exceptional recipes and spectacular photography.

Gift Vouchers. Available in the restaurant or on the website now.

Verveine Christmas Supper Club

This is a great way to enjoy a social gathering, meet new people, and at the same time experience David Wykes incredible dishes.

The Supper Club consists of One Communal Table and 4 courses for £32.

Upcoming dates:

Verveine Christmas Supper Club on Wednesday 13th December 2023. Arrival at 7.15pm, food served at 7.30pm.

Verveine Supper Club on Wednesday 17th January 2024. Further dates for 2024 will be announced.

To book, please call 01590 642176 or contact: info@verveine.co.uk.


About Verveine Fish Market Restaurant

Verveine was opened in February 2010 by renowned chef/patron David Wykes. This exceptional fish restaurant offers high quality and relaxed dining in a cordial atmosphere, whilst serving imaginative, unusual and exciting modern dishes. Dining at Verveine is quite simply, 'A dining experience'.

The restaurant holds a Five Star Exceptional Food Rating in the renowned Harden's Guide.

They take a slightly different approach to dining out, rather than selecting dishes they ask: How many courses would you like? - Is there anything you don't fancy eating? - and Do you have any allergies?

From their, they create a meal to include a mixture of Verveine favourites alongside new and seasonally inspired creations with the very best ingredients.

They offer great value 2 or 3 course lunches, a 6 course tasting lunch, through to exceptional evening tasting menus with 4, 6 or 8 courses. Gift vouchers are also available all year round.

On selected dates throughout the year, they also run The Supper Club, which consists of One Communal Table with an enticingly priced 4 course menu. This is a great way to meet people and enjoy a fun evening with delicious food! 

98 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE
01590 642176

Christmas Gifts for your furry friend

If you are looking for some Christmas treats for your dog, cat or local wildlife this year, then Paddy's Pool in the village can help.

Choose from a large selection gifts & hampers: Luxury Christmas Hampers from £25, Small Gift Set £12.99, Large Gift Set £16.99, Ruff & Tumble Dog Drying Coats, Doggy Advent Calendars now £6, as well as some festive specials!

If you would like some smaller festive fun treats or toys, the following favourite brands are stocked: Forthglade, Kong, Fish4dogs, Natures menu, Adios plastic & more! 

Last orders for Hampers: Friday 15th December 2023. (Collection on 21st December.)

If your dog loves to get in the water, you and they may like a Ruff & Tumble Drying Coat.

The coats come in a colourful range, and are designed with care and made from top quality double-layer cotton towelling. 

The ultimate solution for managing wet dogs!

To buy any of the above, please pop into Paddy's Pool on Milford Trading Estate, Laundry Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0WJ or contact: 01590 643054

About Paddy's Pool & Grooming Studio

Run by a professional and dedicated owner who's passionate about dogs. Services offered include a welcoming canine hydrotherapy pool for your dog. Ideal if your dog needs to recuperate from an injury or an operation, help with a weight loss programme, gain confidence in the water or simply enjoy an occasional good fun swim.

These is also a well-stocked Pet Shop, as well as a Grooming Studio

To find out more please click here.

Paddy's Pool Canine Hydrotherapy
Milford Trading Estate, Laundry Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0WJ
01590 643054

Milford on Sea Christmas Dining Guide

Enjoy dining out with family and friends in Milford on Sea this ChristmasBookings now being taken.

The Smugglers Inn:
CHRISTMAS MENU - Please click here.
CHRISTMAS DAY MENU - Please check with restaurant: 
01590 644414 - 88 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE 
Dog Friendly.

Ray's Italian Kitchen: 
CHRISTMAS MENU - Please click here.
CHRISTMAS EVE BRUNCH - Please click here.
PRIVATE DINING - Please click here.
01590 645300 - 11 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF
Dog Friendly Courtyard.

The Lazy Lion: 
CHRISTMAS MENU - Please click here.
01590 641111 - 32 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD
Dog Friendly.

The Beach House: 
CHRISTMAS MENU - Please click here.
CHRISTMAS DAY/NEW YEAR MENU - Please click here.
www.beachhousemilfordonsea.co.uk - www.facebook.com/thebeachhouse
01590 643044 - Park Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PT
Dog Friendly.

The Cedar Tree at South Lawn: 
PRE-CHRISTMAS MENU - Please click here.
CHRISTMAS DAY/NEW YEAR MENU - Please click here.
www.southlawnhotel.co.uk - www.facebook.com/southlawnhotel
01590 643911 - Lymington Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0RF
Dog Friendly.

The Lighthouse: 
CHRISTMAS FESTIVE MENU - please click here.
CHRISTMAS FUNCTIONS MENU - please click here.
NEW YEARS' EVE - Please check with restaurant:
01590 718040 - Hurst Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PY
Dog Friendly.

The Gun Inn:
Book before 10th November to receive a 10% discount. 
CHRISTMAS MENU - Please click here.
01590 642391 - Saltgrass Lane, Keyhaven, Lymington, SO41 0TP
Dog Friendly.

CHRISTMAS MENU - Please check with restaurant:
www.verveine.co.uk - www.facebook.com/VerveineFishMarketRestaurant
01590 642176 - 98 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE
Saltwater - Brunch Restaurant:
CHRISTMAS MENU - Please check with restaurant:
www.saltwatermilford.com - www.facebook.com/saltcafe106
01590 718390 - 60 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE
Dog Friendly.
Needles Eye Café: 
CHRISTMAS MENU - Please check with restaurant:
www.needleseyecafe.co.uk - www.facebook.com/needleseyecafe
01590 642458 - Seafront Promenade, Hurst Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PY
Dog Friendly.

Britannia Thai: 
CHRISTMAS MENU - Please check with restaurant:
www.britanniathai.com/milfordonsea - www.facebook.com/BritanniaThai
01590 642226 - 1 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF

Monsoori Heights: 
CHRISTMAS MENU - Please check with restaurant:
01590 644441 - 69 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QFWine Bar & Tapas

Have an informal Christmas get-together over a coffee, wine or beer.


The Cave:
01590 642195 - 2 Church Hill, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QH
Dog Friendly. - Open Christmas Day: 12noon to 2pm. 

The Wash House: 
27 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF
Dog Friendly.
The Paddle on the Green:
www.thepaddleonthegreen.com - www.facebook.com/thepaddleonthegreen
01590 642718 - 4 Church Hill, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD
Dog Friendly.

Polly's Pantry Tea Rooms

01590 645558 - 46 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD
Dog Friendly.

The Pickled Weasel Bakehouse & Takeaway: 
01590 641155 - 54 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD

Hurst Castle Café: 
www.hurstcastle.co.uk - www.facebook.com/HurstCastle
01590 642344 - Hurst Castle, Hurst Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QU
Dog Friendly.

Braxton Gardens & Tea Room: 
www.braxtongardens.co.uk - www.facebook.com/braxtongardens
01590 643601 - Braxton Courtyard, Lymore Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0TX - Dog Friendly.

Camellias Coffee Shop & Restaurant: 
www.evertonnurseries.co.uk - www.facebook.com/evertongardencentre
01590 642155 - Farmers Walk, Everton, SO41 0JZ
Dog Friendly.