Mr & Mrs Smith Chewton Glen
Chewton Glen New Forest
For traditional English country pursuits, you've come to the right place. Guests at Chewton Glen can partake in clay-pigeon shooting and archery in the hotel's sprawling grounds, as well as hands-on falconry, duck herding and gun-dog handling. To see more of the grounds and the surrounding New Forest, try a treasure hunt, cycle tour or Apache buggy racing. As well as the hefty catalogue of activities that Chewton Glen can arrange onsite, the hotel can also organise shooting, fishing and sailing jaunts. You can take to the water at Lymington, 15 minutes from Chewtown Glen: the hotel's staff can arrange powerboat or sailing trips, adrenaline-pumping catamaran rides and luxury-yacht charters.
Pick up some skills in the Kitchen’s Cookery School; your day will start with coffee, freshly-baked pastries and a stroll around the gardens, before you settle into your cooking workstation. Learn the how-to’s of bread-baking, crafting seasonal treats, cooking up impressive dinner-party fare and more. There’s even chocolate-crafting, celebrity chef courses, and classes especially for aspiring young chefs. Most courses run all day, and prices start from £185 (including refreshments, lunch, all equipment and ingredients).
Please note that Mr & Mrs Smith hotels are part of an IHG Rewards Club Program collaboration and are not IHG branded hotels; accordingly, IHG Way of Clean and the IHG Clean Promise do not apply to those properties. Mr & Mrs Smith hotels follow separate health & safety standards outlined here: ihg.com/smithsafety
Call in advance if you intend to arrive via helicopter – there's only room for three on the helipad.