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Tuesday September 1, 2020

To find out about all of the Clubs & Classes in Milford on Sea, please click here.

Contact  Jason Crane
Office: 01590 642500 | Castle: 01590 642344
VenueHurst Castle

Come & Visit Hurst Castle.  This historic castle is situated at the seaward end of the shingle spit that extends 1.5 miles from Milford on Sea. The end of the spit, only three-quarters of a mile from the Isle of Wight, and the views from the top of the centre keep are spectacular.  Audio Guided Tours available.  You can reach the castle on foot along Hurst Spit, or by a scenic ferry ride from Keyhaven Quay. www.hurstcastle.co.uk

Castle Café: Enjoy a hot snack, light meal or tea/coffee with a delicious slice of cake. 

Hurst Castle - Opening Hours:  
The Castle is open daily from 1st April to 29th October - 10.30am to 5.30pm
November to March – Weekends only, weather permitting.
Entry – Adult: £5.50, Child: £3.50, Senior/Concession: £4.50, Family: £17.00 (2 Adults+3 Children)
Children under 5 free | Friendly dogs on leads welcome | Season tickets also available

Hurst Castle Ferry - Sailing Dates & Times:  
Ferry service daily from 1st April to end of October: 10am to 5.30pm. 
Ferries approx every 20 mins from Keyhaven and Hurst.
First ferry 10am from Keyhaven and last boat 5.30pm from Hurst.

Hurst Castle Ferry Fares: 
Return Fare - Adult: £6.50, Child £3.50 
Single Fare - Adult: £3.50, Child £2.50
Children under 3 free.
All trips are subject to weather and conditions permitting  |  Friendly dogs on leads welcome
History of Hurst Castle: Hurst Castle was the perfect location to defend the western approach to the Solent. The castle was built by Henry VIII as one of a chain of coastal fortresses and was completed in 1544.  Charles I was imprisoned here in 1648 before being taken to London to his trial and execution.  The castle was modernised during the Napoleonic wars and again in the 1870’s when the enormous armoured wings were constructed.  Two of the huge 38-ton guns installed in the 1870’s can be viewed in their casemates.  During World War II, Hurst was manned with coastal gun batteries and searchlights.  Since the castle has been opened to the public many more exhibits and exhibitions have been installed.  These include the Garrison Theatre, the Trinity House lighthouse exhibition and the Association of Lighthouse Keepers' display room.  

Hurst Point Lighthouse: The lighthouse guides vessels through the hazardous western approaches to the Solent, indicating the line of approach through the Needles Channel.  It is situated right next to the castle, and the lighthouse constantly attract photographers & wildlife spotters.  Whilst you cannot go inside, you can wander around the delight surrounded area.

Weather Station: Fancy seeing what the weather is like at Hurst Castle?  Then please take a look at the Internet-connected Anemometer at Hurst Castle.  Please click this link: www.weather-file.com/hurst


Milford on Sea has become recognised as a Foodie Heaven on the South Coast. Our delightful seaside village has quality dining restaurants, pubs with great food, and quaint cafés & tea shops, ....indeed something for every taste, mood and budget.

Many run regular dining offers and events, so please visit their websites anytime to see the menus and what is on offer today.


Fine Dining - Fish | Verveine - www.verveine.co.uk
01590 642176 - 98 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE

Italian | Ray's Italian Kitchen - www.raysitaliankitchen.co.uk
01590 645300 - 11 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF

British | La Perle www.laperle.co.uk
01590 643557 - 60 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD

British | The Cedar Tree at South Lawn www.southlawnhotel.co.uk/restaurant
01590 643911 - Lymington Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0RF

Indian | Monsoori Heights 
01590 644441 - 69 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF

Thai | Britannia Thai - www.thairestaurantnewforest.co.uk
01590 642226 - 1 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF

Faros Greek Restaurant - www.facebook.com/FarosGreekRestaurant 
  • 01590 644999 - Hurst Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PY

Pop Up Restaurant | Hurst on the Hill - www.hurstonthehill.co.uk

01590 645558 - 4 Church Hill, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD

Wine Bar & Tapas

Tapas | The Cave - www.thecavemos.co.uk
01590 642195 - 2 Church Hill, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QH

Pubs & Food

01590 643044 - Park Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PT

Smugglers Inn - www.pubsnewforest.co.uk
01590 644414 - 88 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE

The Wash House - www.thewashhousebar.co.uk

27 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF 

01590 642236 - 32 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD

The Gun Inn - www.theguninn.com
01590 642391 - Saltgrass Lane, Keyhaven, Lymington, SO41 0TP

01590 642655 - Old Christchurch Road, Everton, SO41 0JJ

01590 642297 - Christchurch Road, Downton, SO41 0LA

Cafés & Tea Shops

Hurst on the Hill - www.hurstonthehill.co.uk
01590 645558 - 4 Church Hill, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD

The Village Coffee Pot 
01590 641155 - 54 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD

Salt Water Cafe
01590 643518 - 106 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE

Polly's Pantry Tea Rooms
01590 645558 - 46 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD

Needles Eye Café

01590 642458 - Seafront Promenade, Hurst Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PY

Hurst Castle Café - www.hurstcastle.co.uk
01590 642344 - Hurst Castle, Hurst Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QU

Muffins Galore Tea Room - www.atbraxtongardens.com
01590 643601 - Braxton Courtyard, Lymore Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0TX

Camellias Coffee Shop & Restaurant - www.evertonnurseries.co.uk
01590 642155 - Farmers Walk, Everton, SO41 0JZ


Mr Pink's Fish and Chip Shop
01590 642930 - Church Hill, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QH

Indian | Monsoori Heights 
01590 644441 - 69 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF

Thai | Britannia Thai www.thairestaurantnewforest.co.uk
01590 642226 - 1 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF

10:30 - 12:30
Contact  Giles Darvill
Tel: 01590 645589 | info@hcsc.org.uk
VenueHurst Castle Sailing Club

Hurst Castle SC Coffee Morning

Hurst Castle Sailing Club welcome everybody to their weekly Coffee Mornings at the HCSC Clubhouse each Tuesday.

This informal gathering is an excellent opportunity to meet other members and arrange impromptu sailing events and crews for dinghies and cruisers.

If you are interested in joining us, or simply interested in sailing, please come along we would be happy to welcome you.


14:00 - 16:00
Contact  U3A | University of the Third Age (Milford on Sea)
Stephen Hales 01425 627282/07704 446078
VenueCommunity Centre: Main Hall

Milford on Sea U3A (University of the Third Age)

Meetings are held Monthly on 1st Tuesday of the month with guest speakers. 


Tuesday February 4th: The Crop Circle Mystery, Speaker: Andy Thomas

Tuesday March 3rd: From Budapest to Brockenhurst, Speaker: Agnes Sweetman

Tuesday April 7th: War Horse Sculptor, Speaker Amy Goodman

Tuesday May 5th:The Social History of Bletchley Park, Speaker Valerie Young

Tuesday June 2nd: The View from the Wings, Speaker Brian Freeland

Venue: The Community Centre, Sea Road, MoS, commencing at 2pm to 4pm. 

Visitors very welcome: £3 entry on door


About Milford on Sea U3A (University of the Third Age)

The U3A provides opportunities for mature people, generally those who have retired, to keep active both mentally and physically. The U3A approach is of learning for pleasure. There is no accreditation or validation and there are no assessments or qualifications to be gained.

U3A stands for the University of the Third Age.This is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. It consists of local U3A branches all over the UK, of which Milford & District U3A is one. The local branches are charities in their own right and are run entirely by volunteers.

Local U3A branches are learning cooperatives which draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership. The teachers learn and the learners teach. Between them, U3A branches offer the chance to study over 300 different subjects including art, languages, music, history, life sciences, philosophy, computing, crafts, photography and walking. Milford on Sea U3A now has over 50 interest groups available to its members.

A typical U3A branch has about 250 members but could be as small as 12 and as large as 2000.

An annual subscription of £20 allows membership of any or all of the interest groups.

VenueThe Red Lion

Quiz Night at The Red Lion  

£1 per person - All of which goes into prize funds. Various prizes per round. 

Chance to win £100 in 'Play Your Cards Right'

Everyone welcome

Featured in CAMRA Good Beer Guide | Full Menu of Home-made Food Available

Wednesday September 2, 2020
09:00 - 19:00
Contact  Bray Associates

New Milton Market

The New Milton general market is held every Wednesday in Station Road, New Milton, BH25 6HR.

10:00 - 11:00
Contact  Melissa
07712 1064310
VenueNeedles Eye Cafe


14:15 - 16:30
VenueAll Saints Church Hall: Main Hall

Milford Art Group Meeting on the first Thursday of each month in All Saints Church Hall.


Programme of Demonstrations 2020

Meetings begin at 2:00pm and finish at 4:30pm with a tea break at 3:20pm

Visitors are always very welcome (£5.00 entrance fee)

January 2nd

Tom Marshall: Press-less Printmaking

February 6th

Paul Dolman: Oils – Buildings in Landscape

March 5th

Ana Villacampa: Arcylics Abstract

April 2nd

Valerie Nerva: Critique

May 7th

Aurora Spain: Using texture and leaf metal

June 4th

Teresa Rogers: Mixed Media – Floral

July 2nd

Paul Oakley: Oils – Still Life

September 3rd

Dee Cowell: Pastels – Animal Portraits

October 1st

Max Hale: Acrylics – Boats and Water

November 5th


December 3rd

Jake Winkle: Watercolour – Figures


Thursday September 3, 2020
10:30 - 12:00
Contact  Sonia Collyer
Tel: 01590 643943
VenueMoS Village Hall

Pop In

Everyone welcome to come & join us at the Pop In for a cup of coffee or tea, biscuits and a friendly chat.  There is no charge, but donations are welcome, because any profits go to Naomi House children’s hospice, Sutton Scotney.  To date we have sent them over £3,000.

Whether you are a resident, a newcomer or a visitor, come and join us and learn more about our beautiful village.

For further information, or help with transport, ring Sonia on 01590 643943.

Pop-in started in 1996 and is run by teams of volunteers from all the churches in Milford.  Special celebration Pop-ins are held at Easter, Harvest and Christmas, with carols or hymns and seasonal goodies, such as mince pies.

Organised by the Milford on Sea Combined Churches.

20:00 - 23:30
VenueMilford on Sea Club

Bingo Night at Milford on Sea MOS Club 

Bingo sessions every Thursday and Sunday 8.30pm.

Non-members welcome - Cash prizes

Milford on Sea Club
67 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QG
01590 643209

Friday September 4, 2020
13:00 - 14:30
VenueCommunity Centre: Main Hall

The First Friday Lunch is held every 1st Friday in the Month with the profits donated to the good cause running the event.

Lunch £6 - Everyone welcome to just come along to enjoy lunch and meet new and old friends.

Saturday September 5, 2020
08:00 - 17:00
Contact  Market Superintendent

Lymington Charter Market

The market has its origins dating back to the 13th century. Held every Saturday 8am - 5pm.

The market has stalls selling plants, food produce, general household goods, craft items and bric-a-brac.

Sunday September 6, 2020
08:00 - 09:00

Regular Church Services in Milford on Sea

8am: All Saints’ Church | Holy Communion   
9am: Saint Francis of Assisi Church | Mass   
10am: All Saints’ Church | Morning Service/Holy Communion   
10.30am MoS Baptist Church | Sunday Service (Adult & Children Groups)   
10.45am: MoS Methodist Church | Worship Service   
6pm: All Saints’ Church | Evening Worship/Holy Communion   

10am: Saint Francis of Assisi Church | Mass

2pm: MoS Methodist Church | After Lunch Club (2nd and 4th Thursdays in the month.) Includes a variety of speakers and activities. The After Lunch Club follows the lunch organised by the Methodist Church for those living alone in the area. People attending the lunch are not obligated to stay for the club. and vice versa.

10:30am: All Saints’ Church | Holy Communion 

For information on special services & celebrations, social groups and further information please use contact details or website links below:

All Saints’ Church: Greenbanks Close, Milford on Sea, SO41 0SQ
01590 644992 - office@allsaintsmilford.co.uk


Milford on Sea Baptist Church: Barnes Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0RN   
01590 645469 - info@milfordonseabaptist.org.uk


Milford on Sea Methodist Church: 108 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE - www.milfordmethodist.org

Saint Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church: Park Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 OPT

11:00 - 16:00
Contact  Tel: 01425 278807
VenueHighcliffe Castle

Three Counties Classic Car Club Rally.

Classic Car Rally on the Castle vista. Plenty of classic cars to wander & enjoy. Highcliffe Castle Cafe open for refreshments.

Location: Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe, Dorset, BH23 4LE | Tel: 01425 278807

Free Entry | Cafe Open

Organised by Three Counties Car Club | www.3cvccc.co.uk

20:00 - 23:30
Monday September 7, 2020
09:00 - 16:00

Christchurch Monday Market

A fabulous weekly market held every Monday in the traffic-free High Street and Saxon Square from 9am - 4pm.

Approxiamtely 50 stalls selling a variety of quality produce including fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, bed linen, pet foods, jewellery, clothes, plants etc

10:00 - 11:00
Contact  Melissa
07712 1064310
VenueNeedles Eye Cafe


Tuesday September 8, 2020
10:30 - 12:30
Wednesday September 9, 2020
09:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 11:00
14:00 - 15:30
VenueMoS War Memorial Hospital

New Forest Healing Rooms

Open for Healing Prayer on the second Wednesday of the month from  2pm to 3:30pm at Milford War Memorial Hospital Sea Road SO41 OPG

All are welcome. You do not need to have any Christian beliefs. 

- or for Saturday morning appointments at: Milford Baptist Church, Barnes Lane, SO41 ORN. (please contact us for times and dates). Sessions last approx. 30 minutes are confidential and free of charge.

To book an appointment 
1) call or text 07934 163 155
2) visit www.nfhr.uk  and fill in the enquiry form
3)email info@nfhr.uk

NFHR are part of  Healing Rooms England and Wales. Registered Charity Number 1125094

19:00 - 21:00
Contact  Pam LeGassick
lymdfas@gmail.conm - 01590 676839
VenueLymington Community Centre

Lymington Decorative and Fine Arts Society Monthly Lectures on the Decorative and Fine Arts.

A monthly illustrated lecture on fine and decorative arts. All welcome.

Venue: Lymington Community Centre, Fuller-McLellan Hall

Society Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month, September to June.

19:30 - 21:30
Contact  Annie Corder Mills
VenueCommunity Centre: Main Hall

Positive Living Group

If you are interested in Holistic and spiritual events, then this new group in Milford on Sea is worth joining.  https://www.meetup.com/Milford-Holistic-And-Spiritual-Events-Group/  The group was created by local resident Annie Corder-Mills, as a way for the many holistic events in the village to have a central place for holistic or spiritual events advertise, and for people like you to easily find out what is taking place.  

Annie also runs the Positive Living Group, which is a group that meets in the community centre every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, offering a range of talks by local people on spiritual and holistic subjects.  

If you are on Facebook, you are invited to join their group at www.facebook.com/groups/MilfordSpiritualAndHolisticEvents

20:00 - 22:00
Contact  Tel: 01590 644414
VenueSmugglers Inn

The Smugglers Inn General Knowledge Quiz Nights with Bob.

Held every two weeks. Everyone welcome.

Call 01590 644414 to book at table.

Thursday September 10, 2020
10:30 - 12:00
19:30 - 22:00
Contact  Sue Whitlock
01590 644861
VenueCommunity Centre: Main Hall

Folk Club Night at Community Centre

Hosted by Bill Hesp. Regular Guests and Floor Singers

Bar Open: 7.30pm

Showtime: 8pm

Pay on door.


Milford on Sea Community Centre Box Office:

www.moscommunitycentre.org.uk | Tel: 01590 644861

20:00 - 22:30
Contact  01590 642391
VenueThe Gun Inn

The Gun Jamming Sessions

Live music session night at the Gun Inn.

The evening is all acoustic, people are welcome to just listen and support, or rock up and play a song or two.

 Musicians of all ages welcome! | Come along and check it out!

Every other Thursday | Free Entry

20:00 - 23:30
Friday September 11, 2020
10:00 - 17:00

Southampton Boat Show.

The PSP Southampton Boat Show is the UK’s leading festival of boating. Providing authentic experiences for enthusiasts, families and the trade, both on and off the water.


Saturday September 12, 2020
08:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday September 13, 2020
08:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:30
Monday September 14, 2020
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 11:00
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday September 15, 2020
10:00 - 17:00
10:30 - 12:30
Wednesday September 16, 2020
09:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 11:00
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday September 17, 2020
10:00 - 17:00
10:30 - 12:00
20:00 - 23:30
Friday September 18, 2020
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday September 19, 2020
08:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 16:00
Contact  Amy Dale
Tel: 01489 774444 | amyd@hwt.org.uk

Beachwatch Big Weekend

MCS Beachwatch are coastal environmental initiatives organised by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), involving local individuals, groups and communities in caring for their coastal environment.

Everyone welcome to come along.

Please check www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/beach/milford-sea to see when and where Milford on Sea are doing a Beach Clean.

Sunday September 20, 2020
08:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:30
Monday September 21, 2020
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 11:00
Contact  milfordonseadfas@gmail.com
VenueAll Saints Church Hall: Main Hall

Milford-on-Sea Decorative and Fine Arts Society - Monthly Lectures on the Decorative and Fine Arts.

Venue: All Saints Church Hall, Milford on Sea

The Arts Society Meetings: Third Monday of each month, (September to June) at 10.45am (doors close at 10.40am) | Coffee is available from 10am.

Members’ guests are welcome, space permitting, by arrangement with the Membership Secretary (milfordonseadfas@gmail.com). Donations will be appreciated.

The Arts Society (NADFAS) Lecture

Lecture on September 18th 2017 - Charles Dickens - The man, his life and his Characters by Bertie Pearce.


Lecture on October 16th 2017 - Life and Art in Georgian Dublin by Tom Duncan.

Tuesday September 22, 2020
10:30 - 12:30
10:30 - 14:00
Contact  Chris Seward
VenueSouth Lawn Hotel

Milford on Sea Probus Club Lunch Meeting

Th Probus Club meets to promote good fellowship amongst retired professional and business men resident in Milford on Sea and the surrounding area.

MEMBERSHIP is limited to 70 and the Club meets at South Lawn Hotel normally on the 4th Tuesday of each month. (Excluding: August or December)

MEETINGS start at 10.30am for coffee, and normally include an hour's talk by an invited speaker from 11am, followed by a bar and two-course lunch

ACTIVITIES:Members' wives, many of whom are members of the Milford Ladies Luncheon Club, are regularly invited to Ladies Lunches in the Hotel, as well as to other visits and outings organised by the Club.

INVITATIONS to attend a lunch meeting as a guest, with a view to possible membership, may be obtained through any member or by contacting the Hon Secretary, Chris Seward on c.f.seward@btinternet.com

19:15 - 21:30
Contact  Sandra Ebbetts
Tel: 01590 644724 | sandra_ebbetts@hotmail.com
VenueAll Saints Church

New Forest Organ Society Concert

Organ Concerts are held monthly and are usually on the fourth Tuesday in the month at 7.15pm. The concerts are by professional performers on modern electronic organs - jazz, big band, light classical - all sorts!

Members have the advantage of booking in advance, but there are usually 30 - 50 tickets to sell to members and non-members at the door. Tickets in advance from: Sandra Ebbetts Tel: 01590 644724

Members annual subscription: £7.50 | Members admission to concerts: £2.50 | Visitors admission: £4


About New Forest Organ Society

This Society was formed in 1979 and the membership steadily increased from 15 people until 1994 when the number reached 200, and it soon became necessary to form a membership waiting list.  Since then the concert evenings are either full or nearly full - the hall holds 200.  Members have the advantage of booking in advance but there are usually 30 - 50 tickets to sell to members and non-members at the door.  Concerts are held monthly and are usually - but not always - on the fourth Tuesday in the month.
The Social Section was introduced in January 1995 and is usually for members only, although people on the waiting list are welcome.  These evenings are also held monthly (usually second Tuesday) and are intended for members to play their own organs and keyboards and often other instruments as well.  We also arrange other events, e.g. concert outings, party evenings or dinners. etc. Other events through the year include Classical Concert, Social Summer Party, Christmas Party and/or Dinner and Concert. The Society welcomes visitors from other Clubs and we are always pleased to hear from anyone who is on holiday in our area.

Wednesday September 23, 2020
09:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 11:00
19:30 - 21:30
20:00 - 22:00
Thursday September 24, 2020
10:30 - 12:00
19:30 - 21:30
Contact  Sue Baptiste (Hon Secretary)
Tel: 01590 641174
VenueAll Saints Church Hall: Main Hall


Milford on Sea historical Records Society Talk.

MOSHRS Members free & visitors are welcome at any lecture for a small fee.

Complimentary coffee, tea & soft drinks available from 7.15pm, Talk commences at 7.45pm.

A lecture programme runs each year and these are held on the last Thursday of January, March, May, September and November. 

The Historical Record Society was formed in 1909. The society researches local history and preserves records of Milford on Sea. They have wealth of records in various forms: maps, photographs, books &  transcripts of early records.

20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 23:30
Friday September 25, 2020
10:00 - 11:30
Contact  Annie
VenueThe Beach House

Holistic Well-Being Social

The last Friday of each month at the Beach House in Milford on Sea.

A friendly and informal gathering of like-minded people who meet to connect around the theme of holistic well-being.

This is a ticket only event.


19:30 - 22:00
Contact  Penny Bishop
01590 645572
VenueCommunity Centre: Main Hall

Jazz Swing Night at Community Centre

Featuring Windmill 'Milford's own Swing Band', plus Guest Artists.

Bar Open: 7.30pm

Showtime: 8pm

Pay on door.

Milford on Sea Community Centre Box Office:

www.moscommunitycentre.org.uk | Tel: 01590 644861

Saturday September 26, 2020
08:00 - 17:00
VenueCommunity Centre: Main Hall


Sunday September 27, 2020
08:00 - 09:00
20:00 - 23:30
Monday September 28, 2020
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 11:00
Tuesday September 29, 2020
10:30 - 12:30
Wednesday September 30, 2020
09:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 11:00
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