The Trough

noun/ ˈtrȯf , ˈtrȯth, trō / 

Where you go to Eat & Drink


The Trough is a bar & catering business. Here in the glorious New Forest, the cornerstone of the business is our magnificent converted Horse Box Bar. Perfect to roll into place, drop the ramps, and serve you a wonderful G & T.

Weddings, Parties, corporate do’s, public events, horsey events - we would love to help you out with all of these, in the fabulously cheerful, fun yet efficient Trough style.

Looking for “Food you’ll be glad you’ve eaten” with the emphasis on locally sourced, sounds like The Trough menu. Got a need for delicious food, let us make some suggestions.

Wanting a touch of Trough magic, but, well frankly without a Horse Box in tow, we have designed our new Trough Tea Parties for you, have a look.

For now, so you can enjoy a Trough Afternoon Tea at home until events on any scale can resume, I can box up the Tea & deliver it to you, ready to enjoy at home.

The Trough is here, right now with diary open and ready to pencil in future events. I appreciate how difficult it is to plan, but we are happy to help you work towards possible dates.

Get in touch,

Jo & Team Trough x


"Fabulous healthy tasty food all delivered from a quirky horse box!
I had chickpea curry followed by Eton Mess just all delicious. Great job thanks!"

Delicious food · Good for parties · Professional staff ·  Great value
Jane M.

"Fab food. Lovely friendly service. Cooked an amazing meal in the middle of a field"

Creative cuisine ⋅ Personalised menus ⋅ Professional staff ⋅ Delicious food ⋅ Good for parties ⋅ Experienced chefs ⋅ Great value
Brenda H.

"So so fresh and tasty ! Beautiful afternoon tea. Arrived on time... cannot fault ... apart from I could eat it all day"

Delicious food
Jo F.