All Day Menu
Monday to Sunday 12.00pm - 9.00pm
Monday to Sunday 2.30pm - 5.30pm
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Children's Menu available
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Event Space
- Outdoor Seating
- Car Parking
Beresfords is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 2nd AA rosette for food.
Good food and great service!! - combined with 2 AA rosette's for Fine Dining you will not be disappointed when dining in Beresfords.
Our Executive Chef, Chris Wheeldon and his talented team produce daily menus using fresh local produce wherever possible. You will be guaranteed an unforgettable dining experience.
Our Restaurant Manager, Aurelien Molliere, and his team will ensure that you receive professional, but relaxed, service.
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
No need to take our word for it, take a look at Beresfords Trip Advisor reviews - for which we have achieved a Certificate of Excellence for the last 4 years running.
For tables of 7 or over please contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. A deposit of £5.00 per person may be required at the time of booking. For parties of 10 adults or more a pre-order will be required also. This can be discussed with you at the time of making your reservation.
Afternoon Tea is served daily 2.30-5.30pm
If you want to guarantee a place at The Balmer Lawn, then you can book a table in the bar area or the dining room.
We can’t book a table for you on the terrace, but if you prefer to sit outside, we will do our best to seat you there when you arrive.
When the sun is shining in the Summer, people often decide to come down on the spur of the moment so booking the outdoor tables isn’t possible.
Our first visit to Balmer Lawn after living in Lymington and driving past for the past 40 odd years. It was a very enjoyable experience, despite the current situation with social distancing etc. and we were able to celebrate my mums 70th birthday in style.
Absolutely faultless as always! We came to experience The Lodge before lockdown and we weren't disappointed, it's absolutely stunning! Wow! Amazing service as always, wonderful food and such a lovely atmosphere.
5 of us came for lunch on last day before lockdown-despite this staff were cheerful. Food well presented and enjoyable.
Myself and my wife had a lovely time last weekend, I would recommend the hotel to anyone and we will definitely come back even if we go for walk and come in for some lunch or dinner absolutely beautiful food and beautiful people thank you for the pleasure of staying with you thanks Brett
The food was lovely and the atmosphere was good as it was busy. The service struggled but that was because of all of the extra covers they accepted at short notice due to the impending lockdown. To be fair I think they did the right thing and they should do everything to protect the business in these unfortunate times. We had a lovely stay. All the staff were warm and welcoming and it was all very clean.
Just spent 3 days at the BLH and it’s was a lovely break, the restaurant was excellent in every aspect. Great food & drinks and the new lodge menu was a lovely addition, the new outside area was great too with the fire and heater making it cosy. We will return in the near future Pete & Kez
A fabulous afternoon celebrating my mother-in- laws (84)and husbands(50) birthday. I am used to the offer of more tea or sandwiches. Beautiful venue.
We had an enjoyable meal with a very professional service, lovely atmosphere. Food was good although it needed a few improvements with regards to a taste. Side dish and sauce were overpowering the actual main course and passionfruit dessert was way too sour/harsh (it needed to be a toned down). Overall, a lovely meal and would recommend if you are staying in the hotel. P.S: your breakfast was delicious, everything fresh and tasted homemade - just perfect!
Lovely afternoon tea, friendly professional service.
Enjoyed delicious meals on two consecutive nights. Interesting varied contemporary menu & reasonably priced. Food excellent & beautifully presented. Hot plates & hot food. Service good too tho slow with taking orders - thereafter food & drink arrived promptly. Staff charming, efficient & professional. Will definitely eat here again. Thank you very much.
Thank you so much for a delicious afternoon tea in such a relaxed and safe atmosphere with friendly welcoming staff. You made our experience very special.
I love the addition of the pizza oven, as usual the food and service was excellent.
Great afternoon tea celebrating a good friends 25th wedding anniversary.
Food was lovely but the beef had run out by 1pm (not great when you are there for Sunday lunch!) and the pork alternative was very small and fatty.
Excellent service, excellent food. Even brought out a little treat for a my wife's Birthday!
Exceeded my already high expectations.
We enjoyed our stay at Balmer Lawn and were well looked after. The good weather was a bonus at this time of the year
Excellent Covid safe facilities.
Felt the member of staff was rushing about so much it made us feel rushed. Starter was tiny, mains was decent size, dessert was too much. Can't stand my glass being refilled when a couple of mouthfuls have gone - makes it feel like you're desperate for us to order another bottle. In all honesty wouldn't return to Balmer Lawn.
Overall the hotel was excellent. Small parking unit and the rooms could be better equipped when comparing per night cost.
Very enjoyable and friendly experience. Best Sunday roast in New Forest.
We had a fantastic afternoon tea, the food and service were impeccable!! Dining at the Balmer lawn is always a treat!
Excellent service and nothing was too much trouble