Monday to Saturday 12.00pm - 2.30pm
Sunday 12.30pm - 3.00pm
Monday - Sunday 6.30pm - 9.00pm
- 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
- Outside Seating Area
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 Mol, 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 2.00-5.30pm
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.
I had mentitled when booking that it was a wedding anniversary celebration. I could see that this information was on the booking sheet. It would have been nice if a mention had been made of our celebration at some point during our meal. I do not like service charges beine included in my bill - I'm a generous tipper, but want to make up my own mind rather than having 10% added (less than I usually give)
We had a lovely time, beautiful surroundings. Nice fire going. Staff were very attentive and the Afterrnoon Tea was excellent, didn't have enough room for all the cakes.
Good food, attentive and professional service. Restaurant very noisy.
As we were going on to a reception in the Beaulieu Suite we wanted only a light snack so opted for sandwiches and coffee. Doorstep they were but the Wessex ham with wholegrain mustard did not even cover the bread, was of an inferior quality and was very disappointing. The bread was good though.
we had the 7 course taster menu which was amazing
lovely pleasant atmosphere, weather was great so was the afternoon tea would have been lovely few more sandwiches as not enough .
I had looked up the menus on the website before we arrrived and noticed they offered a tasting menu. We weren’t give this menu when we sat down to eat, I had to ask for it. (later in the evening a couple near us asked about our food and were disappointed they hadn’t been offered that menu either. Overall food and service were great Not sure a bread course goes with fine dining, but the rest of the courses and wine pairing were good. It did get a bit noisy as the restaurant filled up but we weren’t rushed at any point with our meal. Only one timing Issue with our dessert arriving before the wine.
I think we were just unlucky this time hence the scores. A bit disappointing and not up to the usual standard. Might try new places now??
Delicious sparkling afternoon tea.
I am gluten and dairy intolerant and was disappointed with what you offered me for afternoon tea.
Lovely afternoon tea. Food was great and the service was excellent.
Excellent service. A little slow at times, but they were very accommodating to my additional requests - I am type 1 diabetic so required the weight of the cakes and scones to assist my carb counting/insulin dosing, which the manager willingly provided without issue, and they had some low sugar jam available which I was provided without asking. Very helpful.
When spending £24 on a main dish you would expect it to be outstanding. The fish stated was not available and then the dish had missing elements. When this was mentioned to the waitress she said ‘would you like it now’ (at the end of the meal!)
A stunning location with service to match
Lovely afternoon tea, and great quiet place to relax. Beautiful surroundings too.
I had lamb and my wife had pork belly. Both were good - better than the previous evening when the Gnocci was disappointing.
Excellent service, friendly staff and excellent cuisine, both at dinner and breakfast
Service was amazing, staff were so attentive.
Had a afternoon tea which unfortunately was disappointing. Sandwiches had the tiniest amount of filling, the kind id expect at a child’s party. Scones I must say were a positive and warm, cakes were very unexciting. The staff were very polite and attentive We would not be tempted to book a night to stay as feel it’s not a 4 star hotel
Excellent,food,wine,service and staff who were very helpful attentive and friendly.
This is our second year in a row of choosing to have an anniversary afternoon tea at The Balmerlawn Hotel. It didn't disappoint. The staff were lovely and the food was just as delicious as last year. The sandwiches were fresh and the choice was good. The scones were still warm from being baked and the cakes were amazing. I would highly recommend an afternoon tea there.
Lovely, dedicated staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Tea was delicious and watching the ponies frolick outside was the cherry on top! An afternoon to remember
Excellent highly recommended!
Attentive but not intrusive service, delicious food (duck for my friend and pork for me). I'm sure we will be back!
Lovely staff makes it more special Egar is a brillent member of staff.