The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn, Brook, Nr Lyndhurst, New Forest, United Kingdom, SO43 7HE
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Opening Information

Open Daily from 12-2.30pm & 6pm-9pm
Afternoon Teas available 3pm - 5pm (these need to be booked direct with the Inn.)

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Accommodation
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Free Parking
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available

About The Bell Inn

Here at The Bell Inn, we offer delicious food, simply prepared, using the freshest locally sourced produce. Enjoy our menu in one of three dining areas to fit your mood! Choose from our relaxed, traditional bar or light and airy Garden Room overlooking our beautiful New Forest Garden. Or choose the Oak Room, our quintessentially country farmhouse dining room.
All afternoon tea bookings must be booked direct, not available to book on the website

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

we had a family get together of 15 and everyone enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service, some saying it was so good that they couldnt wait to come back.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

Another really good meal; thank you. After a couple of disappointments elsewhere recently, it's good to know there's somewhere we can rely on.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Fantastic food and service. We were made to feel very welcome and our dogs too. The staff even went that extra mile and brought out a Happy Birthday dessert for my mum.

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Made to feel welcome. Very homely atmosphere. We took our two one year old Labradors and felt at ease with them at the bar and the surrounding areas . Very high quality food. Also a centre point for the area.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

Fantastic food, attentive and friendly service. All round wonderful evening

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Excellent food, extensive drinks options and efficient, friendly service.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

amazing food - especially the sunday roast I would say a few more staff serving could help, it was a little hard to pin down our waitress.

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

We have not visited the Bell Inn for over a year but we thought we would give it another try and we were not disappointed, the service was tentative without being overpowering, the food was wonderful, we had three courses and could not fault any of the courses we had chosen, the wine choice is extensive and well priced, It was quiet for a Friday evening but not surprising as the weather was not great and in late February, would we revisit, you bet we will !! Our complements to the Chef and Staff

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

Delicious Sunday lunch including perfect roast potatoes and lovely fresh vegetables. Would definitely make a return visit if we lived in the area.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

A wonderful meal and excellent service. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Good service to begin with but once left with the desert menus we spent almost 30 minutes waiting for someone to take our order, I ended going to the bar to do it myself. I also can’t get my head around charging £7.50 for a tiny pudding, total rip off.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

It was a lovely venue with great decoration and atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and provided a great service. Would definitely recommend

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 February 2020

lovely place to catch up with friends. Enjoyable meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Unfortunately this was not the best Sunday lunch we have had - 3 of us had the roast lamb and it was tough grisly and extremely fatty uneatable mostly! The Yorkshire was so over cooked it was hard and nothing left to it! The prawn starter was nice but over priced at 3 prawns for £8 in fact the whole meal was expensive !! On a positive my husband said the beef was better but not worth the £45 price tag when the bill was split and he only had one course!! The staff were friendly and the service a bit slow but good - sorry came away feeling very disappointed and at a high cost

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Excellent!

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

We normally visit here during the evening so this was the first time we'd had lunch - and it was also Valentines Day. We were We were originally seated in the smaller restaurant but we asked to be moved to the Oak Room which was done with no hassle or fuss at all. This area was much quieter which suited us better. The service was a little slow to begin with but once they'd got into gear, everything was very efficient and each of the 3 courses we had were all excellent.

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Visited On Friday, 07 February 2020

First visit. Attractive and very comfortable; pleasant and helpful staff and food excellent and reasonably priced for the set lunch menu. Dog friendly in the bar area. Well located just a few minutes from the M3 and surrounded by lovely countryside. Only minor quibble - the sticky toffee pudding came with vanilla, not Xmas pudding ice cream as per menu; not worth complaining about!

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Visited On Thursday, 06 February 2020

My friend and I meet up for lunch about every six weeks for a catch up - she lives in Sussex and I live in Dorset - and we are so happy to find this little gem equal distance from us both. Lovely comfortable cosy corners to sit and chat, tasty food and friendly staff. We will be back, often!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 February 2020

As always a pleasure

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Visited On Sunday, 02 February 2020

Very welcoming. Comfy table by the window - good tasty food with excellent service. We've been a few times now & standard don't drop. Will be going again!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 February 2020

Such a lovely venue for my mums birthday however had to wait 2 hrs for main courses to arrive and our roast chicken was dry . If we didn’t ask the waitress why our meals we’re late I think we would still be sitting there now . So a first experiment at dining I do t think we will be going back

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

A great find - will definitely return. A very comfortable and pleasant stay.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Food quality, staff and restaurant were all top quality!

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

We absolutely love staying at the Bell. We had a special rate but always good value for money. The hot water was a bit hit and miss in room 32. Didn't cause huge problems for us but may be for others. Will definitely stay again and have recommended to family who have actually booked to stay with you this year.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

Excellent food, especially the fish and chips! We will definitely be back

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