The Bell Inn

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

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

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

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.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

We had a private room for a birthday afternoon tea. We received excellent service throughout the afternoon and the food was amazing!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Excellent evening - superb food!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Lovely afternoon tea in a perfect setting, we will certainly be back!

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Visited On Monday, 27 May 2019

Had a lovely lunch in a fantastic restaurant. The service is superb and very friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

Fantastic stay. Staff were wonderful. Loved the ability to order a picnic to take with us on our long walk. Such a great location - didn't need to drive the car at all. Would highly recommend to our friends and family.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

Another delicious Sunday Lunch at The Bell. The staff are so friendly and helpful. Really lovely Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

Food in general was decent. However my wife said the chicken tasted odd and she found a grey hair in her food. She then wanted to leave so could have been better!

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

Absolutely lovely experience and food for our anniversary!

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

Food was piping hot and service was very good

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

Great food. Lovely garden. Brilliant place to bring dogs.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 May 2019

The meat dishes ordered for the table were of a good size but the veggie dishes very small portions in comparison. However still cost the same amount of money! Food was very tasty but afraid I went home hungry after the gnocchi. Lovely place to go atmosphere and decor-wise. Staff generally very friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

A spruce-up of the rooms is a little overdue. Chipped paintwork, ingrained dirt and a little tatty. A bit more attention to detail - 2 night stay but soap/shower gel to replenished in my room. Tiny bit of loo roll and no spare in another room. However, the ambience, location and overall experience is good.

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Visited On Friday, 03 May 2019

Stopped for lunch and enjoyed it so much we booked to stay the night. Very comfortable room and would definitely recommend it to others. We'll be back...

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Visited On Thursday, 02 May 2019

Lovely food, perfectly presented by a very attentive staff. I was also given a nice quiet corner table as I requested, so thank you for that.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

I’ve been to the Bell Inn many times. I can’t fault the food, the chef and his team are amazing and we’re never left disappointed. It’s sad then that on this visit, it being my 30th birthday meal the most disappointing and irritating moments of this trip was the service. It was actually mentioned on the special notes prior to booking it was a birthday meal yet the management team did nothing to make it special. We had to continually ask to have our orders taken, ask to see the dessert menu, and the straw that broke the camels back was having to go up to the bar to pay twice - once to ask for the receipt, and the second time to pay as no one came to the table. The staff seemed disinterested, apathetic and it was a really poor show. I’ve not had this at the bell before and if I’m honest I’m tempted not to go back.

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Visited On Friday, 26 April 2019

Fabulous as always, service excellent... The fish dishes were delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed it all. I just love this place ! Minor detail, seats were badly marked .

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

We had a lovely stay at the Bell Inn - we enjoyed their huge beer garden on the sunny Easter weekend. They have a Boules area which was great fun. Our room was the snug double which was fine for us as the bed was still a super-king. Everything was clean. The food at dinner was nice. The 'Sunday deal' was great value including dinner, breakfast and the room for the night. We'd definitely return when coming back to the New Forest.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Food was very delicious and the service was very good. Not all the information that I had communicated on the phone the day before ( about a high chair) had been passed on though.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Delicious food as always!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Excellent evening

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

A welcoming hotel, excellent menu, comfortable room. One minor quibble - bedroom was a little overwarm.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Yet another fabulous Sunday lunch.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Booked a table for a Sunday afternoon, it was easy to book and I explained that we had a dog so we were booked to eat in the bar area. The table was a good size and the bar area was comfortable and had a nice atmosphere. The staff were all very friendly and the service was quick and efficient. Now on to the best part of our visit, the food!!! We all had a roast, three of us had the beef and one of us had the chicken. All of us were very impressed with our selection and the vegetables were just as good! The portion sizes were good and the honey glazed carrots were my favourite! Overall the visit was perfect and after we ate, we sat and had another drink on their comfy sofas with the dog. The bar staff came up and gave him some affection which he loved and we left feeling very relaxed and impressed. The food was great value for money and we would definitely come back! Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Bell Inn is my favourite place to go for a meal. We’re about 1 and half hours drive away and find any excuse to come to area, have a day out in the New Forest and enjoy the wonderful food and atmosphere at The Bell Inn. Me and my husband (and our dog) were joined by two friends on this occasion to share what was a brilliant evening. Thank you to all the staff for always accommodating us.

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Expensive for what we got. New potatoes were slightly undercooked

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