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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
Price point:
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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

Our first visit and it was lovely. Just a couple of points .... Filthy chair in the dining room, that was changed promptly. Vegetables very undercooked, almost raw. Dessert selection disappointing. But the food was good and the service excellent.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

My boyfriend and I come regularly and I treated him to a birthday lunch yesterday which as usual, was absolutely incredible. The home made onion rings are a real favourite. I had the mozzarella burger and he had fish and chips which tasted amazing. I can not fault the wonderful service was was 5* standard! It's my favourite pub in the area and I treat myself every time I come down to the area from London to visit my family and friends.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Warm, friendly staff; great service - nothing too much trouble; nice menu; good location for walking... Room decor ‘tired’ and a bit over priced!

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed dinner at the Bell Inn and would certainly recommend friends to dine with you

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

We had an absolutely lovely couple of days, great food, lovely people, we wishe we had found you sooner! we are already planning our next visit! Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Excellent quality products and attentive service. Very expensive drinks but what’s new!

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Perhaps a Wednesday lunchtime is not a good time to go but I would not rate this as a 2 rosette dining experience. It took a long time to be served a beer I ordered as there was confusion over which beers were available. The food was average and my panna cotta dessert was underwhelming. I also thought £34 for a bottle of NZ sauvignon blanc was a bit steep. My dining colleagues thought similarly. I would not go again as there are many better places to eat for similar prices.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

We stopped here on our way back from our holiday. The service, food, atmosphere and setting was faultless. My 10 year old and fussy 9 yr old eater rates this as his top restaurant, it's a shame we live 70 miles away! Would definitely recommend!

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Faultless throughout. My companions had the Roast Lamb which they loved whilst I had the Sirloin Steak which was excellent and the cooking spot on. The trio of desserts was an absolute delight - in particular the chocolate torte which was sumptuous. My compliments to the Chef for what was the best meal I have had for a long time - and I live in London.

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Visited On Monday, 30 July 2018

Excellent food and warm welcome service was a little slow but we were a big party on a Monday lunchtime

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Service in the restaurant was excellent but bar very disappointing.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Food was nice but the service was not good. The staff were really surly and we had to keep getting up and going to the desk to ask for their attention.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Great place, amazing to have a sofa next to the table in the bar, was a godsend as we had 4 children with us. Lovely food and very accommodating staff

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

superb food and service ,second visit in last four weeks

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Beautiful hotel and lovely food! The staff are all very attentive and couldn’t do enough for us. Had a great stay at The Bell Inn. Especially liked the comfy sofas and beds! Great to see a hotel that gives you lighter weight duvets in the summer months.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Food was delicious and service was efficient but not rushed.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Wonderful night away. Took the dog with us and she was treated as well as us! Only negative would be the rooms are so hot. No air con just a small fan and on the ground floor on main road so couldn’t open the window. Will definitely return.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Great service, fab food and lovely decor!

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 July 2018

We know that whenever we visit The Bell at Brook we will never be disappointed with our meals, and the friendliness of the staff. Just wish we lived a little closer to visit more often.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 July 2018

Staff were very efficient, food was great!

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Visited On Sunday, 15 July 2018

Fantastic food and a very relaxed environment. We booked a table on a recommendation from a friend and did not disappoint!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Nice place, good food

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Visited On Monday, 09 July 2018

We had to actively seek out someone to seat us, having told them we were going to the garden with our menus think they forgot us!

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Visited On Sunday, 08 July 2018

Full marks for everything. Absolutely lovely. I have already recommended The Bell Inn to a cousin of mine. Thank you for the faultless service, wonderful atmosphere and lovely food!

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Visited On Friday, 06 July 2018

Very friendly and helpful team from reception right through to departure. Food was of a high standard. To be picky, Parfait starter was under seasoned & Sauce with Pork Trio was a little over seasoned but food is very much a personal judgement and we enjoyed the dining experience very much. The rooms were well appointed and well looked after and spotless.Thank god for the Electric Fan supplied in the cupboard on a very hot weekend. The Bar is well stocked, including a rare but favourite Gin, and has a nice atmosphere with a lovely garden to boot. A lovely stay and we will be back!

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