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 Saturday, 12 October 2019

Excellent service & food - Have already booked again! Highly recommended

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

We stumbled across this jewel! The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The atmosphere, although we were expecting an “old pub” feeling was a chic country interior hidden within a 1782 building. Highly recommend and l look forward to bring our tourist groups here.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 October 2019

A very relaxing enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Monday, 30 September 2019

Excellent service and very good food. Choices on menu give something for everyone. Looking forward to going back again

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Visited On Monday, 30 September 2019

Excellent service Amazing food Only comment there was loads of salt ok our toddlers chips but you kindly replaced them 😃.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Absolutely excellent - ate there Saturday and Sunday just gone and also stayed there last year. Being dog friendly in the bar is more than a bonus for us - it’s vital! Have had first hand experience of the Bell Inn for over 15 years and it is now better than ever. Really can’t fault it 👌👏👏

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

We all had a brilliant evening, everything was great, brilliant venue, brilliant food, staff excellent, nothing was too much trouble

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Lovely evening with friends

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

I booked afternoon for a friends hen party for a group of 12 and there were a few in the group with specific different dietary requirements and We were so pleased at what a great job they did. Nothing was too much trouble the staff were super friendly especially the lady on reception unfortunately I didn’t catch her name and Thankyou to the chef for providing us with a very yummy afternoon tea :)

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

Delicious food, excellent size portions, attentive service, relaxed atmosphere and fantastic desserts. Really enjoyable evening meal.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 September 2019

An excellent evening. We were made welcome and the event well organised. The food, themed on Chile, was outstanding and the wines were top quality.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

I took my mum here on Sunday 15th September for an afternoon tea. I can only say good things about our experience. The staff were all so friendly and helpful and the afternoon was amazing. We enjoyed it so much we said we will be back to try the menu and my mum said she would even look to stay as she enjoyed the atmosphere so much. Thank you for making my mum's birthday treat a good experience

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

Another great lunch with friends, food and staff amazing!

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

I have just spent the last two days at the bell inn, playing golf on two great courses. The accommodation and food were top class. The staff were all well trained and did a fantastic job. We will be back Thank you for a great experience Roger homer

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

This is our second visit now and we love it!.. Food is excellent, staff are helpful, fun and polite and the atmosphere is relaxed and special.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Hi I’m glad you sent this feedback form as I was planning on emailing you after my stay. I think your hotel is fab! The staff are truly amazing and looked after me so well- it was wonderful. Thank you so much! I will definitely be booking again and for a longer stay than one night.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

The restaurant lived up to its consistently high standard. The food is very good quality and well presented. The staff are particularly friendly and helpful. A super dining experience. Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 August 2019

A warm welcome, comfortable surroundings and a very pleasant lunch. We will be coming again!

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Visited On Monday, 26 August 2019

I have eaten several times at The Bell but last night was the poorest service I and my family received.. Empty glasses were left on the table. The waitress seemed to think it was more important to set the tables for breakfast than serve us. My steak was very sub standard and in hindsight I should have complained. We will give The Bell a second chance but last night was very disappointing.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

As always we had a wonderful meal. The staff were lovely and very attentive. Food superb. My Mothers favourite place to eat :-) Many thanks for being reliable.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

Lovely excellent service such a love place

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Disappointing service. Waitress didn’t seem to know where to seat us even although we could see the table for 6. Took us to the wrong table then seemed generally confused with table numbering. Another waitress took our order and she was good. Although you ran out of chicken goujons that my daughter ordered and she offered roast chicken instead. That was ok until her plate arrived and it was a paltry half a roast chicken breast. The food arrived and all adults agreed their food was good and good portion sizes. The waitress returned once to check if everything was ok and we never saw her again. We struggled to find someone to ask for the bill. Dining area was stunning but lack of good service let it down.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

I really enjoyed the food but when we got there we were ignored for some time a simple I will be with you in a second would have been nice or some acknowledgement. The barman did apologise for the slow service at the end which was nice. The food was fabulous though.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

This was our first visit and we will definitely be back! Food was amazing (we had the roast...), staff were attentive and the overall surrounding of the Bell were welcoming and comfortable - thanks for making our meet with friends a memorable event... Even the washrooms were immaculate (a good sign that other areas of the hotel are also..) Just one really small thing, I work for Vectair Systems and you have our air-care dispenser installed - please could we have our refills in it?

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

Lovely place to stay in the New Forest. My only criticism would be that the buffet breakfast was disappointing. They had the smallest fresh fruit salad ever which was mostly apple. No Danish pastries and when we were there they ran out of croissants before we came down to breakfast.

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