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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, 07 February 2019

Food was great although my spinach risotto was really pea risotto...a little disappointing really. An old fashioned pud choice would be good too...apple pie, sponge pud etc Otherwise we had a lovely evening and perfect birthday meal

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Service was awful, the food was disappointing, the roast potatoes were rock hard. Although I mentioned this when they eventually came to collect our plates, there was no offer even of a complimentary coffee as you would have expected.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Excellent tea.Great value for money. Beautiful scones. Delicious sandwiches

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Excellent food & service in a very welcoming environment. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Thanks so much for a lovely lunch/meeting. Everyone agreed that the food and service were outstanding and they've all asked me to book The Bell Inn again next year!

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Visited On Monday, 07 January 2019

Only 2 meat dishes on the menu but the one I chose was very good and at least you know it’s cooked fresh

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Visited On Friday, 04 January 2019

The service was rather inattentive. The waitress didn’t seem to care about us whatsoever. No other drinks were offered even when empty glasses were left on the table. We weren’t asked how the food was or any normal “good service” questions you would expect at a nice restaurant. We felt like abit of an afterthought. The service bell was ringing and ringing and ringing (we presumed the chef was ringing for service) and then finally my desert was brought through after a long wait and the ice cream was all melted....as if it had been sitting under a heat lamp with a chef ringing for ages... The food was very nice though. Crispy, light batter on the fish and the duck was very nice with its various accompaniments.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 January 2019

It was a lovely meal served by polite and friendly staff in a pleasant room with plenty of space.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

We booked our cousins lunch for14 of us. Then major illnesses took over during December and in the event only 10 made it on the day. Had to keep changing numbers and menu choices up to the day itself. Your reception staff were exceptionally understanding as indeed were Chef’s team and the service team. Spoke to Chef afterwards to say we enjoyed it. Have re booked for 2019 which ‘says it all’

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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

We stayed here for a few days away from London. We work in the hospitality industry ourselves and thought the food, service and overall experience here was great. Particular mentions to Scott and the kitchen team. Happy new year!

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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

Always brilliant. Service friendly and efficient. Chef is fantastic. Dishes look like something of Master Chef and taste great.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

This was our first year having a Christmas Day meal cooked for us and it was a real treat. We loved our meal, the staff were really friendly & helpful and the atmosphere was relaxed. Shame we were all so full we couldn't manage the cheese course which would have been amazing!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

We have had several family celebrations at the Bell Inn and we have been very well looked after on each occasion. The service is professional but extremely friendly. This time we decided to have an overnight stay. We were so well looked after from the minute we arrived until we unfortunately had to leave! All the staff are very professional, cheerful and attentive. We love it here and look forward to staying again in the near future. Thank you to you all.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

As usual excellent 😁👊

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Visited On Sunday, 23 December 2018

All staff were very friendly and helpful. Nice selection of gins. We all thought the roast beef was excellent. Relaxed country pub atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

Have been to The Bell several times now, my latest was a bit confusing and not up to the usual high standard. Two of us are gluten free, I am Coeliac. The waiter who seated us checked if anyone was Coeliac. I told him I was and he explained that the Tempura Prawns and chips were unsuitable for Coeliacs because there was no separate fryer. He also told us about the catch of the day. After looking at the menu I decided to check about the suitability of the prawns and a different waitress confirmed they were suitable for Coeliacs so I had them. As I have had symptoms of eating gluten I contacted The Bell who assured me that they the food should have been gluten free. However the menu does have a disclaimer that allergens may be present. So I am rather confused after my visit. The food quality was good on the whole although our samphire was woody and partly inedible and a replacement vegetable came some time after I had finished my fish and potatoes. The food is pricey. I will go back perhaps for the bettter value weekday specials and as a Coeliac I will avoid anything deep fried.

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Visited On Friday, 21 December 2018

Delicious food and very good service.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

Excellent food and service in a relaxing environment

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Visited On Sunday, 16 December 2018

Excellent service

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Visited On Thursday, 13 December 2018

A very cosy welcoming venue,with very quick service however our main course [christmas dinner] and the separate vegetables were cold and served on cold plates and dishes. Our enjoyment was also hampered by an extremely loud and boisterous group seated near us making conversation very difficult, although this was not the fault of staff. Will probably try it again after xmas.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 December 2018

Excellent lunch time meal. Great staff. Well done.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Great pub, attentive service when you caught the staffs eye

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

We booked our table in October and were very disappointed when I rang to check two days prior to our booking, that we could not have the Christmas menu as originally requested as we had not given 7 days notice. We had not been told at the time of booking that we had to confirm that. The.menu was therefore not very seasonal and the battered fish and chips rather greasy and we both ate less than half of the main course. I have dined with you several times but on this occasion we felt let down.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

Yet another visit to The Bell and as usual excellent service, pleasant environment and great food. We have introduced several friends and relations to the restaurant and the option of a vegan meal is a great addition.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Had our staff Christmas party here, lovely place. great food and friendly staff. We will be back.

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