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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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 Monday, 02 December 2019

Lovely atmosphere. Nice to be able to take our tea and coffee into the comfy area after we had eaten our meal.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 December 2019

Food was absolutely lovely

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Visited On Sunday, 01 December 2019

Excellent first visit, I would have no reservations in returning or in recommending.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

Sunday lunch was extremely good, quality of food and the efficiency of staff with their service is excellent, the staff are friendly and smiley. It was most enjoyable

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Visited On Friday, 22 November 2019

We love the Bell, it wasn’t our first visit but the food was absolutely spot on! When we bring friends here they’re always so surprised. Your chef is excellent- the pork and chicken were absolutely lovely and, when we’re deciding where to go for dinner, the name of the Bell Inn is up there in our choices along with Jetty and Chewton Glen.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 November 2019

We had an amazing afternoon, the staff were very helpful and on hand to provide extra tea and coffee but also gave us space and privacy . Thank you very much, my Mum loved her surprise afternoon tea with her friends.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

Special mention for the lovely guy behind the bar - very welcoming. So refreshing when our red wine was brought to the table presented opened and left to breathe 10/10 Will definitely return. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Delicious lunch at a very welcoming venue.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

We came few weeks ago and absolutely loved it , bought friends back for birthday and really disappointed with few things , my crab salad was really shocking ! Loads mayonnaise and no crab , all runny ! Couldn’t say on day as would ruin big birthday , drink order seem to take forever ! Roasts were really good and bread boards

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Lovely place to stay, cannot fault it.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Really enjoy this hotel, stayed a fair few times. Rooms are good, some areas need sprucing up, but the food is simply fantastic, with a great bar and great staff, they really make it.. but being woken at 5:30am when furniture is moved around spoilt my wife’s birthday stay somewhat.. price is a little steep, but all in all a good stay.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

We did have to complain and ask to be moved. We were put in the bar, where we had to be squeezed into a table where we couldn’t move and had to listen to the coffee machine and people at the sofas having a coffee session, once we were moved to the dining room it was fine. However, I do think with your prices we should have been put in your dining room in the first place! I booked this table weeks ago and confirmed the day before if you were going to put us in the bar you should have told us because we wouldn’t have come!

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

A very friendly welcome by all the staff and excellent food.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Nice food. Service average, we were forgotten.

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Visited On Monday, 28 October 2019

The pudding was a rip off. £7.50 for the tiniest piece of apple Dorset cake, it was barely bite sized, with tiny spots of toffee sauce. Disappointing. That said the service was amazing and the place had a warm welcoming atmosphere, such a shame the food let it down.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Had really excellent experience , great friendly staff and cosy bar , food great too , back on 10 th for a birthday can’t wait :))

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Beautiful and imaginative food. A little pricey, but fine for a special occasion. Pam

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

We will be back soon... So so good from the moment we arrived.. Looking forward to the Xmas menu...

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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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