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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, 11 October 2018

Excellent and attentative service - brilliant and could not fault

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Booked one night with dinner at this beautiful village hotel. Room and lounge/bar area was warm and welcoming. Staff very friendly. Reception staff excellent. The best part was the outstanding food created by the Chef. I have to say it was the best food I have had in the New Forest. Top marks for the Chef and his team. We will return.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 October 2018

Beautiful food in a beautiful environment. The staff achieved a perfect balance of being friendly but professional.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Very welcoming and courteous staff. Our room was spacious and very clean

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

My booking of 35 for Sunday lunch was brilliant. Not a single issue and the food was lovely. All my guests commented on the quality of the food and the excellent service from the staff. Many thanks for a lovely afternoon.

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

First time at the Bell inn yesterday, when we had lunch. Both my husband and I had the catch of the day which was plaice. Whole fish cooked on the bone and absolutely perfect. Would recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Played both courses. Forrest course not up to much. Manor course fantastic. Roast Beef tough. Other food breakfast etc very good. Bedroom clean comfortable bed.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Really great 24 hours. Great value an£ superb service. Lovely room. If I am picky I was a little disappointed with the breakfast. My friends egg was bought with her porridge so cold and solid by the time she ate it but otherwise all really good. Will go again.

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Service could be better. Just a little more proactive ness would go a long way. Took half an hour before my glass of wine appeared! Food fantastic. Presentation outstanding. £11.25 for a large glass of NZ SB!!!! Pricey!!

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Visited On Monday, 17 September 2018

Excellent food . Both dinner and breakfast

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

The Bell Inn was the perfect venue for our large family event. Booking was extremely easy and the team were fantastic in organising the private dinning room for our large party. The food was equally superb and enjoyed by all. The staff were so welcoming and went above and beyond to ensure all had a great stay, including the smallest member of our party who particularly enjoyed the ride on toy tractor in the garden!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Everything was lovely. Shame the chef forgot to sauté the potatoes on his special so we ended up with part boiled potato.

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

Fantastic local produce, superbly prepared and beautifully presented

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Visited On Sunday, 09 September 2018

Lovely meal served by friendly staff in a relaxing atmosphere

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 September 2018

A thoroughly enjoyable stay, all the staff are helpful and friendly, excellent room, comfortable and well equipped. Overall atmosphere very good. Our dining experience was good, but the four stars is due to both our main courses being spoilt by an excessively rich sticky jus. However, breakfast was excellent on all levels. Recommended.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 August 2018

Unfortunately one of the burgers was not cooked to our liking . We were not asked and all the burgers were red . There was also bone/ gristle not sure what it was in one of the burgers.Otherwise the food was good.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 September 2018

We arrived for our lunch table at 2pm and were informed there would be a long wait food, which was disappointing. We were then advised that the lamb on the Sunday lunch menu had run out, which is what we’d both been looking forward to. Thankfully the roast beef was delicious, and a great size portion. They did however run out of horseradish sauce! After chasing down the bill we waited for a long time to pay. When we managed to catch the waitress she said to pay at the bar. We’d ideally preferred to pay at the table, or at the very least have been told so that weren’t waiting around for ages. Overall food very good, but disappointed by menu availability and service.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit. We will be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 August 2018

Excellent location, well informed and friendly staff. Great food ,very dog friendly. An all round Fab hotel.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Super attentive and helpful service and nice food from a varied menu.

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Visited On Monday, 27 August 2018

Great place fantastic room ideal for one nights stay. The staff were great.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 August 2018

Very enjoyable evening in a very relaxing atmosphere.

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Visited On Monday, 27 August 2018

First visit to the Bell on bank holiday Monday for my fiancé birthday. Didn't realise when we booked it was a set menu for that day rather than the menu on your website. However it looked really nice so we ordered 3 burgers and the 3 southern chicken pieces. Food looked great and the service was extremely quick, nearly too quick but all looked nice. The 3 burgers were all nice albeit a little too pink inside. However the 3 chicken pieces were all very bloody and pink on the bone area and were very chewy. I did mention this to a passing waitress who had her hands full, but no one came back to see us. By this time the 3 guest with the burgers had finished and I had to leave the chicken as now cold. Therefore we just up'ed and left, without having a sweet and didn't make for a great birthday meal. Sadly today I have an upset stomache which I can only put down to the uncooked chicken as I haven't eaten anything since. Deeply disappointed as the pub looked lovely in a great location and I went on the reviews for great food but we unfortunately didn't have that experience. Gutted as would have definitely returned given it close to where we live.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 August 2018

Fantastic experience. Our first time but definitely not our last.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 August 2018

The food was amazing for both dinner and breakfast we were really impressed. All of the staff members were very helpful too

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