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The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn, Brook, Nr Lyndhurst, New Forest, United Kingdom, SO43 7HE
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Open Daily from 12-3pm & 6pm-9pm
Afternoon Teas available 3pm - 5pm

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 Friday, 15 September 2017

We were a little while waiting for our food (45 mins) but my goodness was it worth the wait! Absolutely delicious! We'll certainly be coming back! Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 17 September 2017

The meal was great and we were celebrating my sons birthday. Without any prompting our waitress had a 'happy birthday' message put on my sons dessert plate, which was nice touch and certainly put a smile on his face. Unfortunately I didn't catch her name but she was a credit to the establishment. We will be looking to return as soon as we can.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 September 2017

One of our favorite places to dine and stay over. Wonderful food in very pleasant surroundings. Excellent value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 September 2017

We had booked a table for 9 people for 1.30. It took over 1 hour to get our starters and at 3 pm we still hadn't received our mains. We also had a toddler who couldn't sit still that long, so his parents couldn't finish their meal because they had to go home with him. Service was very slow. By daughter started stacking the plates and my husband had to go to the bar three times to get drinks. I presume there wasn't enough staff on because there was also a wedding at the same time. I highly recommend putting more staff on if you have a big table and wedding at the same time!

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Visited On Friday, 08 September 2017

Service & Food excellent - we stay at The Bell Inn 4/5 times a year for a relaxing break. Our 2 guests who joined us for Dinner also rate the food & service highly.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 September 2017

Food excellent love the new menu standard of service & attitude of all the staff excellent -

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Visited On Sunday, 27 August 2017

Excellent birthday party in Garden Room, lovely food and good service. Friendly helpful staff. Could not be improved on! Special thanks to Mark who facilitated the perfect birthday. Will highly recommend! Our guests have said 'they will be back'!

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Visited On Thursday, 31 August 2017

All staff were lovely but Scott really stood out as giving excellent friendly service - thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 25 August 2017

Perfect location when staying in new forest, it's like living on top of a chocolate box tin !

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Visited On Saturday, 26 August 2017

Lovely meal

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Visited On Thursday, 24 August 2017

Soup of the day ordered by 2 of us but different soup served without prior notice. Fish pie x 2 was considered bland and not enough fish.

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Visited On Friday, 18 August 2017

Overall the experience was very good. However there were just a couple of issues why service only got 3 stars 1) When we arrive we were ignored for quite a while whilst 3 members of staff chatted. 2) The waiter didn't know whether the special, which was plaice, contained bones or not and when the salad was serves as to whether it had any dressing on,. Staff should know what they are serving 3) When a customers asks for the bill it usually signals that they are ready to leave, our bill came and when no one seemed interested in collecting the money. In the end we had to "nab" a waiter, eye contact with customers is fundamental to good service

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Visited On Sunday, 13 August 2017

Booking was straightforward and clear to do, thankyou. The food was top quality, and the atmosphere is calm and lovely. Would recommend highly, we will visit again, and thankyou again

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Visited On Thursday, 10 August 2017

First rate food - really impressive, it was another level. Faultless and a perfect range on the menu. We'd love to come back and stay in the hotel as a base for the New Forest. The stars off were only very minor points for the room we ate in, although nice, was not as atmospheric as the other areas seemed (i.e. Around the bar and in the oak room) - and could have done with some music. Also the service, although still very good and polite, etc., was just a little slow and not quite as attentive as would expect for the quality of food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 August 2017

Everything was fantastic apart from we asked for the bill which came quickly, but then we were waiting at least 15-20 mins for someone to come and take for the bill. In the end we had to walk through to the bar and pay. At that point someone else then reissued the bill, so they didn't even know we had been issued the bill in the first place.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 August 2017

Fantastic food but staff appeared rushed maybe as restaurant was very full so had to wait to order coffee & left without ordering these as nobody came after deserts were finished. This is only minor issue as loved food & staff were helpful on previous visit.

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Visited On Monday, 31 July 2017

The staff were very nice but some of the waiting on staff in the restaurant seemed a little inexperienced, but I am sure they will learn.

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Visited On Friday, 28 July 2017

A perfect place for a break. Comfortable room; excellent food; good service in the bar, in the restaurant and at the front desk.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 July 2017

Food was fantastic and really well priced

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Melt in the mouth scones!

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Visited On Sunday, 23 July 2017

great food & service

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Attentive service, good food, a little off putting having the national trust giving a talk whilst I was trying to eat but not enough to put me off!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 July 2017

We had a great staycation at the Bell Inn. Despite one disappointing main course, the rest of the food was great. The service was a little slow at times, but didn't cause us a problem.

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Visited On Monday, 10 July 2017

Lovely relaxed lunch with friends - very friendly smiley service and good quality food made with local produce. Their comfortable dining chairs were a big plus as two of the diners had back problems and commented on them.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 June 2017

The Bell offers superb food in a peaceful setting.The staff provided excellent service and we were able to enjoy a leisurely meal without any pressure to rush.All in all,a quality dining experience that is ideal for any special occasion.

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