The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn, Brook, Nr Lyndhurst, New Forest, United Kingdom, SO43 7HE
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Open Daily from 12-2.30pm & 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
  • Accommodation
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Free Parking
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available

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.
All afternoon tea bookings must be booked direct, not available to book on the website

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
Price point:
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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

We must compliment your staff for excellent service and attention (in particular to my 93 year old mother) and the superb food.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Lovely place

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Very accommodating to all our requests. Great gluten free choices. Enjoyed a special birthday meal as adults which kids enjoyed too

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Very good portions on main course and plenty of vegetables.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Very satisfied. Great food, great service. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Thanks for an enjoyable Sunday lunch experience.

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

Lovely locally sourced food and friendly staff.

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

We had a fabulous meal - excellently prepared and presented.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 January 2020

We visited The Bell with our Aussie friends to show them how good the food and atmosphere were at a 'local' English pub. This visit did not disappoint! All staff were very attentive and friendly, the service provided was top notch and the food was great. Excellent!

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

A delightful hotel/pub in the New Forest with great food, drink and service. We have stayed here and also eaten here on several occasions with our dog, who has always been most welcome. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

Good quality food, atmosphere is great.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 January 2020

Wonder full people do anything for you highly recomended

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

A real shame that the service wasn't up to the quality of the food...

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Not used this restaurant before but was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Lunch menu was limited but it suited us.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

Starter course was too small for the cost, roast dinner comprised of hard warmed up potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, service was very slow, pile of cigarette ends outside the front door/kitchen, we were disappointed, not the Bell Inn of old.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

I really felt that I should give you feed back on the afternoon tea for 2 served to us today which was bought for my 60th Birthday treat. I was disappointed with the overall quality of the cream tea and have to say I have had much nicer cream teas and a better experience at other venues. Firstly that there was not an opportunity to have our teapot topped up or a pot of hot water available. Four slices of Swiss roll served as a ‘selection’ of home made cakes together with over baked scones did not constitute a ‘Hampshire’s finest and everything to make my day truly special’ as quoted on your website. I would not normally give negative feedback but I am conscious that my friends have paid £54.00 for the privilege of me having the experience of this tea. We were also sat at a table with out a cloth or table mats and your website says that there would be a choice of where we could sit, and thought that this should be available because although just after Christmas it was remarkably quiet. Once the tea was delivered no one came back and checked if everything was ok or if we needed anything else. I wonder if this is your normal standard or that we recurved the standard because i had a voucher purchased for me. I hope that this feedback may help you when you evaluate the service you are offering and look at the quality you are offering in a Champagne cream tea which quite frankly apart from a glass of bubbly’ could just well of been one of your standard teas.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Worth every penny for a fantastic Christmas lunch. Great food and staff! Will be returning in 2020.

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Visited On Monday, 23 December 2019

Food was great, really very good. Service on the other hand was very poor. Apart from actually bringing the pre-ordered food, staff were totally absent & I actually had to go to the bar 3 times to request drinks & bill. Don’t think staff were interested - too busy chatting amongst themselves.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

Very nice food, good atmosphere very happy table of 13

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Excellent service, choice of beverage and food. Our friends commented "Awesome food".

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Lovely team, amazing food for a very good price. This wasn't our first visit and certainly won't be our last!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

As we would not all be together on Christmas Day we decided to get together for a NativiTea (afternoon tea) on the Saturday before Christmas. Six adults, a lively toddler and a rather large dog were all made to feel very welcome and the afternoon tea plus G&Ts were delicious. Thank team Bell, here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

The service and meal, my friend and I received was 100% excellent, who knew sausage and mash could taste so good :)

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

Roast was very good. Perfect for a treat that doesn’t break the bank.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

Lovely atmosphere with great service and superb food.

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Visited On Friday, 13 December 2019

We had a great evening food was outstanding, no food left on the plates every little but eaten and most of all Russell and his team made as all feel very welcome. 5 start treatment wouldn’t expect anything different well done team Merry Christmas and happy new year to all the staff.

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