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The Bell Inn

Sumptuous hostelry serving New Forest delights

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Garden
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

This beautiful inn, owned by the same family since the 18th century, is more akin to a country house than a pub. A fine red brick building in a charming village, it has plenty of period features and has been very sympathetically brought up to date with an airy, contemporary look that makes the most of the open fires, flagstone floor and spacious, elegant rooms. The garden has views across the forest, and the dining areas are comfortable and thoughtfully designed. The bedrooms, too, are beautifully decorated and relaxing, with lovely bathrooms, and it’s a great wedding venue. Relax in the bar with a pint of something local – there are ales from Ringwood and Romsey’s Flack Manor Brewery – and an indulgent bar snack (the Tatchbury Manor pork pie is particularly good), before choosing your dinner from the menu, which has been awarded an AA Rosette and is firmly focused on modern British dishes. Attention to detail and an eye for the best in local produce are clear to see in the menu. Don’t miss dessert – iced passion fruit parfait or apple and blackberry crumble are equally delicious. And there’s a splendid choice of afternoon tea menus, including one served with Pimm’s…

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: 12-2.30
  • Dinner: 6-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Ringwood Best Bitter, Flack Manor Flack Catcher, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Thatchers, Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change

Accessibility

  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M27 junction 1, B3079 signed Brook. Inn 1 mile on right

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