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The Bell Inn

New Forest, Brook, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO43 7HE England
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Welcome to The Bell Inn, New Forest, an 18th-century coaching inn. Inside we have made stylish updates to our historic New Forest hotel without spoiling any of its traditional and rustic charm. With open fireplaces, flagstone floors, elegant reception rooms and two superb 18-hole golf courses we are unlike other hotels in Hampshire. With nature’s larder on the doorstep our team of talented chefs create seasonal specials and mouth-watering menus. Whether staying in one of our 26 tasteful rooms, enjoying local ale whilst relaxing on comfortable sofas in our dog friendly bar, dining with us exploring the flavours of the New Forest or playing a round of golf on our New Forest Hotel's oldest course, we look forward to welcoming you to this timeless and magical place.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
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Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Shelby B wrote a review 13 Apr
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Lovely setting in the New Forest. Bright and clean, we went for dinner with friends. We had booked in advance and were greeted by Katie who showed us to our table. We had mains and desserts which were of good portion size and quality. Katie was a wonderful host and was very attentive throughout our visit which means we will definitely be visiting again!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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rgrant304194 wrote a review Mar 2024
Esher, United Kingdom1 contribution
The room was a really good size and love that the hotel was dog friendly. Our pooch got a great little gift pack with all sorts of treats in it! Breakfast was decent. Our only negative was that the bathroom had a bit of a smell to it.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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abroth934967 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Great find - exceptional place - food, rooms, location are all spot on . Rooms are a good size - all lovely quality bedding and towels . Day room looked super. Bar and restaurant for both evening meal and breakfast were superb.
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doris69Uk wrote a review Mar 2024
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I booked to take my elderly mother to stay here , to visit with friends in the village. Unfortunately, i suffered with severe back pain and was unable to drive us to the New Forest. Sadly we had to cancel our trip, and our 2 night booking. The customer service team at the hotel were just so empathetic and understanding. I think you can get a feel of an establishment by how they react to adverse situations. We really look forward to re booking in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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BabsCaro wrote a review Feb 2024
Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom51 contributions38 helpful votes
Lovely welcome from staff as we arrived. Meeting family for lunch which was delicious. Katie looked after us very well indeed. Niçoise salad was too generous and rather over whelmed the fish, although salmon was cooked to perfection. Again, dessert was of a generous proportion and well presented. Well done to all.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rebekah B wrote a review Feb 2024
Southampton, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
We visited the pub after a walk in the forest for some drinks and a bit of R& R. The pub were so accommodating as we had one dog, two babies and 7 adults in tow. The manager very kindly gave us the forest lodge room in which she was working in. This allowed the babies to explore, which was a lifesaver, as trying to keep a toddler still Dan be troublesome. We can’t thank them enough for their hospitality and warm and family friend atmosphere. We will be back soon for sure!!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mandy C wrote a review Feb 2024
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom30 contributions29 helpful votes
It is hard to give a rating - I will start with the positives - The wedding was fabulous - Wedding breakfast was lovely and service staff attentive without being intrusive. Although there had been issues on the way due to lack of communication at times. Charlotte did do a great job on the day ensuring everything went smoothly. However the reception team regarding booking/pricing and general communication was poor. There were numerous issues regarding inflated prices for the rooms because it was a wedding also customers being charged for their stay before and when this was questioned staff knew there was an issue and had been an issue for over a year. There was also confusion over reservations. The bridal couple had been told several things by one member of staff but then after paying a deposit were told that the things discussed were not accurate. We were able to get most resolved however it did cause a great deal of stress and anxiety leading up to the wedding. One key issue was the pricing of rooms for the guests of the wedding - where inflated prices were used - after a great deal of communications it was eventually resolved but on the day of departure we were again told the incorrect pricing which meant an unpleasant end to the weekend. This is a lovely venue for a small wedding - just make sure you fully understand all their terms and conditions before making your booking.
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pitsonair wrote a review Jan 2024
Southampton, United Kingdom49 contributions36 helpful votes
Excellent service throughout our visit for lunch from Katie. Pub warm and inviting with a real fire. Food excellent. Arrived hot and was deliciousness. Could not fault a thing. Thank you Phil for our coffees. My Irish coffee was perfect. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ptaylo699073 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Everything was so good. Room, ☆ Staff☆, FOOD☆this review does not need 200 characters thankyou!!!!!! What I have said says everything I needed to say about the bell Inn. I have gone up to 200 characters, because if I didn't, I couldn't submit my review!!!!!!
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BJG2024 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Staying at the Bell always feels like coming home we return several times a year The Staff are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The hotel is well positioned to reach all areas of the forest, stunning walks and lots of ponies.
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£110 - £164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandHampshireNew Forest National Park HampshireBrook
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bell Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Bell Inn?
Nearby attractions include Forest Falconry (3.4 miles), New Forest National Park (3.6 miles), and Paultons Park (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bell Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Bell Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bell Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bell Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Landford Poacher, The Salmon Leap Pub, and Renoufs (Lyndhurst).
Is The Bell Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Brook.
Are pets allowed at The Bell Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Bell Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bell Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rufus Stone (1.2 miles).
Is The Bell Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.