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The Bell Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Brook
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Excellent service, value and location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

Superb value from an ideally located hotel. Friendly and efficient staff and excellent food.

  • Stayed May 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

A lovely hotel in a great location. The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and despite our early arrival immediately finished preparing our room and allowed us to check-in. We ate in the restaurant and the food was good and very reasonably priced. A good golf course too according to my husband. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Verbier, Valais, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

Having spent a lot of time looking at places to stay in the New Forest I final settled on staying at the Bell inn. On arrival we where greeted by the lovely staff and they made sure our stay was unforgettable. They where very polite, very informative of the local area and knew a great deal about the wine that we enjoyed with our 5* meal in the restaurant. I even had time to play 18 holes on the forest course and the course was challenging, very well kept and made for a wonderful afternoon. The beer garden is also very refreshing and was the perfect place to enjoy a few drinks before supper.

The hotels room are also 1st class and if anyone is looking for a place to stay in the New Forest i would recommend looking no further than the Bell Inn. Thank you again for making our stay in the New Forest so special.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

The food here is imaginative, tasty and fully deserving of it's two rosette grading.
Twice baked cheese souffle, asparagus and loose hanger cheese risotto were outstanding, good service in a relaxed well appointed bar area.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

The Bell Inn is beautifully positioned in the heart of the New Forest, with New Forest ponies and donkeys wandering around outside. Inside it is quite smart, but still cosy. The food is very good with a fine selection of food including fresh fish on the 'specials' menu.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

Took family for a late lunch 4.30pm to Bell Inn. Sat in garden which was nice. Serving sandwiches, selection of mains (Fish & chips etc) and Afternoon Teas. Staff very friendly, great service. Had a selection of food, Soup (homemade) Fish & chips (amazing) full afternoon tea. Thoroughly enjoyed the food, especially the fish & chips, large piece of fish and super batter. Great to find somewhere serving late afternoon, as tried 2 other places in New Forest with no joy. Would definately return, very pleasant afternoon. Did not stay at hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

Very well situated and comfy hotel. Rooms not huge, but have everything you need including a good sized bed - got a great night's sleep. Ideal for exploring the New Forest and right on top of a golf course too (my husband swears he didn't know this when he booked, but is already planning a return visit with golfing friends!). Excellent evening meal. Brilliant breakfast in terms of quality, but if you order anything other than the straight Full English it is a bit hit and miss what you actually end up with. Don't let that put you off though - the staff are lovely. Couldn't be more helfpul. Good value for money and would definitely go back. Already recommended it to friends.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Bell Inn

Property: The Bell Inn
Address: Roger Penny Way, Brook, New Forest SO43 7HE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Brook
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Brook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bell Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dating from 1782, The Bell Inn combines period features with contemporary style. We're located in the heart of the New Forest National Park in the tranquil hamlet of Bramshaw, yet we are only one minute from the M27! We specialise in looking after small numbers of guests, whether a golf group, a few friends on a short break, or for a business meeting. Our reputation for quality cuisine and wines is growing all the time. Our chefs are dedicated to using locally sourced food and follow the principle of sourcing a significant amount of our produce from within the New Forest. ... more   less 
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