I dined at The Bell Inn last night a fully recommend it. Having sampled the cuisine at many New Forest hotels and restaurants, I have developed quite high expectations of what can be done using the local produce. The Bell Inn have got it exactly right; fantastic flavours, substantial portions and plenty of creativity (without over-complicating things!) The owners have clearly gone to some length to compliment the food by a fantastic varied selection of wines which was appreciated. The hotel and restaurant are both decorated beautifully, exactly how you'd want a New Forest retreat to look.. Which adds to the whole experience.
Will definitely be returning soon to sample something else on the menu, and hopefully will stay too as I've heard the rooms are beautiful too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Bell Inn, which has been part of my family since 1782. 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, mouth-watering menus, and have unique access to game from our family’s New Forest estate – a true ‘Estate to Plate’ dining experience. Whether staying in one of our 28 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Bell Hotel New Forest