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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Travelling to the New Forest for a week away with in-laws, wanted a comfortable hotel in a nice location. After checking Trip Advisor we chose the Bell Inn. we were not disappointed. A very friendly welcome and checked into large comfortable rooms. The added bonus was the Golf Course adjacent to the hotel as father in-law loves his golf so was very happy. The bed was very comfortable so all had a good night's sleep, which followed an excellent meal in the restaurant. Each night we were all very satisfied with our dinner and again very friendly staff. Breakfast - whilat a bit on the pricey side, was also excellent. The hotel is only a few minutes off the M27 but siturated right in the New Forest with great walks in the area. Thoroughly recommended

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled with family
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Thank tobymahowe
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Mark P, General Manager at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review, we're delighted you enjoyed your time with us. We are indeed directly opposite (and own) Bramshaw Golf Club which has two, diverse 18-hole golf courses, including the oldest golf course in Hampshire - The Forest Course.

I would just mention that it's always worth booking direct with us as breakfast is included. If you book via an online travel agent such as Booking.com the rate is for room only and doesn't include breakfast. You can be guaranteed of the best price AND breakfast, by booking direct with us. :-)

Thank you for the recommendation and we hope to welcome you back to the New Forest soon.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Our afternoon tea was lovely and fresh. We choose our sandwiches fillings. Scones was lovely fresh & soft. Strawberry jam was delicious. But no one asked if our meal was ok. We had to ask for more plates, napkins and knives and jug of water. The lady's was very friendly, but the men behind the bar was very Moody and it seem a problem. Maybe some training on customer care is needed.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled with family
Thank Teresa1938
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Mark P, General Manager at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you for reviewing your recent afternoon tea experience with us. I'm sorry your waiter/waitress didn't check back to see if everything is ok. This is very much part of their training so I will just remind the team to ensure they're doing this, as well as having a friendly, warm attitude. Thank you for making us aware.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Lovely, clean, bright single room. Bathroom/shower good.
Good service at reception and in the dining room.
Just as good as the last time I stayed exactly 10 years ago.
Will certainly return as soon as my travels permit.

Room Tip: Away from the road will be quieter.
Stayed: June 2018, travelled with friends
Thank SussexSmiley
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Mark P, General Manager at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Wonderful to hear that you're still returning 10 years on. Hopefully we'll see you a little sooner, again ;-)

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

My wife and I stayed here for one night with our Border Collie and were well pleased. The accommodation was excellent and the food of a high standard. Our dog was made to feel welcome. Just across the road is a small area of woodland, excellent for running a dog in the morning.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Mark P, General Manager at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We hear it's difficult to find truly dog-friendly places to stay in the New Forest, so thank you for sharing your dog-friendly experience at our Inn.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

I visited the bell inn yesterday for afternoon tea , we got there very early , but they were more than happy to accommodate us . The sandwiches were lovely and plenty of them , as were the selection of cakes .Staff were lovely as well very friendly. we will be going back & we will take the dogs next time. Thank you all very much .

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank Texida
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Mark P, General Manager at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thanks for the review. Definitely bring the dogs next time! We'd love to meet them and hope you don't mind us giving them a few treats, while they sit with you as you eat in the bar. We may even make more fuss of them, than you. Only joking. :-)

Hoping to see you soon!

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