About The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn is a charming 18th Century Coaching Inn located in the midst of the beautiful New Forest close to Lyndhurst. Surrounded by ancient woodland yet only 5 minutes away from Junction 1 of the M27, It’s the best of both worlds and has been awarded a fourth AA Inn Star.

Owned by the same family throughout it’s history, this listed building is as much part of the timeless landscape as the ponies and deer which roam free through the surrounding forest.

Inside, The Bell Inn has recently undergone a programme of sympathetic refurbishment. The flagstone floors, large open fires and beamed reception rooms are complemented by stylish furnishings, comfortable lounge areas and light, spacious dining rooms. In addition, there are well equipped meeting rooms for the business traveller. At the heart of the inn is the large, welcoming bar where guests, locals, golfers, walkers and dogs convene for a drink and something to eat.


The Bell Inn is open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Afternoon Teas with locally sourced menu choices, Daily Specials and Light Bites.


There are 28 en-suite bedrooms which are all furnished in a contemporary and comfortable style. There are 4 different room types – Classic, Forest, Estate and Manor. We do have ground floor rooms, Family Rooms and dog friendly rooms so please ask if you have a specific requirement.


The Bell Inn boasts two outstanding 18-hole golf courses – the traditional Manor Course and the oldest golf course in Hampshire, the Forest Course which is played through the trees and heathland.

The wonderful central location makes this special place an ideal base for all the activities and attractions that the New Forest and Hampshire have to offer including walking, cycling, horse riding, Paulton’s Park (featuring Peppa Pig World), Beaulieu Motor Museum and Exbury Gardens to name but a few.

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