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  • The Best Picnic Spots in the New Forest

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  • 5 Reasons You Should Visit the New Forest When Travelling From Abroad

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  • Not Sure Whether to Spend St. Patrick’s Day in the New Forest?

    We bring you our favourite St Patrick's Day traditions ahead of the big day...

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  • Our 5 Favourite Spring Cookbooks

    As spring approaches, we get excited about what we can do with all the upcoming seasonal produce.

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  • 3 Ways to Make Your Pancake Day More Interesting

    For when lemon and sugar just won't cut the mustard...

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  • Woo the one you love this Valentine’s Day with our lesser-known aphrodisiac fancies…

    Oysters are the obvious choice. Find out what other foods will tickle your loved one's fancy this 14th February.

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  • Fall in Love in the New Forest this February with Our Favourite Romantic Spots For The Perfect Valentine’s Day

    The New Forest is full of romantic spots and intimate moments. We bring you our favourites ahead of the most loved-up day of the year.

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  • What’s On in the New Forest in 2017?

    Make your New Forest break extra special with one of these upcoming events in the new year.

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  • Tasty Alternatives to a Traditional Sunday Lunch

    The experts at our New Forest restaurant bring you some tasty alternatives to Sunday lunch. Read on for sharing solutions for a family feast with a difference.

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  • Looking for Christmas Games to Play with The Family?

    Christmas is a great time to spend some quality time with family and friends and these games are certain to get the celebrations started this year.

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  • The Best New Forest Christmas Markets 2016

    Make your Christmas lunch one of the best yet with a trip to one of these top food markets in the local area.

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  • Explore the New Forest Your Way with Our Walks for All

    The New Forest is the perfect destination for walking holidays with family and friends. Read on for our top walks to enjoy on your long weekend away.

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  • Fancy a cold one?

    A great tasting sign of friendship and relaxation or just a quiet moment to yourself, we have pulled together our top must-haves when searching for that perfect pint…

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  • Preserve, Conserve and Educate – and we’re not talking about jam, we’re talking about our home!

    If you would like to help preserve and protect our beautiful surroundings, read our top tips on how to help the New Forest Trust to do just that.

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  • Do You Know the Difference Between a Pub and an Inn?

    What makes The Bell Inn an inn instead of a pub? Find out more about these European institutions today.

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  • Tyre Yourself Out with Our Top Three Cycling Routes in the New Forest

    If you're planning a New Forest cycling holiday, our friendly staff have produced a a handy guide to the top cycle routes in the New Forest.

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  • The Glorious Twelfth – A Countryside Classic

    The Glorious Twelfth is a hugely important date in the countryside calendar. Come and celebrate with some locally-sourced grouse, while stocks last.

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  • Strawberries for the Perfect Summer

    Whats an English summer without strawberries? Here at The Bell Inn, we've gotten a bit creative with our New Forest strawberries - find out more here.

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  • It’s Time to Treat Dad this Father’s Day

    When it comes to planning Father's Day in Hampshire, the Bell Inn has everything covered. Check out our offers on food, drinks, golf and family activities!

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  • Out of the Office, Out of the City

    We know that work is sometimes so hectic you cannot see the wood for the trees. But we also know that being away from it all, in a forest setting, has enormous benefits.

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  • Celebrate National Pet Month – by bringing your dog to The Bell Inn

    We know dogs are our like one of the family… that’s why we welcome them at The Bell Inn, both into our dining lounge and overnight.

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  • We’ve donated £25,000 to the New Forest Trust

    The Bell Inn has donated £25,000 to the New Forest Trust, by donating a percentage of our profits into the conservation of this area - find out more here.

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  • Top Trends for Your 2017 Wedding

    Need some inspiration for your 2017 wedding? Here are some of the top trends to help get your creative juices flowing.

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  • Swap Four Wheels for Two at The Bell Inn

    Want to explore the New Forest by foot or by bike? The Bell Inn is the perfect location to stay for a dog friendly, active holiday.

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  • Spring Forest Food and Our New Menu

    Spring is here – and with it comes warmer weather, blossoming trees and a delicious new menu at The Bell Inn.

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  • Top Tips for Stress Free Wedding Planning

    Planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful and time-consuming periods of your life, and yet it is the most enjoyable and fun day of any couples time together!

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  • 4* Gold Inn AA Award

    We’re delighted to announce that The Bell Inn has received prestigious gold status after impressing AA inspectors with its food, accommodation and service.

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  • High-speed broadband makes The Bell Inn even better for business

    The Bell Inn is ideal for business meetings, conferences and away days – and now we’re able to offer even better service thanks to our new high-speed Wi-Fi connection.

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  • Perfect ways to treat your mum!

    To celebrate family this Mothering Sunday, we’ve put together the ideal forest itinerary… the perfect way to say “thank you”.

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  • ‘Winner Certificate of Excellence 2016’ from Trip Advisor

    We are proud to announce we have been awarded 'Winner Certificate of Excellence 2012' from the highly rated Trip Advisor website.

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