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One Of The Best Pubs In The New Forest

Looking for the best pubs in the New Forest?

Look no further. Our family-run inn is renowned as one of the best pubs in the New Forest, and it’s easy to see why.

Not only do we serve up fresh, local dishes daily but we have one of the best selection of drinks around. Fancy yourself as a bit of a wine connoisseur? No problem. Gin’s more your thing? Sure! Were you hoping for a flat white overlooking our beautiful garden or a jasmine tea in front of the open fire? Whatever your tipple of choice, we’ve got the perfect thing to whet your whistle.

The New Forest has a great tradition for fine pubs and inns, but if you’re looking for pubs in the New Forest with fantastic food, great drinks, comfortable rooms and service which is second-to-none, you’ll be hard pushed to find somewhere better than our family-run Bell Inn. In fact, The Bell Inn has been run by the same family, the Crosthwaite Eyres, for more than 200 years. So if anyone has perfected the art of creating the perfect pub in the New Forest, we like to think it’s us!

So what are you waiting for, come ‘Inn’ and join us for a drink or two and a bite to eat. And if day turns to night without you knowing, you can always rest your weary head in one of our comfortable and cosy rooms, that’s the joy of being an Inn!

Gins at the Inn

With one of the best selections of gin around, we pride ourselves as the best place in the New Forest for a G&T.

Whether you want to relax in front of the fire on a winter's evening or sip an ice cold drink in the garden on a summer's afternoon - we've the perfect Gin & Tonic for you.

Real Ales

Our wide selection of real ales is enough to melt even the most dedicated real ale drinkers heart.

Try a selection to find your favourite, or stick to the one you love, either way, the perfect pint is here waiting for you.

Grape to Glass

Looking for a cool, crisp Sauvignon Blanc to sip on a summer's evening in a gorgeous beer garden? Or a hearty Argentinian Malbec to sink into on our comfortable sofa on a winter's afternoon?

Whatever you're after, our extensive wine list is sure to please.


We might be in the New Forest, but we're not all welly-boots and flat-caps! Add some sparkle to your life with one of our famous New Forest cocktails.

Bean or Leaf

Americano? Cappacino? Or perhaps a light Lady Grey is more your style?

Sit back, relax and while away the hours with our selection of hot drinks. Perfect on their own, with a light snack or as an after dinner drink.

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