A New Forest Restaurant Through and Through

We all love food and, as a local friendly Inn who likes to welcome guests like an old friend, feeding you with good, honest food is what we do best in cosy our New Forest restaurant. Whether it’s a quick pint and a homemade sausage roll, a long lunch with friends or a three-course meal with those special to you, our team are devoted to bringing you dishes with a respectful nod to the season, locally sourced from our lovely farming friends as well as from our own family estates, in the New Forest and Scotland giving a real authenticity to the meaning of ‘estate-to- plate’. It’s a true taste of the forest.

Food is served daily in our beautiful New Forest restaurant between 12-3pm and 5.30pm – 9pm.

Our Menus

At the Bell Inn we are passionate about providing high quality food with the best local produce making us one of the best restaurants in the New Forest.

We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner from our A La Carte Menus, which change with the seasons – view them here:


DessertChildren’s Menu

The Bar

Sink into a sofa and read our menu with a real ale or fine wine, right at the heart of the Inn, with its quirky corners and unique double-aspect open fireplace. Our welcome even extends to man’s best friend – we’re very dog-friendly!


From a relaxed, but indulgent, bar menu to the the light and airy Garden Room overlooking our beautiful New Forest Garden, if you’re looking for places to eat in the New Forest, we’ve got the perfect dining experience for you.

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In The Garden

Escape the hum drum of every day life and sit back, relax and soak up the sun in our pretty New Forest garden.

Whether you’re enjoying a lazy afternoon drink or making the most of our garden games, this beautiful spot is the perfect place to while away a summer’s day.

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Afternoon Tea

A Great British Tradition with a Twist! At the Bell Inn we serve tea and cake from 11am and provide one of the best afternoon teas in the New Forest, with the option of taking it in our Garden Room, Lounge or – if the sun is shining – in our splendid garden.

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Private Dining

If you’re looking for a private dining venue in the New Forest then visit the Bell Inn today. We have a range of rooms available for private hire with food prepared by our award winning chef.

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