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Sheep in the New Forest
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Our New Forest Blog


Keep up to date with all the latest news, views and events at our New Forest inn with our very own blog.

Our New Forest Blog

Dog-Friendly Walks in the New Forest
Whether your dog is full of beans or keen on a stroll around to sniff the local smells, we can help by advising you on what to explore in the local area.
Cyclists in the leaves
Reasons to come to the New Forest this Autumn
Find out what the new forest has to offer this autumn. Changing leaves, wildlife and the places to visit. The new forest is an incredible destination.
A seller standing at his market stall
Forest Markets in the New Forest
Many of our visitors are looking for ways to get a taste for the local area. Visiting the local markets is an incredible way to immerse yourself in both the food and produce of the community. Whether it’s through eating locally, admiring the forest’s animal inhabitants, or spending time in the local towns, we have a recommendation to make the most of your stay.
Golf ball in the grass
Top Hampshire Golf Courses
We’re lucky to have so many unique and brilliantly playable golf courses in Hampshire. Golf in our county dates back to the mid-19th century, when our neighbour, Bramshaw Golf Club, was founded. We take a look at our favourite golf courses in Hampshire
Roast pork and crackling
Native New Forest Food
We’re so lucky to have a world of flavour on our doorstep. The bountiful New Forest provides the freshest, most delicious local produce - the foundation of our dishes at The Bell Inn. The area’s native ingredients are varied, too; from the land, the sea and the air, The New Forest provides exquisite riches for our chefs to prepare.
Afternoon tea cake and sandwiches
Making the Ultimate Afternoon Tea
What’s more quintessentially English than afternoon tea? At The Bell, we’ve explored the very limits of what afternoon tea can be and discovered its ultimate form; simple, sumptuous and satisfying. This is how we make the ultimate afternoon tea.

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