Wild horses outside The Bell Inn
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

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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.
A New Forest pony on heathland
Explore the New Forest Like a True Adventurer
The New Forest covers an area of 219 square miles - the largest area of naturally occurring vegetation in lowland Britain. There’s so much to explore in this magical forest that even locals find something new every time they take a walk.
Sea fishing
We Have Hatched A Plan…
As part of our sustainable food sourcing policy we are working in partnership with The National Lobster Hatchery’s ‘Buy One, Set One Free’ donation scheme. The N.L.H. is working hard to help the escalating issues affecting the fishing industry and our coastal heritage.

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