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

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.
chicken tagliatelle
New Forest Chefs Wild Garlic Pesto
Follow our chef's delicious recipe for a fresh and easy meal!
New Forest trees
Spring in the New Forest
Did you know that there’s 140,000 acres waiting to be explored at the New Forest this spring? That amount of land alone means you’re never short of places to visit in New Forest… whatever the season. Keep reading for our suggestions.
Ponies in the New Forest
Romantic spots in the New Forest
At this time of year, all thoughts turn to romance thanks to Valentine’s Day, spring and the changing of the seasons. If you’re looking for places to stay in the New Forest and want to visit some romantic spots, then look no further. The Bell can help!

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