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Woo the one you love this Valentine’s Day with our lesser-known aphrodisiac fancies…

The experts at our New Forest restaurant bring you the top aphrodisiac foods for you to enjoy this February 14th

Valentine’s Day is well on its way – and what better way to celebrate than with a slap up meal with a tantalising twist? Although oysters tend to be the order of everyone’s Valentine’s Day supper, we have put together a list of lesser-known aphrodisiacs to help you woo the one you love this 14th February.


Melted milk chocolate is quite clearly a sensual snack but the dark stuff has been shown to cause a spike in dopamine, which induces feelings of pleasure in both men and women. Basically, eating chocolate is good for you and we aren’t complaining.

Red Wine

A large glass of quality claret not only looks sumptuous but has added effects in the bedroom, too. A group of Italian researchers discovered that the compounds in wine enhance levels of desire in women and increase levels of testosterone in men. We have plenty of gorgeous reds to indulge in at our pub in the New Forest, so why not celebrate Valentine’s Day here and sink into one of our gorgeous sofas by the fire together?


The caffeine in a cup of coffee stimulates the heart rate and makes the blood flow around the body, making both women and men feel a little more in the mood for love making. Swing by for a cup of the good stuff post-romantic stroll in the surrounding area and perhaps enjoy and overnight stay to boot?


To absolutely no one’s surprise, bananas and strawberries both have pleasure-inducing properties. Bananas contain bromelain, an enzyme that triggers testosterone production and the potassium and Vitamin B in them elevates energy levels. Strawberries also contain plenty of Vitamin C that keeps blood pumping to all regions of the boy, so don’t be afraid to get fruity this February.


The Romans discovered the aphrodisiac qualities of rocket and immediately used it in love potions. A great digestive aid and packed with nutrients, it is no surprise that this leaf will induce feelings of love; salads have never tasted so good…


Hot chilli peppers release endorphins, producing feelings of increased energy and pleasure. They also plump the lips, raise body temperature and increase your heart rate, providing the perfect warm up to your Valentine’s Day celebration.

If you would like to celebrate love day with a delicious supper in an intimate setting, book a table at our New Forest restaurant at The Bell Inn for a romantic evening to remember.

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