The Nights Sky

Book a room

The New Forest Sky

Artificial light can provide a valuable benefit to society, including extending opportunities for sport and entertainment as well as offering a level of safety. Equally, artificial light is not always necessary. Luckily, The Bell Inn benefits from its location and offers an incredible night sky and all the benefits that entail.

Read more

Where best to see the new Forest ponies

With around 5,000 ponies scattered throughout the New Forest, you will have no trouble spotting some. They are fairly social animals and love the nutritious food the forest offers. It's because of this that you are likely to find them in small groups in the open areas that provide the best vegetation for them.

Read more

Forest Made

At the bell in, we love things that are made locally. Not only does it enable us to witness that quality being put into the items, but also helps us to support the local communities and bring the unique flavors and crafts that you can't find elsewhere.

Read more

Autumn in the Forest

It’s hard to beat autumn in the New Forest for incredible scenery and dramatic changes to the visual appearance. Find out what the forest has to offer.

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more