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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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A festive tradition from our New Forest kitchen
At The Bell Inn, good food is what we know, so naturally when Christmas approaches our Chef’s culinary expertise comes into full-flourish. In this blog we are sharing with you our mouth-watering Mince Pie Tartlet recipe courtesy of the talent from our New Forest hotel.
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Supplier Spotlight: New Forest Beef
In our latest Supplier Spotlight, we’re bringing you the lowdown on Tom Hordle and his fine New Forest beef. No other New Forest restaurants serve this Forest fed and bred produce, and we’re a little bit excited about it!
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Meet the Team: Helen Head Housekeeper
For Helen, working at our New Forest hotel is so much more than a job - it’s a profession. Her humour and love for her role as Head of Housekeeping are infectious – read our interview and you’ll feel like you know her already…
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Our Head Chef swaps the kitchen for the field
Our very own Head Chef, Mark Young, will be making his debut on the Cookery Demonstration Stage, part of the Local Produce Market, on Wednesday 25 July.
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Supplier Spotlight: Blackwater Farm
Find out where are perfectly prepared pork comes from at The Bell Inn...
Ponies in the New Forest
Things To Do in New Forest this Summer
Planning a trip to the New Forest this summer? Here are some of the most exciting things to do in the forest this July, August & September!
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5 Reasons To Grow Your Own
As we are in the throes of autumn, it’s well worth making a note of the bounty you can grow from September to November. Find out why it's beneficial to grow your own produce here.
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Meet Our New Head Chef
It brings us a quite a lot of pride as we are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Head Chef, Mark Young at our authentic New Forest hotel, The Bell Inn.
How Easter Eggs Will Save Your Skin this Summer
We bring you some reasons why you should indulge guilt-free this season...