The fresh air of the forest always sets our tummies a-rumbling and that’s why Chef has created menus full of hearty plates of mouth-watering food with refined, elegant flavours made from Hampshire’s finest ingredients. With small bites for those times when you’re just a bit peckish, to plates laden high to satisfy even the most hungry members of your party, and perfectly balanced sweet treats for that secret extra space we all save for pudding, the only difficult part is choosing just one dish to devour!
TIME FOR TEA?
With our flagstone floors, inglenook fireplace and oak-panelled walls, our oh-so English tradition of taking afternoon tea is a truly authentic experience. And who doesn’t love a selection of bite-sized moments of culinary perfection?! The only question is … jam or cream first? We couldn’t possibly comment on something so controversial!
Small Tummies, Big Appetites
With so many places to explore right from our doorstep, we know only too well the need for top quality, tasty food for your little adventurers. Whether the children have been jumping in muddy puddles, racing through the forest, or taking in the sights and attractions of the local area, you’ll have smiling faces and a moment of restful silence whilst they satisfy their ravenous tummies.
And the grown ups might even get the time to enjoy a glass of something chilled from the bar!
TO THE BAR
Originally a coaching inn, our bar has been the heart of The Bell Inn since 1782. A welcome place of rest for weary travellers, both two legged and four, for over 200 hundred years, you will immediately feel at home amongst the laughter, warm fire and comfy sofas.
Make sure you try one of our carefully selected local draught ales, or perhaps you’d prefer one of the area’s stunning craft gins or a glass of wine from our neighbour’s vineyard. Whatever your favourite tipple, pull up a stool and soak up the atmosphere in one of the New Forest’s oldest watering holes.
Party Shoes and Fancy Frocks
The quirky layout of our inn provides the perfect party space, whatever your occasion. Fancy a private party for your favourite people? No problem! Prefer a larger space for a good old-fashioned knees up to celebrate an important birthday? We can do that too! Whatever your reason to celebrate, we love a party and are guaranteed to pull out all the stops to make your event a night to remember!