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The Bell Inn

Type:Inn

4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars Inn
Bramshaw, New Forest, SO43 7HE

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The Bell Inn

About

The Bell Inn is an 18th century coaching inn, independently owned by the same family for over 200 years and very uniquely, also happens to be home to Bramshaw Golf Club, hosting two outstanding golf courses – including the oldest golf course in Hampshire.

The Inn itself, is an authentic Grade II listed building boasting age-old rustic charm with flagstone floors, large open fireplaces and beamed reception rooms, humbly mixed with countrified-chic trimmings – a respectful, flat-capped nod to the old, as well as the new. With an informal feeling throughout and dogs more than welcome, guests can choose to eat wherever they want in up to four areas including the light and airy Garden Room or the warm and intimate Oak Room. And for those staying overnight, there’s 28 en-suite cosy and comfortable bedrooms once more, cleverly blending original features with contemporary comforts.

Proudly local, The Bell Inn loves to welcome and spoil visitors like an old friend, offering genuine hospitality, real ale and seriously good food. Sourcing produce locally, as well as from the family’s New Forest and Scottish estates, the menu serves up a true estate-to-plate experience with an impressive selection of tempting seasonal dishes as well as daily specials.  Understandably the family is proud of its four-star AA Inn and one AA rosette recognition.

With the history of the New Forest and the Crosthwaite-Eyre family firmly entwined since the introduction of the 1877 New Forest Act and, an Eyre being elected as the first Verderer by the King, The Bell Inn has played an active role in championing conservation in the National Park. Because of the family’s special connection and passion for the Forest, The Bell Inn was a founding partner of the New Forest Trust, a local charity which strives to conserve the forest and its rural practices of this timeless landscape and has raised funds of over £25,000.

Gloriously positioned in a picture-perfect village firmly in the heart of the New Forest National Park, The Bell Inn enjoys a convenient location just minutes from the motorway and avoiding the main traffic hotspots across the Forest. Whether it be walking, cycling, exploring Hampshire’s countryside or coastline or even, playing golf in this playground that is the New Forest, The Bell Inn is the ideal place from which to eat, sleep and play.

 

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
28
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Roomfrom £49.50 to £84.50 per person per night
Doublefrom £99.00 to £169.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Singlefrom £69.00 to £79.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Twinfrom £99.00 to £169.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments, per pitch per night for campsites and per week for self-catering accommodation and holiday parks.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Events

Friday, 23rd March 2018 - Sunday, 23rd September 2018

BUBBLY AT THE BELL EVERY FRIDAY | 5PM TIL 7PM<p><b>BUBBLY AT THE BELL</b></p><p><b>EVERY FRIDAY | 5PM TIL 7PM</b></p><p>What better way to start your weekend than by stopping by The Bell Inn and 25% saving on a glass or bottle of bubbly? That's right, pop 'Inn' and we'll pop the cork and do the rest!</p><p>Prices</p><p>(with 25%...
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Tuesday, 3rd April 2018 - Friday, 28th September 2018

Afternoon Tee In The New ForestAfternoon Tee In The New Forest ENJOY 18 HOLES ON ONE OF OUR TWO OUTSTANDING GOLF COURSES – INCLUDING THE OLDEST IN HAMPSHIRE – PLUS AN INDULGENT CUPPA AND CAKES FOR A PERFECT DAY OUT GOLFING WITH FRIENDS IN THE NEW FOREST. Nestled within the heart of the New Forest is our 18th century coaching...
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Facilities

Other

  • Electric car charging point

Accessibility

  • Disabled facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Christmas special programme
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted

Catering

  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches provided
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Snacks/afternoon tea
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available

Children

  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating
  • Real log/coal fires

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycles for hire
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities

Parking

  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Night porter
  • Telephone (public)
  • Television available
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Telephone
  • Television

Site Features

  • Garden
  • Public house/Inn

Property Facilities: Double

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement

Special Offers

  • Winter Warmer – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

    Double room from £64.50 per person

    Winter time and grey skies give little to incentivise a short break, so our winter warmer is the perfect reason to escape to the tranquility of our New Forest hotel. A change of scenery, even for one night, can feel like a real break. Retreat to our timeless village in the heart of the New Forest this winter and those batteries will be promptly recharged. Privately owned, you can be assured of a warm welcome, with personal touches for that little bit of luxury.

    Arrive at the Inn and settle in with a complimentary glass of fizz, before heading out for a winter walk from our doorstep and then hunker down with a homecooked dinner from our a la carte menu. Passionate about supporting the locals, feast on our seasonal menu made from many hands, followed by local ale or large glass of wine as you relax by our roaring log fire to round off your evening. A restful night’s under a blanket of darkness (where you could hear a pin drop…) and awake the next morning refreshed and ready for a full New Forest breakfast, setting you up for your day ahead.

    Things to do in and around the New Forest this winter

    Our winter warmer offer includes:

    • Overnight accommodation
    • Dinner (£25 per person allowance towards seasonal, a la carte menu)
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Full New Forest breakfast

    Book your Winter Warmer stay here

    Alternatively, you can call 023 8081 2214 or email us to book.

    *Price is based on two people sharing a Classic or Snug double/twin accommodation, per night. Offer is valid for stays from Sunday – Thursdays only from 30 October 2017 – 29 March 2018 (excluding Christmas Eve/Day/Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day) and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, is non-transferable, non-refundable and subject to availability.  £25 dinner allocation per person. Upgrades available, subject to availability, for a small supplement. Single bedded room’s available for a £10 per person supplement.

    More offers like this - Accommodation Special Offers

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    431
  • Very Good
    245
  • Average
    85
  • Poor
    34
  • Terrible
    32

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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From M27 motorway (J1) take the exit on the roundabout signposted to Brook/Bramshaw - the B3079. Continue on this road, over the cattle grid and along for one mile. The Inn is located on your right hand side.

    Gradings

    • 1 AA Rosettes
    • 4 AA Stars Inn
    1 AA Rosettes 4 AA Stars Inn

    Awards

    • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2018
    • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Tourism Association Cyclists Award New Forest Tourism Association Cyclists Award 2016
    • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Tourism Association Walkers Award New Forest Tourism Association Walkers Award 2016
    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Card Go New Forest Card 2018
    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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