The Bell Inn


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Bramshaw, New Forest, SO43 7HE

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The Bell Inn


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
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.


Monday, 3rd December 2018 - Sunday, 23rd December 2018

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  • Electric car charging point


  • Disabled facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Christmas special programme
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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
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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.


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


    • 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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