The Bell Inn
Brook, Lyndhurst, SO43 7HE
The Bell Inn is a stylish restaurant and bar in an 18th-century coaching inn. This hidden gem boasts picturesque surrounds, and is conveniently located near the interchange at Junction 1 off the M27. Whilst enjoying some delicious food, you will likely see donkeys, ponies and sheep walking past the window. Locally sourced produce is at the core of The Bell Inn’s offering, and the head chef’s nose-to-tail ethos is geared towards eliminating food waste as much as possible. The seasonal menu includes beautiful dishes such as the pan-fried scallops, New Forest beef and desserts like pecan pie with bourbon ice cream. The bar holds over 17 different gins, vintage wines from the cellar, local beer and guest ale. The Bell Inn also has 28 elegant rooms for those looking for a night away – and several of these are dog-friendly, allowing your pup to have a well-earned holiday too.