Had driven past here a number of times and it always looked so inviting, so we decided on the spur of the moment to stop for lunch and see what it was like.
The building is lovely and clean with lots of parking available. We were largely ignored by the staff, who were very unfriendly. We ate in the bar, and were 'served' by the most dour faced bunch imaginable. My husband went to order at the bar, and the 3 staff members just stared at him. It was most bizarre. The food was tasty, but the amount of mashed potatoes for the sausage and mash was laughably small.
Overall it was very disappointing. The food was good, if slightly overpriced, but the welcome from the staff and the way we were treated was so awful we won't be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dating from 1782, The Bell Inn combines period features with contemporary style. We're located in the heart of the New Forest National Park in the tranquil hamlet of Bramshaw, yet we are only one minute from the M27! We specialise in looking after small numbers of guests, whether a golf group, a few friends on a short break, or for a business meeting. Our reputation for quality cuisine and wines is growing all the time. Our chef's are dedicated to using locally sourced food and follows the principle of sourcing a significant amount of our produce from within the New Forest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Bell Hotel New Forest