Review on The Bell Inn
It's fine dining in the restaurant at the Bell Inn, a lovely building dating back to 1782 in the pretty hamlet of Bramshaw, in the heart of the New Forest National Park. It is a very popular hotel with the golfing community as its adjacent to Bramshall Gof Club, the oldest in the County and home to two excellent courses. It has recently been thoughtfully refurbished in a contemporary style but still retains many of its period features, especially in the bar with its inglenook fireplace.
Heading the kitchen is Mark Young, who is is dedicated to using locally sourced products and ingredients and a significant proportion comes from within the New Forest. The menu reads well with starters of pressed chicken and foie gras terrine, spiced apricot chutney and toasted brioche or warm smoked eel with pickled apple and salad. Follow on with mains of fillet of Royal bream, braised fennel, mussels and saffron or roast partridge, puy lentils braised in red wine, celeriac puree and smoked bacon. Delectable desserts round things off nicely with rum and raison pannacotta with stout, apple and cinnamon jellies or a dark chocolate delice served with a caramel and honeycomb ice cream. There is an innovative wine list with a wonderful choice of fines wines from traditional French terroirs, as well as a selection of New World wines.
The Bell Inn is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express