The Bell Inn, New Forest, is delighted to announce they’re hosting a May Day Spring Fair on Monday 1 May (Bank Holiday) featuring a special visit from the popular hands-on mini-farm experience from Longdown Mobile Farm.
From 12noon – 4pm, the 18th century Inn is open for a celebration of spring as they host a select group of locally based artists and craft producers for browsing. Exhibitors lined-up, include: the renowned New-Forest artist, Sandra Binney, New Forest Chocolates; Lymington Gin; the wedding and home accessories favourite – Pigshed and Bramley bath products to name a few. The popular Mobile Farm from Longdown Dairy Farm will also be in the garden with Max the donkey as well as baby chicks for handling (£1 handling fee) from 1-4pm.
For a spot of lunch, the Inn’s spring menu will also be available serving up light and seasonal offering including spring lamb with Sopley asparagus or grilled bream fillet with tomato quinoa, olive, lemon and fennel slaw. Booking is recommended.
Owner, Robert Crosthwaite Eyre said:
Having owned the Inn and lived in the New Forest for over 200 years, our family is proudly local and keen to play an active role in supporting the community. The May Day Spring Fair is a great way of supporting local businesses, suppliers and bringing the local community together.
Rooted in history, The Bell Inn is an authentic Grade II listed building boasting age-old rustic charm with flagstone floors, large open fireplaces and beamed reception rooms as well as 28 en-suite cosy and comfortable bedrooms, cleverly blending original features with modern-day comforts. All this, is conveniently located just one mile away from J1, M27. Proudly family-owned, visitors will enjoy the warmest of welcomes and hospitality.