The Balmer Lawn Hotel
“Elegance, comfort and imaginative cooking at this grand hotel” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The Balmer Lawn Hotel is an imposing pavilion-style Victorian hunting lodge in a charming New Forest setting. It’s a friendly, family-run operation with excellent spa, and sports and conference facilities. In the elegant, semi-formal Beresfords Restaurant, you can expect thoughtful modern cooking with a healthy showing of prime-quality, often local, materials.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 80
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 14
- Wines over £30: 34
- Wines by the glass: 14
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About the area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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