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For Sale for the first time in recent history

11.33pm 26th September 2018 - Property

The Bell Inn and Bramshaw Golf Club, an immaculately presented 28 bedroom Listed gastro pub with an adjacent 36 hole golf course and clubhouse, situated in the New Forest National Park have been placed on the market, with offers in the region of £4.50 – £4.75 million invited. The properties are to be sold as the owner is moving abroad.

The Bell Inn has been owned and operated by the Crosthwaite Eyre family for over 230 years, making it one of the oldest family owned Inns in Hampshire, and a much loved landmark in Brook village. Bramshaw Golf Club is widely renowned as one of Hampshire’s finest. The Forest 18 hole (par 69) Golf Course is Hampshire’s oldest course dating back to1865 and is a unique playing experience.  The Manor Golf Course (par 71) was opened by the Crosthwaite Eyre family in 1972. Both award winning courses offer diverse golfing experiences for visitors and societies.

Currently operated in tandem, the Bell Inn and Bramshaw Golf Club are established destinations within the New Forest. The 28 bedroom, Grade II Listed gastro pub/hotel has extensive food and beverage facilities, an AA **** Gold rating, and 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence (2018).  The Inn was the founding member of the New Forest Trust Marque, helping to establish the excellent reputation synonymous with produce sourced from the New Forest. Bramshaw Golf Club was Prestige Golf’s Southern England Golf Club of the Year in 2016.

The vendor, Robert Crosthwaite Eyre said: “After taking the business over from my family 10 years ago, I have thoroughly enjoyed running the Bell Inn and Bramshaw Golf Club. I am so proud to see how it has grown as a business, and how much we have achieved. I very much hope the new owner will enjoy building the company as much as we have.’

The sale is being handled by golf property specialists HMH Golf & Leisure and regional hotel specialist IHCA.

Ben Allen of HMH said ‘Bramshaw Golf Club is a unique facility. The two golf courses offer totally contrasting playing experiences, and each is rather special in its own way. The Club enjoys the support of over 1,000 members and benefits from strong daily fee income. The Club and Inn businesses achieve a combined turnover approaching £2,400,000 per annum (excluding franchised clubhouse food and beverage revenue).’

Andrew Theobold of IHCA commented ‘The character and charm of this highly reputable Inn will offer the purchaser an unrivalled opportunity to build on a  highly  successful year round business set in the heart of the New Forest National Park.

Ben Allen BSc (Hons) MRICS, HMH can be contacted via and Andrew Theobold BSc (Hons) MRICS via

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