Balmer Lawn Hotel

Balmer Lawn Hotel 01590 623 116 4.75 05 2
Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZB, Hampshire

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Balmer Lawn Hotel, Restaurant and Spa

On the open New Forest, on the edge of Brockenhurst Village editor note Covid-19 Summer 2020: please note that all New Forest hotels, restaurants and pubs which have re-opened since 4 July have put measures in place to keep customers and staff safe and have some have shorter opening hours and reduced menus too, please check specific conditions when you book. Let's support our local businesses and start to eat out again! 

The Balmer Lawn is a large, comfortable and spacious independent hotel, restaurant and spa in a fabulous location right on the open forest with the village cricket green in front of it and the river with its famous "Brockenhurst Beach" adjacent. It has been owned and managed privately since 1997 by Chris and Alison Wilson, who during that time have restored and modernised the iconic building.  Together with the Wilsons' renowned enterprise and commitment to service this has made it into one of the foremost hotels in the New Forest today.

Emphasis on comfort and great service

Park in the spacious car park and when you walk through the modern entrance you'll find yourself in a spacious and very pleasing reception and sitting area, with a smart elegant modern feel yet a country atmosphere too - with wellies lined up at the front door and dog friendly of course as well.

You'll immediately get a sense of the feel and flavour of this lovely place.  If you then turn to the right and along the corridor you'll find a wonderful selection of old photographs and other items which tell a long and fascinating history of both the hotel itself and this special and hugely popular part of the New Forest.

A taste of the history of the Balmer Lawn

The Hotel’s name is taken from the lawn to the front of the Hotel, originally thought to have been called Palmers Lawn (a historical typo culminating in Balmer Lawn). The name is mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

Originally built in the mid 1800’s as a hunting lodge, the Balmer Lawn is a classic Country House Hotel witih its own very proud history including being commandeered as an Army Hospital and strong links with New Zealand and Canada through the two world wars.

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Beresfords 2AA rosette restaurant and private dining available

Beresfords  award winning 2AA rosette restaurant within the Balmer Lawn Hotel serves a fabulous blend of the finest seasonal dishes selected by the Chef from the finest of local produce. 

Beresfords specialises in local produce, tasting menus, cocktail of the week, and al fresco dining when the season permits.

The restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner with a choice of starters, main courses including 2 chargrilled steaks, desserts and a cheese board that has to be seen to be believed.  Any dietary requirements can be catered for provided notice is given, and there is an excellent children's menu.

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The perfect venue for conferences and team building

Balmer Lawn Hotel has a dedicated on-site conference team who are ready to assist you and meet your exact requirements, whether for business hospitality, conferences, training or team building. The hotel can caters for meetings and conferences from 2 to 150 delegates in a range of styles and the facilities are used by many of the UK’s largest companies. All rooms benefit from natural light, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi, plus direct access to an outdoor private area. 

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Saltus Spa at the Balmer Lawn Hotel is open to all

No stay at the Balmer Lawn is complete without a relaxing  treatment at the Saltus Spa, a haven of tranquility which offers a wide range of massages, facials and body treatments and is of course also open to non residents – locals should go and take a look! 

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More features of the Balmer Lawn Hotel

  • Wedding showcases
  • Private dining
  • Wakes - a perfect venue to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one
  • Wonderful walks literally from the door
  • Extended car park - and leave your car while you explore the New Forest
  • Lockable bike shed – locals can bike to dine!

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Winter Break Offers
Balmer Lawn Hotel, BROCKENHURST
1 November 2020 - 12 February 2021

Hosted events

  •  Balmer Lawn Hotel, Lyndhurst Road Balmer Lawn Hotel, BROCKENHURST, Hampshire SO42 7ZB
    27 November 2020 - 27 December 2020 , 12:30 until 22:00
    12:30 - 22:00
    Type: Live
    A new heated & covered festive outdoor dining concept in the heart of the New Forest.
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Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZB, Hampshire

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  • #nfdogfriendly hotel


    Very impressed with this dog friendly hotel. They have dog towels, water bowls and even a wash facility for muddy paws after walks. We had a dog friendly room which was spacious and had treats for our 2 dogs. The staff were very welcoming and looked after all of us very well.
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  • #nfdogfriendly2018


    dog friendly hotel!
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