Balmer Lawn Hotel

Balmer Lawn Hotel 01590 623 116 4.8 05 2
Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZB, Hampshire

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Balmer Lawn Hotel, Restaurant and Spa

The Lodge Balmer Lawn

Re-opening news from Balmer Lawn

A stone’s throw from popular Brockenhurst Beach (hmm that’s on the stream, lest you haven’t looked lately at the map!) and a short walk into the pretty, bustling and friendly village of Brockenhurst itself.

Enjoy sizzling pizzas, succulent sharing boards and most importantly make up for lost time with loved ones!

Two outdoor terraces will also be open, perfect for a pint or alfresco afternoon tea.

Dine in the covered Lodge with a maximum of two households or six people, booking essential.

Provisionally and providing permitted this is the plan:

From 12th April The Lodge Kitchen & Bar will be open at the following times:

  • Breakfast: 8.00am – 11.30am
  • Lunch & Dinner: 12.00pm – 9.00pm

Please note: We will be able to accommodate bookings for groups from a maximum of two households or the ‘rule of six’ (including children).

The covered Lodge seating will be reserved for guests who are dining with us and it will be necessary to book prior to arrival due to high demand. Minimum spend applies at peak times*.

Please email  or book online here

On the open New Forest, on the edge of Brockenhurst Village

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.

Read about the hotel's history here:

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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Hosted events

  •  Balmer Lawn Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, New Forest SO42 7ZB, Hampshire
    12 April 2021
    Type: Live
    A unique outdoor dining experience, where you can safely meet with friends and family again in the stunning surroundings of the New Forest.

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Apr 2021

Outdoor Dining at The Lodge Kitchen & Bar
Balmer Lawn Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, New Forest SO42 7ZB, Hampshire
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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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