The Bell Inn – Forest Led, Forest Bred and Forest Fed

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The Bell Inn are celebrating a new and exclusive relationship with Tom Hordle of Tom’s New Forest Beef.

Tom Hordle age 28, is the youngest New Forest Commoner to be grazing his herd of Hereford cattle in the breath-taking landscape of the New Forest.  Following a unique collaboration, Tom has entrusted award-winning Chef, Mark Young and his amazing team to be the only restaurant to feature his New Forest reared beef on the menu.

Passionate about his herd, Tom produces quality sustainable beef in the traditional way. Many of Toms herd are hand reared and all roam freely feeding naturally on grass and plants. The incredible health benefits from eating meat produced this way has been widely publicised but of equal importance is the quality of life these animals experience.

Working with skilled butcher Mike of The Farmers Butcher, Mark will create mouth-watering dishes using 40 day dry aged beef, and a £1 donation to the New Forest Trust (supporting the conservation of landscape, wildlife and the traditional commoning way of life) will be applied.

Tasty teasers like Pastrami and Beefy Burgers will appear on the menu to coincide with the New Forest Food and Drink week, Monday 29th October to Sunday 4th November.  The full New Forest Beef experience will be showcased at the November Supper Club.  Come along and meet Tom……where he promises to share stories such as “Tom…Where are those Cows!!,  talk about his life as a young commoner and what is was like to appear on the popular TV Series “A Year in the New Forest”.

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