The Bell Inn
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
From the outside, The Bell appears sophisticated and inviting, with its facade of thick, verdant foliage and impeccably kept gardens with dining benches. Inside, the restaurant is spacious and cosy, with an open fire to thaw you out during those colder, wintry months. A classic pub feel is accentuated by exposed stone walls and traditional oak beams. Whether you're romancing a partner, on a business trip, or just visiting for the weekend, the rooms are well equipped for your stay, with televisions, WiFi, and tea-and-coffee-making facilities - in addition, each one comes with its own secure private entrance for easy access.
Fine food is served on a daily basis, with the menu changing from day to day and in line with the seasons. Expect expertly cooked fresh food sourced from local suppliers. It certainly was difficult to choose from the extensive menu, but I eventually opted for the tiger prawns in garlic, chilli and lemon butter for starters and, to follow, pork saltimbocca - escalope of pork wrapped in Parma ham and sage, cooked in butter and capers. The tiger prawns were sweet, succulent and, I would like to add, the best I have ever had. The pork, which melted in the mouth, was complemented by Dauphinois potatoes and a selection of vegetables grown in The Bell's own garden. For business or for pleasure, visit The Bell Inn for great food and a warm, friendly welcome.