Perhaps it’s the delicious homemade pies crafted by skilled chefs that make The Bell so popular; maybe it’s the walking trails that pass through the surrounding countryside; or it could simply be the charm of this 16th-century Tudor inn, which has been a public house for 450 years. Inside are log fi res, a cosy restaurant area and a traditional bar serving well-kept real ale and a good selection of wine. The atmosphere is warm and the staff friendly. There is also outdoor seating in the leafy garden. On the lovingly crafted menu we found the likes of the aromatic duck wrap alongside free-range chicken, roasted Scottish salmon and tender rib-eye steak. Anne’s love of cooking really shines in the food, and it’s refreshing to meet a chef-patron with such passion for great dishes. All desserts are made on-site, vegetarian options are available and traditional roast lunches are prepared every Sunday.