The Bell is a laid-back pub that dates back to the 14th century, offering a cosy and relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy some great locally brewed beer and carefully prepared food. When current owners Iain and Scott Ganson decided to start serving exceptional food, they were cautious not to turn the local pub into a formal restaurant. The result is the same beloved pub, with a menu you won’t be able to resist.
Step inside The Bell and you’ll first notice the well-stocked bar. Supporting CAMRA’s LocAle initiative, multiple local and independent breweries are given a platform here. Alongside the numerous local beers you’ll also find ample local cider, an extensive collection of wine and much more. As you venture further inside, the friendly staff and roaring log burners create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The concise menu signals the fresh, small-batch seasonal cooking that gives the pub its great reputation. Main dishes include braised hogget with yellow split peas, mint and pea shoots, and The Bell’s famous Bambi burger with mature Cheddar, sauerkraut and gherkins. For veggies, the wood-fired courgette and green lentil salad with buffalo mozzarella proves a mouth-watering choice. The beer ice cream is a uniquely delicious finale and is typical of the pub’s fun and quirky character.