Food & Drink

The Bell at Ramsbury

bell-lounge-areas-400Experience a warm welcome as you enter this landmark, award-winning (officially britain’s best pub) 300-year old former coaching inn sitting at the heart of the picturesque village of Ramsbury, voted Wiltshire’s ‘Best Kept Large Village 2011’. The Bell has retained its character features including log fires and flagstone floors with a light and spacious bar: a perfect retreat for an after-work drink or supper or a proper pub lunch, even relaxing with the Sunday papers.

The bar is dog-friendly (for friendly dogs) and tables are offered on a first-come first served basis, unlike the restaurant where booking  is recommended. Try our hand-pulled traditional ales from our very own brewery, which combines Kennet valley water with the highest quality home grown barley from our estate.

bell-food-prawn-400The Bell’s restaurant is the perfect destination for a romantic or family meal, business lunch or a warming Sunday bell-restaurantroast. Our menu features sophisticated, modern British dishes created by Head Chef Jonas Lodge. With many years experience gained at a number of prestigious restaurants including the Fat Duck and the Hind’s Head in Bray, Jonas and his team use the finest quality products, many sourced locally from the Ramsbury Estate, to craft delicious seasonal dishes which bring dinners back to the restaurant.

Booking, particularly at peak times is highly recommended – and children and larger parties are welcome. We also have a menu for young children and highchairs and during the fine weather you can enjoy our garden and patio.

For those of you wanting to pop in for a delicious traditional cooked breakfast of homemade organic sausages, cbell-offee-shop-400free-range eggs and our own blend of freshly roasted coffee, our Café Bella is open from 8.30 am seven days a week. We also serve healthy lunches and in the afternoon, traditional baking from scones to classic homemade cakes, all served with a fragrant brew from the Ramsbury Tea Company.

If you are looking for a weekend away or mid-week break, we offer nine luxuriously adorned en-suite double bedrooms affectionately known by their game bird or freshwater fish names. The decoration is sensitive to its origins in its retention of all original features, and yet delivers a calming contemporary finish in soft furnishings, accessories and pampering touches. The rooms provide a complete sanctuary for that blissful overnight stay.

bell-double-room-400The Bell is just 10 minutes drive from Marlborough, where you will find the world-famous seat of learning, Marlborough College. The town reputedly has the widest high-street in Europe with a extensive variety of shops amongst a chic cafe-culture atmosphere. Equally near is Hungerford, your centre for countryside outfitters, the departure point for narrow boat excursions along the Kennet and Avon Canal or unearth that elusive treasure in one of the many antique shops.

It takes only 20 minutes to reach Newbury or Swindon for larger commercial retail outlets, and yet you can be in London’s West End in just over the hour.

We are constantly rated highly on Trip Advisor and here is just one of our reviews from a customer who lives in Salisbury: “A great decision to pop in for lunch on a roasting hot day. Exquisite food (zero waste by the kids); good beer; lovely garden – what’s not to like? Only wish I could have stayed longer. House burger was sublime; prune ice cream with Pedro Ximinez perfect.”

To book a table in the restaurant, or a room, please email us on thebell@ramsbury.com and we will respond the same day. Please note tables in the bar area are on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved. Alternatively call us on 01672 520 230.

Come in and welcome, relax by the fire and enjoy our hospitality.

The Bell at Ramsbury
The Square
Ramsbury
Wiltshire
SN8 2PE
Tel: 01672 520 230
Email: thebell@ramsbury.com
Web: http://www.thebellramsbury.com/

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