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The Bell

$$ - $$$British, ,
Shipston Road | Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8NY, England
+44 1789 450414
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“beef” (24 reviews)
“plaice” (8 reviews)
“sunday roast” (15 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shipston Road | Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8NY, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Went to lunch here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Not disappointed. Festive menu (£22 for 2 courses, £25 for 3); I had the fish, my partner the mushroom & chestnut pie. Sprouts were delicious. Chocolate dessert was VERY rich! Coffee and mincepies were complementary. Lovely,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hikkihils
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not from the area, but my company is, and they booked this for our works Christmas Lunch last Friday. I had the 2 course festive lunch ( didn't want a dessert) I went for the halloumi starter 3 measly portions of cheese in small...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kazz36
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met up with some friends there on Monday. Have been before and it was good then. However, they excelled themselves on the day. Went for the set lunch, and had braised beef. It was spectacular. Its also been redecorated. Very nice. Would highly recommend them.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JohnDixon
TheBellOwner, Manager at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

The Christmas Fayre Menu us running along side the a la Carte and classics menus and is proving exceptionally popular. We agree that the brisket is delicious. Really pleased that you enjoyed the whole experience and thank you for feeding back. We notice that you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the last twelve months my daughter and I have eaten in the Bell at Alderminster on three occasions. The first two were really first class meals; however, nothing could have prepared us for our last Christmas meal this year. It was the worst meal...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank dunn62622
TheBellOwner, Manager at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We were shocked, surprised and disappointed to read this, especially given the amount of successful Christmas parties over the last two weeks and the raving feedback that we’ve received. It doesn’t make sense and the menu had been a huge success. Please can we urge...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I’m always a bit nervous of going out for a decent meal at this time of year.... The normal roll out of the standard turkey Fayre...yawn Not here thankfully, my partner enjoyed salmon with a delicate beetroot panna cotta Followed by a tasty brisket of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank paul w
TheBellOwner, Manager at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Ha ha it could be worse we could sing! On second thoughts we can guarantee that would never happen. He chef is highly skilled and it’s imortant to us all that we meet our guests expectations and standard turkey Fayre isn’t our thing either. It’s...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose The Bell as it lies roughly mid way between Bournemouth and Doncaster my brother and his wife and myself and my wife to meet up pre-Christmas. All the booking etc was done on line and..... what a find. There were three menus to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Nick B
TheBellOwner, Manager at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wow! Thank you and that coming from an experienced reviewer which says a lot. Being someone that appreciates good food we thank you and we are delighted that you appreciate what we offer. No standard Christmas Fayre thank goodness but excellent food delivered to match...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dining room is gorgeous! The food was okay, strong starter and Sunday roast nice although the roast potatoes a REAL disappointment! They had certainly been sat around far too long and we were there at 1pm so not like it was a late lunch...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Reneegomes
TheBellOwner, Manager at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Please accept our sincere apologies below standard food and service is not something that we pride ourselves on. On the note of the potatoes we can guarantee that all of the food is cooked fresh to order. Our Sunday roasts are ever popular and we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last night as a family and left a little disappointed. On arrival the bar was jammed and there was no room for a quick drink beforehand. The menu was inventive as ever but the service and delivery was a little lacking on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank P6368BLjackb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having given this place several chances I feel it is overpriced and on each occasion have had to send food back. On my last occasion the bill was wrong and was disappointed on how it was dealt with. Will not be giving them another chance...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Excursion51763611692
TheBellOwner, Manager at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Whilst we are very happy to accept constructive fair comments we do sometimes feel it necessary to contest unfair reviews. We make no apologies for this as it can adversely affect our reputation, which we work tirelessly to maintain, and we are sure you will...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Stayed in this delightful pub after a theatrical visit to Stratford. Our room was lovely and a lot of thought had gone into putting everything you need into a relatively small space. The bar is full of character with good local beers. We ate in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 92MikeA
TheBellOwner, Manager at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So pleased that you enjoyed your stay on the whole and sorry for the disturbance overnight. We can only assume that this was guests in another room/s arriving back late. We have nine bedrooms and we would recommend the guest accommodation in our barn conversation,...More

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Stacey T
1 April 2018|
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16 March 2017|
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Response from TheBellOwner | Property representative |
Hello - Firstly apologies for this VERY delayed response! We are more than happy to accommodate well behaved dogs in the bar, where you can eat and choose from any menu, however dogs are not allowed in the restaurant or... More
19 October 2016|
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Response from TheBellOwner | Property representative |
Hi There. We have lots of customer car parking adjacent to the premises. Kind regards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shipston Road | Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Stratford-upon-Avon  >  Alderminster
  • Phone Number: +44 1789 450414
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Country pub, restaurant and boutique B&B situated about 4 miles south of Stratford upon Avon on the edge of the Cotswolds. Award winning gastro pub with emphasis on quality, taste and flavour, all dishes are imaginative and cooked fresh to order. Menu changes with the season to accommodate fresh, local and seasonal produce. Wines are handpicked and guest ales run alongside Guiness, Alscot Ale and Perroni. Each of the nine rooms are individually styled with en-suite facilities and added luxuries such as 100 acre toiletries, fresh milk, homemade biscuits, Joe's Tea and Monsoon Estates coffee. The perfect retreat for any occasion.
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