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Shipston Road | Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8NY, England
+44 1789 450414
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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591 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked in advance for Sunday dinner which was a good job as they were turning people away. We were a little early so sat in the bar first which was quite traditional so we got a surprise to walk into the ultra modern restaurant - it was fresh with fantastic décor and a great atmosphere. The food was excellent,... More 

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Much Hoole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service, lovely room a very nice place for a weekend break... We were even refunded £15 that we hadn't noticed that we had been overcharged by mistake, will definitely visit again

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Thank AlexWignall
TheBellOwner, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Delighted that you chose to stay with us and more delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We'd love to see you again and perhaps try one of the other bedrooms, each one individual with little luxuries. Thank you. More 

Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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490 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been refurbished since our last visit. Great decor, modern, light and airy and the views remain, of course, fantastic. We had the 2 course menu which included a small glass of house wine. Fish cakes were delicious . My fiends salmon course was equally good. I chose the linguine which was a little heavy on the tomato sauce and olives... More 

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Thank moses_karibu
TheBellOwner, Manager at The Bell, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit. You choice from the fixed price menu which is great value and you can choose 2 or 3 courses. The wine is a little treat on us for January and February. Delighted you like the new look restaurant - we think its stunning but we are bias! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not cheap and not large portions but the place is a absolute delight on a pleasant sunny Saturday lunchtime.We ate from the A La Carte although there a a fixed price menu.We started with Crab & Avacado Tian, Mushroom & Spinach Risotto followed by Pan Fried Hake with mussel and sweetcorn chowder and Pan Fried fillet of Sea Bream and... More 

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Thank georgebrunton21
TheBellOwner, Manager at The Bell, responded to this review

Really happy to hear that and thanks for taking the time to comment constructively. The crab is going down a storm, so popular and so well received, and as for the Boogle we're so glad you enjoyed it (it is a personal favourite). We appreciate your feedback and assume we will see you again and hopefully soon! More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have previously enjoyed a home made burger at this establishment but on a recent visit I was served 2 obviously bought in burgers and then charged £13.25 for the privilege. Quality has dropped.

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Thank pbknighton
TheBellOwner, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

I can confirm that we have not changed the chef nor the quality of the burgers, they are still very much homemade in house using the finest and freshest ingredients. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Open fires and comfy chairs in the bar area. The menu available for the bar area or the more formal restaurant and is changed regularily.

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Thank Paul D
TheBellOwner, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you. We have a great selection of menus including a la carte, fixed price, classics and a new bar menu coming soon! We are more than happy for you to sit in any of the beautifully decorated areas, from the bar & lounge to the restaurant, and enjoy food from whichever menu you prefer. We hope to see you... More 

Shipston-on-Stour, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven' t been for a couple of years although we drive past it regularly but, not any more. Went there for a mid week lunch and had a delicious meal even the red wine was at the right temperature! So, we will have to put more time into our journeys on our way to the shops.

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Thank Jeremy C
TheBellOwner, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

We like your kind of shopping! ;) More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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619 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Booked 1 day in advance and we got the last table!. Usual choice of Sunday lunch roasts plus a few interesting extras. We ate the crab fish cakes which were superb, then roast beef and pork which were v good. All followed by sticky toffee and bread and butter pud both with custard which were light and v tasty. 2... More 

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Thank j w
TheBellOwner, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch. The menus, including Sunday, are fab and we agree that the crab fish cakes are an absolute winner! See you again. More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Found this place via Trip Advisor after its good reviews. Lovely place, nice atmosphere and friendly service. The decor is lovely and cosy and is really nice place to visit with friends for a get together or a romantic meal. The menu has lots to offer and was spoilt fir choice but I had salmon and it was absolutely beautiful.... More 

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Thank Rachel C
TheBellOwner, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 stars and wonderful comments and for taking the time to post your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed The Bell and worked out from Trip Advisor that we are a great place to eat, drink and sleep. We hope to see you again. More 

Blackpool
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Both the food and the service was brilliant. If I was more local I would make it a regular visit! The crayfish starter was amazing! Very happy as a family dinner and we were waited on for our every need. Can't recommend enough

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Thank LisBlackpool
TheBellOwner, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments and delighted! We have some great staff, both in the kitchen heading up the food and front of house. Professional, friendly, happy to help.. they are all real assets. We look forward to seeing you again when you are in the area. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Cuisine
British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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
Description
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 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 Robinsons cider. Each of the nine rooms are individually styled with en-suite facilities and added luxuries such as L'Occitane toiletries and fresh milk and Monsoon Estates coffee. The perfect retreat for any occasion.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?