ALDWORTH, Reading, RG8 9SE
Beginning life as a manor hall in 1340, The Bell has reputedly been in the same family for 200 years: ask landlady Mrs Macaulay, she's been here for over 75 years. A 300-year-old, one-handed clock still stands in the taproom 'keeping imperfect time', and the rack for the spit-irons and clockwork roasting jack are still over the fireplace. One might be surprised to discover that an establishment without a restaurant can hold its own in a world of smart gastro-pubs. But The Bell survives thanks to hot, filled rolls and cracking pints of Arkell's or a West Berkshire brew or a monthly guest ale plus local farmhouse ciders.
Tel: 01635 578272
Please quote 'The AA'.
Arkell's Kingsdown Special Ale & 3B, West Berkshire Old Tyler & Maggs' Magnificent Mild, Guest ales
Tue-Sat 11-3 6-11 (Sun 12-3 7-10.30)
25 Dec, Mon (open BH Mon L only)
No coach parties catered.
Credit cards not accepted