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The Bell Inn

Well-kept local ales in timewarp setting

At a glance

Bar menu
Dog friendly

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 Maggs' Magnificent Mild or a West Berkshire brew or a monthly guest ale plus local farmhouse ciders.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Days closed: Monday (open Bank Holiday Monday lunch only)
  • Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 11-3 6-11 (Sunday 12-3 7-10.30)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 11-2.30, Sunday 12-2.30
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6-9.30, Sunday 7-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Arkell's 3B, West Berkshire Old Tyler and Maggs' Magnificent Mild, Loose Cannon Abingdon Bridge, Rebellion, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Tutts Clump, Lilley's Pear and Apple, Red Dog


  • Parking available
  • Garden


  • Children welcome


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Just off B4009 (Newbury to Streatley road)

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