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The Bell

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Shipston Road | Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8NY, England
+44 1789 450414
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whata great place to eat. Fantastic food with plenty of choice. A great atmosphere and good friendly staff will cater for your every need. Its good for couples, groups and families.

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Thank Tony W
TheBellOwner, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you and delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Please come again. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to The Bell for a birthday meal and the food and service was first class. There were twelve in our party and the staff got all the dishes out to all of us at the same time. The menu caters for most tastes really, I had a rustic stew which was served in a hollowed out loaf and... More 

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Thank Colin P
TheBellOwner, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

We are delighted you chose The Bell for your party and even more delighted that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate what we do. Thank you so much for your comments and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Warwickshire
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Know the Bell in Alderminster really well and have been eating here for many years. The building is lovely, beautifully appointed. But the staff or lack of staff is a problem. We could see the staff cleaning the bedrooms and then they would reappear in the restaurant to serve our food. We ordered some drinks and they didn't arrive. Eventually... More 

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1 Thank Lindsey N
TheBellOwner, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

We are sorry that you were disappointed with your visit to The Bell and we apologise for any time spent waiting for drinks. In terms of the staff, as with many country pubs with rooms, our team members are versatile and they do often work in the bar, restaurant and the luxury rooms. More 

Evesham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family visited this restaurant a week last Saturday as a treat for my daughter coming home for the weekend from uni. The restaurant looked very nice although we were seated on the very edge so didn't get much of an impression. I ordered scallops to start and was amazed that, for £8.50 the 3 scallops I got (and I'm... More 

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

We are sorry that you were disappointed with your visit to The Bell and as discussed on the day happy to compensate you for the scallops. The scallops do vary in size and would normally be served based on weight, rather than quantity, as that is how they are purchased. We are sorry that the rest of the food was... More 

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed a meal here last Friday. The side salad which came with my fishcakes was really tasty and the chefs desert selection was a perfect combination.

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

So pleased we made an impression. Thank you for your comments and for visiting. We hope you will return. More 

Tallinn, Estonia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Delicious good, comfortable seating & excellent staff contribute to enjoyable dinner. Took ages to decide what to order, as so may great menu items

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

Really pleased you enjoyed your visit and delighted that you appreciate what we have to offer in terms of menu choices and service through to decor and atmosphere. We hope to see you again. More 

Stratford upon Avon
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We attended a family wedding at The Bell yesterday and from the moment we walked through the door, the day was amazing in every way. The venue is fantastic and would highly recommend for a special occasion, the atmosphere and decor is first class. The Bell team were absolutely fantastic and looked after us so well, were perfectly attentive from... More 

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Thank CJ9Stratford
TheBellOwner, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

That's great to hear thank you so much, the pleasure was really all ours and we hope you will be back again soon. We have nine bedrooms all individual but all really stunning, hopefully you will come and stay with us next time. Delighted that our staff (perhaps Aloise or Sean) made an impression. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Met a friend for dinner. The fishy sharing platter was great, the pate was a bit ordinary and would have been hard to eat without the bread accompanying the fish. Staff were getting, beer was tasty and part of a good range of options, bars were cosy but a bit short of usable tables.

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Thank bella m
TheBellOwner, Manager at The Bell, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments and feedback all of which are taken on board. Delighted you enjoyed the Kilfinichen fish board. More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We visited The Bell last Saturday evening, with friends - all well-travelled and passionate about great food (and good wine of course). When you walk into The Bell, you feel the warm welcome from the moment you get through the door. The place was full of locals enjoying a drink at the bar, chit chatting amongst themselves but also very... More 

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Thank Ana P
TheBellOwner, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to post such a positive and constructive review. It's such a pleasure to receive such glowing comments from an experienced foodie that appreciates what we have to offer, including atmosphere, decor and service. Once again thank you and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to The Bell again in the... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The service for pre lunch drinks and menu orders was disjointed so we took charge ourselves. The starters were mediocre for the class of restaurant. The king prawn cocktail was tasteless. 2 beef, 1 chicken & 1 pork mains were very good although the roast potatoes were a disappointment. The view from the upstairs restaurant and the excellent service from... More 

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1 Thank CaribbeanKen1962
TheBellOwner, Manager at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and for choosing to dine with us. We really would like to stress how much we would welcome your honest feedback during your visit in order to resolve any issues with food or indeed service that you might have at the time. We will ensure we pass on your compliments to Aloise, he really is... 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$32
Cuisine
European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?