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Deep in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside, The Bell Inn is an outstanding 17th century inn, complete with exposed beams, flagstone floors, oak furniture, open fireplaces…and a warm welcome.

The Bell Inn has been providing refreshment for over 300 years. According to local history, William Shakespeare was on his way back to Stratford upon Avon in the rain after meeting Drayton and Ben Jonson for a drink at The Bell in Welford, when he contracted fatal pneumonia! Luckily the roads are somewhat better these days, and we can always arrange a taxi for you to get home.

When Colin and Teresa moved to The Bell in 1995, their aim was to provide quality food, together with outstanding service, while also offering customers a really good pint if that’s all they wanted…and this is exactly what they’ve done!

The awards The Bell Inn is constantly winning are testament in themselves, as is the fact that customers keep on coming back again, and again, and again.

We are pleased and proud to announce
The Bell Inn - Welford-on-Avon has been named as the best dining pub in Warwickshire 2019. (Five years running)
The Bell Inn, which is now in its twenty-third year under the stewardship of landlord and landlady Colin and Teresa Ombler, has been given the prestigious title by the Good Pub Guide, a national institution and bible for pub-goers..






Here are some comments made by our customers:

My partner and I have eaten here on many occasions over the last 9 years and I can honestly say the food is wonderful. We usually go late on a sunday afternoon for lunch now, which we always really enjoy. However their specials menu always has something on it to tempt you and offers some great fish dishes for somewhere so land locked! Their food is locally sourced and great quality and not unreasonably priced. The service is always really friendly and even if they are busy they don't rush you, or neglect you. This is somewhere we take our friends for great food and an enjoyable environment.
Fitzeds from West Midlands

Nice country pub in an attractive village with a good selection of food at a spread of price ranges. On a warm evening we chose to sit in the outside seating area with its shady pergolas and large umberellas. We have used the Bell previously (relatives live in a nearby village) and the service outside was a good as the usual level of service in the building. Good selection of real ales available.
Sandy from Maidstone

We visited the Bell on Sunday the 7th September. 2010. Being a table of 7 with a disabled brother. I cant praise the staff highly enough they were very accomodating especially as we had a bit of a night mare with my brother who managed to be very late. The staff were great. The food was the best Sunday roast I have had for a very long time and the whole family enjoyed the experience and the red wine was served just at the right temperature . We all enjoyed a very relaxing Sunday and finished off in the garden where even after a very busy lunch hour the staff took the trouble to bring the drinks to the garden.
Thankyou very much and we look forward to joining you very soon.
Wendy Wasley from Oxfordshire

A Good pub with excellent staff and great food.
My wife and I ate at The Bell on Saturday evening. We hadn't booked but we just managed to get a table in the lower bar. There were a number of small tables throughout, including some in the garden. The staff were very helpful. Our drinks were brought to the table. We had starters and main meals. Our starters of baked brie, and chicken goujons were excellent. My wife opted for a monkfish and prawn curry and I opted for the beef pie with fresh veg and mash, both were very nice indeed. Big car park. I would recommend this place and would also recommend that you book at the weekend.
Mr KP from Warwickshire

I have been to The Bell many times and am never disappointed. The menu offers a good selection without being one of those places that offers hundreds of options and cooks none of them well. The specials change regularly and offer a fair selection of veggie dishes though some vegetarian dishes on the main menu would be good. This place also has a fantastic selections on yummy desserts (if you can manage anything after the generously portioned main meals!) and the creme brulee is delicious!
Good_Taste_Veggie from Coventry

My son and I stopped in for a break on a bike ride from Stratford and wound up having an excellent lunch—I enjoyed the best sausage and mash I had on our entire UK trip. The ale selection was large, and the friendly bar maid let me taste a couple before deciding. The Bell Inn is exactly what I picture a fine English pub to be. I'd love to go back!
Rick from Alaska

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