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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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told they stopped serving at 3pm so booked for 2.30, 7 adults & 2 children. In reality they served last meal after 4.30! They appeared to be packing people in, but the service was appalling! Main course finally arrived minus one, only to be told at that point, they'd run out of chicken, 'so what would I like'?... More 

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Thank Di H
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us had lunch here to day on a Monday not sure what to expect as this is normally a quiet day of the week in most places. We have been before for Sunday lunch which was great. Nothing to worry about on this day either. The restaurant had other diners which always helps with the atmosphere. The bar... More 

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Thank Mary J
leyburn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I arranged Sunday lunch here for 22 people, despite being very busy the service was great with good humour and the food was first class, rare roast beef, fresh vegetables which were cooked to perfection and a great bread and butter pudding to finish. Sean and his team know how to please. Recommended.

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Thank paul w
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Friday night and were met by friendly faces behind the bar, welcomed and shown to our table once we had a drink in hand. The restaurant really deserved to be busier but the food was great we all had fish ( the bream and Hake) which everyone enjoyed. Throughout the service was friendly and attentive. Thoroughly... More 

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Thank Simon B
Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was fantastic at this place. The atmosphere of the place is great: a well balanced mixture of chic and casual, very clean, spacious but not too messy even when fully booked. The service was impeccable: very friendly yet discrete. But food and drink most of all. Broad options for ales, all excellent and not trivial. We all took Sunday... More 

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Thank Spritz1983
TheBellOwner, Manager at The Bell, responded to this review

Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you really understand and appreciate what we do and what we offer. We hope that you will be back again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, really good food and great staff! We had a lovely meal. There was not a scrap left on any of our plates (literally!) Good value, Good service.

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TheBellOwner, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Great to hear thank you so much. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an exceptional place this is! We were staying in Stratford Upon Avon but came across some previous reviews of The Bell and decided to pop down one evening - we were not disappointed. The restaurant at the back has very modern, warm feel about it and the menu was also inviting. The crab starter was great, but surpassed by... More 

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

Thank you for your comments and for coming to see us! The crab is always a pleaser and we are delighted that you appreciated the fish mains. Really pleased it was worth the trip for you and we hope see you again. Consider popping back again on Good Friday - fish supper! More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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Thank Kelly W
TheBellOwner, Manager at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and delighted that you enjoyed lunch and the pub/restaurant. The new restaurant was built and opened in April 16 and has been a great contemporary addition to the traditional bar which still retains its distinctive features. Sunday lunch is always popular and always one of our busiest days so very wise to book in advance.... More 

Much Hoole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 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 

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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
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?