Alscot's Alternative To Chelsea

Alscot's Alternative To Chelsea

Thursday, 14th June 2018

An opportunity to view the stunning and normally private gardens of Alscot Park followed by lunch at The Bell, Alderminster! Booking in advance is essential.

Enjoy browsing the beautiful and historic gardens of Alscot Park, and take in the stunning views of the wonderfully preserved rococo gothic style house, part of the West family since 1747.

 

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A Special "Pairing" Dinner with Cotswolds Distillery

A Special "Pairing" Dinner with Cotswolds Distillery

Friday, 2nd March 2018

Join Cotswolds Distillery's, Rob Patchett, for a delicious dinner at The Bell matched with four of Cotswolds Distillery's crafted spirits.

Taste some of the finest food and locally distilled spirits at this special dinner with the maker.

Bookings are now being taken. Cost £50 pp. For further details call 01789450414

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Fizz Friday Sleepover

Fizz Friday Sleepover

Book a double or king size room to stay over on any Friday during January or February 2018, receive a bottle of Ferrari fizz and canapes between 4pm - 7pm and breakfast the following morning, and pay just £125.

Use code FIZZFRI.

Enjoy live music on 12th January and 16th February 5 - 7pm

Offer is strictly subject to availability. Normal T&C's apply - see website page below for details. We reserve the right to allocate the rooms and withdrawn the offer at any time

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Hunker Down & Stay With Us!

Hunker Down & Stay With Us!

The perfect winter offer!

Rooms booked on a double occupancy basis, midweek Sunday - Thursday, during January and February 2018 (14th February excluded) will be charged at single room rate prices. Offer excludes suites and is strictly subject to availability. The perfect place to hunker down with cosy traditional bar, award winning restaurant, log fires and luxury guest rooms.

Normal T&C's apply - see website for details. 

When booking use Code DO4SO

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Kids Eat Free!

Kids Eat Free!

Monday 19th February - Friday 23rd February

Let us treat your kids to lunch at The Bell during half term and we promise to give them more than just chips! *T&C's apply. 

* One child under the age of 11, per paying adult, eats free at lunch time, Adults may choose from the Classic, A la Carte or Prix Fixe Menus. Children may choose from the Children’s Menu. Offer valid 12 – 2.30pm Monday 19th February  – Friday 23rd February 2018. It is advisable to book in advance. There is no cash value and the offer is not transferrable. 

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The Bell's Bonfire & Fireworks Featuring The Shakespeare Hospice Firewalk Drew in The Crowds

The Bell's third annual Bonfire and Fireworks Display took place at the village pub on Friday 3rd November 2017, and proved a huge success with the crowds! 

This year the proceedings began with The Shakespeare Hospice Firewalk where over 40 brave individuals walked over hot coals raising approximately £12,315.61 for the charity. 

The crowd congregated by the enormous bonfire, with a rather flamboyant looking guy (made by The Shakespeare Hospice Diversional Therapy patients and work experience team in the Young Peoples Services department) perched on top , to watch it set a blaze. A spectacular 18 minute firework display followed which was said to be "the best yet" by those that have attended annually.

Local duo Dos Gatos entertained the revellers with live music whilst The Bell provided BBQ food and mulled wine from one of two outdoor bars. Volunteers from The Shakespeare Hospice  kept the children happy with glowing memorabilia, toffee apples and face painting.

The event was free to attend with all voluntary donations to The Shakespeare Hospice.

Participants from companies in and around Stratford, including Xtreme Gyms, CCL Solutions Group, The Bard’s Cricketers, BDR Voice & Data Solutions Ltd, and Alscot Estate, walked over 20 feet of 1236 degrees Fahrenheit red hot wood embers. Emma Holman-West, CEO of Alscot Estate and owner of The Bell, took part in the Firewalk and has so far raised over £4K in her sponsorship campaign “Conquering the Coals!”

View the gallery of photographs. 

Head Chef's South African Influenced Ten Course Tasting Dinner

On Friday 3rd Nov 2017 Karol made the 8,361 mile journey to La Colombe; one of South Africa’s most iconic and internationally acclaimed fine dining establishments in Cape Town, to join Chef Proprietor, Scott Kirton.

Upon his arrival Karol found his feet sightseeing the magnificent coastal city of Cape Town; the capital and primate city of the Western Cape province.

Eager to start work under Scott's wing in the renowned restaurant, recently voted 7th Best Restaurant in The World, Karol started work in the kitchen on Monday 6th November.

On Friday 26th January Karol created and presented an exclusive ten course tasting menu, including a glass of fizz on arrival and delicious wines recommended and presented personally by Chris Plimmer of Enotria & Co, to an intimate group of diners in the beautiful balcony restaurant at The Bell. 

Read our blog about Karol's work experience in South Africa and his inspirations for the special tasting menu on his return. 

Day One ; Scott introduced Karol to his team and he worked on the starter/appetiser section. 

Day Two; Karol progressed to mains and felt the heat in the busy kitchen

Day Three; Today has been all about working in Scott's sister restaurant the Foxcroft and charcuterie

Day Four; The food looks and tastes amazing but it takes 15 minutes to plate just five dishes! It's all in the detail..

Day Five; The final day with Scott and the teams at La Colombe and Foxcroft and Karol enjoys the theatre in creating a sensory experience which is a palette cleanser for the delighted diners.