The Bell's Bonfire & Fireworks Display Fundraising For The Stratford Hospital Cancer & Eye Ward Appeal Fund

The Bell's second Bonfire and Fireworks Display returned by popular demand on Friday 4th November 2016 and once again it was a huge hit with the vast crowds!  Revellers congregated by the enormous bonfire, with the guy perched on top, to watch it set a blaze before the amazing 18 minute firework display with fantastic finale. Following straight on The Rock Bottoms entertained the crowds with live music, and people enjoyed barbequed burgers & hot dogs, pulled pork, hot soup, paella and chilli bean pot from the catering team. The Bell's mulled wine was a huge hit and volunteers from the Stratford Hospital Cancer and Eye Ward Appeal kept the children happy with glowing memorabilia and toffee apples. The event was free to attend and all voluntary donations of £2338.86 went to the Stratford Hospital Cancer & Eye Ward £1 million Appeal which is now in the last two months of fundraising before the hospital opens in Spring 2017.

The Bell's TENTH Annual Wear It Pink for Breast Cancer Now

Wow what amazing support we have received for the Sour Hour lemon challenge and for the TENTH annual Wear It Pink event at The Bell on 14th Oct, in aid of Breast Cancer Now. Sour Hour raised a whopping £1605 on line and Wear it Pink raised £ 3470 bringing the total to £5075, and not forgetting Gift Aid which brings the total to in excess of £6126!!!

In recognition of our support over the years we were thrilled to receive thank you from Breast Cancer Now.

Over the last ten years with your help we have raised £29,500 for Breast Cancer Now. Well done all.

It's Gold for The Bell!

Following an inspectors visit we are delighted to announce that we have retained a 4 Star Inn rating with Gold Award for guest accommodation and an AA Rosette for culinary excellence.

The inspector commented..The property had benefited from a large extension and refurbishment of restaurant area. Works completed were impressive with an obvious focus on quality and guest comfort and included new furniture and very good quality table appointment. The elevated terrace was an unexpected bonus and would no doubt be a great asset to the large patio area in sunny weather. The individually styled bedrooms and bathrooms remained in very good order with a host of thoughtful extras provided to boost impressions of quality and guest comfort levels. Housekeeping standards remained a strength.

Great Taste Awards

Based locally just a short distance from The Bell, artisan coffee roasters and suppliers of our very own Alscot Blend coffee, Monsoon Estates have bagged yet another high calibre industry award. Chris, Anne and their latest recruit, son Will, hand roast in small batches to literally provide excellence in a cup. Monsoon, who  supply The Bell with its own unique Alscot Blend coffee, appear in the Great Taste Awards Top 50 2016 list, with 3 stars for their espresso blend.

Grand Opening

Over 200 guests came out to celebrate the opening of the new restaurant on Thursday 5th May. The sun shone whilst champagne and canapes were served.

The Bell Rings In The Changes!

The Bell Rings In The Changes!

The Bell at Alderminster, part of the Alscot Estate, has recently undergone a build project to provide a brand new two storey restaurant. The acclaimed Inn offers all-day bar and dining across two floors, with outside seating overlooking the sprawling riverside meadow & Stour Valley, as well as luxury guest rooms. The contemporary building was designed by award-winning local architects, Marson Rathbone Taylor, who are recognised for their creative ideas and commercial awareness. Inside, the restaurant has large open spaces with a full height atrium and floor to ceiling glass panels and windows.

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Secretary of State, Sajid Javid, Visits Alscot & The Bell

Secretary of State, Sajid Javid, Visits Alscot & The Bell

Emma Holman-West was host, on Friday 6th May, to The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP when he visited Alscot Estate along with parliamentary colleague, and MP for Stratford upon Avon, Nadhim Zahawi.

Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills was invited to the thriving Warwickshire country Estate to meet personnel from a range of diverse businesses and enterprises based on the 4,500 acre site at Atherstone on Stour.

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