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Bell Inn

Date of photo: 2014

Picture source: Movement80


The Bell Inn was situated at 115 Main Road. This Greene King house closed in 2012.
In the early 1970’s this pub was better known as “Dudley’s” after the owner/manager who was generally to be seen propping up one end of the bar. The dining room was a large affair and I particularly remember one dish which was pigeon in chocolate sauce – very innovative for the time. I celebrated my 21st birthday there with a group of University friends but I don’t recall much of that night!
Granville Taylor (November 2019)

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David Cowell 1980-2001 Landlord was a chap called Graham Lahir(or similar surname) Ale & food were superb. Morelands- kept putting rent etc up, which forced Graham to pack it in. Bell was always packed and you had to book very early to get a table. On one occasion, there were a group of older chaps in the Dining Room, who were enjoying themselves and it turned out to be a 'CHINDIT's reunion. Very, very fond memories of the Bell & Graham. Similarly, superb staff.