Our wonderful stay at The Bell Alderminster
For many years, The Bell in Alderminster has been one of our favourite places to go for many different occasions… a cool drink on a hot summer’s evening, a laid back lunch any time of year, a super place for Sunday lunch and an al fresco family meal on warm days… but until this cool, wet weekend in February, we had never stayed over, never experienced what The Bell is like for overnight guests.
The most beautiful room
On a lovely, albeit slightly wet, Saturday in February 2019, we checked in to The Bell in Alderminster for what was going to be a wonderful, romantic stay accompanied by a delicious meal in the beautifully decorated restaurant. We were greeted warmly, as we always are at The Bell, by a member of staff who showed us to ‘Garland’, our suite for the night. An absolutely beautiful room, tastefully decorated in an understated mix of modern country and rustic, high ceilings, charming beams and the most amazing bathroom with a deep bathtub, double sink and a huge shower. Just plain fabulous and we enjoyed our night here so much.
Dinner in the restaurant was a delicious affair. Seated at the very end of the room at what must be the best table in the house, private and with a great view of the lovely restaurant and all the other diners, we were treated to the experience that was Jean-Luc, the French waiter who was the life of the entire room. Friendly, funny, warm and offering the very best in service, Jean-Luc is a credit to The Bell in Alderminster and we look forward to seeing him again almost as much as we do enjoying another great meal at The Bell next time we’re there.
We’ve always eaten well at The Bell in Alderminster. Always. And this dinner was no different. To start we enjoyed the delicious seafood risotto and the gratin starters. Our mains were the popular pheasant dish and the special of the day, the pork medallion. And the sweet finish was a chocolate torte and the Crème Brule. Accompanied by great house wines, we had a wonderful dinner on this fine evening and we can’t wait to come back again.
Perfect for any kind of stay or occasion
For a romantic weekend or night away, we can’t recommend The Bell in Alderminster enough, but this popular country inn and dining pub is also super child-friendly and welcoming to dogs, so for a family stay, as base on your holiday in the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon, it will be just as great. We had a fabulous stay at The Bell in Alderminster, we know you will too.