The Bell Inn, Purton Stoke
There are some villages in Britain where people are forever "passing through" and Purton Stoke is one of them.
- 42 seat restaurant
- Free Wi-Fi throughout
- Beautiful country setting
- Private Parties
It is almost exactly half way along the road that runs from Purton to Cricklade and The Bell is right beside that road, ready to tempt passing travellers with the promise of good beer, good food and a friendly welcome.
A brand-new 42 seat al la carte restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner at sensible prices, is proving especially popular with locals and those from farther afield.
However, The Bell, which has been a fully-licensed inn for more than 150 years, has not always been such a relaxing refuge. In 1844 the licensee was prosecuted for keeping a disorderly house, but at some later stage the Rev. T. B. Carter became the owner and the good reverend entrusted the lease to Arkell's in 1908 and sold the freehold in 1926.
A complete renovation was undertaken in 2007.
The Bell is a modest little pub but has a character all of its own - more than enough of an excuse to stop off for a quiet drink or a bite to eat.