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  • Host:
  • Mr & Mrs J Pritchett
  • Where:
  • Purton Stoke
  • Near Swindon
  • Wiltshire SN5 4JG
  • Telephone:
  • (01793) 770434
  • Facilities:
  • Car Park
  • Garden Or Patio
  • Pub Food
  • Caravans
  • Map:
  • Click Here for a Map to The Bell Inn, Purton Stoke

The Bell Inn, Purton Stoke

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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
- Caravans welcome

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.

The pub's 42 seater restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner at sensible prices, has always proved especially popular with locals and those from farther afield.

And those travelling in the area towing a caravan are also more than welcome to stop-off and book in to use the Bell Inn's faciities.

A little bit of history

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.