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Opening Times

Please note our revised opening hours.

Monday

12-3pm

8.30-11.30pm

Tuesday

 12-3pm

8.30-11.30pm

Wednesday

 12-3pm

8.30-11.30pm

Thursday

 12-3pm

8.30-11.30pm

Friday

 12-5pm

7.00-11.30pm

Saturday

 12-5pm

7.00-11.30pm

Sunday

 12-5pm

7.00-11.30pm

Any changes to these hours will be posted on our social media pages.

 

Please note that we are following the COVID-19 guidelines and require that you wear a mask on arrival at The New Bell. For other requirements please see our earlier post.

Archived: Eat Out To Help Out

Please note this offer has expired.

Dear all,

Please see our EVENING menu for the 3rd & 5th August. The 50% discount has already been applied.
Booking is essential as we have limited space inside the pub and back garden, please book by calling us on 01255 503 545.
Traditional Food at half the price! In a Covid Safe Environment.
Face masks are required on entry and when moving around the building.

Updated arrangements

Dear Customers,

As we are sure you are aware the government has released the lockdown on the Hospitality Industry from the 4th of July and we are excited to be reopening albeit under strict operating guidelines. The procedures are not subject to interpretation and must always be adhered to.

This being the case we have outlined our procedures below:

Face Coverings are required when you enter the premises, and when you are walking around. Once you are seated, they can be removed.

  • There will be hand sanitiser inside the front door which you will be required to use on entry.
  • As a temporary measure the back of the pub and back garden will be closed; however, we have obtained authorisation to use the front car park as a seating area.
  • The ladies toilet will be closed, making the Gents toilet unisex, there will be hand sanitiser outside the toilet door which you will be required to use on entry. This will be a one in one out system, we have installed a bolt on the inside of the door which you will need to lock on entering.
  • No customers may sit at the bar, however groups of 2 or less may approach the bar behind the Perspex Screen and place an order, which will be served at the bar. For groups of 3 or more, please find a table and we will come to you for an order. Please Note: Only customers from 2 households may sit at the same table to a maximum of 6. Please remember when you leave your table for any reason as per government guidelines a minimum 1 metre distance will need to be observed more if possible.
  • Table tabs will be in operation, which will be settled upon departure at a designated pay point which is behind the Perspex screen, with either cash, card or a combination of both.
  • Children will be welcome but must always remain seated with their families.
  • Dogs will also be welcome, but owners will need to keep their dogs with them on a short lead and be vigilant with regards to attention from other customers.
  • There will be flags at your table J When you require service you will need to raise your flag and a member of staff will come over and take you order.
  • When we serve your first drinks, we will be taking one Name & Address from each table, to satisfy the NHS track & Trace system.
  • Smoking and Vaping will be allowed in the front seating areas, should this be full please smoke away from the front of the pub.
  • Tables and chairs in or out of the pub are not to be moved by customers. If you need your tables rearranging please speak to a member of staff and where possible we will facilitate.
  • We will initially be operating a limited menu.

These procedures will be constantly under review and may be subject to change in line with Government advice, as stipulated above the procedures are in place for your own safety and ours and any transgression may result in you being asked to leave the premises.

This new normal is a huge change for all of us, we ask that you be patient and kind and to please understand that we are learning too!

We look forward to seeing you on soon.

Kevin & Pam

Archived: Re-opening arrangements

Dear Customers,
As we are sure you are aware the government has released the lockdown on the Hospitality Industry from the 4th of July and we are excited to be reopening albeit under strict operating guidelines. The procedures are not subject to interpretation and must always be adhered to.
This being the case we have outlined our procedures below.

● We will be operating a one-way system, meaning you will enter through the main entrance, and leave via the side entrance, whilst moving through the pub a face covering is required.
● There will be hand sanitiser inside the front door which you will be required to use on entry.
● As a temporary measure the back of the pub and back garden will be closed; however, we have obtained authorisation to use the front car park as a seating area.
● The ladies toilet will be closed, making the Gents toilet unisex, there will be hand sanitiser outside the toilet door which you will be required to use on entry. This will be a one in one out system, we have installed a bolt on the inside of the door which you will need to lock on entering.
● There will be no bar service and no customers may sit at or approach the bar, instead a table delivery service will be implemented. Only customers from 2 households may sit at the same table to a maximum of 6. Please remember when you leave your table for any reason as per government guidelines a minimum 1 metre distance will need to be observed more if
possible.
● Table tabs will be in operation, which will be settled upon departure at a designated pay point, with either cash, card or a combination of both.
● Children will be welcome but must always remain seated with their families.
● Dogs will also be welcome, but owners will need to keep their dogs with them on a short lead and be vigilant with regards to attention from other customers.
● There will be flags at your table ☺ When you require service you will need to raise your flag and a member of staff will come over and take you order. When re-ordering drinks… customers will need to place their empty glassware in a tray at a designated area, we will then serve your replacements in fresh glassware.
● When we serve your first drinks, we will be taking one Name & Address from each table, to satisfy the NHS track & Trace system.
● Smoking will be allowed in the front seating areas, should this be full please smoke away from the front of the pub.
● Tables and chairs in or out of the pub are not to be moved by customers. If you need your tables rearranging please speak to a member of staff and where possible we will facilitate.
● We will initially be operating a limited menu.

These procedures will be constantly under review and may be subject to change in line with Government advice, as stipulated above the procedures are in place for your own safety and ours and any transgression may result in you being asked to leave the premises.

This new normal is a huge change for all of us, we ask that you be patient and kind and to please understand that we are learning too!

We look forward to seeing you on soon.

Kevin & Pam

Archived: Coronavirus

Dear All,

As I am sure you are aware, the government has announced that due to the expected spread of Coronavirus it has suggested that the public avoid pubs,clubs & restaurants, to limit the impact.

In addition to the above, they have recommended that people over the age of 70 should remain at home during this critical time.

As you may also be aware, the government has asked for social gatherings to be avoided, which unfortunately means that from a moral standpoint we must cancel our forthcoming weekend live entertainment until further notice.

Due to our establishment being geared towards all of the above, we feel that it is our duty to follow the governments guidelines, therefore it is with a heavy heart that we have decided to temporarily cease trading.

Please be aware that this has been a extremely difficult decision to make, and one we have not entered into lightly.

We will remain closed until the situation improves, but we will keep you updated as to when we feel it is safe to re-open.

Its difficult to know what to do for the best in times as troubling as these, but your safely is paramount to us and with the business model we have, we feel that it would be irresponsible to not take action.

If anyone has any questions please call or message us.

Stay safe and stay well.

Kevin & Pam x