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Bell Inn

18 Angel Row

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Opening Times

Monday10.00 am - 11.30 pm
Tuesday10.00 am - 11.30 pm
Wednesday10.00 am - 11.30 pm
Thursday10.00 am - 11.30 pm
Friday10.00 am - 12.30 am
Saturday10.00 am - 12.30 am
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

10 - 10

About the Pub

One of the oldest pubs in the country, now owned by Greene King. Past landlords names are listed just below ceiling level in the main back bar, where the main range of beers is sold. Two much smaller side rooms also boast their own bar, where a different beer may be available than in the main room. The old well, in the main bar, has been glassed over, and is now part of the serving area.

Historic Interest

The Bell is a Grade II listed building (No. 1271441) and is located in Nottingham City Council's Old Market Square Conservation Area. The Bell has an heritage interior rated by CAMRA as being of Some Regional Importance: "This late 15th century pub was re-fronted in c.1820 including 'Bell Inn' in relief letters. Most of the remaining historic fittings are from changes in 1928 situated in the two small rooms on the first floor now called the Belfry and laid out for diners so best to visit at a quiet time. The front room has fielded panelling to picture-frame height, a 1938 Tudor stone arch shaped fireplace with good panelled mantelpiece now painted grey (the bar counter here is modern) and some colourful stained and leaded windows; the rear room more fielded panelling to picture-frame height and it has a good plasterwork ceiling. On the ground floor at the end of a narrow flagged central corridor with bars each side you will find the main bar. It is situated in a 1928 extension, that was also extended back in modern times, and retains some original panelling but most of the fittings are modern. The only old items in the two front bars (one of which was formerly a wine shop) are the colourful stained and leaded windows from 1928. The other notable item to view is the vaulted rock-hewn cellar claimed to date from the 12th century and with rock pillars - guided tours are available so ring the pub for details." ( [Nottingham City Council; Bridge Ward / Nottingham South Parliamentary Constituency]

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 5 regular beers.

  • Greene King --varies--
  • Greene King Abbot
  • Greene King IPA
  • Nottingham --other--
  • Nottingham Extra Pale Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

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Bell Inn, Nottingham


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    25p pint.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Interior of Some Regional Importance


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Front enclosed patio area.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Dominoes, cards, board games.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    Belfry restaurant upstairs.

  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Bell Inn

18 Angel Row

Sat Nav Reference

52.953523, -1.151921


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Old Market Square

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