Wine & Dine In Our Glorious Gardens
The splendid grounds of the Olde Bell are the perfect place for couples, friends and family to enjoy some relaxation in a beautiful setting, be it for a meal, weekend or private occasion.
From the seclusion of the orchard to the quintessentially English vista of the Malt House gardens, guests are free to roam throughout the estate and enjoy the feeling of being in a home away from home environment – a comfort that is unique to the Olde Bell.
This “open house” feel is something that can be observed throughout the old coaching inn and its sublime gardens. As a result, al fresco dining can be taken to another level as visitors can not only enjoy a mouth-watering feast in our Summer kitchen but go on to savour a chilled glass of prosecco in the privacy of the wild gardens or sleepy orchard.
Depending on the nature of their stay, guests can enjoy many options when it comes to outdoor dining at the Olde Bell. For casual lunches or drinks, the Summer Kitchen is the ideal place to sample delicacies from the rotisserie, kamado oven and grill. Tables are laid out throughout this pretty garden which is bordered by wild lavender and seasonal plants.
For a special occasion or family event that requires a little more exclusivity, the Malt House is a much loved lodging option that will offer the versatility of both space and privacy when it comes to al fresco dining. Here, the sprawling garden can be used for a wide range of activities from lengthy lunches and evening drinks to croquet or even giant jenga!
With many of the fruits and vegetables on the menu being sourced directly from our kitchen garden, guests will be treated to a truly authentic al fresco experience when they dine outdoors at the Olde Bell.