Preview: The Bell at Belbroughton Relaunch

Local favourite The Bell in the gorgeous village of  Belbroughton is set for an exciting new relaunch this November.


Currently undergoing a big overhaul and refurbishment it will re open on the 10th Novemeber with a look that is a lot more modern, colourful and contemporary. The new look will see an additional 13 tables to accommodate extra guests in the bar and dining area and create a relaxed more atmosphere. There will be a much lighter and brighter feel to the pub with a different layout meaning a more flexible option for patrons to enjoy their food or a drink.




The beautiful converted barn and Waldon function room have also been given a revamp and update with more contemporary décor, making them the perfect space for business or pleasure.


As well as a fabulous new look, the pub will also be launching a brand new seasonal menu featuring delicious options such as including Buttermilk Southern Fried Chicken and Caramelised Fig and Whipped Goat’s Curd Pizza. Alongside this their will of course be daily specials and pub favourites, freshly prepared by local head chef, Neil Taylor.


Simon Joyce, General Manager at The Bell, comments: “The Bell provides a fantastic venue for friends and families to get together and enjoy a meal or night out, so we are excited to continue to do this with new, improved surroundings. The pub will have a fresh new look and a brand new menu that will give us the chance to show what we do best at The Bell – great quality home cooked food.

“We’re passionate about offering those who enjoy the finer things in life a place to discover and share great tasting food and drinks and we look forward to unveiling the brand new Bell to guests in November. We are offering something different to anything else in Belbroughton and we’re confident we’ll attract new guests as well as our many regulars.”

The pub will be ready to welcome the public on Thursday 10 November.

Visit for more details.

Bromsgrove Rd, Belbroughton, Stourbridge DY9 9XU

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Review: The Millbrook Inn, Devon

The Millbrook Inn in South Pool is not somewhere you’ll find unless you’re looking for it. In fact, you might struggle even if you are looking for it. In a tiny village a little off the beaten track though, lies a hidden gem. It’s a traditional pub, but one thats pushing the boundaries a little with its food, courtesy of the head Chef Jean Phillipe.

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Review: The Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge Devon

In the latest of our foodie flashbacks to our May holiday in Devon we visited the Crabshell Inn, a pub and restaurant on the banks of the estuary in Kingsbridge where we were staying. It has lovely views of the water, particularly as the sun is setting.

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The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, and it’s always bustling with people, inside and out on the picnic tables. Compared with some places in Devon as well that seem to really hike up their prices, it seemed pretty good value too.

Round the table we tried a few starters, I chose the Panko King prawns and tomato chili jam. A really decent portion size for a starter and the prawns were plump and well cooked. Crab Bisque was presented in a beautiful bowl, and a special that night of Asparagus with a Fried Egg and Truffle were also really well recieved. A good start!

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crabshell inn

crabshell inn

For mains my father and I both chose the Home made crab tagliatelle, garlic, chili, lemon & parsley. The pasta was maybe a touch on the thick side, but it was packed with crab and chilli flavour. It was quite a ‘dry’ sauce which I didn’t mind but some may have preferred it more saucy.

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A big vat of Moules Frites was full of gigantic mussels and a traditional white wine and garlic sauce whilst Lee had the Medium rare Char-grilled Hanger steak, chunky chips and tarragon mustard

crabshell inn

crabshell inn

There didn’t seem to be too many good eating options in Kingsbridge itself, and this is certainly one of the better ones, worth checking out if you’re staying nearby.

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