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About us

        eep in the heart of the Warwickshire 

        countryside, The Bell Inn is an outstanding 17th century inn, complete with exposed beams, flagstone floors, oak furniture, open fireplaces…and a warm welcome.

The Bell Inn has been providing refreshment for over 300 years. According to local history, William Shakespeare was on his way back to Stratford upon Avon in the rain after meeting Drayton and Ben Jonson for a drink at The Bell in Welford, when he contracted fatal pneumonia! Luckily the roads are somewhat better these days, and we can always arrange a taxi for you to get home.


A little bit more 

Our aim is to provide quality food, together with outstanding service, while also offering customers a really good pint if that’s all they wanted…and this is exactly what we have done!

The awards The Bell Inn is constantly winning are testament in themselves, as is the fact that customers keep on coming back again, and again, and again.

We are pleased and proud to announce

The Bell Inn – Welford-on-Avon has been named as the best dining pub in Warwickshire 2021.

(Seven years running) The Bell Inn has been given the prestigious title by the Good Pub Guide, a national institution and bible for pub-goers.

Dogs - Our Furry Friends

We allow well behaved dogs on leads in the Front area of the pub only - its best to book to guarantee a table with your fur baby,  you need to let us know you have a dog at the time of booking so that you can be allocated to the correct area.


our village

With the sun coming out and the weather getting warmer we all look forward to the walks, bike rides, and most of all the pub gardens. Below you will find a few bits of information that may be useful to you over these summer months.

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Welford walks 


There are many public footpath routes in and around Welford, with a variety of distances suitable for all. 

With The Bell in the center of the village, you can enjoy all the beautiful scenery surrounding the river Avon and our garden on one trip.

As Published in The Times, there is a walk from Stratford-upon-Avon to The Bell totaling around 5 miles. This walk is an easy route with good paths throughout.

cycling in Welford 


For those who prefer to cycle, there are many routes in and around Welford for you too. 

This route is around 15 miles and is suitable for beginners and any bike, with a convenient stop in Welford for lunch at The Bell.

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transport around Welford


There are two buses that run to Stratford-upon-Avon from Welford. 

Number 27 from Headland Road.

Number 28 from Evesham Road at the top of Binton Road - traveling both directions to Stratford and Evesham.

Taxi services local to Welford

Ideal Taxis - Stratford Upon Avon - 01789 290444

Avon Taxis - Stratford Upon Avon - 01789 588588

Othello Taxis - Stratford Upon Avon -01789336226

007 Taxis - Stratford Upon Avon - 01789414007

Conway Cars - Alcester - 01789762828

Emerald Taxis - Evesham - 01386761705

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