The Bell pub is easy to find on the High Street in Gt Paxton, if you are driving through the village it is right by the side of the main road.
The entrance to the pub was just as you would expect to find a pub with the usual fixtures and fittings, but when I mentioned I was here for ‘The Bell brunch’ I was ushered through to the dining room, where there was a great atmosphere going on.
The service was really quick with the waitress asking me for my drink order well before I choose what to eat, which was good, I do like nice service.
The menu was a small but very concise menu written in chalk on a nice piece of slate, but it seemed to me that with the comments going round, the menu was a start point as people were chopping and changing, so the kitchen was obviously very flexible.
On the Plate:
I decided to have the ‘half English’ breakfast with an extra rasher of bacon and toast. I only had to wait a few minutes before my breakfast arrived, and it looked amazing, just right for a chilly saturday morning.
As per the trend these days, the baked beans were in a small bowl, once they were emptied out onto the nice hot plate, the plate seemed to fill up. Obviously the sausage and bacon came from the local butchers, and all the others items were from the local village shop. Quite unusual these days to have some fried bread, which I have to say was cooked to perfection. A really wonderful breakfast, most enjoyable.
How refreshing that I was asked if I would like a free refill of coffee, I don’t know why but the first cup was better than the second, but pretty good all the same.
I have to say that I’m not quite sure how much the breakfast cost as I met a long standing friend who paid for it …. so thank you Dave. I would imagine that with the extras I had, the bill would not have come to more than £10.00, which was great value for money.
The Bell only put on this type of breakfast facility on the first saturday of the month, which is rather a shame as there were lots of people in there enjoying their hearty breakfast. I would certainly recommend this venue to anyone, I will certainly be back there again in the near future …. well done The Bell.
50 High Street
Date: 6th April 2019