Our philosophy is to serve good, honest food. We endeavour to source locally and our food is always freshly cooked.
We aim to be gluten free wherever possible and are able to adapt many of our dishes to suit other dietary requirements – please ask a member of the team for details.
A pub establishing itself as an accomplished gastropub and restaurant to the north of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, we are striving to offer exciting menus for light bites and a la carte...for everyone. We want to enable all members of a family/party to have an enjoyable dining experience. We are extending our menus slightly to offer a choice of pub classics, mediterranean themed gastropub dishes with choices for those with organic, vegetarian and vegan preferences. 90% of our menu is gluten and dairy free by design. All of our food is prepared in-house, from scratch and freshly cooked. These regular menus are supplemented by specials which change daily.
We have a nutritious yet familiar offering for children - our chicken goujons are homemade with breadcrumbs they won't even realise are gluten free!
However, if you would like to come to enjoy our standard of service and the beautiful picturesque Bell at Hardwick and have additional requirements, please do not hesitate to ring ahead and we will attempt to meet them.
Lunchtime at The Bell
Available on brown or white bloomer bread, white large floured baps, or gluten free bread or Panini’s
Cheddar cheese, with tomato chutney
Butchers ham and mustard
Smoked bacon and melted brie with a pot of cranberry sauce on the side
Prawns in a classic Marie rose sauce
Pork sausage and onions (Veggie sausage available)
All of the above sandwiches served with French fries and a side salad - add a small bowl of soup for a little extra
Classic chicken Caesar salad, cos lettuce, shaved Parmesan croutons and anchovies on request (GF)
Beetroot and feta cheese, cos lettuce, tomato and onion with a balsamic dressing (V) (GF)
Light bites also available at lunchtime as starters
Soup of the moment (V) (GF) (DF)
Classic homemade chicken liver pate with warm toast (GF) (DF)
Hardwick smokies, smoked haddock in a cream cheese sauce topped with more cheese and breadcrumbs and finished under the grill served as a starter with dipping bread or as a main with French fries and side salad or Hardwick prawns, baby prawns in the above sauce with asparagus and finished as above (GF)
Garlic mushrooms served with toasted dipping bread (V) (Vegan) (DF) (GF)
Long plate of breaded fish – breaded king prawn, whitebait, cod and crab bite, served with homemade tartar sauce or sweet chilli dip
Made in our own pizza oven, with our own special bases made here also gluten freebases available (V) (Vegan) (DF) (GF)
Cheese and tomato
Add a portion of French fries or a side salad, look out for our pizza night once a month the above served with a beer or 175ml of house wine
Pub classics and mains
The Bell burgers (V) (Vegan) (GF) (DF)
Spicy bean burger
All of our burgers served with French fries, homemade onion rings and a pot of coleslaw
Ham double egg and chunky chips (GF)
Beer battered Haddock, homemade batter; peas and tartare sauce on request (GF) (DF)
Homemade curry of the moment served with rice popperdoms and mango chutney (GF) (DF)
Look out for our monthly curry nights, above served with a beer or 175ml of house wine
Chilli beef served with tortilla chips and sour cream or bean chilli (GF) (DF)
Hardwick Pie, house special, made with chicken breast, pork, bacon in a red wine sauce topped with sage and onion stuffing and a puff pastry lid, with chunky chips and seasonal vegetables
Please ask for today’s specials, also for our dessert selection