My name is Alex and I have formed a new team led by Ben to run The Bell at Hardwick. When I came to view The Bell I realised that it was the ideal location to be part of our new venture.
We will retain the wonderful country pub food for which the pub is renown. We will have a frequently refreshed specials board. These will be supplemented by a few additional options catering for our friends who are more selective for all types of reason so that we can welcome all groups and make everyone feel welcome. We have some beautiful Organic wine and some of it is sulphite free – which means no hangovers! Organically produced spirits will feature and we aim to stock a wide variety for the discerning enthusiasts.
Secondly, we will be converting the barn into a local shop during the day selling quality Organic ingredients and frozen meals, meat and vegetables.
Lastly, but most importantly, we hope to ensure the pub becomes a favourite with visitors and locals by creating a local hub for the local societies and clubs. Having been brought up in a village and enjoyed boarding school I understand the importance of community and having a central location for meeting fellow enthusiasts and getting involved and learning about other pursuits.
Many of you enjoyed our first quiz. We now have diarised our first wine tasting. Some of you have heard about our plans for yoga in the courtyard and keep reminding us that you want this soon! We will also explore other classes/activities which will take place in the mornings and afternoons and enable us to keep our beautiful pub open for longer during the day.
Please do keep talking to us about our plans, suggest your ideas and critique ours and we hope to strengthen The Bell into a fabulous community asset.