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The Bell is a historic free house and music pub on the edge of Bath city centre: it is owned by 536 of its customers, fans and workers under IPS CoOperative rules. We finally bought the pub on July 2nd 2013..We have live music three times a week ranging from jazz to blues to folk to other things- check out the band listings, open mic nights on thursday, plus vinyl DJ nights at the weekend - always free!

We stock seven real ales plus two guest ales. We are in the Guardian and Observer guides to summer pubs as well as the Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, the Good Beer Guide and Le Guide du Routard.
For your amusement we have table football, bar billiards, chess, backgammon, free wi-fi, a real fire and even a launderette! Google+

Vinyl only DJ sets

Vinyl only DJ sets On: October 31, 2014 17:00
Thank J** W**f it's Friday with Mick RPM 5-8pm Weekend warm up session featuring Reggae, Soul, Funk, Dub, Ska and whatever else feels good at the time. All vinyl - All good. First Friday every month it's Radio T'ooh - selecting the finest tunes for your listening pleasure. Last Friday every month we have DJ Kieran. Guest DJ's in between

FRIDAY - Halloween

FRIDAY - Halloween On: October 31, 2014 20:00
DJs Revolt UK and Sammy No Dead bring you a bone-shaking mashup of songs old and new to help you dance the night away. With tricks and treats and Best Dressed Competition this Hallowe'en, get your gruesomest disguise out and join us for a frightfully good time.

SATURDAY - All Day Blues Marathon

SATURDAY - All Day Blues Marathon On: November 01, 2014
  Kevin is currently organising his own events to raise money to help cover the costs of his new album. He's doing it the Walcot way and bypassing fundraisng companiesHe will be supported on the day by some of his highly talented friends from all over the south west who have donated their time for free.Pre orders for his new album will be taken plus a few 'sealed bid's accepted on some interesting KB bits n bobs.Contributions on the day are invited Pop in, stay a while, stay all day, come and goWhatever suits.  

Vinyl only DJ sets

Vinyl only DJ sets On: November 01, 2014 15:00
Bruno + Mick do the Saturday Shuffle.3-6pm every Saturday   Something old, new, borrowed and stuff we forgot to take back to the library. We play tunes to rewrite what it says on the tin

SUNDAY - The Jason Titley Collective

SUNDAY - The Jason Titley Collective On: November 02, 2014 13:00
 Welcoming back Mr Jase - guitar man of erstwhile major Bell favourites Daily Planet, yes that one - with a new band, new set of tunes, but that old familiar dexterity and interest in worlds outside the bluegrass backwoods where he thrives.

Open Decks

Open Decks On: November 02, 2014 18:00
Sunday Evenings - The Human Jukebox Bring your own vinyl down and share the decks with our resident DJ Louie who will help you play your favourite tunes. From 6pm

MONDAY - The Pushy Doctors

MONDAY - The Pushy Doctors On: November 03, 2014 00:00
Mr Tony Orrell. one of the three best drummers in our diary, meets Dan Moore, one of the two best keyboard operators in Bristol and about, crowned by Mr Andy Sheppard, unquestionably the finest exponent of the tenor saxophone to have set foot in this building, arguably best in the country, etc. Stunning technique all round, definite non-scary repertoire, and with humour as well as skill to the fore.

WEDNESDAY - World Government

WEDNESDAY - World Government On: November 05, 2014 21:00
Yet another new lineup of the groove improvists - keeps it interesting, see - gives ya tha funk without a script. No need for a referendum, vote with your feet!

Playgroup Open Mic Night

Playgroup Open Mic Night On: November 06, 2014 20:30
There is now a piano, a drum kit, bass amp etc. and we are encouraging a full improvised band line up at the end of the night, anyone who went to the Hat & Feather nights will know the potential wonder of such an activity. It is the best place for meeting othermusicians and performers, and for gigging experience. Everyone and everything is welcome. This is such a good night out don't miss it!

Vinyl only DJ sets

Vinyl only DJ sets On: November 07, 2014 17:00
Thank J** W**f it's Friday with Mick RPM 5-8pm Weekend warm up session featuring Reggae, Soul, Funk, Dub, Ska and whatever else feels good at the time. All vinyl - All good. First Friday every month it's Radio T'ooh - selecting the finest tunes for your listening pleasure. Last Friday every month we have DJ Kieran. Guest DJ's in between

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The Blind Tiger Playgroup

tigersm2Open Mic Nights at The Bell
Every Thursday evening from around 8.30pm Mr Lawrie Duckworth is hosting probably the best open mic sessions in the area. Everyone and everything is welcome...[read more]

Live Music

mandolinsmall1The Bell has live music three times a week (Monday from 9pm, Wednesday from 8.30pm and Sunday lunchtimes from 1pm) ranging from jazz to blues to folk to roots to some things we are not sure what to call.

Food

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We’re getting something new lined up, announcement very soon. 

Meanwhile there are still sandwiches available Mon-Sat.

A Cooperative

bell3The Bell is owned by 536 of its customers, fans and workers under IPS CoOperative rules.

We finally bought the pub on July 2nd 2013. [more info]

The Bell Video Tour

 

Awards

Bath Chronicle Pub of the Year 2013
Winner - Bath Life Awards 2014
CAMRA Bath and Borders Pub of the Year 2014
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