ciderfigure2colour2perryplansmtnewThe 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+

MONDAY - Flight Brigade live

MONDAY - Flight Brigade live On: December 22, 2014 21:00
New Generation Acoustic Rock with folk instruments, exciting instrumental work boosting great original songs. Could be a new favourite band coming your way!

Bath Board Games Group

Bath Board Games Group On: December 23, 2014 20:00
Combine points with pints at Bath Board Games Group. Free, friendly and open to everyone, games go from 1-11 on the nerd scale and there's something for everyone. Favourites include Settlers of Catan, Forbidden Island, Dominion and Pit. No need to bring a game but we'd love it if you do! Starts at 8pm. https://www.facebook.com/groups/bathboardgamesgroup/

Playgroup Open Mic Night

Playgroup Open Mic Night On: December 25, 2014 20:30

Vinyl only DJ sets

Vinyl only DJ sets On: December 26, 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

Vinyl only DJ sets

Vinyl only DJ sets On: December 27, 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

SATURDAY - Moonshot live

SATURDAY - Moonshot live On: December 27, 2014 21:00
Absolutely the best classic ska band in the area, through whose ranks have passed many the local star. There won't be a better party anywhere else in town tonight.

SUNDAY - Sgt. Pepper's Only Dart Board Band live

SUNDAY - Sgt. Pepper's Only Dart Board Band live On: December 28, 2014 13:00
Second-to-last gig before retiring for noted local Beatlers. Always fun and immaculately done - and luckily none of them are either dead or annoying at their age

Open Decks

Open Decks On: December 28, 2014 18:00

MONDAY - Vitalics live

MONDAY - Vitalics live On: December 29, 2014 21:00
Reggae lineup from the Contraband beats crew. Edenheight & Dub From Atlantis bassheads address rocksteady and classic roots sound with the usual style and serious skillz.


NYE AT THE BELL On: December 31, 2014 20:00
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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.



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



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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