The Bell, Ramsbury
Muddy says: The Bell at Ramsbury has just been awarded the coveted AA Best Pub in England Award for 2017/18! What more do you need to know?
This gorgeous country pub, slap bang in the oh-so-delightful village of Ramsbury, is a mere stiletto’s throw from Marlborough in a picture-perfect spot over the River Kennet. A 300 year old former coaching inn, it has just been voted AA Best Pub Award for 2017/18 for the whole of blooming England! But really and truly, it’s the food that you come here for.
Part of the Ramsbury Estate, they brew their own beer, press their own oils and grow their own veg. Fruit is hand selected by Head Chef Jonas Lodge, sausages and dry cured bacon come from The Bell’s smokehouse, dry aged beef from the Estate’s heard of cattle, and the lamb reared right there on the banks of the river. And that’s why it all tastes so goddamn good!
There’s a warm, welcoming bar, nine swish ensuite bedrooms, a large airy dining room, plus a fireplace and snug to cosy up in on those long winter nights. Pretty perfect, in our book.