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 free band listings and What's On page,  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!

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

CAMRA Bath and Borders Pub of the Year 2014 - Independent Bath Awards Pub of the Year 2015


What We Do

Live Music

Live Music

Every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday

“To me, the Bell is a crucial and integral venue and a great window into the world of music and entertainment in the West Country." - Robert Plant

What's On
Real Ales

Real Ales

Award winning Real Ale pub

We keep at least seven regular ales and two guest ales, which change each week and we support small, local independent breweries.

Our Drinks
Open Mic

Open Mic

Every Thursday from 8,30pm

The Smoking Duck Playgroup - Bath's original and most original open mic night

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Vinyl DJ sets

Vinyl DJ sets

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

"The Bell in Bath is one of the foundation stones of the vibrant live music scene here in the South West. There are fewer and fewer of such places around, providing high quality free live music, giving a chance to up-and-coming bands and welcoming back the more established ones." -  Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival

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Our Gallery

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Award Winning

Bath Chronicle Pub of the Year 2013

Winner - Bath Life Awards 2014

CAMRA Bath and Borders Pub of the Year 2014

Independent Bath Awards Pub of the Year 2015

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    Good Beer Guide


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    Pub of the Year


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    Bath Life Award


Get in touch

Contact us

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01225 460426

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103 Walcot St
Bath, BA1 5BW

Opening Times

Mon - Sat 11.30am - 11pm
Sunday Noon - 10.30pm