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perryplansmtnewThe 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+ 

"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

Bath Board Games

Bath Board Games On: August 04, 2015 20:00
Combine points and pints with 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! 

The Walcot Vinyl Collective

The Walcot Vinyl Collective On: August 06, 2015 20:00

Open Mic night - Thursday

Open Mic night - Thursday On: August 06, 2015 20:30
THE SMOKING DUCK PLAYGROUP Open Mic nights every Thursday from 8.30pm What an incredibly successful relaunch of The Bell's Open Mic Night. Lawrie Duckworth has done so well, bringing out the top talent consistently every week. Most of the music is original but there are no rules. Best get to The Bell before 8.30 to book your slot! 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!Any questions?...

Vinyl DJ sets

Vinyl DJ sets On: August 07, 2015 17:00
Mick RPM FRIDAY 5 TIL 8THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMMMALL VINYL - ALL STYLESTOONS FROM PARAGON SOUNDS Second and last Friday it's DJs Def Goldblum and Roamin' Hands Every third Friday it's the R&D sessions with Rodders and Djangophatt Guest DJ's in between

100% Vinyl Saturday

100% Vinyl Saturday On: August 08, 2015 15:00
Bruno + Mick do the Saturday Shuffle.3pm every SaturdaySomething old, new, borrowed and stuff we forgot to take back to the library. We play tunes to rewrite what it says on the tin. Guest DJ from 8pm

Open decks on Sunday

Open decks on Sunday On: August 09, 2015 18:30
Sunday Evenings - The Human Jukebox Bring your own vinyl down and share the decks with our host DJ Spinner  who will help you play your favourite tunes. From 6.30pm.

The Walcot Vinyl Collective

The Walcot Vinyl Collective On: August 13, 2015 20:00

Open Mic night - Thursday

Open Mic night - Thursday On: August 13, 2015 20:30
THE SMOKING DUCK PLAYGROUP Open Mic nights every Thursday from 8.30pm What an incredibly successful relaunch of The Bell's Open Mic Night. Lawrie Duckworth has done so well, bringing out the top talent consistently every week. Most of the music is original but there are no rules. Best get to The Bell before 8.30 to book your slot! 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!Any questions?...

Vinyl DJ sets

Vinyl DJ sets On: August 14, 2015 17:00
Mick RPM FRIDAY 5 TIL 8THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMMMALL VINYL - ALL STYLESTOONS FROM PARAGON SOUNDS Second and last Friday it's DJs Def Goldblum and Roamin' Hands Every third Friday it's the R&D sessions with Rodders and Djangophatt Guest DJ's in between

100% Vinyl Saturday

100% Vinyl Saturday On: August 15, 2015 15:00
Bruno + Mick do the Saturday Shuffle.3pm every SaturdaySomething old, new, borrowed and stuff we forgot to take back to the library. We play tunes to rewrite what it says on the tin. Guest DJ from 8pm

 

 

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The Smoking Duck Playgroup

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Open 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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Sandwiches available

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A Cooperative

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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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