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
On: September 17, 2014 21:00
Swingin’ the Blues with a lot of Soul, Kirris and chums revitalise all the bases they touch upon by the blending. Putting some great songs in a bit of a new way that goes right the way back too. Hard to explain, very easy to enjoy.
On: September 18, 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 other musicians and performers, and for gigging experience. Everyone and everything is welcome.
On: September 19, 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
On: September 20, 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
On: September 21, 2014 13:00
The classic bar band to end them all (round here at least): onetime Bath music mainstay Al Thomas brings the old crew in to have a rockin’ crackin’ good time with some songs they love and you probably do too.
On: September 21, 2014 18:00
On: September 22, 2014 21:00
Tony usually works jazz for hall-of-fame singers like Tom Jones or Annie Lennox. But what he really likes is to make his guitar howl, moan, dance, do acrobatics, and that’s what’s on tonight. Plus the unfazeable Anders and the pick of local players.