The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn
103 Walcot Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 5BW
  • Telephone 01225 460426
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 11.30am–11pm; Sun noon–10.30pm.
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The Bell Inn

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 have live music three times a week ranging from jazz to blues to folk to other things, 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 The 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
Top Three Pubs in Bath ( 2015
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

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  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Event times

There are 6 events at this location

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Dr Zebo's Wheezy Club

Folky swing and jazz from this guitar, fiddle and double bass acoustic trio.

Sun 19 Feb

Free / 01225 460426

The Feelgood Experiment

Upbeat funk, soul, hip hop and R&B collective.

Mon 20 Feb

Free / 01225 460426

Jim Blomfield Trio

British pianist and his trio, probably tired at this point of being likened to EST.

Mon 27 Feb

Free / 01225 460426

Johns & Nowak

UK bluegrass duo weave together mandolin and guitar and sing of heartache and longing.

Tue 21 Feb

Free / 01225 460426

Led Bib

Raucous punk-jazz quintet from London.

Mon 20 Feb

Phone for prices / 01225 460426


Afro-Caribbean, reggae, zouk and Latin-influenced rock and blues from the Bristol-based eight-piece.

Wed 22 Feb

Free / 01225 460426