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Inns in Dunstable

The Bell
Dunstable Road
Studham

Dunstable
Bedfordshire

LU6 2QG | View map
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Studham is the Southern most village in Bedfordshire & there you’ll find the highest lying village pub, a genuine freehold… ‘The Bell’. The Grade II listed, 500 year old sanctuary, is nestled quietly amidst some of Bedfordshire’s finest countryside. With panoramic views and an abundance of original character, the picture postcard haven can be found just 10 minutes from both Dunstable & Hemel Hempstead and 5 minutes from the Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Zoo.

We pride ourselves on providing ‘Food and Gifts we Love’ and together with our team aim to provide a warm welcome… Enjoy traditional food favourites…Home-made Pies, Sunday Roasts with all the trimmings, freshly beer battered Cod & triple cooked chips, to eat in or take-away and even a ‘99’ soft Ice cream!. As well as authentic pasta dishes, fresh fish & fine meats. Be enticed with the aroma of fresh dough Italian pizzas being cooked from the warmth of the stone clay pizza oven. Wines are often recommended and our Coffee Frappes are unique to The Bell. As you walk in, you’ll notice gifts and goodies around. If it’s got a price on it…then it’s for sale! From wine racks, clocks and signs to candles and novelty items – perfect as a gift but even better to keep for you!

Whether you pop in for a’ Brew & Bakery Treat’, or simply rest a while with a snack at lunchtime with our ‘Cask 2 Glass Ale’ after a walk. Enjoy free Wi-Fi ‘n’ revive with our fresh ‘Bean to Cup’ Coffees or an evening sipping champagne by the glass. Holding a function or dining with family & friends… The Bell is there for you.

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No Smoking Rooms
Open All Year
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Sample Menu:

BAR SNACKS
Marinated Olives...Perfect partner to a Glass of Wine
Pickled Egg (Perfect in a bag of Ready Salted Crisps!)
Pork Pie....OR ...Warm Scotch Egg ‘N’ Pickles
Fresh Pork Crackling Scratchings + Warm Apple Sauce (subject to availability)
Hand peeled, Hand cut & Triple Cooked Chips + Curry Sauce
Fish finger Sandwich & mayonnaise...great for kids and big kids!

BREADS
...Sandwiches...
Bread Board...Served with Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Cheddar + Pickle Sandwich with Today’s Crisps
Hand Sliced Ham + Mustard Sandwich with Today’s Crisps
Pink Prawn & Mayonnaise with mixed leaves with Today’s Crisps
...Warm Breads...
The Bell’s Bacon Sandwich...The only question...Tomato or Brown Sauce! Cheese + Onion + Tomato Toastie with Today’s Crisps
Cheese + Ham + Tomato Toastie with Today’s Crisps

BOARDS.....Ideal to Share...in The Bar or as a Starter!...Choose from:
A) A Selection of Meats + Cheeses with Italian Flat Bread, Marinated Olives, Extra Virgin Olive Oil + Balsamic Vinegar + Hummous £13.85
B) Ploughmans Board...Cheddar +Apple + Pickled Onion + Homemade Coleslaw, Pickle with
Bread ‘n’ Butter (v)

SMALL PLATES (Ideal as Starters or for kids!) /...OR A MAIN COURSE
Inspired Soup of The day
Bruschetta with Garlic +Spicy Tomato Sauce
Baked Mushrooms + Smoked Cheese + Mozzarella
Duck + Port Terrine with Italian Flat Bread + Chutney
Potted Prawn Cocktail with Bread + Butter
Chicken Coujons with Sweet Chilli Sauce...Very Moorish!
Chicken Skewers with Saté Sauce + Italian Flat Bread...Great Bar Snack! Steak Skewers with Saté Sauce + Italian Flat Bread....Great Bar Snack!
...Salads...
Grilled Chicken Italian Salad + Parmesan Dressing
Tuna Salad + Beans + Olives + Leaves + Tomato +Pesto Dressing

...Freshly prepared Pasta...gluten free available but may take a little longer!
Spicy Meatball Polpetta with Pasta + A Garlic Tomato Sauce Tomato + Chilli Penne Pasta
Prawn Linguini...Pan fried Garlic Prawns + Tomatoes + Chilli Tagliatelle + Chicken + Porcini Mushrooms in a Creamy Sauce

MAIN COURSES ‘N’ CLASSICS

3 Sausages, Mash, Peas & Engulfed in Gravy!
Phil’s Home made Pie of The Day...See the Chalkboards for today’s choices!
Hand Cut Ham + Free Range Egg + Triple Cooked Chips...Simply Satisfying!
Cod Fillet + Triple Cooked Chips with ...either Mushy Peas or Garden Peas!
Jacket Potato + Cheese + Beans + Coleslaw
Jacket Potato + Pink Prawns ‘n’ Mayonnaise
The Bell Burger + Onions + Salad + Mayo + Mustard + Ketchup + Gherkin+ Triple Cooked

Steaks...Served with either chips Or sauté potatoes ......and seasonal vegetables Or salad...
Rump £15.25 Sirloin £17.25 Fillet £21.50
Chips!
With Melted Cheese... The Bell Chicken Kiev – Breaded Chicken breast with Garlic butter +Sauté Potatoes
Rustic Home made Lasagne...Served with Garlic Bread
Sea bass Fillet with Tomato & Oregano, Served with either chips or sauté potatoes and seasonal
...Choose a Sauce with your Steak: Creamy Cracked Pepper / Rossini / Dolcilatte ‘Surf ‘n’Turf’...Medallion of Fillet, with King Prawns in Garlic Butter Served with either chips Or sauté potatoes .....and seasonal vegetables Or salad...

EXTRAS....For that finishing touch!
Marinated Olives
Bread Basket + Extra Virgin Olive Oil + Balsamic Vinegar Garlic Bread £3.60
Hand peeled, Hand cut, Triple Cooked Chips
Mixed Side Salad £3.75
With Mozzarella Curry Sauce
“The ‘Chef’s Weekly Specials Menu’ is also available!”

SOMETHING SWEET?...
‘Old School Trio’...STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING ...or... HOMEMADE APPLE PIE...or... CRUMBLE OF THE DAY
“Enjoy all with either...Cream, Ice-Cream or Hot or Cold Custard!” £4.95 EACH SCONES, CLOTTED CREAM + JAM £5.50 CHEESE + BISCUITS + PICKLE BOARD £6.75
...“Ask about the Classic Mr.Whippy ‘99’ Ice creams!”
Cakes and Slices!...
We have a Selection of Cakes...but also ask if we have something new in today ...OR ...checkout our Blackboards!
...Because sometimes Biscuits + Cupcakes come straight out of the oven!!
Chocolate Junkyard Cake £4.99 Lemon Meringue Pie £5.25

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