As some of you may know, it was my birthday yesterday and so The Bell Inn in Little Addington decided to invite us along for the evening.
The Bell Inn is run by husband and wife team, Radu and Nela Constantin, who have had many years’ experience in hospitality (and it shows!)
On entering the Bell Inn, on what only be described as a very chilly April evening, we were shown to the sofas by a roaring log fire and introduced to our waiter, Alex.
He took our drinks order and left us to peruse the menu, and specials board. We were left cosy by the fire until our food was ready.
The pub has an ‘olde worlde’ charm, it’s cosy and welcoming, with both tables and high backed chairs or low, squidgy sofas for you to choose from.
Soon we went into the restaurant, directed by Alex. We ate quite early as I’m not great at eating too late into the evening, so we did end up with the restaurant to ourselves. As you can see, the restaurant seats quite a few and large parties can be catered for.
Our starters were Tempura Prawns, which I loved. The sauces we decided were a fruity (maybe raspberry?) based one and a teriyaki type, with lots of ginger. Yum Yum! There was not much left on either plate, as a compliment to the chef…
Main course was steak, well it was my birthday! Steak and chips, plus side dishes of onion rings and mushrooms. The steaks were cooked just as we liked them and Alex popped over just enough times to check everything was OK, but not to make us feel he was over powering.
The sautéed mushrooms had a hint of garlic and the onion rings were hand battered in a tempura style batter. Both side dishes where lovely and enough for both of us.
Then for dessert it was surprise time! Radu and Alex came out to our table both singing happy birthday, with a selection of mini dessert tasters on two plates – complete with birthday candle for me to blow out.
The desserts we tasted were meringue, chocolate and sorbet based. The Mango Sorbet is just divine, the Raspberry one was lovely but Mango was definitely a favourite!
The menu at The Bell Inn is quite varied, with lots to choose from, but we could both recommend what we ate last night.
We finished our meal with coffees, and a little homemade biscuit.
Our evening at The Bell Inn could not be faulted, from the wonderful food, excellent service and warm welcome. Not just because we are Nene Local Magazine either, if you talk to the regulars, this IS the welcome and service you get.
Whether you want to eat in the restaurant, bar, have a Sunday carvery or afternoon tea. If it’s a meal for two or a large party The Bell Inn can cater for this and more…
Speaking to Radu about his food; “Here at The Bell Inn we are so passionate about our food that we could sing about it from the rooftops. Ahhh, food…we love to eat it but even more so we love to make it! And we want YOU to love eating our freshly prepared, made to order food too. We think you will.
Wherever possible I use locally sourced organic produce and only the freshest and finest of ingredients goes into my culinary creations. All of the items on the menus are freshly prepared in our shiny newly refurbished kitchen by me and my talented team.
We have dishes on offer to suit all tastes from the traditional with a hint of gastronomic twist to the more exotic and range from delicate parfait to a belt-loosening 12oz slab of juicy Rib-eye steak! Whatever your appetite we have you covered so we would love you to join us for a meal.”
THE BELL INN
To book call – (01933) 651700
Monday : Closed (Open on Bank Holidays)
Tuesday : 12:00 – 15:00 | 18:00 – 21:00
Wednesday : 12:00 – 15:00 | 18:00 – 21:00
Thursday : 12:00 – 15:00 | 18:00 – 21:00
Friday : 12:00 – 15:00 | 18:00 – 21:30
Saturday : 12:00 – 15:00 | 18:00 – 21:30
Sunday : 12:00 – 17:00