The Bell Inn, Beachampton
01908 418 373
The Bell Inn, Main Street, Beachampton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK19 6DX
You can be forgiven for wondering quite how you have found yourself in a countryside location when only minutes previously, you were in Central Milton Keynes. The small and endearing village of Beachampton is less than three miles from Stony Stratford. It is here that you will find the charming restaurant that is The Bell Inn.
Attentive but not intrusive
The Bell is a beautiful pub. Tastefully decorated; it still possesses all the features you would associate with a countryside venue. You’ll receive a genuinely warm welcome from staff. They are attentive, but not intrusive. It is obvious that they care about what they do and the people they serve. The waiting staff will do their absolute best to ensure you enjoy your experience the moment you walk through the door.
The restaurant feels spacious. There is generous room between the tables – a pleasant change to some venues where you feel you are sitting on the same table as your co-diners.
After perusing the menu, you will immediately notice some of the traditional British dishes on offer. All of which are freshly prepared using the best local ingredients available. The choice of dishes available will change frequently too, as The Bell makes use of the best ingredients available.
Uncomplicated yet extremely well presented
I opted to start with the Creamy Mushroom Bruschetta, Shaved Parmesan and Olive Oil. This proved to be an uncomplicated, yet highly satisfying starter. The cream and mushrooms give this a lovely hearty flavour and the Parmesan shavings add that little extra to make this a comforting appetiser.
A touch of class
One dish that will always feature, is the simply gorgeous and very popular Slow Cooked Aylesbury Duck Leg, Garlic Cream Potatoes, Roasted Carrot, Red Wine Sauce. This was my choice for main course and there is a touch of class about it. I loved it, not just because I adored the duck with its crispy and intensely flavoured skin, but all the flavours and textures combine sublimely well. It was all brought together by the delicious red wine sauce.
The ‘Specials’ are always worth a second look. Especially judging by my guest’s choice of Swordfish with a Creamy White Mushroom Ragu, Parsley New Potatoes and Pak Choi. As you would expect, the Swordfish was the centrepiece of this dish. Cooked to perfection – I would defy any lover of seafood not to enjoy this. Swordfish doesn’t possess the most distinctive flavours – it’s normally the lovely meaty texture that appeals. However, the accompanying mushroom ragu made this a stand out dish.
Make sure you have room for dessert!
The desserts at The Bell Inn are fabulous. My guest, who doesn’t really have a sweet tooth, opted for the Upside Down Apple Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream. I didn’t hear a peep as they finished this dish in speedy fashion! One look at their face was all that was required to tell you this was yummy!
I was delighted too with my choice of Sticky Toffee Pudding. Taller in size than some varieties of this dessert, it was covered in just the right amount of sticky toffee. It proved lighter than expected and a return to The Bell has been pencilled in just for this alone.
Popular on Sundays
The Bell Inn is particularly busy on Sundays. Their roast dinners are a delight and are proving ever increasingly popular. Therefore booking is advised.
Functions or events
If you are interested in holding a function of any size, please do not hesitate to contact the team at The Bell as they would be happy to tailor make an event for you.