Bell Inn32 Bell Hill
Reputed to be the oldest licensed house in the country, basing its claim on a licence granted in 1042 by Queen Edith, wife of Edward the Confessor. Her statue can be found in a niche in the outside wall. Built from local ironstone, inside is three connected lounge bars, with a large fireplace separating two of them. Lunchtime dining is limited to Sundays when a traditional Sunday roast is served, whilst evening meals are available Wednesday to Saturday. A fine selection of fruit wines are available. Run by the longest serving licensee in the county since 1969.