Return of The Belfry Bar

An area of Bondholder The Old Bell Hotel, which has not been open to the Public for over thirty years is set to reopen on February 9th.

The Belfry Bar which was once the haunt of Derby County footballers and up and coming millionaires referred to as 'tuppence ha'penny millionaires' has been restored and will reopen as The Belfry Steak House serving a huge selection of aged steaks.

Bell Hotel owner Paul Hurst said, “We are absolutely delighted to be reopening the Belfry and that it is to be a high end steak house to complement our other food offerings here at the Old Bell.

"It has been great seeing the restoration progress and seeing the room come back to life once more. Although for many of us we have seen the Old Bell as a bar and nightclub, it has spent the majority of its life (over 300 years) being known for great ales, fine food and accommodation and we are putting it back to its roots.”

Heading up the new steak house is Head Chef Chris Marshall. Chris found a passion for cooking whilst training in a Michelin listed restaurant in Kent 15 years ago and since then has gone on to work in AA's Welsh restaurant of the year and run kitchens all across the Alps.