The Old Bell Hotel

Bondholders Collaborate on new Website

Bondholder The Old Bell Hotel has launched a new website, created and designed by fellow Bondholder Alt Design. 

The new website comes as The Old Bell Hotel launches its Christmas events and private hire programme including new function spaces.

Owner Paul Hurst has said, “Our new website reflects how we’re changing The Old Bell with new events, beautiful function rooms and restoring more parts of one of Derby’s oldest buildings. We continue to invest in The Old Bell and we’ll shortly be starting work on the next restoration phase which will include 8-10 boutique hotel rooms”.

The new website aims to highlight some of the beautiful spaces inside the 17th century coaching inn and show the variety of functions and events that are held throughout the year.

Gail Hodson-Walker from Alt Design added:"Having worked with the team at The Old Bell on various projects since the building's refurbishments in 2014, it's a pleasure to be the team behind the brand and launch of their new website."

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.