We are dedicated to

 Live Music, real ale & cider, the ecology, fair trade and Bath's wonderful artistic community

We are a

Living Wage employer and part of The MU’s Fair Play Venue Scheme.

We are proud
to be the largest pub buyout project in Britain at the time, and the first CoOp pub in Bath.
We are happy
for you to contact us if you want to learn more about our co-operative

frontfireAbout Us

The Bell Inn is a historic free house in Walcot Street, just on the edge of Bath’s city centre but right in the middle of Bath’s real ale and live music scene.  It is the first co-operatively-owned pub in Bath...

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Community noticeboard

For customers, members, staff and those in the Walcot community. Charites and community groups welcome to post...

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scroll2Our Story

When people heard that The Bell was for sale there was consternation in Walcot Street, but a number of us were aware that customers buying their favourite pubs were a coming thing, so Steve called a meeting, and…

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The Bell Inn Open Share Offer

Here you will find information on the upcoming open share offer. Application forms and the full share offer document will be available to download here by mid-June.

You will be able to invest anywhere between £200 and £2,000.. [Read more]


Then take a visit to our main pub site (opens in new window)



A list of sites and resources that we found very useful during and after our community buyout.

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