The Bell at West Overton Logo

01672 861099
99 Bath Road, West Overton, Marlborough

19th December 2020

It is with great sadness that we are announcing the temporary closure of The Bell.We have taken the difficult decision to pause trading after lunch on Sunday 27th December.

With January being a traditionally quiet month for hospitality and the added pressure of the Tier 2 restrictions, we anticipate even tougher times ahead for us and our industry.

We have therefore decided to batten down the hatches until we are back in Tier 1 and able to trade at a more viable level.

We would like to thank everyone that has supported us throughout this awful year. You have helped keep our spirits up through the tough days.To our friends in this industry who are also weathering the storm…good luck!

We are staying open until Sunday 27th December and would still love to see you for a substantial meal so give us a call on 01672 861099 or ping us an email to if you would like to join us.(see our opening times below)

We wish all of our customers a happy and safe Christmas and we look forward to getting back to normal in 2021.

Much love from Hannah, Andrew and all the team xx

With the new restrictions, we can now sadly only seat one dining household per table.

This puts added pressure on to our already limited capacity, so please try and book ahead if you can.

Please be aware that unfortunately, the three household rule between 23rd and 27th December does not apply in pubs and we will still be restricted to single household tables through that time.

Food Service Times until our temporary closure

Saturday 19th December 12-2pm 6-9pm

Sunday 20th December 12-3pm

Thursday 24th December 12-2pm 6-9pm

Friday 25th December Bookings only

Saturday 26th December 12-3pm

Sunday 27th December 12-3pm

Covid-19 guest information

We do understand that there’s a lot of rules now but these measures are put in place as a condition of our reopening. It is all done to keep you and our team safe. Please remember that we are all learning, bear with us at this strange time, we will be doing things by the book as best we can, in order for everyone to feel as safe and comfortable as possible. Please try to support us in doing so.

Thank you


Booking is now advised and preferred for all diners. Guests can only order alcohol when eating a substantial meal so unfortunately we cannot accept guests coming in just for a drink.

*All bookings are for 2 hour time slots only. (The bar will close at 10pm but you are welcome to stay at your table until 11pm)

* book by email: or phone: 01672 861099

If you do not have a booking you may not be able to enter the premises (depending on remaining available space)

*We can now only accept bookings from one household. We will ask you at the time of booking. By sitting at a table you are confirming that your party is from one household only.

*While indoors, guests must be seated at all times. (There is more flexibility for mingling outside where the rule of 6 applies)

*Children are welcome in the bar and restaurant but we ask parents to keep them seated at all times. (unless visiting the toilet) We appreciate that this can be difficult with younger children but it is a legal requirement.

*Dogs welcome in our bar and garden area but please keep them on a lead


Please  do not enter if you have any symptoms of COVID-19

*All guests are now required to wear masks while on the premises unless eating or drinking

*All customers wishing to sit inside will be required to enter from the door closest to the main road.

 *Guests must sanitise hands on entering building (sanitiser will be provided)


* All guests inside must be seated. (Vertical drinking is not allowed!)

*No drinking at the bar. Table service only. – all food and drink will be delivered to your table

* Customers must respect social distancing at all times where possible

*Stick to one way systems and priority access throughout the building (signage will be up)

*We have a one in, one out policy for the toilets, please lock the door as you go in.


*Diners are welcome in the garden. The ‘rule of 6’ applies outdoors. The ‘substantial meal’ rule also applies so guests must order food if seated in the garden.

*Please go straight to our garden bar where our Garden team will look after you.

*Guests are welcome to stand (1m+ apart)

*In the event of bad weather, we cannot guarantee available space inside although we now have an undercover area for when the great British weather turns against us!

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Destination Country Inn only 4 miles from Marlborough on A4 Bath Road – near historic Avebury

Dine in our restaurant or relax in our dog friendly bar area

Quality classic food freshly cooked from locally sourced fresh produce – creative seasonal menu

Private Dining Room for up to 12

For reservations please

phone 01672 861099


*please phone if within 24 hours