The Bell Inn - Traditional English Pub at the Gateway to beautiful Dartmoor

Welcome to The Bell Inn at Moretonhampstead


It is said that the ancient oak beam spanning the modern bar of The Bell Inn once bore carvings of the King's head and that these were mutilated by the Roundheads in the Civil War. Of even greater interest is the 'Painted Room' upstairs. The walls of the room are painted with Etruscan-style panels separated by heraldic devices. This work has been attributed to French prisoners of war who were in Moreton in the early 1800s. In 1801 the Bell was one of the inns providing refreshment at the Races on Mardon Down, and it was often used for meetings of local societies.  In 1935 it was the first inn to be connected to electricity.

We remain on "Winter Hours", closed on Mondays, open from 2.30pm until 11pm on Tuesday - Thursday, 2.30pm until Midnight on Friday, 12.30pm until midnight on Saturday and from 12.30pm until 10.30pm on Sunday. Food is available from opening until 9pm Monday - Saturday and 12.30pm to 5pm Sunday. Do not despair, if you wish to eat after these times we offer a range of snack boxes and our new Asian snacks to eat in or take away up to 11pm. We revert to Summer Hours in August.

Please join us for the free juke-box every Thursday evening from 7pm.


We accept most Debit and Credit Cards
(Minimum transaction £10 or we must reluctantly impose a 50p charge)


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