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The Old Bell

177 Luton Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire  AL5 3BN View Map.

General Manager:

To be confirmed.

Contact us

Tel. 01582 712484

pub opening times meal times
Monday - Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 11am - 10pm
Monday - Saturday 12noon - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9.30pm

Whats New & Forthcoming

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What is new and forthcoming at Chef and Brewer

What's New & Forthcoming

British Born & Bred Festival:

Available until Tuesday 31st May 2016.
Celebrating the very best of British heritage breeds.

Back by popular demand is our British Born & Bred festival. Why not try our Wiltshire Cured Pork Bubble & Squeak - Wiltshire cured bacon belly layered on a Savoy cabbage & baked potato cake, topped with a free range poached egg. For mains our Royal Cambrian Lamb - succulent and tender Welsh mountain reared lamb rump. Finish with our sweet Apple Tart Pizza Slice - puff pastry topped with sticky sweet caramelised apple slices.

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Truly Fabulous Fizz:

Available until Tuesday 31st May 2016.
We think fizz is fabulous so we are dedicating the whole of May to Fizz! We are introducing a new pink fizz - Maschio Dei Cavalieri Sparkling Rose and also have 2 limited edition fizz cocktails. All selected by our honorary guest Fizzician. We have a whole range of other fabulous sparkling wines for you to enjoy too.

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Fathers Day 2016:

Sunday 19th June 2016 - Treat Dad to a 2 course or 3 course meal from our special set menu. Remember to book your table.

2 courses £16.00. 3 courses £18.00.

If you reserve a table for after 7pm, the 3rd course is on us for everyone in your party.

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About Us

Located on the main road from Luton in a suburb of Harpenden The Old Bell is... Read more

About our venue

Located on the main road from Luton in a suburb of Harpenden The Old Bell is situated within an olde worlde village-like community. We re-opened following a refurbishment in Autumn 2010. Inside is contemporary in design with a great atmosphere, much lighter & brighter. We have a beautiful fireplace to which we light through winter until February each year. An outstanding food house, there is no bar area, just eating areas to cater for large and small dining parties. With 80 to 120 covers our good reputation has been established by word of mouth. We offer quality traditional pub food in very comfortable and friendly surroundings. Like all Chef & Brewers we employ the best Chefs in the area with seven working to deliver you first class meals! They stand out because everything is prepared from fresh ingredients and cooked to order. Your chosen dish is served by helpful staff who can show you a comprehensive wine list to complement your meal. There is coffee or tea to finish and of course a fine selection of beers and ales at the bar. Originally an old farmhouse, the Old Bell became a public house in 1735 when the train tracks at the end of the road were being laid. Still retaining all the features from that time you will be surrounded by original open fires and exposed beams overhead. Named Old Bell, the regulars often say it should be renamed the 'Dog on the Roof' because of the amount of time the landlord's dog spends up there! Come along soon to sit back and enjoy a superb dining experience. You will not be disappointed with your choice.

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Our Food & Menus

At the heart of our Chef & Brewer is the chef who delights in creating d... Read more

Chef & Brewer food

At the heart of our Chef & Brewer is the chef who delights in creating daily changing Specials using fresh ingredients. Selected for their seasonality, our ingredients really matter to us. Combined with care and freshly cooked for you, our dishes deliver the best of traditional pub food and more. We offer a range of great value menus throughout the week, so you can be assured that great quality Chef & Brewer food does not cost the earth. Take a look at our chalkboards for our great selection of chef’s Specials.

Meal Times

Monday - Saturday 12noon - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9.30pm


Our menus.

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Have a Party Here

We can also accommodate groups of up to 60 people for special occasions such... Read more

Have a Party


We can also accommodate groups of up to 60 people for special occasions such as anniversaries & birthdays. Please call to discuss your requirements.


  • Large Beer Garden
  • Large Car Park
  • Disabled Car Parking


  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facility


  • Children Welcome
  • Coach Parties Welcome by prior arrangement
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted