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Bell, St Johns, Worcester

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35 St. Johns
Phone: 01905424570
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Old Boots left this review about Bell

An old multiroom pub badged as M&B but selling a mix of national casks - London Pride and Doombore plus locals from Teme Valley and Hobsons as well as the usual tap stuff. The building is interesting with a mix of fake and genuine oldness as well as the glass walled snugs off the other side of the central corridor to the public bar. Furnished traditionally with bench seating and Britannia and other cast iron based tables. Busy and noisy from the jukebox of a Friday evening it benefits from a couple of big tellys in the public, BBC News on one, Racing UK on the other. Not a bad locals pub although the service wasn't up to scratch the beer quality was fine, GBG listed.

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Malden man left this review about Bell

This place was incredibly busy early on a Friday evening, the main room with the bar being rammed and with fairly loud music blaring out. A side corridor has two small snug like rooms rather like a grandma's parlour off it and thankfully one of these offered me some respite from the business in the main room. A fireplace was complete with a fireguard, a framed jigsaw depicts an orgy (!), in the bar, competing with music there was 20-20 blast cricket on, enthusiastically followed. Décor included a framed cover of The People newspaper commemorating England's World Cup victory over Germany, as well as some local scenes. Several tables are fashioned from old Singer sewing machines. A further room at the back seemed to be unused, there was also a skittle alley off the back yard.
Beers were London Pride, Thwaites Wainwright, Hobson's Town Crier and Prescott Track Record.
A decent and vibrant pub in the St John's district, well worth a look in.

On 2nd September 2014 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about Bell

Fortunately not much changed here, bar the freshly-painted exterior which looked nice. Ales: Bewdley Worcestershire (good shape), Hobsons Prickly Hog, Thwaites Wainwright, Doom Bar and Pride all available. Halves came in Guinness glasses and the service from one of the staff was a little perfunctory. A lot of character but I do feel that they could go up an extra notch here and be an essential visit.

June 2011
A 10 minute walk up the hill from the city centre, this terraced building is a proper locals pub sporting a multi-roomed interior; a through corridor, the main bar off to the left via a sliding door, with two smaller snug rooms to right with another larger room further on. The main bar is fairly plain, whilst the side rooms are more comfy, if all a little mid-60’s in their décor. Four ales on, with Enville, Spire, Cannon Royal and Hobsons featuring which were all in good form. Beware the noticeable mark-up on halves. One downside were the staff who seemed rather surly if you weren’t local (and, on one occasion, appeared to deliberately serve others behind us in the buggins order). At 10:45 it was already getting busy, with a number of old boys watching the trooping of the colour on the TV in the main bar. Food was limited to cobs behind the bar at £1.50 a go, which were good. Other pub features included a large function room with an active skittle alley and happy hour, which is a bit of a rarity these days in proper pubs. It opens at 10am on Saturdays so is a perfect place to start a crawl. I’d make the effort to walk out here again next time, hopefully the staff will be more smiley. Rated 7

On 1st April 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Worcester Foregate Street, 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Worcester Shrub Hill, 1.54 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Malvern Link, 6.53 miles, 2 hr 6 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Bell, Worcester
6th Jul 2016, 17:45
Request to remove pub from area by ROB Camra approved
6th Jul 2016, 17:45
Request to remove pub from area by ROB Camra

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  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 01 April 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 01 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 02 September 2014 by Malden man
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
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