The Bell at Yarpole re opens with a great day for all. 

Dom and Nick are officially installed as The Bell’s new tenants. The contract was signed at 4.30pm on Friday 10th July.

The new tenancy is for 5 years, and both Nick and Dom are looking forward to making Yarpole their home and to building up a sustainable business for the long term. Many of you already know that they have planted a vegetable and herb garden and fruit trees and bushes, as the menu will include as much home-grown produce as possible. Donations of any excess garden produce will be very welcome.


The formal opening of the Bell at Yarpole by Councillor Sebastian Bowen, Chairman of Herefordshire Council. After the official opening the day continued with a hog roast, music, games and a long awaited chance to meet up with friends. A chance to enjoy the newly renovated gardens and the open space aroind the Bell at Yarpole.

There were two sittings, each catering for a 100 guests; one at lunchtime and the second for the evening. Both sittings were sold out. 

A great start to a new chapter in the history of this ancient pub. 

1st August - Opening Day! We will be serving a hog roast (£7) in our beautiful beer garden. There will be marquees, music, drinks, food and garden games.
The Bell will be open 12-11 but with 2 sittings 12-5pm and 5.30-10pm, prebooked tables only but you can come and go any time in your time slot. We will be making sure tables are at least 2 metres apart, there will be a one way system and hand sanitising stations available. Please call 01568 780515 to book.
2nd August – CLOSED. We wanted to take this time to evaluate our opening day and make any changes we feel are needed.
3rd and 4th August – Closed as normal
5th August – Normal opening hours begin



Set in the heart of rural North Herefordshire, in the picturesque and quintessentially English village of Yarpole, you will find The Bell Inn. The Bell Inn was first mentioned in the Domesday Book with the current black and white chocolate box pub dating back to the 16th century. The pub has retained many of its original features which include a cider press and mill, wood burner and lovely oak beams which all help to create a lovely warm & friendly atmosphere.

This ancient part of the world is full of history and beauty with the church's bell tower being one of the oldest wood framed builds in the Country being built in 1192. We are also blessed with two great National trust properties on our door step: Croft Castle with over 1000 years of History and Berrington Hall which is one of few houses with the servant passages still in intact. Also within the area there is Burton Hall and Hampton Court which are well worth visiting.

Along with the big houses to visit there is so much natural beauty to see. The Bell is within walking distance of the spectacular Bircher Common. Here, the view across the valley will take your breath away as you stand on top of the ridge looking over some of the best views in the Marches and with the woods behind you. It is ideal for walking the dog or a moment of peace and tranquillity. There are many great walks that take you around this area, one of which is the Yarpole loop. This is a great walk around the village and the immediate area. It encompasses Croft Castle, Bircher Common and with a little detour there is Croft Ambrey where an iron age fort stood. From this point it is said you can see 14 different counties.

For cyclists, there is also a route for you; "Berrington Hall & Croft Castle Leisure Cycle Ride". You can also pick up the black and white village trail just a few miles away. There is a whole host of other things to do in the area from visiting auction houses such as Brightwells to the outdoor pursuit centre Oaker Wood. With the beautiful market towns of Ludlow and Leominster just a couple of miles away, why not make a day or even a week of it and explore for yourself.