Our village pub & restaurant is situated in Emberton, one mile from the pretty market town of Olney, famous for John Newton's Olney Hymns, Amazing Grace and the world's oldest pancake race. A grade II listed building, the building was named after Emberton's two old pubs, The Bell (where we are now) and The Bear, which was situated where the A509 now runs. We have a large car park & garden, a separate restaurant and public bar. We are just 5 minutes walk from Emberton Park and just 100 yards from the walkway & cycle route between Sherington & Olney. We are just 10 miles in each direction from Milton Keynes, Bedford and Northampton.


We a small independent family run free house. We have two rooms, an intimate separate restaurant serving our acclaimed Modern European a la Carte menu from Tuesday Evenings through to Saturday Evenings and at Lunch times from Wednesday to Saturday with a highly regarded a la carte Sunday Lunch also available.

We also served a great value Set lunch menu at lunchtimes Wednesday to Friday in our restaurant area. Booking is advisable at all times as our restaurant is quaint and books up quickly.

Our main bar is old fashioned and is used as a great meeting place for locals, clubs, committees and professionals. We're known for our Real Cider, Real Ale, European & Craft Beers. We have a small snug area for quiet drinking and a very popular tapas bar snack menu. We don't take reservations for this menu it is first come first served Wednesday to Saturday, Lunch & Dinner. 

Joint Runner up: Pub of the Year 2011

CAMRA - Milton Keynes & North Bucks

Winner: Pub of the Season Spring 2011

CAMRA - Milton Keynes & North Bucks

Winner Cider Pub of the Year 2014

CAMRA - Milton Keynes & North Bucks

Tripadvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2013 & 2014