Jon & Sophie welcome you to the 
bell&bear

Village Pub & Restaurant.





Our 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 pub 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 have an intimate separate restaurant serving an imaginative a la carte menu at lunchtimes Wednesday to Saturday and in the evenings, Tuesday to Saturday. We also serve highly regarded traditional Sunday lunches. 

Our cooking style uses many modern fine dining style techniques, showcasing new & classical flavours but eschews the stuffiness of many a classy restaurant. We believe in using local produce, direct from the farm, where possible because it's fresher, reared to order, and therefore tastier, more sustainable, better value for money and allows us to maintain a good community spirit. We would like to meet local growers and would be more than happy to swap great produce for meals or drinks. Come meet us and strike a deal!

We are also passionate about our real ale, we generally have three to four real ales on at once, constantly rotating, and emphasising local breweries. Olney's own Hopping mad, XT, Concrete Cow, Silverstone, Frog Island, Great Oakley, Hoggleys, Pot Belly, Whittlebury, TringVale & more.

We have stocked many local real ciders, one from Virtual Orchard made just 10 miles away in Wolverton Mill using local apples (2011 CAMRA champion cider of Britain) and sister orchard "Woughton Orchard" at Woughton on the Green as well as the Unique "Old Man's Tipple" from Cold Brayfield Estate just 5 miles away.

We sell around 40 wines, all by the glass, including a special selection of natural wines, hand picked by Jon and local wine merchant Russell Heap of Bacchus Wines.

Our comfortable Public Bar is the village hub, has an open fire, free wifi, comfortable seating and pub games including Northamptonshire Skittles and Darts. We sell jams and chutneys on behalf of the local church, local honey. We also sell real breads from Gareth @ Amazing Grains on a Friday Evening from 6:30pm.


We have a clothes recycling bin in our car park with proceeds going to the not for profit Planet Aid UK whose net profits fund more than 200 programs in over 40 countries.



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Please Note.
Due to bathroom refurbishments.
We are closed from 
Monday 29th of April 2014
 until 
Thursday 8th of May 2014
Inclusive.

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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

Tripadvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2013




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