Dating back to 1824, the ‘Bell Inn’ started as two small rooms joined by a bar. In the early 1920’s a local man, George Mumford, occupied the back part of the building and car park with his small business selling cans of petrol from a corrugated iron hut. This soon developed into a successful auto repair garage with a four-fuel pump forecourt and radio accumulator charging service. Each morning there would be a procession of people along the Middleton Road heading to Mumford’s Garage. Sadly, the garages closed after decades of trading but fortunately the pub was acquired by a large brewery and further extended. The Bell continues its development to best serve its dedicated and loyal patrons but the most recent improvements include a historical tribute to the Bells automotive beginnings. From the array of memorabilia and artefacts adorning the walls to the menu items attributed to great British car manufacturers

The Bell, Middleton Road, Banbury, OX16 4QJ

Email: info@thebellbanbury.co.uk



Tel: 01295 255322