In our formative years, we both drank at The Bell and being so local, we were incredibly sad to see its gradual decline.
One spring morning in 2014 we saw The Bell was on the market again. After a few romantic discussions, a good look at our capabilities, and a giant leap of faith, we took our first tentative steps to buying The Bell.
We both love good food, but more especially a shared experience and we see the pub, The Bell, as a wonderful opportunity to combine both passions. Growing up in rural Norfolk has given both us a strong sense of community – engaging with our neighbours and generally watching out for each other.
Our shared vision was, and is, one of past glories. As genuine ‘locals’, we passionately believe the inhabitants of Brisley and the surrounding area needs and deserves a great place to congregate, eat, drink and chat – an experience that was on most people’s doorsteps not more than a few decades ago.
This celebrated pub from a bygone age is in a beautiful, central location, it has the hallmarks of a traditional English country inn and its brand is still well cherished for miles around. We believe The Brisley Bell (as it is affectionately known) restored to it former self, and hopefully improved upon, has all the qualities to become a Proper Pub once again.
Marcus & Amelia