The Old Bell reopens its garden following major investment


The Old Bell, on Kilburn High Road in Kilburn, has reopened its beer garden last week, following a six-figure investment, under the experienced reigns of General Manager, Kim Severn.

A proper pub in the heart of its community, The Old Bell’s garden has been transformed into an oasis for customers to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat. The space has doubled, ensuring the pub is an easy contender for the biggest garden in the area, with much of the seating covered and four new HD TVs installed for sport viewing.

Kim oversees an experienced and brilliant team, the majority of who have returned to the pub following lockdown, raring to go and getting back to the jobs they love.

Kim said: “I am so excited by this transformation and am delighted to finally welcome customers into our brand-new garden this week. The Old Bell is a fantastic pub in a great location and this refurbishment has injected a new lease of life into this venue.”

“Our priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our team and customers, whilst ensuring everyone is able to enjoy and make the most out of their long-awaited visit to our pub. We understand that while restrictions are lifting it is still important for our customers to feel safe and enjoy an environment where that is taken seriously, so we have taken every precaution in making our beer garden the place to be this spring and summer.”

The pub has ensured it complies with the new COVID-19 Secure Workplace Guidance for Pubs and Restaurants, introducing measures to protect staff and customers and ensuring the smooth running of operations.

Understanding the importance of clarity for customers, The Old Bell has installed external signage clearly setting out the safety measures in place. Customers will be greeted with a warm welcome from both managers and teams, and robust COVID-secure measures, including clear social distancing measures, enhanced cleaning regimes and adhering to NHS Test and Trace guidelines; full table service with contactless payments available, customers can also order food and drinks via an app, will be in operation.

Tables can be booked on The Old Bell’s website ( or by calling the Stonegate central booking team on 03300 949251.