We don’t see enough of dessert trolleys – delectable desserts, pretty pastries on wheels – what’s not to love?

News of an innovative Sunday lunch offering WITH a dessert trolley spilling over with stunning sweet cakes, gateaux and pastries has made Ye Olde Bell a must-visit for me.

It is also great for those looking for a place to entertain kids on a Sunday. Adults can kick back and enjoy a relaxing afternoon and sumptuous lunch at Ye Olde Bell – and after the meal the little ones can go wild at their own private party.

The hotel in the rural village of Barnby Moor, on the borders of Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, now offers monthly themed parties for youngsters.

The location of the privately owned 59 room country hotel is quintessentially British, set in the pretty village of Barnby Moor, on the corners of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. It rose to prominence as an important stop between London and Edinburgh with the inauguration of the postal service in 1635.

It has welcomed illustrious guests throughout its history, including a young Queen Victoria who stayed with her mother. One of its four suites is now named the Victoria Suite in her honour.


The new multi million-pound spa features ten spa experiences, indoor-outdoor vitality pool, an extensive range of treatments and bespoke therapies, Herb Garden Brasserie, outdoor relaxation areas with alpine lodges and hair and beauty salon.

The hotel offers a variety of dining options including an AA Rosette menu in Restaurant Bar 1650, creative traditional cuisine in the St Leger Bistro-by-the-Bar and al fresco dining on the terraces and in the gardens.

On Sunday, the whole family can tuck into a delicious three course Sunday lunch, whilst under eights eat for free.

Then the adults can unwind over coffee or with an extra drink or two safe in the knowledge that the children are well taken care of in an adjoining area.

The themed entertainment at no extra charge to the lunch includes mini disco, party games and quieter activities.  To get in the summer spirit ‘Holiday Time’ will be held on Sunday, 22 July and the room will be transformed into a fun tropical paradise, with pop up palm trees and limbo competitions. This is followed by the ‘Pirates & Princesses’ inspired event on Sunday, 19 August and more creative themes for the autumn and winter months.

The menu offers an extensive choice of quality seasonal, local produce from Nottinghamshire and neighbouring counties of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.


The menu always includes a speciality local roast sirloin of Nottinghamshire beef and an extensive range of deliciously tempting sweet treats from the bespoke dessert trolley. The complimentary themed events will be held monthly but the offer of children under eight eating for free is available each week.

Three course Sunday lunch, with coffee costs £29pp. Children under eight eat free. For more information please visit www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk now.