We are Andrew Harrison and Sara Craig, and we are so excited to have just purchased the bell Inn Restaurant, located in historic Dorchester NB. We are renting the beautiful Bell Inn from the Westmorland historical society and we look forward to working with them as well!
A little bit about Andrew and Sara: We met at the Culinary Institute of Canada in Charlottetown PEI in 2001, where we graduated from the 2 year Culinary Arts Program. We have been best friends ever since and we recently got engaged. After graduating we moved to Victoria British Columbia to expand our culinary careers and learn as much as we could to gain experience so we could eventually have our own restaurant. That day has finally arrived and we couldn't be more excited to share all we have learned with all of you! We are so very fortunate to be moving back home to the East coast and quite literally, our dreams are coming true! We hope you will join us in this transition and help us live our dreams to the fullest. We have so many amazing plans for this restaurant and here are just a few of our many goals and aspirations:
We look forward to supporting the local farms, fisheries and suppliers to help make our menu the best it can be! We plan to serve comforting and classic east coast cuisine, with a modern twist, using simple, fresh and high quality ingredients. There will be a new menu, with many of the old Bell Inn favorites-including “Turkey Dinner”, “French onion Soup”, “Lobster Roll Plate”. We will be and are making delicious house-made desserts, that include Artisan Ice Cream, Assorted cheesecakes, Crème Brule and seasonal fruit Crisps. Our S'more Brownie is a must try!
For those who wish to enjoy a beverage with their meal, the Bell Inn has acquired a liquor license and we are offering wines as well as quality local beer. We plan to support local vineyards and microbreweries and we plan to bring you the best that the region has to offer!
We also accommodate those who have food and dietary restrictions, by offering gluten free, dairy free etc. as well as vegetarian/vegan options. If anyone has a dietary restriction, we will be glad to accommodate and adjust a menu item as best as we can, or create something to fit their individual needs. There will be healthy menu items offered, without compromising flavor, along with hearty and classic items to cater to all dinners. We will also offer many of our dishes in smaller portions for seniors or those with a smaller appetite. There will also be a new kids menu that will have everything from “classic mac n cheese” to “pizza fingers”. All kid’s meals are served with choice of veggies and dip or steamed seasonal vegetables and then house-made Vanilla Bean Ice cream for dessert. We want the Bell Inn to have a “Family Feel" and we want everyone to feel welcome and we will do our best to have a “favorite dish” for every person of any age.
We will be bringing new and exciting flavors to our menus as well as great beverages to go along with the food, and we will do this with the help of the local farmers, fisheries, vintners and brew masters. The “Farm to Table” concept will be implemented and we hope that in doing this, we will inspire others to do the same. We plan to support the community in any way we can, so we will also be displaying the works of local artists and photographers on our walls. These items will be available for purchase to our guests. If you are an artist or photographer, or know of one who would be interested in displaying their works, please email us at: email@example.com
You can also visit us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/bellinndorchester
Wednesday - Sunday 11:00AM - 7:00PM
Monday & Tuesdays Closed
Reservations are recommended!
For reservations and inquiries, please call (506) 379-2580 during business hours