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Summer Sale 2018 | Amazing Discounts In Store!

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Our fantastic Summer Sale is now on and will run until 14th July 2018! Come and get yourself a bargain!

Bell is a recognised specialist in the home interior market, offering visitors the opportunity to browse beautifully fitted showrooms with contemporary and traditional kitchens, luxurious bathrooms, beautiful ceramic tiles, and state of the art fires and stoves. We have sourced the best brands from all over the world so that you can find everything you need to transform your home and garden under one roof and now you will be able to enjoy these luxury products for even less!

Highlights from our Showroom Summer Sale include:


– Up to 25% off Kitchen Furniture

Fires & Stoves

– Up to 15% off luxury brand fireplaces and stoves
– Discounts on flue pipe
– And competitive pricing on installation!

Bathroom & Tiles

– Up to 25% off stunning bathroom brands including Villeroy & Boch, Hansgrohe, Keuco, Toto, and more!

Up to 10% off Interior Design Products

– Speak to our design team today to get started on the interiors of your dreams!

Come in store to see more!

Miele Experience Centre The Beauty Type Bell Kitchen Design

The Miele Taste for Design Experience

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Who said choosing kitchen appliances has to be hard? With Miele’s experience centres it’s both easy and delicious!

Choosing a kitchen is about more than just spectacular design, it’s also about ensuring your new appliances perfectly complement your lifestyle and make your time in the kitchen a joy! That’s why everyone who is considering purchasing Miele appliances with their new Bell kitchen is offered the opportunity to visit a Miele Experience Centre for the ultimate “try-before-you-buy” experience.

To give you a taste of what it’s all about, we teamed up with Lisa from The Beauty Type blog and sent her off to London to check out the Miele Taste for Design experience and report back! Read all about her time at the event on her blog here.

The Taste for Design experience is the A-Z of everything you need to know about Miele and their ranges of ovens. Each event is an intimate session with limited numbers so you can enjoy a very personal service from your home economists and get all of your questions answered. Their chefs will not only explain the products in detail but they will demonstrate the processes they describe and share the resulting delicacies with you!

This experience is perfect for anyone trying to decide which appliances would work best for them or even anyone who has Miele products installed but wants to learn more about how to use them. If you are considering a kitchen remodel, you can reach the Bell kitchen design team on 01604 777520 or pop in to see them at our showroom where we have numerous fitted displays and working products to show you.

Don’t forget to check out The Beauty Type blog to read all about the full Miele experience and check out loads of beauty and lifestyle tips!

Bell's Spring Party

Bell’s Spring Party | Weds 16th May | 6-9pm

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Enjoy pizza, cocktails, pop-up shops and more at our Spring Party!

We’re gearing up for yet another show-stopping party with more pop-up shops, cocktails, and tasters than you can shake your BBQ tongs at! Mark your diaries now and get ready to join us on Wednesday 16th May from 6-9pm for a night you won’t forget.

We’ve invited the hottest chefs around to cook up a storm on pizza ovens, BBQs and firepits galore! Not to mention, the ever-fabulous Miele ovens in the Nicholas Bell demonstration kitchen where the magnificent Dean Hoddle, head chef at Silverstone Circuits, will be delighting the senses with spectacular delicacies.

If that’s not enough to get your taste-buds tingling, you can also look forward to outrageously delicious cocktails, crafted by a specialist mixologist on our Zip tap. Drivers can order a mocktail but it’s definitely worth booking a taxi for this event! If you’re drinking, there will also be wine-tasting on the night, not to mention a pop-up shop of Frog Island Brewery’s finest ales!

Loads of local businesses will be showing off their goods around the showroom so here’s a little sneak peek at who’s already signed up to attend.

Award-winning Friar’s Farm produces delectable handmade jams, chutneys, and sauces using as many local ingredients as they can lay their hands on. We have already hosted a cooking demonstration with Steve from the farm and now we’re looking forward to welcoming him back with samples and products you can buy on the night.

Laura Harries from Stella & Dot Jewellery will be showing off some stunning pieces, carefully selected to add that missing sparkle to any outfit. If you’re looking to add some bling to your summer dress, come and speak to the expert who will help you pick out something perfect.

For even more pampering, Katie from Cleopatra’s Cosmetic Boutique is bringing luxurious handmade soaps, bath bombs and goodies! There’s nothing better than a good soak to relax on these long summer evenings.

If you’ve indulged yourself at a Bell Party Night before, you can expect the return of favourite stalls from Sweet Sensations, Posh Pork, Sweet Bee, the Crafty Owl and many more! Our team is adding chefs and shops to the list of attendees every day so treat yourself to a perfect night out and join us on 16th May.

Keep up to date with us on social media to find out more as the event draws near!

Fire and Stove Event 2018

Fire and Stove Event | 26-28th April | Exclusive Offers

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Beat the crowds and catch a deal now that you can enjoy all winter long!

For three days only, enjoy fantastic discounts on fires and stoves, online and in store.

The spring and summer months are the perfect time to buy and install your dream fire or stove and enjoy a hassle-free installation process. You’ll feel glad you did it when winter comes around again and you can snuggle up and reap the benefits!

In Store Offers

– 10% off Clearview
– 15% off Stovax
– 15% off Gazco
– 15% off Dovre
– 15% off Yeoman
– 10% off Barbas Bellfires
– 10% off ACR
– 10% off Scan
– 10% off Jotul
– 10% off Rais
– 10% off Ekol
– 10% off Romotop
– 10% off Capital Fireplaces
– 10% off Twin Wall Flue Systems
– 10% off US Balanced Flue Systems

We’d love to talk about your home project plans; visit us in store or call 01604 777500 to speak with one of our heating specialists.

Terms and conditions apply.

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Bell Big BBQ Bonanza Saturday 14th April 2018 Big Green Egg Outdoor Chef Clementi Traeger Broil King

Experience luxury alfresco dining at Bell’s BBQ Bonanza | Sat 14th April | 11am – 3pm

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The days are getting longer, the evenings lighter, and the lawn is in desperate need of some TLC. To truly help you make the most of your garden this summer, we’re putting on a show-stopping BBQ Bonanza to get you in the mood for a season of alfresco dining. Join our experts on Saturday 14th April from 11am to 3pm and get a taste of luxury, outdoors.

With BBQs of every kind up and running for you to examine at your leisure, and experts alongside to give insider tips and tricks, there’s no better way to spend a Saturday. Not to mention, you can enjoy an absolute smorgasbord of scrumptious samples as you go around; at past events we’ve done everything from pulled pork to pizza, from chicken to chops, from Thai mussels to maple salmon, and we’ll be doing even more this year! If you haven’t been to a Bell event before, let us give you a little insight into what you can expect!

The ever-popular Big Green Egg will be making an appearance and if you haven’t been tempted to try the kamado BBQ trend, you’ve been missing out! This grill can handle any cooking style and is perfect for those who want to relax with a glass of something cold, as it comes into its element with the lid down. As they say, if you’re looking, you’re not cooking! You’ll get the chance to enjoy delicious samples straight from the grill to get a taste of why the kamado trend is here to stay.

If cooking on gas is more your style, the Outdoor Chef team has just what you need and you can check out their grills in action on the day. Their unique funnel system allows you to flip easily between direct and indirect cooking, so you can use that intense burst of heat to sear your steaks or invert the funnel to simmer a mouth-watering roast with all the trimmings!

Bell Big BBQ Bonanza Saturday 14th April 2018 Big Green Egg Outdoor Chef Clementi Traeger Broil King

And what outdoor cooking demonstration would be complete without pizza? We’ve joined forces with Italian brand, Clementi, whose wood and gas-fired ovens are driven by a passion for quality and love of traditional cooking. Enjoy the intense flavours of true, Italian pizza, exactly the way it was meant to be.

For something much less traditional, we’re excited to introduce the Traeger grills to our list of luxury BBQs. This pellet-fired smoker is something entirely different but oh-so-satisfying to use! Don’t be fooled into thinking smoked foods are your only option – this grill can cook anything! In learning about the brand, our team got to smoke salmon, roast chicken, sear steaks, and, most notably, create a perfect meringue roulade – exactly the right ratio of marshmallowy chew to satisfying crunch. At the top of their range, Traeger even offers a grill that can be operated via an app, so you can head out and make the most of the sunshine and still come back to perfect pork belly.

The Broil King range is King for a reason – there is nothing this brand doesn’t offer and the product quality is mind-blowing! If you want to make the most of the British summertime, then you need to check them out. Whether you’re looking for portability or gigantic capacity, charcoal or gas, every Broil King is built to provide unparalleled cooking versatility. Experience the results for yourself at our Bonanza!

Whether you’re a grill fiend, desperate to discover the newest technologies in barbecuing, or a novice trying to make your chicken wings stand out from the crowd, we’ve got the gear to kick your summer parties up a notch. With local chefs and BBQ experts on hand to answer your burning (and grilling, searing, smoking) questions, this event is not to be missed!

Click here and register for this event to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous Outdoor Chef hamper, bursting with accessories to make your BBQ cooking experience one to be proud of! Entry is free and further details are in the link!

This is a flavour of what’s in store but keep an eye on our social media as the event draws closer to really whet your appetite! Don’t forget, you can start your BBQ season sooner by visiting our Kingsthorpe showroom or checking out the collections online.

Pantone Colour of the Year Ultra Violet Color Interior Design

Pantone introduces a shock of colour to wake up the senses and welcome in the New Year!

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It’s that time of the year again; the sales are in full swing, New Year’s resolutions have been made (and promptly broken!) and you’re looking around your home, now bereft of cosy fairy lights and brightly-coloured baubles, wondering how to put the sparkle back into your interiors! To kick 2018 off with the burst of colour and inspiration you may be looking for, we’ve examined Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018 and have a few ideas about how it can inject life back into your home this year!

Ultra Violet is Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018; a vivid purple described by them as, “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, [it] communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” This colour is bold and daring, perfect for people who want to stand out from the crowd, or follow in the footsteps of the King of Purple, Prince.

Historically, purple has been used by the aristocracy to reflect wealth and opulence, and it retains this luxurious status. As such, it is best used sparingly, and in accents, to really make your interiors pop! Of course, there are exceptions to every rule and, if you feel particularly audacious, you can go all-out with this colour to great effect. Just make sure to pair Ultra Violet with subtler shades, such as pale lavender, or dusty mauve, to ground your theme and avoid overwhelming your senses.

Ultra Violet is a blue-based purple so it is best used in rooms with lots of natural light, to avoid it feeling cold. You can warm it up still further by contrasting it with a muted mustard for a put-together look that oozes sophistication and grandeur. If, on the other hand, you love the shade but err on the side of caution, introduce it to your home gradually, in cushions and throws, or as an accent colour in a floral wallpaper.

Pantone Colour of the Year Ultra Violet Color Interior Design

Ultra Violet also makes the perfect colour for a small cloakroom or WC; you can afford to be bold here as it’s a room you won’t spend long in at one time so you won’t become overwhelmed or burnt out by the colour. As it is a small space, you can also splurge on an expensive wallpaper you wouldn’t choose elsewhere, because you won’t need as many rolls. It’s a brave choice but, when done well, it can give your home a real wow-factor. Alternatively, if your budget won’t stretch to a full room make-over, look out for toiletries and towels in bright purple and top the whole look off with a vase of fresh flowers.

If you need to breathe the life back into your home and are struggling for inspiration, you can visit our showroom on Kingsthorpe Road or speak to the interior design team on 01604 777504. With stunning room sets and an extensive collection of fabric and wallpaper samples, we have everything you need to spruce up your home this Spring.

Getting ready for Christmas with Miele

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Miele Classic Christmas Cake

Bake this festive fruit cake in advance of Christmas and feed it regularly with rum, brandy or whisky to build the flavour and keep it moist. With this fabulous Miele recipe you can’t go wrong!


230g sultanas
230g raisins
170g currants
100g glace cherries, rinsed and quartered
100g dried apricots, quartered
50g mixed candied peel, finely chopped
6 tbsp brandy
250g plain flour
½ tsp mixed spice
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
50g flaked almonds, roughly chopped
1 orange, zest only
½ lemon, zest only
250g butter, softened
250g dark brown sugar
4 large eggs
2 tbsp black treacle
A deep 20cm round or 18cm square cake tin


1. Place all the fruits in a large bowl and pour over the brandy. Stir well and leave to soak for
several hours or overnight. Grease and double line the cake tin with greaseproof paper. Also, tie a
double band of brown paper round the outside of the tin.
2. Select the Conventional function and preheat the oven to 140ºC. Alternatively, use the Automatic
programme for Rich Fruit Cake and follow the instructions in the oven display.
3. Sieve the flour and spices into a large bowl and stir in the almonds, orange and lemon rind.
Cream the softened butter and dark brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time,
followed by the treacle.
4. Gradually fold in the flour, spices, almonds and citrus zests. Fold in the soaked fruit. Mix well to
combine and distribute the fruit throughout the mixture. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and
smooth off the surface with the back of a spoon. Cover the top of the cake loosely with a double
circle or square of greaseproof paper.
5. Place in the oven using the wire rack on shelf 2. Time the cake for 1 hour then reduce the oven
temperature to 120ºC and continue to bake for a further 3 hours or until the cake feels firm to the
touch and a skewer inserted in the centre come out clean.
6. Allow the cake to cool in the tin then remove when cold. If desired, the cake can be re-wrapped in
greaseproof paper and foil then stored in a cool dark place for up to 3 months, feeding at intervals
with more brandy or sherry. Decorate as desired just prior to Christmas.

We hope you have fun recreating this recipe at home. With a variety of Miele appliances on display here in the showroom, why not call in to have a look and talk to one of our specialists today?

Bell's Christmas Open Evening Party Bell

Bell’s Christmas Party | Wednesday 8th Nov | 6-9pm

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Get ready for a night of sparkling entertainment at Bell!

Our Christmas party promises to be a dazzling affair with the usual line-up of unbeatable demonstrations and pop-up shops as well as exciting new brands we can’t wait to share with you! We’ve invited some of our favourite chefs to wow you with spectacular cooking demonstrations, delicious bubbly, and a cheeky cocktail or two (or three!) alongside an outstanding collection of Christmas gifts to kick-start your festive shopping.

In our outdoor area we’ll be keeping the wintery chill at bay with scrumptious pizzas, created on the Delivita pizza oven, to warm you from the inside out, and tempting morsels prepared on our BroilKing BBQs and Traeger smokers too! As if that wasn’t enough, the delightful Carmela Hayes will be gracing our Nicholas Bell demonstration kitchen, whipping up an Italian feast with the Miele appliances. She’ll be handing out tasters throughout the night as well as answering your every cookery question so make sure to come along. She’ll be easy to find; just follow the delectable aromas into the heart of our showroom!

As for Christmas shopping, we’ve got it covered! Fall in love with luxurious faux fur accessories from Helen Moore, gorgeous statement pieces from The Lion Sparkles, and divine-smelling toiletries from Natural Pampering and Noble Isle.

This promises to be another unforgettable night and we can’t wait to welcome you! We’ll be adding more brands to the line-up as we get closer to the date so keep an eye on our social media for all the details!

Bell fire and Stove Event Sale Exclusive Offers September 21st - 23rd

Fire & Stove Event | 21st – 23rd September

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10% off ALL Fire & Stove Brands during Bell’s three-day event!

Our autumn Fire and Stove event will soon begin and for three days only you can take advantage of our great offers to stay snug as a bug this winter! Save 10% on stoves, fires, accessories and flue pipe and enjoy competitive prices for installation.

We’d love to talk about your home project plans. Come in store or call 01604 777507 to speak with one of our fires & stoves specialists.

Terms and conditions apply. In store purchases (Kingsthorpe branch) only.

Warehouse Clearance Saturday 29th July

Warehouse Clearance | Saturday 29th July | Big Discounts!

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Warehouse Clearance | 9:30am – 4pm

For one day only, from 9:30am to 4pm, we’re holding a huge warehouse clearance sale in our Northampton premises. Enter through our Calor shop and speak to our friendly staff. Everything must go!

We have sourced the best brands from all over the world so that you can find everything you need to transform your home and garden under one roof and now you will be able to enjoy these luxury products for even less! Come and grab yourself a bargain.

Our warehouse sale includes:

– Kitchen appliances
– Bathroom products
– Fires and stoves
– Tiles

– Interior design
– Lighting
– Cookware
– And much much more!