From Perth take the A85 towards Crieff. Methven is on this road, about 6 miles west of Perth. The Bell Tree is on the right hand side, midway through the village.
The Bell Tree is a striking looking building with its "chess board" pattern of grey granite inlaid with darker blocks. The Bell is very much a family business, with Ken and Margaret Melville aided by their daughter. Ken and Margaret are both from the local area and have a vast knowledge of the surrounding countryside so if you want to know the best places to visit, or where you can golf, fish, go swimming, curling or bowling, just ask! Margaret does most of the cooking, assisted by a chef at weekends, serving bar lunches 7 days a week and evening meals from 6pm to 9.30pm. Her menu offers a good choice of homemade dishes, (soups, steak pie, fish, chicken & duck, for example), with an emphasis on traditional Scottish favourites and all at very sensible prices. Customers can enjoy their meals either in the cosy bar with its soft lighting and comfortable soft fabric wall seating, or in the attractive 20-seater restaurant which is hung with landscape pictures and has a feature wall of exposed stone. Ken is in charge of the bar which in addition to all the usual spirits on optics, has Scottish & Newcastle beers, lager on font, and a good display of various malts on show.
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11.30-14.30 & 17.00-23.00; Fri-Sun: 11.30-23.45
Food: Home made bar lunches; evening meals 18.00-21.30 daily
Credit Cards: Cash only
Facilities: Lounge bar; restaurant
Local Places of Interest/Activities: Golf, river & loch fishing, all within easy reach; Methven Castle, 1 mile; Caithness Glass, 6 miles; City of Perth, 6 miles; Scone Palace, 12 miles; Crieff Distillery, 12 miles