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About Bells 1950s Milk Bar

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Jan 6, 2015 About Bells, Bells TV, Discover Broken Hill, History of Bells , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Check out this video featuring milk bar crusader,  Jason King talking about why Bells is an important part of Broken Hill and Australian history. Do you have a story so share about Bells, Broken Hill or any other milk bar or cafe?  Drop us a line in the comments section or email drink@bellsmilkbarcom.au.   For more videos on Broken Hill visit www.mybrokenhill.tv For more information about Broken hill visit www.brokenhillaustralia.com.au  

Old Style Food now on the Menu

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Apr 9, 2014 About Bells, Latest News, Recipes 0 Comments

While Bells will always be a haven for the sweet-toothed and sugar hounds, now you can choose from a range of savoury items.  We’ve tried to keep things old school but circumstances sometimes necessitate a nod or two towards the contemporary.  I’m sure Les Bell would understand. He would have offered Gluten Free foods if the ingredients and demand was there. So what is on the menu I hear you ask?  Well, we are starting with ‘seasonal’ offerings and mix it up a little, but as of right now the new additions include:  ham & cheese toasted sandwiches; gluten free [...]

Out of this world!

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Mar 10, 2014 About Bells, Bells TV, Latest News , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Some visitors to Bells will go to extraordinary lengths to get a drink! we had lots of fun filming this little while ago. Hope you enjoy it! if you have any ideas for future Bells videos, drop us a line via the contact page, or one of the other ways to contact us.

Directions to Bells

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Mar 1, 2014 About Bells, Latest News , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Bells Milk Bar and Museum is located in South Broken Hill’s Patton Street shopping precinct, Patton Village. We’re directly opposite Patton Street Park, right next door to the post office in the middle of the group of shops. Look for the alien and space ship on the roof!  For a printable version of these directions click the link: Directions to Bells Milk Bar. By Bus: Occasional buses run (approx every hour) from town to South Broken Hill and back again. Sometimes buses may run infrequently or stop at a certain time so be sure to check with current schedules if [...]

Downloads

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Mar 1, 2014 About Bells, Latest News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

So you want to download? Check out this page for downloads of Bells Content. Options include our menu, milkshake and spider flavours as well as a syrups order form for those who don’t wish to use the online store. We will add to this page as our downloadable options grow so be sure to check back regularly or let us know if you have any requests for downloads. You can contact us here. Downloads Bells Menu Bells Milkshake & Spider Flavours Bells Syrups Order Form Directions to Bells Milk Bar Shop Categories Featured Products Background photo credit: Cargo Cult via [...]

Menu

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Feb 18, 2014 About Bells, Latest News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Menu Feeling adventurous? At Bells you can choose from over 50 flavours of old-style traditional recipe milkshakes and soda spiders, not to mention dozens of desserts including parfait sundaes (Long Johns), fresh baked Belgian waffles and ice cream or deliciously simple hot apple pie. (You can download a menu and other information here). In winter, Les Bell would serve hot milkshakes using the milk frothing like cappuccinos and on the colder days you can still try them.  But don’t worry, the Jasper Coffee will satisfy those looking for something a little safer. Everything is backed by the Bells 100% customer [...]

Bells History 101

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Jan 17, 2014 About Bells, Discover Broken Hill, History of Bells, Milk Bar Stories , , , , , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

Bells Milk Bar started out as a small confectionery store called ‘F. Fenton Confectioner’ in 1892.  The original building was situated on the same site that Bells now occupies.  Frederick Fenton was also a cordial maker.  Mr Fenton hired John Joseph Longman as his apprentice. By 1908, Fenton still owned the store, but Longman was left in charge of the Patton Street store.  Eventually Longman acquired the business. Les Bell’s mother, Minnie Pearl Davis joined the business in 1903, as an apprentice cordial maker, and later married Mr Longman. Minnie Pearl had three children to Longman: Eric, Robert and Eunice.  [...]