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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.

Broken Hill Attractions

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Mar 8, 2014 Discover Broken Hill, Latest News , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Explore Broken Hill & Discover a Lost World There is so much to see and do in the ‘Fabulous’ Far West of NSW. The area incorporates Broken Hill, Silverton as well as Corner Country, Wilcannia, Menindee, and the SA bordertown of Cockburn.  Below are a few of our favourite local attractions.  Please let us know if you think any others should be added.   (Click here to submit your suggestions). CLICK HERE to go to list.

About Broken Hill

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Mar 1, 2014 Discover Broken Hill, Latest News , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

The mining town of Broken Hill is unlike any other place you’ll ever visit.   Here Australia’s pioneering past mingles with the colourful contemporary, and for a city seemingly in the middle of nowhere, there’s more than enough to keep you occupied.  Spend some time in The Hill and you’ll discover why people regularly come for a short visit and never leave. The town is full of friendly welcoming people, there are plenty of bars and restaurants, mobile phone reception is no problem around the city, and it is easy to navigate (that is, providing you switch the GPS system off [...]

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 [...]

How to make a Bells Milkshake

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Feb 4, 2014 Bells TV, Recipes , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Hi, check out the video above or see below for written instructions on how to make a Bells Milkshake.  We’d love to hear your experiences so please leave a comment below or contact us and tell us how it went.  You may even invent your own version. You will need: Bells Handmade Milkshake Syrup Milk (the colder the better) Premium vanilla ice cream Milkshake mixer or blender Milkshake cup Straw Optional extra ingredients: Malt powder Dash of nutmeg Drinking chocolate *(Required for some Bells flavours) Instructions: Mix one part Bells Syrup with ice cream and roughly seven parts milk. Add [...]

How to Make a Bells Soda Spider

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Feb 4, 2014 Bells TV, Recipes , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Hi, check out the video above or see below for written instructions on how to make a Bells Soda Spider.  We’d love to hear your experiences so please leave a comment below or contact us and tell us how it went.  You may even invent your own version. You will need: Bells Handmade Spider Cordial Soda Water (the colder the better) Ice (we use the type with the hole in the middle) Premium vanilla ice cream Long handled teaspoon Soda glass Straw Instructions: Mix one part Bells Cordial with ice and four parts fizzy cold soda water. Add desired amount [...]

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.  [...]