A Brief History

Over one hundred and thirty years ago, in 1887, Samuel David Bell founded the firm of S.D. Bell & Co Ltd, on the corner site of Church Lane and Ann Street, Belfast. Tea and coffee quickly became the mainstays of the Business, and by 1927 the Firm had expanded into larger premises on the corner of Ann Street and Victoria Street.

S.D. Bell’s name and reputation flourished during the first half of the twentieth century, and quickly became synonymous with the best tea and coffee available, while the wonderful aroma of freshly roasted coffee permeated Belfast’s streets.

In 1973, Bell’s moved from the City centre to the location which since the 1890's had been their suburban Belfast premises at Knock, and is now the current headquarters, and site of their coffee roastery and the popular ‘Leaf & Berry’ coffee bar. The coffee bar has become famous within the Northern Ireland jazz scene, with our Java Jive Jazz Brunch on Sundays often sold out!.

S.D.Bell’s teas and coffees are available online, at Knock, in St George’s Market, and throughout Northern Ireland, in quality hotels, restaurants and shops.

All who purchase our products are reminded of the company’s long tradition of quality and service, first established by our founder, whose photograph graces our packaging.

ROBERT BELL, great-grandson of S.D. Bell, represents the fourth generation of this fine Belfast institution.

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Customers who enter a BT postcode will also be offered the option to Click & Collect. When your goods are ready, you will receive an email confirming when and where to collect, so check your spam folder to make sure you are receiving emails from us!

N. Ireland - on orders of £40 or more
Rest of UK - on orders of £50 or more
Republic of Ireland - on orders of £50 or more

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