People have been travelling from far and wide to Bells Milk Bar for ‘out of this world’ malted milks and soda spiders for generations. Once upon a time, many old milk bars and cafes in Australia made the bases for all their drinks by hand. At Bells, all our authentic syrups are still handmade here on the premises in Patton Street to Les Bell’s Famous Secret Recipe, just like they have since 1892 when the business was founded by Fredrick Fenton, a confectioner and cordial maker. The result is worth bottling…
About Bells Milk Bar & Museum
Bells Milk Bar is an in tact 1950’s milk bar in South Broken Hill (thanks to Les and Mavis Bell’s 1956 renovation). It is famous for its quirky décor and the ‘out of this world’ old fashioned milkshakes and soda spiders served here.
During Broken Hill’s mining hey days of the 1950s and 1960s Bells was regularly packed out and people were known to line up halfway down the street on a Sunday afternoon for a cool drink.
Despite the huge demand for the Bells drinks over the years, they have only recently been bottled for retail sale.
Apart from their good old fashioned quality, many of these flavours are simply not available anywhere else! For your best ‘taste’ of Broken Hill and Outback NSW history, try some Bells Syrups and Cordials today!
HOW TO MAKE A BELLS MALTED MILK & SODA SPIDER
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Use Bells Syrups for:
This website is intended to be a fun place to visit, (just like the real Bells Milk Bar!). So have a play and spend some time at Bells online. Among other things, you can order Bells handmade Syrups and Cordials, learn about the exciting history behind Bells Milk Bar, check out pictures of the shop, find out more about Broken Hill and discover what your can eat, drink and otherwise do at Bells. You can even learn how to make a genuine Bells Malted Milk or Soda Spider.
160 Patton Street
PO Box 5040
South Broken Hill
Ph (08) 8087 5380
Fax (08) 8087 7457
Open 7 Days
10:00am till 5:30pm
Open Public Holidays
12:00pm till 5:00pm