New Openings


A host of new food, drink and retail offerings are arriving in Bell Court this month.

Wonderland brings a brand new concept to Stratford when it opens its doors on July 23rd.

This independently owned desserts and sweets treats parlour offers a uniquely immersive experience for its customers.

Light, sounds and vibrant décor are the backdrop to this fun eatery which serves a tantalising range of ice creams, gelato, popcorn, cotton candy, pick n mix and hot and cold drinks.

The vision of Dan McDonald, it is the result of 12 months of work by expert set designers who have also worked on projects at theatres around the country.

Dan said: “Opening Wonderland in Bell Court was the only option for us, as the premier location for hospitality in Stratford. Bringing our new concept to the town complemented the location and will complement the other shops/tenants as well.

“When people visit Wonderland they will be greeted by an experience not seen anywhere else in the town or surrounding areas. Expect sound and light, impeccable décor and focal points that will treat both young and old.

“If you like Gelato or Ice Cream then this is the place for you but we will also be offering popcorn, candy-floss, bubble waffles, pick n mix and of course hot and cold refreshments. Our children’s parties can be tailored to any age group as well plus we will also be offering private hire of the venue as well.”

Corte Campana introduces Napoli to Stratford’s high street by bringing the most authentic pizza and neapolitan delicacies

The handcrafted Neopolitan pizzas are made freshly to order and baked in a traditional wood-fired oven will be opening in August

Bell Court will also become the second home of Yorks, which also has a successful café site in High Street. Yorks will be coming to Bell Court in the Summer.

UR5 drink

Also serving up something different since June 10th is Ur5. As well as hot and cold drinks and smoothies, this independently owned bar offers a range of healthy detox juices and nutritious breakfast jars, salads, wraps and sandwiches.

Gifts, art and homewares created by independent designers can all be found under one roof at Jampuppy, which is already proving a popular addition to the retail centre after opening on June 30th.

Jampuppy card wall

Entrepreneur and graphic designer Rianna Low from Northamptonshire, was looking for a space to showcase her own product range as well as those from other makers. The pop-up shop houses the work of more than 20 designers and makers from across the UK, from unique jewellery to hand-sewn decorations, accessories, illustrations, cards and prints.

Rianna said: “We’re really excited to be popping up in Bell Court. We have a fantastic range of items from amazing UK designers and makers, that we can’t wait to share with the people of Stratford! From cards and prints, to jewellery and hand-sewn decorations, it’s the perfect place to pick up a unique gift for a loved one, or just a little treat for yourself!”

Rich Jones, Centre Manager of Bell Court, said: “We’re excited at Bell Court to be welcoming these new, local businesses to the centre. Our aim is to keep strengthening our offering here and cement our position within the heart of the town as the place to eat, drink and shop.

With four new retailers at Bell Court, hopefully those living in Stratford, and those visiting the town, will find exactly what they’re looking for.”