2017: What a Season

Glamping at Cambridge Folk Festival

What a season 2017 Christmas is but a distant memory and 2018 is now well underway. Unfortunately, the temperature outside is still in single figures so we are busy inside Bell Tent HQ. We are really busy getting ready and excited about this summer season! 2017 was, in one word, amazing! It was easily our busiest season yet. Newly married … Read More

Cool Campfires

Campfires are cool, there’s no getting away from it.  Whether it’s because they touch a long-lost part of ourselves, bringing out our inner protector or adventurer, or because they connect us with the simple, romantic pleasure of sitting by a fire, being still and at one with our surroundings, campfires have the ability to turn an ordinary camping trip into … Read More

Follow the Tent Commandments this season

Going to festivals and outdoor events this summer? First of all we recommend hiring your equipment from a reputable company such as Brook Bell Tents. This will guarantee a trouble free stay with helpful staff on site to look after you and luxury tents guaranteed not to leak. However if you are planning on taking your own equipment then please … Read More

The Development of the Bell Tent

Bell Tent History Have you ever wondered how this most British of tents came about? The origin and style of the bell tent was a little different from the bell tents we use today. The first patented bell tent predecessor was the Sibley tent. Invented by military officer Henry Hopkins Sibley and patented in 1856. Although conical in shape it … Read More

How To Erect a Bell Tent

How to put up your Bell Tent It is very quick and easy to put up a bell tent; it can even be done on your own and with practice should take around 15 minutes. Your bell tent should come with the following: Canvas Bell tent with groundsheet attached by zip and guy ropes attached 2 sets of pegs – bell … Read More