Christmas Quiz!

On the 20th December at The Old Bell, La Romana we have a guest quiz master who will be running a totally Christmas Quiz, with fancy dress and hats etc optional. All in aid of Barkinside. Quiz starts 20:30 but come along earlier if you would like a meal.


Barkinside Lunch a Huge Success

The Christmas Lunch this year 2018 far exceeded our expectations. We were over booked and still turning people away on the day itself. Everyone who was kind enough to join us, we hope, had a fantastic time. The raffle was a huge success with over 800 tickets sold.

The cake raffle, donated as always by the lovely Lara Tartacadabra, excelled itself. We were absolutely delighted that all three winners donated their cakes to the Elche Childrens Care Home, and presented them to Pam Edwards, who volunteers her time there. Fantastic!

A huge thank you to Simone Thorpe and the staff of Vienteocho who did an amazing job as always, the food and service were incredible. Everyone for a short time became a child with pass the parcel Ha Ha. Thank you to my Santa , William Hill and the team for the day who helped with the chaos, Mr G, Rogers Random Raffle, Lynda Knight.  Thank you to those who donated items for the raffle. To Donna Gorma and her incredible efforts for Barkinside, who donated 810 euros. (more details to be posted).

My biggest thanks is as always to all of you who support the abandoned and rescued dogs in our care. Your kindness raised 2000 euros. We can now keep going and save more lives, bless you all xxx Jacquie

Christmas Market!


The Old Bell is hosting a Christmas Market on Saturday 8th December in aid of Barkinside Rescue. It will open at 5pm and Suzy G will be joining us from 9pm to add to the Festive Fun with partying until midnight!

Why not come and join us and browse stalls of goodies for those Christmas stockings while supporting this fantastic charity.

Santa will be with us and we’ll be serving mulled wine, eggnog and mince pies. There’ll be a Christmas Raffle and Auction too.

If you’d like a stall please get in touch by either messaging us of giving us a call on 865573125. A 5€ donation to Barkinside Rescue will secure your stall.

the old bell

Christmas Raffle – 2 weeks in Crete!


Thanks to the generosity of Carol Rowland and her husband we have a fantastic Christmas Raffle:

Two weeks holiday in a 2 bedrooms villa in Crete ! It has a shared pool – rarely anybody else there though. There is a double sofa bed. 2 bedrooms and shower room upstairs. Fully equipped with John Lewis stuff. Washing machine, aircon etc. Small village between Chania and Rethymnon in the white mountains. 10 mins from nearest beach and 45 mins from Chania airport. How can you resist, Amazing.

We are doing as before and having 100 tickets only , they will be 25 euros each. We are planning on drawing the winning number on 5th December at the Christmas lunch for Barkinside. Go to Barkinside on Facebook in order to choose your numbers and pay.

Good luck!!

Wednesday Walks

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Wednesday 07 November 2018

Wednesday 24 October 2018


Wednesday 17 October 2018



Wednesday 10 October 2018


Come along every Wednesday from Barkinside at 09:45 and walk one of our dogs or bring your own. This is what our Wednesday dog walks are like. It’s great to walk a rescued dog, socialise and stimulate them, it even makes YOU feel good.


Wednesday 03 October 2018