Welcome to the Bells is a heartfelt comedy set over six short stories, following the front of house team throughout a busy summer at a bistro pub, called The Bells.
Despite it almost being too fancy to hold the title of pub, it pulls in young Josh as he decides his first job should be a venue he cannot pronounce the dishes at. Josh faces many challenges at The Bells including but not exclusively understanding the dress code, as he tries to find his feet and his place in the tight knit team. Josh shuffles himself into the ranks between Ali, the exhausted university student and Abbie a veteran behind the note pad and her partner in crime, also assistant manager Danny. Josh pushes himself through, thinking of his empty CV and the money to save before going to university himself.
And that’s just Volume one!
Kit Dando writes Welcome to the Bells from just under a decade worth of experience in hospitality. Growing up in the Essex countryside, navigating university education in Surrey and moving to London, a hospitality career from mid-teens to early twenties spans across pubs, bars and clubs, encountering every type of difficult customer possible!
Alongside writing, Kit works in lighting theatre productions day to day, but that doesn’t stop her passion for portrait photography and computer programming on the side.