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The Bell Inn

££ - £££, British,
Rectory Lane, Parkham, Bideford EX39 5PL, England
+44 1237 451201
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mash” (2 reviews)
17:30 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Rectory Lane, Parkham, Bideford EX39 5PL, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just home from from our first visit to the newly refurbished Bell after their dreadful fire. The pub is beautifully renovated and lovely and light, bright and warm. Sat by the roaring log burner and had a delicious supper, Rachel the landlady looked after us...More

1  Thank pjandsarah2017
477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, it was so lovely to see you both, and the dogs were so well behaved.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to see this pub open again after the fire, We are regular visitors to the area and always go to the Bell whilst on holiday. We were warmly greeted and attentively served by the young ladies , both our meals were top quality backed...More

2  Thank dalsouthern
477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feed back, it was great to have you visit again, and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub as part of a CAMRA led initiative to support local pubs. The 13th century Bell Inn was virtually destroyed by fire in January, but has been rebuilt and reopened a few weeks ago. Originally the village forge with two adjoining farm workers...More

2  Thank MrsBee55
477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, it was a delight to have North Devon CAMRA group visit, and we look forward to your next visit in the future.

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Looks like it will be lovely once more when the work is finished DO check when it is due to reopen ... hopefully soon...disappointed to find it was closed

Thank yselka
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a nice pub and it does excellent food. I am specially fond of the pies as they do proper short crust pastry pies. I had an excellent Steak and Pigmy with copious vegetables. They also do vegetarian, as one of our party was...More

1  Thank Awislon
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We called in here for lunch whilst house-hunting in the village and definitely want it as our local if we can! We were made very welcome by the landlady, the landlord cooked us an excellent lunch and the surroundings were warm and comfortable - what...More

Thank Jean W
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Due to the fact that we live in Essex I haven't been to The Bell for a while. I was not disappointed and very pleased to see that this pub still has all the qualities I look for in a country pub: a warm welcome,...More

Thank Gurner
477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2016

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you in 2017.

Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had a wonderful meal as always, went with friends, and the food and service was fabulous, would always recommend eating there, can wait to go back

Thank sarahmelvint10
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Whilst stopping in Parkham we visited this establishment twice once for a drink and then a second night for food, We had to phone and book as we saw it seemed to be very popular so we did on a Friday night and we were...More

1  Thank gromitsmate
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Visited whilst on holiday on a Saturday night after searching local restaurants. It was their winter menu but managed to accommodate my sons request of burger even though no longer on the menu. It was a veried menu and the food was lovely and very...More

Thank M c
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23 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
there was many dogs there when we visted.
Margie S
6 November 2015|
Response from Jannerbloke |
Do you have disabled access? Do you have free wifi? Do you allow children and or well behaved dogs? What are your opening days and hours? Do you bake all your own food? Do you take part in the 'suspended coffee... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rectory Lane, Parkham, Bideford EX39 5PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford  >  Parkham
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 451201
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