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The Bell Inn

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Rectory Lane, Parkham, Bideford EX39 5PL England+44 1237 451201WebsiteMenu
Open now12:00 PM - 3:00 PM5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery until 2021-10-31

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Food
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Value
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PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
British, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 31 October 2020

We were a family of four out for lunch, the food was excellent, all freshly cooked (don't expect instant cardboard food) and of the highest quality, a very good menu. Felt very safe with the COVID precautions in place. All in all, an excellent meal...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2020

Thank you, we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 30 September 2020 via mobile

What a beautiful place to eat & drink, we had breakfast,lunch & evening meal💕 perfect, Rachel was so friendly and helpful she couldn’t do more to make us comfortable, chef was brill as well, also drinks were lovely after a 5 mile walk.😊

Date of visit: September 2020
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477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2020

Thank you Pete , we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in north Devon, we look for to seeing you and your family in the future, thank you again.

Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

We went to the Bell for dinner, it is in a small village down some very windy roads. It is a nice welcoming pub, the lady serving seemed to be struggling a little, as there were a lot of people eating and only one other...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 24 September 2020

Always a most enjoyable experience at The Bell. Lovely food, a very varied menu (lots of choice for vegetarians too!) and polite attentive service from staff. Very much looking forward to a return visit 🙂

Date of visit: September 2020
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477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2020

Thank you for your review we are so pleased you are retuning soon, and enjoy our variety of vegetarian dishes which our chef creates for your delight.

Reviewed 21 September 2020

They seem to have all measures in place and reduced to table density so we were at leat 30 feet from the next table. On top of that the food and service were really good too

Date of visit: September 2020
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477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2020

Thank you Kevin for your review we are so please you really enjoyed your visit with us.

Reviewed 19 September 2020

Went to the The Bell Inn today 13/9, for Sunday lunch as a party of 4 and our 2 Spaniels. We where looked after by Hanna, who was very helpful, polite & friendly. Rachel the owner introduced herself and was also very welcoming. Sunday lunch...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2020

Thank you, it was lovely to meet you and your family.Our staff lived up to our expectations by looking after you and we are so pleased you enjoyed your meal.Look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 4 September 2020

On a short holiday in Devon we had dinner with our friends in this pub 3 times. Highly recommended. Service, food and safety were excellent.

Date of visit: August 2020
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477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2020

Thank you so much for your great review, we are so pleased we achieved all our goals to give our customers a safe Covid environment and great food.

Reviewed 31 August 2020 via mobile

Lovely old pub, friendly staff, good beer and great food. Following all of the advice to be COVID-19 safe. Felt very happy to eat here.

Date of visit: August 2020
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477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2020

Thank you very much your great review.

Reviewed 31 August 2020

We pre booked our meal weeks in advance when we were knew we would be near by on holiday. It was our first meal since lockdown. We knew it would be different and we feel the pub took our safety and other very seriously. We...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2020

Sorry in the delay in replying to your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for your positive comments we value these thank you.

Reviewed 28 August 2020 via mobile

Returned to the Bell today for the first time in far too long. Fascinating to see the way the pub has risen again and so pleased to see such a sympathetic restoration. Had the best lunch, decent portions from a good menu and really great...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2020

Thank you it was really great to see you and your family again, sorry the delay in replying to your review. We hope to see you again in the future.

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  • The Bell Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5