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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (11 reviews)
“fruit compote” (2 reviews)
“sunday roast” (8 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 15:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Rectory Lane, Parkham, Bideford EX39 5PL, England
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

A typical Devon village pub,full of character with ample seating internally and a small outside seating area near to the very small car park(we parked out on road as there was no room).The pub offers a decent menu and has ample restaurant seating. I had...More

1  Thank shane s
477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Thank you for your review we look forward to meeting you.

Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is a nice, family friendly pub/restaurant in a small, quiet town. A locals place. The burger was the best I'd ever had. All the family loved their food. Our favorite dinner we had in a 2-week trip to the UK (and that's saying something:...More

1  Thank OHIOtraveller2016
477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Thank you for your wonderful review, we really appreciate the thanks from you, I'm so glad the food and service was to a high standard.

Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Well having been faced with what to do on a wet Devon afternoon we decided to go for lunch at The Bell Inn. I should of got the nod from the suspicious look the local dog gave me..I don't want to sound like an alcoholic...More

2  Thank Neil H
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Very disappointing lunch. We ordered steak and kidney pie which we expected to be fabulous and after an hours wait the food eventually arrived. The pastry was excellent but the filling was mediocre at best. My husbands pie was seriously lacking in kidney, he had...More

2  Thank Bev C
477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

I would like to apologise for the steak and kidney Pies you were served for your lunch. I have investigated the problem, we have implemented staff training and improved the customer care , I'm sorry your visit was so upsetting for you. But thank you...More

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here Saturday night and lunch on Sunday and both visits were great! Very busy weekend as beer festival on and pub was packed! So good to see a proper local pub doing so well- lovely family run establishment. I recommend it to everyone!

Thank MandyM1969
477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Lovely comments, look forward to you again soon.

Reviewed 25 June 2016

We went for an evening birthday meal on Saturday evening. The food was really good and the staff friendly and helpful. We had a lovely evening.

Thank Marian R
477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

I'm pleased you enjoyed your evening, we all hope to see you soon!!

Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This place is just what you expect a traditional pub to be like. Wonderful home-cooked food, brilliant service and a great selection of drinks. The lady, who is obviously the owner (I think her name is Rachel) is extremely welcoming and friendly, assisting tourists and...More

Thank Miss M
477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2016

Thank you for your review and we look forward to meeting you again in the future.

Reviewed 6 June 2016

If our family want to go out for a special meal and there are a few of us, we choose the bell at parkham. We have been here quite a few times and the food and service are always excellent ! Food always arrives together,...More

1  Thank maxb0b
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We were staying not far 5 minute stroll. visited three times in the week. One time we sat outside Round the back in an really lovely patio areas so many plants. But inside all staff were helpful booked an evening meal scampi was lovely and...More

3  Thank Cnich72
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to a meal here as we were staying in the village and good reviews had been left at our accommodation. However, the reality for us was somewhat different which was a real shame. The chef was apparently doing a hog roast...More

4  Thank Jayne F
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Questions & Answers
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$24
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
00:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
00:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
00:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
00:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
00:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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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