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The Bell Inn

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Rectory Lane, Parkham, Bideford EX39 5PL, England
+44 1237 451201
12:00 - 20:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 00:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

After reading the reviews on trip advisor we decided to go to the Bell Inn as we were staying close by for the half term with the children. Arrived at 6.45pm and placed our order quiet quickly and the pub was reasonably quiet. 45 minutes later our starers arrived which were all cold except one - over priced and no... More 

3 Thank M5-J27
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, you can tell it is all home cooked from fresh. I have eaten here several times now and cannot fault the place and recommend to all my friends. Staff are friendly too.

1 Thank chloe w
Level Contributor
37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Live locally and love taking family and friends here- great food, lovely hosts and great atmosphere-can't beat the Sunday roast!

Thank MandyM1969
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We ended up at this inn as we were on our last night of our holiday and had driven past it on our way home from fishing .it seemed OK when we first walked in although the girl behind the bar seemed more interested in carrying on with some sort of menus than actually serving us .however the menu looked... More 

1 Thank wendy t
Instow, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Very friendly and cozy village pub. The food and service are excellent. Would especially recommend the Sunday roasts. Also would suggest you make Sunday reservations especially in the high season as you will be competing for seating from both locals and holidayers.

Thank Dolores M
Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We first discovered this wonderful pub in September 2015 when staying in the area, we loved it so much that we couldn't wait to visit again on our return to the area. Needless to say, once more we were not disappointed with the choice of meals available, friendliness of the staff, speed of service, quality of food or the friendliness... More 

1 Thank Christina V
Bideford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting in a little village. We all had a lovely meal here. I had chicken breast topped with crispy bacon and Devon blue cheese. It came with chips and peas. The chicken was very moist and chips were amazing. Everyone said how good their meals were and how much they enjoyed it . All the staff were very welcoming... More 

1 Thank Lauren E
Reading, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Went here for a family birthday dinner whilst on holiday in the local area. The pub interior felt homely, the locals were incredibly welcoming, the service was friendly and the food was of a good standard. All in all it was a nice pub to visit. There is not much else to see close by, so I wouldn't travel too... More 

Thank natnatsReading
co Antrim
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

After a very friendly welcome we had a good lunch. The food was appetising. An excellent vegetarian option and tasty if a bit tough pheasant. The best chips we have had anywhere for ages.A pub that seems to care about its beer too.

1 Thank loughside
477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your comments and are glad you spared time to write about our welcoming and caring staff. We apologise if the pheasant was over cooked and we have taken steps to ensure it doesn't happen again. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We had delicious food served piping hot for 18. Portion sizes were generous and food was of very high quality. We all had roast dinner and meat was tender and vegetables varied and most importantly not over cooked. It was a great way to have a relaxed extended family get together with someone else doing all the hard work. Very... More 

2 Thank Charlotte T
477rachel50, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased your family enjoyed your get together. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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Hartland, United Kingdom
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?