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The Belle Freehouse

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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61 North End, Royston SG8 5NZ, England
+44 1763 250921
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Royston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a huge menu but food tasty and presented nicely. Generous portions. Staff friendly. Desserts could do with a bit more choice.

1 Thank bigfatwoman
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have visited on several occasions, each time for food and drinks. Every time we have had a great experience. The service is great with a wide selection of drinks. The pub itself is open, clean with a up to date feel. Service has always been great and food ideal for us a never any issues. The... More 

1 Thank Justjp1981
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic Mothering Sunday meal today. The food and service were excellent. There is also a garden with a playframe that my children enjoyed. Good value for money. Will definitely return.

1 Thank Ross1011
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The Belle is a wonderful fusion of traditional village pub meets modern restaurant. The restaurant is both spacious and cozy but the star of the show is undoubtedly the food. Not only does it look amazing on the plate, the unique dishes use fresh locally sourced ingredients and tease the palate with exquisite flavours and textures. The bonus - all... More 

1 Thank Gary L
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went here for lunch with a friend. We were the only ones eating here and one gentleman came in for a pint. Having said that we felt quite comfortable in there. We placed our orders. I had lamb shoulder with wilted greens and saute potatoes. Was concerned that it might be too much but the lamb was pressed into a... More 

1 Thank farmerswife09
David W, General Manager at The Belle Freehouse, responded to this review

Sorry you were disappointed with your visit to The Belle. We appreciate all feedback. The service issues you experienced are far from the norm here and not the usual high standards we strive to achieve. If you could email me your contact details at your earliest convenience to info@thebellefreehouse.co.uk to speak further that would be much appreciated, alternatively call me... More 

Royston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a truly pleasant local pub - nice, varied menu, very good food, very nice staff and a really lovely decor. Highly recommended.

1 Thank albanedawson
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went for my birthday celebration. David and his team were most attentive and David was most patient when planning the evening. The hake was lovely and others who had pork belly really enjoyed it. They provided everything I asked for, as there were 14 of us we had a nice area to ourselves. Good value, price as expected for a... More 

1 Thank angela g
Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice gastro pub that a family member chose for her birthday celebrations. We had a lovely area away from the restaurant and bar, almost private dining. We pre-ordered our food as there were 14 of us. I had beetroot infused salmon to start and hake for mains. All the food was nicely presented and my fish was cooked just... More 

1 Thank Kathy O
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

this was without doubt the best sunday roast l have ever had in a public house, we live in bassingbourn and feel so lucky to have the belle in our village, the staff are so lovely and the atmosphere is great.

1 Thank Marilyn A
Melbourn, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Visited on a recent Sunday afternoon for a family birthday. The food was lovely, I had the beef which was cooked to perfection, just blushing. Portion sizes were spot on, although I did share a portion of the cauliflower cheese too (couldn't resist). Staff were friendly, although we didn't get a check back after the mains were served (not that... More 

2 Thank Hann2403

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 North End, Royston SG8 5NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Royston
  • Phone Number: +44 1763 250921
Our fully refurbished family-friendly pub and restaurant offers modern British cuisine. Selection of real ales, fine wines.We are open Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 00:00 and Sunday 12:00 - 23:00 Food serving hours Tuesday - Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00-21:00 Friday & Saturday 12:00 - 14:30 (Restricted Menu 14:30-18:00) 18:00-21:00 Sunday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:00
Childrens parties/private parties catered for, afternoon tea - on request & freshly made coffee

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?