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The Olde Bell

About
The Olde Bell’s kitchen team serve simple, rustic, fantastic quality food making sure you’ll experience some of the finest eating and drinking in Berkshire. Much time and effort has gone into sourcing and building relationships with local farmers and producers of the best organic ingredients, creating seasonal and constantly changing menus. Wherever possible we use ingredients ripe from our own gardens to keep our menus fresh, appealing and honest. We’re thrilled to announce that The Olde Bell has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes from the AA Restaurant Guide.
PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$65
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
European, Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’d hoped to see if this was an appropriate venue for an upcoming family event so left a message on their booking enquiry line at the end of December. Over a week later I’d heard nothing back so made a lunch booking for my wife’s...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank MikePBerks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and great food. Our waiters, George and Pandeep, were charming and quick to help, particularly with my wife’s disabled father. All the food was well presented and tasted delicious. And was brought promptly.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Henleyhopkins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Christmas Eve lunch , we wanted to have a celebration in a special place, it was awful The food was well below average, mine being almost inedible as there were so many chilies with the seared sea bass., All floating in a substandard sauce.Concocted at...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sally B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked christmas dinner here as it was just the 2 of us. The service was fine, the staff pleasant.. However the amuse bouche was nice but to rich for an amuse bouche. The starter was okay The Turkey dinner did not have all the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank icedragon69
Reviewed 29 November 2018

We booked here specifically because it was a 2 rosette restaurant. The menu is interesting and in the main it’s a solid restaurant. However chips had been on the pass too long and the service was a bit limited

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kingxxxxx
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Went to this hostelry expecting something special from a place that calls itself a "quintessential English Coaching Inn", a "traditional English Inn" and one that claims to be either the or one of the oldest Inns in England !!! One thing Inns have in the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
6  Thank WileyWatfordWanderer
Neil W, Manager at The Olde Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

WileyWatfordWanderer, Thank you for your review which has left me perplexed We do indeed claim to be one of the oldest inns in England having been built in 1135AD Also we are proud to serve Rebellion IPA and Rebellion Smugglers from the local Marlow brewery...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Rather disorganised in handling the range of individual requests and expectations in a large (celebration) gathering. Main Reception services a bit casual particularly for a high profile conference and party venue, Staff pleasant enough but often apparently "under-trained". Restaurant food (dinner) was good, well presented...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Mike R
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

The worst meal I’ve had in a very long time. We had to wait for 1 hour and 45 mins for it to arrive. When it arrived it wa so poor. Tiny amount of belly pork with rubbery cracking, dry bubble and squeak and limp...More

2  Thank Linda R
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Called in for Sunday lunch after walking along Thames path. was looking forward to a delicious lunch. Waited for ages at bar to order a drink. Young Spanish lad was very cheerful and helpful but seemd to be the only person doing any work. Various...More

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank lizbrierley
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Visited the pub this Thursday evening, had a very nice main meal, but the desserts were bland, toffee pudding was hard and more like a firm cake slice, and the berry terrine wasn’t amazing. Great atmosphere in the old building and friendly staff, shame the...More

1  Thank D1648KHseanf
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