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The Bell Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Ashford Road, Ivychurch TN29 0AL, England
+44 1797 344355
16:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Dropped in after cinema at junction 9 wanting pub grub. Warm hello, a. Lovely fire roaring in the grate. Friendly staff, nothing seemed too much trouble! Probably I have a thing about chair pads, a bit flat ( see other reviews) but we were there to eat. Scrumptious pie and good meaty lasagne. No room for pud! See you again,... More 

1 Thank Sue S
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Lovely little pub, tucked away in Ivychurch, Kent. Plenty of parking and plenty of Real Ale always on tap and well kept. The food is pretty dam good also. If you are planing to eat its worth calling ahead to check availability, never had a problem getting a table but its worth noting the kitchen closes at 14:30 on a... More 

Thank Andrew F
London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

One of the best pubs I have been in. The atmosphere is brilliant as is the drink and food. I can't fault this terrific pub. The Owners , chef and staff are terrific.

1 Thank Janice T
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch Pub was fairly busy for the time of day but had a warm welcome Had two dogs with us so we were told where we could sit, very friendly staff Good choice of hot and cold light bites available and very reasonably priced Cosy friendly pub in the shadow of a Norman church. Very... More 

Thank Andrew W
Littlestone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great food, pleasant surroundings, lovely staff and good atmosphere. highly recommended.and well worth a visit if looking for a new place to eat.

Thank Tompie2014
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

There aren't many tables in this pub so you need to book ahead. The food is always good with a fairly traditional menu and a range of 'specials'. It's very much a locals pub and it can be hard to get through the crowd around the bar.

Thank AlpineTravellerKent
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The Bell was reccomended by a mate, having travelled some 200miles and in need of a beer and food I was not dissapointed. Some of the best beers and food I have ever had in a Pub. Great hosts, top staff, fantastic night.

Thank Big Fella - Burton
New Romney, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Best pub in the area by miles. Winner of CAMRA awards for best pub in the area with frequently changing guest ales which are excellently kept and keenly priced. Good pub food with excellent burgers and a range of other meals, though seating is limited so booking is needed to secure a table.

Thank Chris J
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Serves brilliant pub grub, burger was delicious. The setting is great and there is a nice garden out back. Has a great atmosphere. Always busy so best to phone ahead if wanting to eat. The staff are very friendly. Very nice place.

Thank Amy W
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a local campsite and visited this gorgeous pub for dinner twice. Food was amazing and extremely generous. Locals were really friendly and beer was lovely with a great selection of ales. Highly recommend this pub.

Thank Gaynor E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashford Road, Ivychurch TN29 0AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ivychurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 344355
16th century pub with a good selection of real ales, excellent atmosphere and a huge variety of really good food

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