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The Bell Inn

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Bar, British, Pub, Barbecue, Turkish
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10 St. James Street, Castle Hedingham CO9 3EJ, England
+44 1787 460350
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Castle Hedingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in the local area and have been here a few times at different times throughout the week. This was a mid week visit for food and drink. The pub is welcoming with a good atmosphere, drink is good and food isn't bad with good portion sizes!

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Thank simonlyons
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a lovely walk we arrived to find a fire and and warm welcome for us all including our dog. After our grandson managed to spill his drink all over himself the landlady even dried his clothes in the tumble drier while we had our lunch. Great ploughmans thank you we will definitely be making a return visit.

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1 Thank EllieB41sekngo
Essex, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub has it all, great location, great atmosphere, live music, food, beer festival etc etc, however it's not perfect. The issue is the beer, not sure about the larger, but the ale is absolutely awfull, no real range badly kept and served when it's past its best. The locals will all say it's a great night out, but drink... More 

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Thank Ben J
Halstead, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

What a fab building this is. Local pub at its raw best No frills, none needed. Lovely chatty staff and good honest food at good honest prices.

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1 Thank smithy10smithy
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Really lovely super English pub. In a quaint village with fantastic friendly owners. The patrons were also very friendly and the park scratchings were out of this world. When we were the the guest ale, Wibblers, was superb. Well worth a visit and we will certainly be back. The summer fish bbqs look a must

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1 Thank Tim D
Dartford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Whilst away for the new year popped in to the local pub for a quick pint or 2 . Staff so friendly and helpful we have even booked a table to come back tomorrow . Was told that we could stay however had a large party. We where made so welcome and if we wanted to stay for the party... More 

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1 Thank Delly1966
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Delicious Turkish dishes on the menu, including pizza to die for in the summer, beer straight from the barrel and a friendly atmosphere, what else could you ask for? Best pub ever!

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1 Thank SamJRich
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Even 'though this is a typical pub serving typical pub, one does feel welcome there. The atmosphere is just as you'd expect it in your local (pub). Friendly staff, friendly customers. The food was well prepared and well presented. Dragon Fire Chicken was excellent, as was Piri-Piri Chicken. To top it all there was live music by a one-man-band who... More 

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Very disappointed in food quality this time,homemade burgers lovely but the chips were asmaller portion than Normal,the cheesey chips with jalapeños,etc were barely warm,very hard and some burnt from being put under a grill,pub itself is busy on fridays as there are live bands on.

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Thank Lou Lou D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

So very happy I 'discovered' this pub/restaurant! Absolutely lovely place to drink or eat. Beautiful food and fantastic beer. The decor is dated but fascinating and welcoming, actually perfect way to describe the staff as well. I jest the staff are not at all dated but are very welcoming. I would recommend this establishment to anybody who enjoys good food,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Barbecue, Turkish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 St. James Street, Castle Hedingham CO9 3EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Castle Hedingham
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 460350
Description
This former coaching inn is located in the beautiful and historic village of Castle Hedingham. The Bell is an unpretentious country pub which has been in the same family for over 45 years. Quirky and unspoilt, The Bell offers good gravity fed real ales, honest pub food - locally sourced and with a Turkish twist, and varied entertainment (live music, pub quiz, traditional bar games). Our website and facebook page have further details on what we have to offer.

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