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The Eight Bells Country Pub and Kitchen

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Under new ownership from 20th November 2018. Traditional English country pub, with local reals ales, delicious home cooked food, fine wines and a warm welcome located on the beautiful Moor, Hawkhurst.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Reviews (71)
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All reviews yorkshire pudding sunday roast ice cream sandwiches chicken salad down the road best wishes excellent carvery new owners two courses cooked to perfection steve landlord stilton vegetables revamp
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One wet evening we decided to make a visit to our local pub which we had heard was now under new management and news was that the food was good. We were warmly welcomed and was able to get a table near to the log...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Angela P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for a mid week lunch,there was a £10.00 two course offer and we were not disappointed with the quantity and quality. My only criticism is the food could have been a bit hotter. But all in all we had a good welcome and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank john z m
Reviewed 13 February 2019

The Eight Bells is now run by a charming and experienced couple. The revamp looks great, food is excellent value and delicious with great service. Lovely wine list and superb coffee. I think it will be very popular indeed and wish James and Annie the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NickyF148
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Glad I telephoned and booked for Sunday lunch as they were very busy and we might not have got a table if left it to chance. Lovely staff and not too much of a wait for food considering how busy they were. Very nice cauliflower...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Forestaddict
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

We took our friends here for dinner last night and had an absolutely delicious meal and great service. You need to book as this pub is becoming more and more popular with us locals. It is under new ownership and James, Annie and team are...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Liz R
theeightbellsthemoor, Owner at The Eight Bells Country Pub and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2019

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are really pleased you are enjoying the pub! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 27 January 2019

The eight bells has new people in again, so decided to try it. It’s been revamped which is nice to see but the paint work needs another coat, the carvery is no more, but they still have the good old Sunday roast, although no chicken...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Anne J S
Reviewed 23 January 2019

We went for Sunday lunch, with Whitebait and Salmon Terrine to start, roast lamb for main and sticky toffee pudding. Great quality cooking, generous portions and friendly service. They are so good, they were full right until mid-afternoon, so best to book in advance. Very...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jo55-8
Reviewed 17 January 2019

This pub has changed out of all recogntion really excellent clean and exeptional 2 course menu Please give it a try

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank wurlitzer600
theeightbellsthemoor, Owner at The Eight Bells Country Pub and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2019

So pleased you're enjoying the changes. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 15 January 2019

After a few bad meals with the previous owners, we decided to give the pub a second chance. We were thoroughly surprised by the standard of our Sunday lunch. The meat was cooked to perfection in fact,the whole lunch and dessert was very nice.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank _susan_bowman197
theeightbellsthemoor, Owner at The Eight Bells Country Pub and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2019

So pleased you decided to return and try us out! Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 20 December 2018

Annual visit to the Churchyard to pay respects to my Grandparents led us to have lunch at The Eight Bells. 5 of us, youngest just 1 yr, made welcome. All enjoyed our choice from the menu. Thank you. Best wishes for the future at The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MartinFJC1955
theeightbellsthemoor, Owner at The Eight Bells Country Pub and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Thank you so much for your visit and for your review. Best wishes The Eight Bells Team

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