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£4 - £20
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We LOVE our visits to this fantastic country pub! Always a warm welcome from the staff, whether just popping in for a drink or an absolutely fantastic sunday roast!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

Was looking for somewhere to meet that would be halfway for our friends from bexhill and chose Eight Bells and we were not disappointed this is an excellent place to visit lovely little country pub with welcoming fire and lovely decor charlie who served us...and took our orders is a really lovely young man he was so funny and remembered all our orders without writing down really lovely guy. The food was excellent as was the service. We will certainly be back it was well worth the 1hr drive would higly recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 March 2024 via mobile

Such a lovely traditional English country pub with really friendly service & quality menu, supported by excellent wine choices & real ales. We enjoyed a super Sunday lunch & our two gorgeous black Labrador girls behaved well in the front dog friendly part of the...pub. One of our favourite haunts in the area!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 February 2024

First visit to this pub. Excellent menu choices, great food, great staff and atmosphere. Will definitely visit again in the future.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 January 2024 via mobile

We visited here for the first time, from the moment you walk in you feel at home, it’s a really cosy local pub that is steeped in history. We had a great meal today and really enjoyed being there with family. We were made to...feel very comfortable and nothing was too much trouble. The staff were the absolute best, Charlie who served us is an outstanding individual who is an absolute asset to the place. His customer service skills are spot on. It felt informal and welcoming and just perfect. Thank you for a great meal and we look forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

An all round excellent evening. The staff looked after us well, the food was great (Gamekeeper pie and Fish & Chips) and the venue was welcoming. Would thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Honestly blown away by today’s experience! We booked late as we decided to change the place we were going for on recommendation for our wedding anniversary lunch and seeing as it was New Year’s Eve we got a table and was able to bring our...new puppy who was massively welcomed and loved by staff and locals alike! The food was absolutely beautiful, literally can’t fault anything which is something I can’t normally say, the roast dinner was just perfect, hubby had the game pie which was awesome and our daughter had the burger and ate it all. Staff were really lovely, especially Charlie who is a very welcoming and friendly face of the pub! James the chef/owner - just keep doing what you’re doing! Amazing thank you for such an enjoyable afternoon! Jem, Johnny, Matilda & Barnaby the puppyMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

Hats off to all the staff. We had a 3 course Christmas lunch and it was all delicious. All beautifully y cooked and lovely friendly staff.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

We were 17 family and friends celebrating a 50th birthday party. We had a great evening with a wide variety of delicious food and excellent service. A special mention of Charlie who looked after our rather boisterous party wonderfully well. I have no hesitation in...recommending The Eight Bells Country Pub and Kitchen with its rustic charm for celebrating a special occasion.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

This is my absolute favourite Sunday roast around for miles. Really delicious, loads of meat, huge Yorkie and roast potatoes are just perfect!. Staff are delightful, very chatty and friendly. We will be returning for lunch in the week

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

Taken by local friends - Amazing pub. Friendly, cosy atmosphere, gorgeous food and friendly staff. Special shout out to Charlie our server who was a lot of fun.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

Me and my partner and 5yr old booked for Sunday lunch, which we was looking forward too for weeks as we have been here before for drinks and the food to top draw. However it was a massive let down, it took over 20 mins...for them to take our order even though did ask 2 just to take our 5yr old order 1st, then finally they did take the order, we did ask for the little one food to come asap, which it did arrive ok ( squid was over cooked and peas wasn’t even cooked ) yes my 5yr old likes squid, so we waited for our food and waited and waited until 90 mins later from ordering we asked where our food was and we got told “oh sorry there was a party of 14 that arrived after we ordered which the kitchen are serving 1st, and we would be after. So we said don’t bother and we left never to return as in my humble opinion that is not the way to treat people, just because we was the smaller group.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023

This is a warm, inviting local pub. We were welcomed in, and throughout our lunch, the service was excellent. The food was delicious and the menu catered for a variety of eating preferences. It was more gastro than simple pub grub and the portion sizes...were good. Good value for money and I would definitely recommend to others.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

Lovely old pub, with big garden, great for families with kids during the day. But also lots of places for people without kids. We had a nice drink in the garden and then diner in the restaurant . Great food! With a daily specials card....Compliment to the chef! The staff is very vriendly. We had a wonderful time!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023

3 of us went for Sunday dinner, we were undecided what to have until we saw the roast come out for another customer. We all had the sunday roast beef and it was amazing. Desserts were lovely and service was great

Date of visit: August 2023
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The Eight Bells Country Pub and Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5