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The Five Bells Inn

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The Five Bells Inn at Clyst Hydon is a delightful thatched 16th century building that has been the village local for over a 100 years. Following an extensive renovation and refurbishment it reopened on 9th August 2013 under new management. Special dietary requirements are willingly catered for.
US$8 - US$58
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a lovely welcome when we arrived the owner greeted us and confirmed our reservation. Well the reviews were spot on , the team was friendly and welcoming, the menu didn’t disappoint and the the pub is quant. We had the artichoke velour with poached...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 888DMPM
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the Five Bells recently for dinner. On a cold evening it was lovely to be welcomed by a roaring fire, and our table was right by it. The pub is very warm and inviting, and the staff very welcoming and friendly as soon as...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank phoebekatetaylor
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We met here as an extended family for an 18th Birthday celebration. Our ages ranged from 9 to 79. We were warmly welcomed and shown to a comfortable table to enjoy what proved to be an excellent meal: well cooked, attractively presented and served with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Fontesfidelis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Greet by Charlie and James at the door you feel welcome from the start. Warm and cosy with the wood burner on the atmosphere is great. Food from Pub Classics to the specials was just first class and presented with flair and care for a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank gerrybbx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A postcard worthy devon pub with superb quality food. We went for Sunday lunch which was absolutely fantastic. Extremely helpful, friendly and courteous staff. We will come here many times again. Added bonus for us is that it isn’t far from Exeter airport. Also dog...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank provencejetaime
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Felt the need to join Trip Advisor just to say how amazing this pub was! Went with a friend and I had fish and chips and tiramisu and both courses were to absolutely die for. No idea how they got the batter like that but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rc2635
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to eat here often but our last week's visit for lunch will be our last. The dining room was unheated on a raw January day so we shivered at our corner table seated on jumble sale quality chairs with their stuffing showing through...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JustynH_12
Reviewed 18 December 2018

This must rate as one of the top restaurant / pubs in Devon. Excellent food, great presentation, there must be a brilliant 'master chef' in the kitchen. Customer service is at the best level. This pub never disappoints, unlike the previous owners of this establishment....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank alandelascelles
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Haven't been to the Five Bells for a while but pleased to say it is still great. Roast Lamb was excellent and good sized portions. Honeycombe cheesecake was wicked! Excellent meal and highly recommended

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DavidBotsford
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Only downside to the pub is that it seems to be at the xxxx end of the Universe. First time the sat nav took us through some wonderful National Trust woods only to tell us we had arrived at our destination when we were in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Matt S
20 March 2017|
Response from Fontesfidelis | Reviewed this property |
No experience of this aspect, sorry!
13 April 2016|
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Response from Cammie1912 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs allowed in lower level of restaurant.
Gwendoline B
4 February 2015|
Response from Jane B |
Its on their website.
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