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The Bell

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617 Forest Road, London E17 4NE, England
+44 20 8523 2277
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My new local is a sprawling but cosy pub on the corner of Hoe Street and Forest road. It's a bobby belter with an extensive selection of beers and tastebuds tickling food. Lucky me!

Thank Benga_b
Level Contributor
50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I had the merguez sausage with the above veg. Yes, I meant roulette not roulade. They looked exactly the same so I never knew what to expect. Slighly burnt, and the filo parcel my friend had was borderline. The other two diners were happy, though the hummus was a bit bland. Service was excellent and friendly and this pub is... More 

Thank Jahknee
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

For the sake of two female table staff who were noticeably friendly and efficient, I hope for your sakes the rude barman (possibly even manager?) doesn't stay for much longer. Approaching the bar on a quiet Tuesday lunch to order food for our whole table, the only other person there before me was a delivery man, who the lone barman... More 

3 Thank LightAndShade
Level Contributor
103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We'd heard about The Bell having lived in Walthamstow for 8 months now, however we'd never walked up to Forest Road to try it out as there are a number of pretty good pubs in E17 to try! We visited on a Wednesday evening and were really surprised at how large the place is and full of character too! Large... More 

1 Thank ljc1205
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Food is standout for pub food and they do a really great fish and chips. Pub quiz is good fun too, nice atmosphere.

Thank LondonButterfly32
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Really good pub, this is really good 😊... and make my day)) , but in menu don't have Scottish eggs ...

Thank Stas N
Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Fantastic venue for this 80th party for 25 people. Food was excellent. Service was outstanding, and took all of the stress out of the day.

Thank theactualcolin
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This pub is in The Bell Corner and near the William Morris Gallery. They have a real fire ! Very welcome in the Winter ! They do food of a high standard but a little more pricey than some pubs. I have enjoyed Sunday lunch and an occasional evening meal. They have a good selection of ciders.

Thank Maureen G
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Service was efficient. To be fair, I want to score between 3 and 4 but obviously not possible. Reason it's not 4? Too many dogs and loud music which is completely unnecessary on a Sunday afternoon.

Thank Linda H
Epping, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I am Walthamstow born and bred, but moved away some years ago. I was recently invited to a surprise 80th birthday celebration for my cousin. We had a separate room from the pub, and we had a buffet. The food was amazing. I would say probably one of the best buffets ever. The food was so tasty. The waiting staff... More 

Thank janet a

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Forest Road, London E17 4NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8523 2277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?