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The Bell at Caerleon

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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Bulmore Road | Caerleon, Newport NP18 1QQ, Wales
+44 1633 420613
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Newport, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to the Bell on numerous occasions for the great selection of beers and food. Visited just before Xmas to be greeted to plumes of smoke from the bar area - THE PUB NOW ALLOWS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES IN THE BAR AREA - WHERE PEOPLE ALSO EAT. Went back in with friends on the weekend to be greeted by the same... More 

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1 Thank Whoopiesdad1
Charlotte W, Owner at The Bell at Caerleon, responded to this review

Hi there, i'am terribly sorry that it has upset you we strive to keep all of our customers happy and we would have happily asked the gents to move to a different area. We do not let it happen whilst people are dining and certainly not in the restaurant area and has always been allowed for many years at The... More 

Pontypool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and wife decided to give this place a go after reading some reasons. Pub is very nice staff friendly and when requesting extra veg it was no problem at all. Sunday dinner was lovely very good quality meat. Would recommend.

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Thank Watko15
Charlotte W, Owner at The Bell at Caerleon, responded to this review

Thankyou for dining with us and your lovely feedback, we hope to see you soon! From all at The Bell More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I spent the perfect evening here with my daughter and her partner for my birthday. The food was fantastic, the standard you would expect in a top rated restaurant but at very reasonable prices. The service was spot on, the staff were friendly and a covers band were playing which made for a great atmosphere. Nothing was too much trouble... More 

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1 Thank Debbie369
Charlotte W, Owner at The Bell at Caerleon, responded to this review

I'm extremely happy you enjoyed your time with us! We would love to see you again soon! This is definitely what we strive to achieve and we are so happy to hear that we have. Thankyou so much! see you soon! More 

Bridgend, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Spent a lovely relaxing lunch with friends and our dogs at The Bell Inn today. The food was excellent,everyone was so friendly and dogs are truly welcome in the bar. Not only were the three dogs offered water and dog biscuits they were given homemade port scratchings and a little meat. Unfortunately my friends dog ate something too fast and... More 

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1 Thank CJL_Explorer
Charlotte W, Owner at The Bell at Caerleon, responded to this review

Hi there! Thankyou for coming we enjoyed your company and the poochies were gorgeous! The choking Scared us a bit but were relieved when all was well! Hope to see you soon! Thanks again! x More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

A party of 15/17 approx. We arrived in mass, the pub was ready and the ales were there to. E tested. You could tell the staff were experienced and up for providing an experience. That was the case.... Helpful, courteous and obliging ✔️ The food was excellent. I had a Sunday lunch like the rest of the party, opting for... More 

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Thank Sheffield W
Charlotte W, Owner at The Bell at Caerleon, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your lovely feedback, we enjoyed every minute of it and we love our jobs! You were a brilliant crowd thankyou for picking us! We hope to see you again soon! :) Happy New Year xx More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Very good selection of food. Excellent service. Very clean. Will return. Good for business meetings.

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Thank WGaywood
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We visited here recently as per a review we read which was glowing. Sadly it didn't live up to all expectation as there were a couple a miss but the food was good and well presented. We would be keen to try an evening meal when they aren't so busy.

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Thank Rebecca-Elliz
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited the Bell Inn a few times over the last few years. We normally like to dine close to Celtic Manor and away from Cardiff city centre. We like the pub's atmosphere and food but I have to say I was a little disappointed with last night's meal. The garlic mushrooms was served with a tiny piece of... More 

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1 Thank Sophie_597
Charlotte W, Owner at The Bell at Caerleon, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for your feedback. I'am very sorry you didnt have enough bread with your starter, we are always happy to give more bread with anything. "Nothing is too much trouble" is our motto which we live by so we would have certainly just done fish and chips for you if you preferred. Our chefs are conscious of portion... More 

Newcastle-under-lyme, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

If you want good food friendly staff and service this is the place for you,thought we'd try somewhere different for lunch whilst visiting family in Wales. The service was good the food very tasty and plenty of it and reasonably priced the staff helpful and friendly Definitely going again.

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Thank Peacefan2014
Charlotte W, Owner at The Bell at Caerleon, responded to this review

Thankyou for your feedback be great to see you again soon :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I grew up in the village close to The Bell and love to visit when I'm in the area. We booked a table for Sunday lunch and weren't disappointed. Good, honest food, generous portions, reasonable prices, friendly, helpful staff....what more could you want. I will definitely being going again next time I'm in Caerleon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bulmore Road | Caerleon, Newport NP18 1QQ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +44 1633 420613
Description
Awarded Best Food in the South Wales Echo Food & Drink Awards. The Bell has stood in the ancient Roman fortress town of Caerleon for more than 400 years. An old coaching inn, nestled on the edge of the Celtic Manor Resort & The beautiful Usk Valley, many a merry time has been had. The Bell today is true to its traditions and offers a uniquely Welsh atmosphere,a very warm welcome, award winning food, real ales, ciders and perries and a lovely wine list. We look forward to warmly welcoming you to The Bell.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?