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Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

Friendly relaxed village pub, if you are a bit of a foodie you will definitely enjoy. Good selection of ales. Service quick, landlady and staff professional and friendly. Took friends for Sunday lunch, veggie option available. Good value. Dog friendly. Very lucky to have on...our doorstep.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023 via mobile

Pretty much flawless. Really personable staff who went the extra mile. All the meals our group had were fab. We brought our dogs as we knew the pub was dog friendly and they made friends with the pubs dog. Great relaxed atmosphere for a Sunday...lunch. Parking is a little challenging but worth the effort. I think the front and back room staff should all be applauded for what they’re doing. We will be back - particularly for the sticky toffee pudding.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023 via mobile

Superb food and service at this lovely Devon pub. Could not be better. Great local beer, and good wine list. Menu was really interesting and all 10 of us were impressed. Also good value, for such high quality. Every dish would be happy in any...fine dining restaurant. I loved it!!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

We visited this pretty, thatched pub for Sunday lunch and were met with a warm welcome, despite being quite early for our booking! The young staff were smiley, friendly and very efficient. As it was a sunny afternoon they set up a table in the...lovely garden for us. The food was simply divine. The crab linguine starter was perfectly portioned and a good balance of flavours. The rib of beef we had for our main course was meltingly tender, the accompanying vegetables beautifully cooked and presented. My daughter had the slow cooked pork, which was devoured before I could try any! I didn't really have room for pudding but the chocolate and cinnamon pots were too tempting to miss. Served with mini churros, they were sublime. The landlady keeps a selection of local ales, Telus A Story was particularly good. All in all, a perfect Sunday lunch at a pub that masters everything a really good pub should be. If Cheriton Fitzpaine wasn't 200 miles away we'd be here every week!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023

We had made a reservation for Sunday lunch. The staff were friendly and welcoming from the moment we arrive and the service we received was excellent throughout. We had heard the food was good, but I was surprised by just how good it was- some...of the best food I have had from a pub in Devon. I normally only have two courses, but it was so tasty I had three courses and would love to come back and try more of the menu. If I could give more than five stars, I would.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

Had the most lovely dinner at this traditional, welcoming and friendly pub. The quality of the dishes were amazing. Myself and my son had the Roast Duck which was simply delicious, my husband has a roast beef which he thoroughly enjoyed. My youngest is very...fussy so we just ordered him a chicken drumstick starter but he said it was lovely. We then had different desserts one sticky toffee, one chocolate cake, an ice cream and a passion fruit and strawberry meringue and each one of us enjoyed our individual dishes and the dishes we dried of each other. Our dog was with us and being only the second time he has been somewhere like that he was quite loud especially when he thought another dog was trying to befriend his best human or his treats but the lady was very. understanding. Amazing food and friendly staff ideal after a long walk along the Devonshire country lanes XMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023 via mobile

Four people, three courses, 12 cleared plates, says everything and the beer and wine were equally enjoyable. Add to this that all the staff were friendly & knowledgeable tells me that you need to search this pub out. Well worth it.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 27 April 2023 via mobile

So happy to have found a place like this nearby. Came today for lunch and all the food was amazing - sharing mezze starter, followed by incredible sea bass main and a sticky toffee pudding. The rest of the menu looked great. We'll definitely be...back! Thanks for looking after us. Cosy atmosphere, friendly and relaxed, exciting menu = perfect pub!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023 via mobile

V delicious dinner, with interesting courses served by friendly and professional staff. V good drinks they make an excellent gin and tonic! Lively bar with live music. A great evening.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 March 2023

Delicious food and fantastic service. Unusual but delicious menu. Highly recommended. Good beer from Beer Engine

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 March 2023

This is an excellent pub. Setting, staff and atmosphere are all spot on. The menu is original - every dish is well executed and there's always something original and a nice surprise. The beers and gin we had were locally sourced, great quality and sensibly...priced. It's always very friendly and welcoming.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 February 2023 via mobile

The food, atmosphere and staff are all fantastic, see you soon for the fish tasting menu! Really looking forward to it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 19 February 2023 via mobile

The roast is impeccable every time. Great service. Friendly environment. Catered to all of our peculiar requests!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 February 2023

Absolutely stunning menus here. My husband and I ate here three times in one week whilst on our holidays. All meals prepared to the highest standard. We are foodies and often eat at Michelin Star Restaurants and Ring O Bells is without doubt up there...amongst them. 10/10 every meal utter perfection. One of the best pubs in the whole country let alone Devon.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2022

We went here on a dark and stormy night! We were staying with friends and we decided to go out for the evening, they had been here many times so already came highly recommended, we arrived in the dark and the carpark....well to be honest,...I was driving I thought we had parked in someone's garden but apparently not! I am sure it makes more sense in the daylight. Fantastic warm welcome as soon as we walked in the door, I must admit I thought, this is a small pub the food will be ok but it won't set the world on fire, but just hold tight soldier! Our friend took her dog and there was a lively exchange with the owners dog, all settled down and we moved to out table tucked away. Perfect. We had the mezza (is that how you spell that?) starters! Oh my word just wonderful, even our son who is a cautious trier of new things enjoyed it especially the pigeon. Could of happily of just eaten this as a main. Friendly staff with banter, none of this grumpy teenager staff you often see/hear/get grunted at. Main courses were even better I had steak and the best I have had in years. Pudding again just awesome. You must go here. There is a but but a funny one! I am a certain age my eyesight is not what it was, the menu is on a board only, I started reading and it was the visual version of an angry Italian I had no idea what it was talking about, We worked it out in the end. It seems the landlady (the lovely landlady) writes it and we took the mickey out of her. A local chap joined in too, twas very funny. So if you go to one pub this year make sure it is this one. 10/10More

Date of visit: December 2022
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The Ring of Bells is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5