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The Lydden Bell

££ - £££, British,
81 Canterbury Road, Lydden CT15 7EX, England
+44 1304 830296
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
81 Canterbury Road, Lydden CT15 7EX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I popped into the Lydden bell for a mid-afternoon snack after a morning out with the kids. We ordered baked camembert and the choices of bread and sliced veggies were perfect for sharing with the little ones. The garden was a fun place for the...More

Thank Lycrawidow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in a B&B in nearby River, and the owner recommended the Lyddon Bell for an evening meal. We visited around 18:30 and were greeted by a friendly young lady who asked us if we were looking for something to eat. We said...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious!! A friend and I visited today and we both chose from the lunch menu. So much to choose from. We both had the Baked Camembert and my friend followed this with the Brie and Bacon Burger with the most enormous chips and salad...More

Thank Karina1965
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at a b& b in River. The owner recommended The Lydden Bell. Thank goodness as would have been upset to have missed out on this.The welcome heartfelt and lovely followed by a pair of delicious dinners.

Thank 55mo55
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Husband and I had a very disappointing meal here the week before Christmas. We wanted to celebrate finishing work and having a rare opportunity to go out without the kids. We had been here many times before and always been pleased with the food. On...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice meal here last Sunday , food was excellent , only thing that let down the experience was the service , I felt personally felt it could have been a little bit better . But it would not stop me coming here...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 15 December 2017

This is really a great pub to eat in. The food is better than average pub grub. Had ham hock terrine to start followed by belly pork. Great beer and great red wine!

Thank MichaelMacartney
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Not my first visit here. I keep returning as it’s great every time. Christmas menu is out and looks brilliant, can’t wait to try it.

Thank Charliew00
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I was dining this evening and maybe if you had been slightly more pleasant you would have noticed that the lady working was actually very helpful despite your complaining and whinging. The meal was not cooked by her and actually our food is always good....More

1  Thank Joannedawson72
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I was asked on arriving if i would like a drink,i ordered a beer which seemed to be topped up from a jug of "ullage" behind the bar. I asked if i could use my tastecard? "NOT IF IT WASN'T REQUESTED WHEN THE TABLE WAS...More

5  Thank John R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$56
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Canterbury Road, Lydden CT15 7EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Lydden
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 830296
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The Lydden Bell is a traditional Kentish Inn, located within the village of Lydden, in the stunning Kent countryside. Recently refurbished, the atmosphere here is relaxed and friendly. We pride ourselves on the quality of our locally sourced food, and our selection of locally produced beers. We offer outstanding food and service everyday. You will receive a warm welcome from the moment that you arrive, to the moment that you leave. We have a family friendly garden if you wish to dine ‘Al Fresco’. We can cater for all occasions, whatever you may be celebrating, be it a, Wedding, Birthday, Christening, Engagement, Anniversary, or a Promotion. We also offer Christmas and New Year party packages. We will ensure that you have the best possible experience.
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