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The Bell Inn

££ - £££, , British
Newport Road, Haughton, Stafford ST18 9EX, England
+44 1785 780301
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Pub, Bar, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Newport Road, Haughton, Stafford ST18 9EX, England
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1 - 10 of 288 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Turned up for an evening meal, expecting the usual high standard food and service as we had received on previous visits.I am guessing it had changed hands as we saw 2 young girls serving,one was waiting on the other was tending the bar.ordered a white...More

Thank Shaun522014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed. We have visited The Bell many times and it had become a firm favourite as the food and service were so reliably good. However, after trying to phone all week we turned up to find the blinds down and the place closed -...More

Thank Maureen2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table for 5 which they got wrong and ended up sitting on a table for 3 people. Food was very average and expensive. Overall very disappointed.

2  Thank Mandy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, the the Bell has changed hands! The previous owners were superb. The new owners are are building an excellent reputation. Great food, friendly staff who absorb information and support. Well done! We will be back x.

Thank Cath W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends had booked a table for Sunday lunch to celebrate a birthday of one of the group. Authentic pub dining experience , the table was laid beautifully in advance for our group. Traditional English food on offer with plenty of choice. Real tasty food...More

Thank Soulman450
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard good things about this pub/restaurant, so decided to check it out for ourselves. We were not disappointed. We were greeted with a warm smile and shown to our chosen table at once.Our drinks were served quickly and the locally made pork pies...More

Thank Nefertari123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has always been very popular. The lunch menu has all the usual pub fayre meals. I had a beef and mushroom pie which was delicious and packed with meat. My husband had the ploughman's which had a wide variety of cold meats and...More

Thank StaffordshireBez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first experience of this lovely pub was great. We went on steak night which they do every Tuesday. We both opted for fillet's which were cooked to perfection. The meals came with all the sides- including dauphinois potatos and triple cooked chips and the...More

1  Thank Cara D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Bell for Sunday lunch with my Mom and Son ( who is a very fussy eater). We both enjoyed a pate starter which was lovely and my son had the tomato soup. Mom and I both had the lamb shank as our...More

1  Thank BucknallStafford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just enjoyed a night out at The Bell. First night there in a long time, but thought we would go as it has new management. The food was exceptional. My husband and I both had the salmon to start, followed by the pork belly with...More

3  Thank CLGB13
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Questions & Answers
Jules L
I'm saddened to see negative reviews on the page, particularly as the new licencees are trying to build their custom. People must realise that taking over a successful business is a hard act to follow and with staff leaving for University it is difficult to recruit new staff immediately. Tom and Hannah are doing their best and can only continue to improve with constructive advice from customers. Please show your support by raising issues as they happen and not at the end of the meal. If you feel that a member of staff has spoken out of turn by offering a bill too early, or you don't like the wait please raise it. I have used the pub for food and a drink for many years and will continue to do so and will continue to offer my support and advice to Tom and Hannah. Please put yourselves in their shoes for one day and see if you could do better ... then offer them something constructive please. Just for an aside note ... I am not on the payroll and neither am I member of their family or, as yet, a friend .. I am a customer with a want to see them succeed.
26 September 2017|
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Response from WFRE636 | Reviewed this property |
For various reasons we have only eaten at The Bell a few times, and EVERY time, we have thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service has been very good
5 November 2016|
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Response from Alison H | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for the message, we honestly don't know if its a competitor. Seems strange the person who wrote the Review also reviewed the other Eatery in the same village on the same day and gave it 5 stars? We believed we... More
20 August 2016|
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Response from Alison H | Property representative |
Hi Phillip, would you like me to send you the menu via email? Regards Alison
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newport Road, Haughton, Stafford ST18 9EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stafford  >  Haughton
  • Phone Number: +44 1785 780301
  • E-mail
We are a friendly Village Pub serving Real Ale alongside Real Pub food. Situated in the Village of Haughton which has won numerous awards for "Best Kept Village". We have a Bar Snack Menu and also a full A La Carte Restaurant Menu. You are sure of a warm welcome whether for a drink or bite to eat.
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