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US$5 - US$15
Caribbean, Pub, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

Highly recommend a stay at Bell cottages! The pictures online really don’t do the cottage justice in reality - it’s really gorgeous and kept to such a lovely standard. Has everything you need with lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom with double bed and a single bed...and even a garden. Lots of little touches made a special stay - fresh flowers on the table and milk/cereal in the kitchen in case you arrive late. Rashieda was always on hand to check we were ok and went above and beyond helping with any requests we had. If you’re attending a wedding at Walkern Hall it’s the perfect location as well - a lovely village/country walk gets you there in 15 minutes with good/easy walking route. Pub still closed at the moment but you can get takeaway. Thanks again for a lovely stay!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 17 March 2020 via mobile

Just had parents 80th birthday party there with friends and family. Food was amazing, owners were perfect hosts and the environment was just perfect. Couldn’t have asked for a better place for their celebration . Additionally they have recently completed 2 barn conversion apartments which...I stayed in. They are lovely and completed to a high standard, so if you want or need Accommodation in the area, you will not be disappointed. They provided essentials for a continental breakfast and then we just walked 10 yards to the pub for Sunday lunch. Many of our guests had never been there before, but all have said what a wonderful place, hosts and food and all have said they will return. Well done R and R, perfectMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020

We had been trying to get into the Bell for a while, however, it was a challenge to find it open!! Finally, during a walk around Bennington we found it open and popped in for some lunch. We had the creole chicken, calypso rice and...roti accompanied with a couple of well poured beers. Lovely village pub serving excellent food with a sociable and friendly host!! Will definitely call in again to try the rest of the menu, that is if its open :-)More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 15 December 2019

Amazing..... food, staff, atmosphere, a great night was had by all. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 15 November 2019 via mobile

We have just had a great Caribbean meal at the bell in benington our first visit we will definetly be going again. The owners Rashieda and Raffie were very welcoming.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 26 October 2019

Simply delicious. The style of the food is less intense than most Indian foods, but just as flavoursome. I had the chicken creole, which is marinated chicken in a delectable, aromatic spiced sauce. It is slow cooked, but maintains its texture. We also had rice,...chickpeas and potatos, plantain (which is fried banana that goes well with the main food) and roti bread (which is very thin bread). For dessert I had pineapple upside-down cake, which is unlike other upside-down cakes as others are very heavy and stodgy, but this is very light and fluffy. The staff are extremely friendly, welcoming and engaging. All of the food is homecooked to perfection. I would highly recommend The Bell for a fantastic meal.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 26 October 2019

What a fantastic experience. All the family enjoyed a variety of delicious, plentiful Creole dishes. Every plate was devoured, with audible gasps of delight. Our favourites were the Creole chicken, Creole fish and goat, with plantain on the side. The hosts were truly welcoming. In...all a most excellent evening. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 20 October 2019

After a winter walk 11 of us had lunch here, great menu, pub usual and Trinidadian specialities like the popular goat curry and creole chicken. Food was so good most people had the speciality puddings, this is very unusual for our group. They don't usually...do Wedmesday lunch but do do special arrangements for groups. Afterwards some of us went outside to see the public seating and the extensive garden and escape chickens!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 19 October 2019 via mobile

Was just driving by and saw they were serving Carribbean good so dropped in for lunch. Old pub, Freehold, listed building with original murals on walls above fire place. Friendly couple run the pub serving homemade Carribbean food and very welcoming. We had curried goat,...creole beef, creole rice and a lentil dish, which was nice and great value. We were the only customers, after speaking with the landlady she said they get more customers in the evenings and weekends when they mostly host events or passing cyclists. Really lovely people, who filled us in on the history of the pub. Made a change from the normal chain pubs and was an interesting afternoon. Lovely pub garden out the back and good parking.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 1 October 2019 via mobile

Absolutely outstanding food at the bell alongside splendid hospitality. Ravva and family all very kind and friendly. A hidden gem in the beautiful English countryside. Lovely beer garden at the back with plenty of space. Would highly reccomend for something different and authentic. A real...treat. I will definitely be going back. 5 stars all round.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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The Bell in Benington is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5