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The Bell in Benington

4 Town Lane, Benington SG2 7LA, England
+44 1438 869827
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
4 Town Lane, Benington SG2 7LA, England
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1 - 10 of 94 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived 10 minutes before the closing time at lunch time not knowing the closing time at lunch time in the small village of Benington Hertfordshire. We were greeted with a Caribbean smile and provided if we ordered a simple Caribbean we would get a meal...More

Thank davidmI3883SA
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I've driven past this pub 1000 times and never thought to stop in, now I know what I've been missing I'm not sure they'll ever get rid of me. I've always enjoyed Caribbean food but had no idea there was a kitchen serving exclusively Caribbean...More

Thank Edd L
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Trinidadian food in a very old village pub hidden away in rural Hertfordshire. Very welcoming to us and our small children on a Friday lunchtime. It is great to find good Caribbean food and in a very unusual location. Fried fish, jerk pork plus trimmings,...More

Thank Sargonix
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

My family and I went to TriniPot to celebrate my sisters birthday and mother's day. There were 11 of us in total. Raffie and Rashieda were very welcoming from our arrival, and the service throughout our stay was excellent. The food was brought out promptly,...More

Thank LASmithy
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Authentic Trini cuisine, great atmosphere with lovely management. A warning should be supplied with that pepper sauce 🔥👌🏾

Thank aksheyshah
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We finished a walk on Saturday 24th Feb in the Bell. 9 of us had lunch. i had the cajun chicken which was delicious and generous. This is the 4th visit and compared to other pubs in the area it is very good value,

1  Thank george s
Reviewed 25 February 2018

As the title says, great find! We had been to Lordship Gardens to see the snowdrops and popped in for lunch. Raffie was a very friendly host and the food was delicious with a Trinidadian twist. A limited lunch menu during the snowdrop season, but...More

Thank Trupti W
Reviewed 16 February 2018

We had dinner at The Bell and were warmly welcomed by Raffie and Rashieda. They make every effort to make your time at their restaurant/pub perfect. The food was delicious, we had 3 courses and each dish was made brilliantly and well priced. We chose...More

Thank Zalnoah
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Tasty salt fish starters followed by amazing curry goat and scrumptious creole beef. The home-made hot sauce was a fantastic accompaniment. Not for the faint-hearted! Yumm!

Thank Graniah D
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We were meeting up with family to visit the nearby Benington Lordship Garden and had booked a table at the Bell Inn for lunch. A Caribbean themed pub / restaurant is probably not normally found in a 17th century pub in a small English village....More

Thank Globalempire
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Town Lane, Benington SG2 7LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Benington
  • Phone Number: +44 1438 869827
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to the Bell in Benington! We are a family owned and run business set in a Grade II* listed, 500 year old pub (made into a Public House in 1693) in the heart of the beautiful village of Benington, close to Stevenage. Raffie and Rashieda Hosein are delighted to have recently taken over the Bell in Benington in May 2014, and are now serving home-made, hearty Trinidadian and Caribbean foods in the TriniPot including Tomato Choka, Aloo Pie, Mutton Curry, Chicken & Lentil Stew, Spinach Rice, Fried Rice, Macaroni Pie and much more. Our daily fresh home cooked food is made with local ingredients as it is possible to source and our ales meanwhile are also sourced locally and we provide a wide range of spirits, wines and soft drinks. It has now been 3 years since the we have open our door to the public, and we have almost completely given up balance sheets, to welcome new faces daily. We were blown away by the heartfelt welcome we received and continue to receive from our local community . We would like to say a very special thank you to all. Our customer base have now expanded to places as far as Battersea, Watford, Barnet and Ware just to name a few. As a result we are continuing to expand our menu periodically to cater for their needs and taste! We have also held several birthday parties, the largest being 160 people, wedding of 120 people, anniversary of 90 people and many christenings. Some of these function were held outside with the use of a marquis and the beautiful ground which we have now created. Please stop by and say hello, try our food, enjoy our large beer garden, historical house and enjoy your surroundings. We look forward to welcome you soon!
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