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The Five Bells

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Station Road, Stanbridge LU7 9JF, England
+44 1525 210224
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The venue is indeed lovely and the service was also good. However the food on all 4 of our plates was bang average pub grub at above average pub prices.

Thank Pubman M
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked (far in advance) a family lunch celebration for around 27 guests. With the help and advice of Louis and team we planned the menu and the layout. Along the way we visited a number of times to try out various elements of the menu. On the day I can say that everything went to plan. The staff were... More 

Thank Wuppie33
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never again...made the error of visiting on a bank holiday Monday to celebrate a friends birthday. One member of staff serving behind the bar who could barely be bothered to acknowledge us. Made the fatal mistake of asking for a packet of crisps as the barman was asking for the drinks money, his response was "is there anything else before... More 

Thank Djh170169
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy local pub that has a very good adjoining Restaurant. Great beers, Restaurant food very good, Service friendly and efficient.

Thank Alan253
General M, General Manager at The Five Bells, responded to this review

Dear Alan, thank you very much for your review, always nice to hear that someone appreciates the work that goes into looking after our beers. Louis More 

Leighton Buzzard
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122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Easter Sunday for lunch. The car park was busy so I resigned to having a long wait and poor service. But no, loads of room inside. All the staff were pleasant and helpful. Our orders were served in excellent time and were of great quality and quantity. Prices were not bad either. All in all it was a... More 

1 Thank MJWMAN
General M, Manager at The Five Bells, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The Five Bells is nearly the perfect village pub. It boasts some great ales and lagers and it accompanies these with some lovely food. The location is ideal for locals and out-of-towners alike and the building is absolutely gorgeous. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the menus. I live in Stanbridge and decided to take some family up for... More 

1 Thank Ben B
General M, Manager at The Five Bells, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

I came back with a friend at 1pm for lunch. The staff were really friendly and offered a taster of beer before buying a pint which not everywhere does - this was greatly appreciated. The food again tasted really good. Good serving size swell. There was maybe 6 other tables in the whole place that were eating but we didn't... More 

1 Thank Hilary S
General M, Manager at The Five Bells, responded to this review

Very glad you had a good experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon More 

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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner with friends, from the minute we walked through the door we were made to feel welcome. The staff are all so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. We ate in the restaurant and the four of us all had three courses sharing our starters which were all first class. Our main courses were cooked perfectly... More 

Thank Theresa P
General M, Manager at The Five Bells, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Five bells More 

South East England, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Nice country pub in a nice village. The atmosphere was good and can get busy as is popular, good choice of food and ales.

Thank Taffrodo
General M, Manager at The Five Bells, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. The Five Bells More 

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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

At a time when the village pub is shutting down at a crazy amount per week I have found an oasis and well worth popping for a pint and meal. whilst driving home from a business meeting I dropped in for mid week lunch and wasn't disappointed, the food was very tasty, the service was friendly and the general ambience... More 

1 Thank Brewkit
General M, Manager at The Five Bells, responded to this review

Thankyou for your comments More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$39
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, Stanbridge LU7 9JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Stanbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1525 210224
The Five Bells in Stanbridge is a quintessential English 17th Century public house adorned with low ceiling beams, open fires in winter and large outdoor area for warmer months.

The menu changes seasonally and uses the best local suppliers and ingredients to create a well balanced concise menu that is all cooked to order and made on site.

The public bar provides a great place to meet with friends or enjoy a well earned drink after a long dog walk. Dogs are welcome in the bar area so long as they are supervised.

All in all, a charming, warm and friendly local with great beer, great food and great company.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?