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£3 - £19
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British, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 12 March 2024 via mobile

I was lucky enough to be taken to this wonderful venue by my daughter for their Mother’s Day afternoon tea. Everything was amazing from the attentive and friendly service to the fantastic food. The little cakes were out of this world and I have to...say that it was the best afternoon tea I’ve experienced….and I’ve had a few! Thanks to all of the staff, especially Laura and Lucy, we had a really lovely time. I would highly recommend this venue and I only hope that it will open once again for dinner, that used to be fabulous too!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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The Bell Inn, General Manager at The Ostlers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We love hosting an afternoon tea so we are really pleased you enjoyed it. Hope to see you soon at another event.

Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

So last night I held my 50th birthday party at The Ostlers. Everything was amazing. The food and service were outstanding. It was a private dining event. I had 40 guests, and the room looked beautiful and very classy. I was lucky with the weather,...so we were able to use the outside area too. I had a singer and then a table magician when we were sitting down for our delicious 3 course meal. The staff were incredible, the service faultless.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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The Bell Inn, General Manager at The Ostlers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you so much for your feedback. We like to make happy memories.

Reviewed 13 June 2023

This was a 49th Wedding Anniversary party for 35 people, ranging in age from 8 months to almost 99 years. All the guests really enjoyed themselves. The buffet ( Menu D) was very well presented and the food was delicious. Guests were impressed by the...excellent wines available. As it was a lovely sunny day the patio doors were open and guests could eat inside or in the beautiful garden. Thank you so much to Lucia, Anna, Demi and colleagues all your hard work. We will find a reason for another party at Ostlers as soon as we can.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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The Bell Inn, General Manager at The Ostlers, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2023

What a amazing feedback for us. Thank you. Thank you.

Reviewed 15 May 2023

We had a great party for 38 guests. The food the ambience and the staff were amazing. I recommend anyone to have their parties at Ostlers especially wedding anniversary birthdays . The location is fab and has a beautiful garden. Lucia was so helpful in...every way. Well done Ostlers this is our second memorable occasion and hopefully we will be back for more !More

Date of visit: May 2023
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The Bell Inn, General Manager at The Ostlers, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2023

We are delighted we could help you celebrate your anniversary. Thanks for your review - really means a lot to all the team. Thanks

Reviewed 2 April 2023 via mobile

Simple, modern space with oak style and light at one end with a conservatory style. Good service and a good range of breakfast options. Very reasonable price and food well presented and cooked.

Date of visit: April 2023
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The Bell Inn, General Manager at The Ostlers, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2023

Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

I can’t praise the The Ostler enough. Everything so perfect for my mums 90th birthday. A lovely room with large windows overlooking the hill. Excellent food, we had the buffet. Generous portions per person and tasted lovely, absolutely no complaints, and took extra care with...the vegan and vegetarian options, placed slightly away from the meat, so no confusion. The staff I really must praise, they were so helpful, made my life easier and able to enjoy our celebrations. If looking to book an excellent venue I would really recommend The OstlerMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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TheVerekers, Owner at The Ostlers, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2023

Thank you so much for this review. We are so pleased you could all celebrate in style.

Reviewed 23 April 2022

Unusual that another separate building became the breakfast room. Nice space, friendly staff. Chose simple omelette and a pot of tea for breakfast. Not quite on the mark with detail on the order, and a little basic. That said, quite tasty and arrived in good...time to let me head to work meeting in good time. Cannot see it as a destination cafe, but works as hotel breakfast.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 December 2021 via mobile

A lovely place for breakfast if staying at the Bell. Terrific staff and quality food.Hopefully in the future they’ll be able to open for longer hours.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 20 November 2020

Followed a fantastic Sunday lunch with evening take away tonight 20 November Fish and chips / prawns, chicken wings and fries So tasty and excellent portions Service was again brilliant staff so good Well done to all at the Ostlers and the Bell for keeping...such an excellent service going during lock down Can't wait to make my next orderMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 23 October 2020 via mobile

Had a very nice breakfast here. Great choices (good eggs, avocado or salt beef or the big breakfast) and a lovely bright outlook over the garden. good value too.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

Very good food and service Decent value for money comfortable seating We were a table of nine plenty of space nice clean and airy restaurant Will visit again

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 17 January 2020

First class service , very lucky to get a table ,the food is magnificent,lots of happy dinners in ,but still the service was very good . Must be the best I’ve found in Thurrock cheers bill and Lynne

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 14 January 2020 via mobile

First time to this venue and it was an absolute delight, from the moment we walked in we were made to feel welcome and the service and quality of food was of a high standard. Will definitely be going back

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 23 November 2019

We have been visiting the bell regularly for over 20 years but being creatures of habit never got around to trying the ostlers.Ive often looked at their menu online and thought it looked interesting. On Friday night after a tiring day rather than cook we...thought we would eat out .Having had no luck at the Crown or the Bell for a table the helpful lady on the phone at the bell suggested the ostlers which we jumped at. It was very quiet when we arrived so were served very quickly.I liked the cocktail menu and chose a Cosmo which was great.We chose our meals and the place was beginning to fill. Starters promptly arrived.My smoked salmon was lovely,generous portion of salmon and nicely presented.My husband equally enjoyed his duck.I then had the fish and chips ,the chips were so good my hubby tried to nick most of them.The fish was huge and beautifully cooked,I ate the lot much to my surprise because it was so good.Hubbys salmon was also good and again he cleared the lot. Service was friendly and efficient ,we were chatting to the waitress who remembered us from the Bell.I was surprised how reasonable the bill was as well considering I had a cocktail and large glass of wine.overall a really nice visit and we will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 22 September 2019

We came here to eat a couple of years ago, thought we would try again and it was as good as the 1st time. Food was lovely, service was good, restaurant has been done out really well and for the type of food you get...it is good value. Can recommend the lamb, more gravy next time please as it comes up in a very small jug. Can’t wait to returnMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Response from JoJo V |
they have their price displayed online with daily menu. It is worth a try from starters to desserts, wine and beer.
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Response from Keith W | Reviewed this property |
Looking at the online menu, all the offerings have a marker for Gluten, Nuts & SeaFood - g, n, sf If you go to the bell-inn website (which is a company in the uk) there is a menu for Ostlers there. Having recently travelled... More
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The Ostlers is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4