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Bar, British, Pub
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very poor service and food. Taken as a birthday meal and disappointed. More of a truckers cafe than pub meal. Options limited and food horrible.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

Recently visited for Sunday Lunch. Decent pint of beer, very good quality food and very sensible prices. Good atmosphere and helpful staff, we will definitely be back Steve

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024 via mobile

Very happy that this pub is back. The atmosphere is just as it should be. Busy and jovial. Beer is kept very well. The staff are very pleasant. There is space set aside for people who just want to drink. The food is great. I’ve...been 3 times this month alone. Great value!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Lovely starter of scallops followed by a steak dinner, definitely good value for money and worth going on a Tuesday evening as it's £16.50 for a good steak, chips, onion rings, salad and sauce included with a drink of wine or beer. Great service and...a lovely atmosphere.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024 via mobile

Obviously popped in here on a very cold Sunday afternoon.. lovely fire going on and a nice busy atmosphere..nice welcome. Prompt service and ordered the house red..very good wine and went well with the roast beef lunch.. cauliflower cheese was included and everything was excellent.....grazed on cheese and biscuits after and another red .. already booked for next week... couldn't fault it .More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

For many years the Bell was our local, a proper country pub. Just great to have new owners who have brought it back to being , simply a great village pub. We popped in for lunch. Excellent , reasonably priced menu , really friendly service.... It deserves local support . Great to hear that the villagers are coming back AND even the Open Mic is back on first Sunday of the month. It used to be a great night. Support your local. This pub and the team behind it now, deserve it.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Neil Price, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2023

Thank for the great review.

Reviewed 23 November 2023

Fantastic to have The Bell open again with new management . An impressive choice of well kept real ales for the discerning beer drinker and some good wines with lovely customer service . Food last night was off the Plat du Jour menu , 3...courses of quality ingredients beautifully cooked and presented . Always satisfying when eating out to be given a plate of food that’s better than home cooking and the chicken main course would have been a credit to a high end restaurant . Thanks to Neil , Harry , Daniel and chef. Big recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Neil Price, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2023

Thanks Really glad you liked our pub and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 22 November 2023

Lovely meal in newly opened pub- very reasonable prices and definitely recommend for a meal out. Will return.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Neil Price, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2023

Great to see you. hopefully see you all again soon

Reviewed 6 August 2022 via mobile

Wow……. What a hidden gem. We fell upon this beautiful pub on our way to our holiday cottage. Stopped in on the off chance to grab some lunch and were blown away by the warm welcome, delicious lunch options and hospitality for us and our...dog. It was so lovely, that we visited for lunch again the next day!!! Thank you for your warm welcome, beautiful atmosphere and delicious food. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 August 2022

Went for lunch. We were the only people there and everything was looking rather run-down. (The garden used to be very pretty.) A single menu was produced: hand-written when we arrived (we had booked!) with no prices and a very limited choice of basics (eg,...ham, eggs and chips). Waitress apologised for delay in bringing food as the chef had "broken his hand" that morning. The food was awful. The chips were burnt and inedible. The ham was just a slice of ham straight from a packet. It was served with some limp salad leaves totally smothered in Balsamic vinegar. Such a pity. This used to be one of our favourite pubs in the area. Now under new ownership. We won't be going back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2022 via mobile

We have visited this quiant pub lots of times pre covid, due to this and moving house we haven't been lately Decided to make the journey and come for Sunday dinner, On arrival we were shocked at the state of the lovely garden, dead flowers...and very run down, used to be gorgeous rose bushes and lovely flowers Went into the restaurant, which was completely empty, and cold atmosphere. We had pre booked a lamb roast the night before. The girl came to take our drinks order, I asked what was happening with the pub. She said they were having problems and it was just her and the chef running the place 🤔 The dinner came within 5 minutes, it was swimming in gravy and very un appitizing. I asked if she could send it back and relate without the swimming pool of gravy. By the time it came back the veg in the dish was cold. The lamb was very tough and fatty Nothing was nice. She did not come and ask if everything was ok We left the table, went to pay at the bar and she casually asked if all was ok I told her honestly No it wasn't, and explained why. All she said was 'sorry about that' The bill was the full amount, didn't offer to even knock £5 off. I don't mind paying for good food, my hubby is a chef and knows how hard it is But £ 14 each for a terrible dinner is just not on! Needless to say we will not be back. 😞More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022 via mobile

They’re reviving this little secret in the South Leicestershire Langton. Beautiful village with cricket ground and quintessential English Pub! Great Fish & Chips - freshly cooked, steaming hot and the atmosphere you want in a village pub. Keep going guys. Keep up the great food...and wonderful service. Loved it and looking forward to coming backMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 July 2022

A group of 6 of us went last night for a Birthday meal. It all seemed quite disorganised from the beginning, no one brought menus, the girl behind the bar kept forgetting the drinks we ordered. After our food was ordered we waited...and waited...and waited....Food took well over an hour to arrive, and when it did, looked more like greasy spoon food than gastropub. The first 4 meals arrived but mine and the person whose Birthday it was had to wait another 15 and 25 minutes for ours. I had ordered the pork belly was the burnt underneath,overcooked and with just a huge piece of pork and mash on the plate, no veg or greens in sight. After complaining (and the girl behind the bar agreeing that the food was rubbish and they were getting rid of the chef!), a man we assumed was in charge came over only to tell us he owned his own pubs (later this changed to him saying he was there to paint the pub). This made the whole situation worse as he asked what was wrong and was quite defensive. He then disappeared to talk to the chef. He did not come back but was hanging around the bar when we went to pay. We ended up not paying for any of our food (this was not offered, we just told them that was what we were doing). We were told the owners weren't there. The poor girl behind the bar was upset and I can't blame her- the owners decided to try to keep the pub going while away with staff who were wag out of their depth- they clearly didn't care about customer satisfaction. The pub is in a beautiful but we would never go again! Completely ruined my friend's Birthday!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 23 January 2022

Very warm welcome in comfortable setting. Very good wine selection and well kept beers. Delicious food and well prepared each time, we have visited. When our American friend came to stay, we ensured that this quintessential “English pub” was on the itinerary for Sunday lunch....We tucked-in for a roast but he had fish and chips! Either way, both very good.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 December 2021

We visited the Bell Inn for the Christmas Menu and were very impressed , Lorna has only been there a few months but has certainly upped the game where the food is concerned , we all had turkey as you should and it was excellent...lovely and moist fantastic roast potatoes and a good selection of vegetables at a reasonable price would definitely recommendMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4