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£6 - £30
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Out for dinner at 7:30pm on a Friday…we were greeted by Holly and Caitlin who were very attentive and friendly. Starters- Smoked crevettes for 1 of our party and the others had asparagus in green Thai sauce with pickled ginger which was absolutely divine. For...mains we all had the specials menu plaice with sautéed potatoes green cabbage and a white wine and cockle sauce, which was also stunning. Desserts were Eton mess and chocolate Coca Cola cake with cherry ice cream. The service, food and value for money is always spot on but this was undoubtedly the best meal we’ve ever had here. Credit to Will for front of house and making us feel so welcome. Will we be back?….100%, we love it here. Harley the manager does a great job in making this so friendly and welcoming and this is reflected in its popularity and the great atmosphere.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place for a family gathering to enjoy a birthday celebration meal. Staff are very welcoming and attentive and make it a very special occasion. Menu is great with plenty of choices from both the main and special menu . The food is delicious and...the service perfect with no great pauses between courses . Special mention of the young lady who served us who was particularly amiable towards our young grandson. A lovely spacious and comfortable venue and would definitely recommend it.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 22 April 2024

We all had fantastic meals which were thoroughly enjoyed! The service was outstanding, staff were very attentive and polite. Great atmosphere. We will definitely be returning!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024 via mobile

Visited with the family, the service was the best that I have received in a very long while and the food was outstanding, they were also on the ball with allergies. I couldn't fault absolutely anything. Well done

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024 via mobile

Saturday lunchtime visit for an early Mothers Day lunch. Been here a few times and have never been let down be it lunch, dinner or even a wake ! Today was special as we had our 91 year old wheelchair using mother with us. The...staff were fantastic in accommodating her including offering her a child’s portion instead of an adult full price meal - she doesn’t eat a large meal. Standard menu with plenty of variety, plus classic dishes and 3 special starters and 3 special mains. If anything a couple of special deserts would make each visit different. Good ales on tap. 2 courses for a family of 6 with drinks and tea / coffee for £175.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024

Excellent customer service and so friendly. We had two children with us and their portion sizes were very good. The food was beautifully presented and lovely. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

We have just had a very special lunch here celebrating our birthdays 70 &72 years . Both my husband and I were meeting up with our son and family for a quiet Sunday lunch together. Well what a treat ! The food was fantastic we...all had roast beef and desserts. Our 5 year old grandson ate everything it was so delicious. Lovely atmosphere and the staff are very attentive. So surprised that the staff noticed we were celebrating birthdays that our desserts arrived with candles ! How lovely is that ? Thank you for being such a wonderful place to enjoy lunch .More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

Excellent food and service. Harley and team were just perfect. Our favourite place to eat . We live all of moss and co but this is our favourite 😄

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 November 2023 via mobile

We have always had great meals here; everything is well presented a tasty. The staff are friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere is great; a family and pet friendly pub. We usually love the desserts, but on this latest occasion we weren’t so keen. The...banana crème brûlée didn’t come out as the pics on social media (no caramelised banana or crumb) and the crème brûlée was really sickly, as was the chocolate cheesecake. We usually have great desserts, so probably just bad luck and a one off. We would definitely recommend for any meal or celebration!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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adam vass, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2023

Good morning Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Bell. It’s always lovely to read when guests have had a good time but we also appreciate any feedback that we can learn from, so thank you for your comments...More

Reviewed 2 November 2023

Booked a family 90th birthday party here. Fantastic experience, no detail was too small for staff to deal with, especially checking food intolerance. The food was a credit to the team and the staff were really helpful and polite. Mum had a great time and...so did we all. The whole experience was great value too! The manager was the epitome of a team leader. Inspirational and helpful. The Bell does not disappoint.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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adam vass, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2023

Good morning Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the bell and thank you for your kind words. It was lovely to read that your mum enjoyed her special day. I know I’m a little biased but I do agree...More

Reviewed 23 October 2023

Visitors to the area and chose this pub based on reviews. It was excellent. Top notch food - we both went for the venison suet pudding. Puddings were great too. Very polite and professional service and a good vibe in the whole place. We even...went back the next day for a couple of drinks. Again the service was very friendly.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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adam vass, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2023

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Bell. It’s always nice to read when guests have enjoyed themselves and hopefully we will see you again next time you are in the area. Once again thank you for your kind words....More

Reviewed 30 September 2023

Great pub but unfortunately it's food let it down on this occasion. Wwve been here many times but found its hit and miss lately. We ordered two salmon dishes and I specifically asked for my salmon to be pink as it was over cooked in...the past but both dishes were very dry! We should have complained but didn't discuss our meals until afterwards when we both said the salmon was very dry and over cooked! Dad had a chicken wrap dish, can't remember what it was called but he said it was dry too and left most of it which is unusal as he normally eats everything on his plate! The fish and chips I was told was good but thats one out of the 4 dishes. Shame as it put us off coming back for food! Think they need to review what their chef is doing as I called in for a drink another night and the restaurant was empty!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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adam vass, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2023

Good morning Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Bell. I am sorry to read that you felt the food has let it down the Bell recently. I have spoken to the chefs and again they send there apologies and...More

Reviewed 17 September 2023

Went to the bell inn for Sunday lunch , service ,food ,and ambiance all 5 star . Definitely not “chain pub “ food . Roast beef dinner delicious and my husband sad his sea bass was delicious too . We will absolutely return next time...we’re in the area .More

Date of visit: September 2023
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adam vass, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

Good afternoon Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Bell. The chefs and front of house team work extremely hard to maintain their high standards and they will really appreciate your kind words, thank you again. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 14 September 2023 via mobile

Gorgeous food, The Scotch eggs were delicious!! As was the fish and the burger. The staff were also really friendly. Thanks

Date of visit: September 2023
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adam vass, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

Good afternoon Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Bell. The scotch eggs are one of my personal favourites too so I completely agree with you!!! We look forward to seeing you again soon hopefully. Kind regards Adam

Reviewed 13 September 2023

This is my local bar, we love coming here, been many times over the years they have great food great drinks and host great events. Can't recall having a bad day/evening here.

Date of visit: August 2023
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adam vass, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

Good afternoon Thank you for reviewing your many visits to the Bell. I have to say as local's go the Bell isnt a bad one at all!!! Thank you again for the kind words and we look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards Adam

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Response from Lainey34 | Reviewed this property |
Would suggest you check out their website. Pub is definitely worth a visit.
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Im afraid we don't, the pictures on here are from old posts. But please come & have a look at our bar & restaurant menu along with the refurbishment.
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Yes, we are pleased to say we do allow dogs in our bar area, and beer garden.
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