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“impromptu Friday night out”
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The Bell Inn
Price range: US$7 - US$20
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Bell Inn strives to be a pub for the locals and their community groups as well as a convenient roadside refreshment stop for holiday makers, tourists, business people and touring bikes. Our beer garden with play area makes us an ideal family stop off. With 4 cask ales on tap and a fine selection of other alcoholic and soft beverages you can be sure to enjoy your visit. The new owners are very welcoming and look for a friendly atmosphere, high quality food and service for all.
Reviewed 28 February 2014

First ever visit here and had heard rave reviews. Very quiet for a Friday night, but very welcoming. No children's menu but did smaller versions of adult mains, which for an 11 and 8 year old were preferable to burgers, sausage or nuggets and chips. Food served quickly and piping hot, the ham was lovely! Chips were slightly soggy but could not fault any thing else. Will go back again.

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Thank Susiempb
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Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Have been coming to pub for years it's had a sad few months but new host is great atmosphere is excellent and food was beautiful plus far better vegetarian options.onwards and upwards I hope.

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Thank Canxxx
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We have been going to The Bell on and off for years. We were dismayed to find it had changed hands but thought we would give it a try. I think £5.25 for a prawn cocktail and no bread and butter a rip off. This time we thought we would try a Sunday lunch. Cold mashed potato and cold vegetables do not float my boat. When I pointed out that there was no Yorkshire pudding on my roast beef dinner, I was given such a look. I got one eventually, which was cold, the server made a great show of banging it down on the table. There was a scant choice of drinks available, I asked for cider and was given ginger beer! A distinct disregard for the customer here. We shall not be returning. Come back Steve and Sam.

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1  Thank Nannyann92
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

Sparse choice drinks available - no lemonade, apple or orange juice available.
Waited over an hour for food, which when it came was cold and some of it under cooked. When I asked for an exchange in potatoes as mine were raw - these never came.
Only one server on for the whole restaurant - felt very sorry for her, but ultimately not an excuse when your paying for service.

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2  Thank JoieC
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

We have been using the Bell for Sunday lunches over the past few years,although not regularly (due to financial difficulties and turning vegetarian),we have to say that we were shocked last Sunday when we pulled up on the somewhat empty carpark and an advertising board outside,we then walked in to no smell of a roast cooking,we walked in to a souless atmosphere.We found out at this point that it had changed hands!
I am particular over my food and as we are no longer vegetarians i always thorughly enjoyed Sam and Steves locally scourced,delisciously cooked roast dnners.I have scoured the area far and wide and they (along with Essington fruit farm) are in a league of their own.
We stayed for a drink then left,and we have now found Steve and Sam Morris on f.b so we will follow them to their new pub (I believe it to be at 'The Mansons bar' in Great Wryley) and will continue to support them there,as it wasn't about the pub,it's about the food, the staff and cleanliness.
You can go in any pub/resteraunt and eat some very average food but Sam and Steve have got the X factor when it comes to food.I have never met anyone with so much passion and pride in the catering world as Steve calving his succulant roasts,and his enthusiasm never wayned,he was a pleasure to watch.
I want the Brewery at the Bell to know that they lost gold dust the day that Sam and steve left the Bell for reasons i believe to be over astronomical rent issues.

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2  Thank Elizabeth M
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