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Review of The Bellhouse

The Bellhouse
Ranked #3 of 175 Restaurants in Leigh-on Sea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$50
Cuisines: British, Gastropub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Bellhouse an idyllic country restaurant and pub located in the quaint village of Eastwood. Set in beautiful surroundings, the recently refurbished, family run 15th century Bellhouse steeped in history and charm really is the perfect place to relax and unwind with family and friends. Our fine selection of beers, traditional real ales and extensive wine list can all be enjoyed within our grounds, dining al-fresco on our large patio or simply cosy beside our open fires, whichever your preference you will be following in the footsteps of your Royal Heritage.At the heart of our pub is a team of highly experienced chef’s and staff who are all passionate about food. The style of our food is traditional British, influenced from all that is available locally and seasonal. The meat we use is of the highest quality, our roasted leg & loin of pork is from our Scott’s Hall farm in Canewdon which has proved to be equally as popular as the succulent Dedham Vale roasted rib of beef on a Sunday.All of our cured meats and smoked products are produced in house by our chefs. Fine mouth-watering examples include our house hot smoked salmon with pea puree confit cherry tomatoes and soft duck yoke and our house smoked wood pigeon salad served with butter roasted hazel nuts and toasted walnuts. We are equally passionate about using seasonal vegetables. Our chef’s take a lot of pride in their on-site herb garden. Other fresh ingredients arrive daily, some of our most exciting seasonal produce can be experienced on our daily specials board. A great deal of time is taken in preparation for your arrival and every meal is cooked for you to order.We are very conscious of our countries depleting fish stocks and try to utilize more sustainable species, as specials, which we find can be more flavoursome and offer a much greater variety.At the Bellhouse we are proud to support British farming. We hope you share our ethos of supporting local producers and suppliers and share our passion for Great British Food
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Visited again with friends for dinner. Good food, well presented but rather on the expensive side we thought. The starters are all around the £8 mark and more for scallops or fish cocktail, we had two portions of garlic ciabatta with mozzarella between us mainly because we had had a late lunch. For mains, our two men had the lamb shank pie with creamed potatoes, it was a meat feast but did it really need the extra lamb cutlet that came with it? I had roasted cod, perfectly cooked with chunky chips and not a lot of pea purée and my friend had the enormous Bellhouse Burger. We had one drink each, wine, cider and half a lager. The bill came to £97. Our waiter Sam was polite and helpful and the room had an amiable atmosphere. Our only real criticism was that we were so hot, it was an unseasonably warm evening and the room could have done with some air. We will return here but probably during a weekday when the midweek set menu is in place.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Great meat , great service by gregg the food is of a very high standard and the price is reasonable . Love this restaurant plan to go back again very soon

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Susan L
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

On arrival to the bellhouse a beautiful setting you would never guess it was on a main road the decor is fantastic the hospitality fantastic the service fantastic the food fantastic I could not fault any of it nor could my mother i want to say a big thank you to front of house and the kitchen staff

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sandra J
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

On a return visit to Essex we met up with some friends and decided to have a Sunday lunch at The Bellhouse. It was very busy but the wait was not bad at all, gave us time to have a quick drink and a chat before eating. The roast was excellent, plenty of content, hot and well presented. A great meal and a good time with friends. Always worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank 325mickm
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I went for the safe option of Scampi - well no one cooks that at home. Well cooked and a generous portion. Not sure the peas wouldn't have been better less minted, better suited to lamb.

Date of visit: October 2018
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