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“What a Superb meal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bell

The Bell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$31
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Country pub, restaurant and boutique B&B situated about 4 miles south of Stratford upon Avon on the edge of the Cotswolds. Award winning gastro pub with emphasis on taste and flavour, all dishes are imaginative and cooked fresh to order. Menu changes with the season to accommodate fresh, local and seasonal produce. Wines are handpicked and guest ales run alongside Guiness, Alscot Ale and Robinsons cider. Each of the nine rooms are individually styled with en-suite facilities and added luxuries such as L'Occitane toiletries and fresh milk and Monsoon Estates coffee. The perfect retreat for any occasion.
Fleet, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“What a Superb meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

My wife and I visited last Thursday evening, on the off chance and what a find.

The interior of the pub is delightful, with an intimate dining area. All the staff were friendly and very helpful. We chose the 3 course meal for the great price of £18 per person.
Everything we had was amazing, a starter of Goats Cheese Tartlet, Homemade Chicken Pie in the most wonderful Cream sauce, followed by Chocolate & Rum Torte.
Everything else we saw delivered to other tables also looked great. By 8pm on a Thursday evening, the place was full. Best meal we have had in a long time.
So great I had to shake the hand of the chef.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter H
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very smart pub and very popular”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Food was very good and the evening meal of 3 courses for £18 was excellent value. Service was a little slow, the staff were lovely but I think as it was so busy they were struggling to keep up. Would definitely return.

Visited May 2014
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Thank ajdrasdo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bitterly disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

We have visited many times in the past and have always been very impressed. We decided to have bank holiday lunch and couldn't have been more disappointed. We waited 20 minutes for our order to be taken and after a further 30 minutes our starters arrived but sadly the artisan breads we ordered to graze on whilst we waited never arrived. At this point we asked to speak to a manager and after a further 10 minutes a waitress arrived and said the manager wasn't in. We had had enough and left cancelling the remaining main courses. The staff were slow and disinterested. A thoroughly miserable lunch.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank lorraine n
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HellsBells033, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
We offer our sincere apologies - we had a really bad service on Monday! We are also sorry that the manager wasn't available on Monday but please do come back and meet Chris who will be with us from June. Again huge apologies, on this occasion we got it wrong and if its any consolation were/are aware and are equally frustrated with ourselves. We do hope that you will return so we can redeem ourselves.
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East Midlands
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

The B&B owner recommended we try the Bell and it was a great choice. They were able to fit us in even though it sounded on the phone like it was pretty full. There was a very good choice on the menu and something for most tastes. When it arrived it was well presented and tasted excellent. The service was very good and the prices were reasonable. We would certainly recommend a visit if staying local or passing through.

Visited May 2014
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Thank MrBuzz
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Haywards Heath
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Staying nearby at Newbold this was the obvious choice for a pleasant evening meal and this is what it was
The food was excellent, the waitress very nice and the set evening menu was very good.
I can't say much more but I can recommend the Bell with no qualms at all.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Alan N
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HellsBells033, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for the comments.
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