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“Called in after a day shopping”
Review of The Bell

The Bell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$32
Cuisines: British, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Called in after a day shopping”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Called in the pub after a days shopping on our way back to Ettington park hotel, the service was quick and the staff helpful had read reviews on this place and some people said the service was slow not on this occasion. The food was nice and well presented would go again. Wife is a vegetarian and was a bit disappointed by the choices available.

Visited July 2014
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Friends Celebration”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We went to the Bell to celebrate our friends 25th wedding anniversary. The food was excellent, with friendly staff, the menu has good varied selection covering a variety of styles and should accommodate the most picky of eaters. I have eaten on numerous occasions at the Bell and have always been impressed by the quality of the cooking. The bar, restaurant, terrace and gardens are all very welcoming. My only concern is that their appears to be no real leadership or strong direction of what is a young though accommodating staff. You may have to chase up your drinks or wait a little longer than is reasonable to be seated or for your food to arrive. However this did not distract from our excellent evening and I would highly recommend The Bell for a good lunch, dinner or bar snack.

  • Visited July 2014
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london
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“The chefs are let down by the waiting staff”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

The chefs are definitely talented and the food beautiful to look at and even better to eat. The menu is just the right side of unusual and the dishes work, although the prices are on the steep side; as other TA have noted at lot of the options on the set menu had sold out and we were there on a Tuesday evening 7.30pm- the buying needs to be sorted out. The dining rooms are lovely, with many small sub sections and a large beer garden, with a choice of seating arrangements which is mainly paved, so good for wheelchair users. Dogs are welcome too. The real problem at this establishment seems to be the waiting staff, either there are not enough of them or they are badly trained. We had no consistent person, no contact at all throughout the meal, you didn't know who to ask for water/wine/explanations of the menu/the bill. The staff there seemed rushed of their feet, but doing what? Because our "service" was just a delivery service, and nothing more. The food/decor/ambience is of an excellent standard, the waiting staff are not and frankly they spoilt an otherwise perfect meal.

  • Visited July 2014
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Moree
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Beautiful restaurant, great food!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

We had a beautiful meal and the wait staff were very friendly. My wife fell in love with the decor.
We will be sure to visit again before we leave the UK!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic little find.. Will definitely be back. ”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Lovely place stumbled across and thought it looked nice from the outside so went in, beautiful courtyard with fab views, food was lovely, staff very friendly. We were given blankets by the friendly new manager as outside eating desert after dark, he also re lit the burner for us despite us being the only people left outside. Altogether lovely experience at reasonable price! I'll go back again!!!

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