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“nice pub with excellent landlord”
Review of The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$32
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 25 September 2018

we had a really excellent lunch in the pretty, sunny garden of this nice pub in an otherwise rather unremarkable village. Colin, the landlord, told us he had been there for 23 years and greeted us warmly, providing tasting samples of both his recommended ale and cider before we made our selections and providing our dog (welcome in garden, not inside) with strips of beef, at no additional charge, when I jokingly mentioned that some Cotswold pubs offered pigs' ears to their canine visitors.

Hubcap's fish was in brilliant crispy batter with good chips and mushy minty peas and my pork and apple in a bap was delicious with lovely crackling and salad.

Recommended.

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Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We had lunch at this venue having never been there before. Great sized car park, good welcome from staff and well appointed interior - so far so good.

The menu was ok for a gastro pub but then the issues emerged. Firstly the wine list had stock outs then the food arrived. Very large portions but lack of attention to detail. My wife’s dish was devoid of seasoning and when you order steak medium rare you expect to see pink not grey.

The Bell has great potential but it will not be delivered without attention to culinary detail.

4  Thank V6519AYdavidt
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

It’s always a nervous few minutes when one has reserved a location for 16 close friends who gather once a year for a catch up which has been running 30 years since we left University. Fortunately as we walked into The Bell tension was released. Excellent service. Nice ambience. Friendly staff and good food. The number of locals in spoke to the consistency that The Bell must deliver. We’d certainly visit again - indeed plan to when we rebook a local property for next year. If you are in the area - try it.

Thank paulmE998ZH
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This is the number one restaurant in Welford only because the other two are either closed, closed down or undergoing management changes.

This pub caters for the much older visitor with very old fashioned food and an unexciting menu. But as it is located in a well heeled area, their prices are ridiculous.

Staff are functional but not accommodating or welcoming. And this is because they do not need to as there’s no where else to eat........

2  Thank Happyinrome888
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

4 of us had lunch at the Bell - excellent service and the food was really enjoyable. We weren't rushed to leave (after 3pm) . A bit pricey but I guess that's to be expected. It's our 3rd visit , previously with our dog who was well looked after.

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Thank dylan3spot
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