Good Pub Guide

Good Pub Guide Food

Bar food times: 12 - 2, 6.30 - 10; 12 - 2, 6 - 10 Sat;12 - 2, 7 - 10 Sun

Excellent food includes lunchtime sandwiches, shin of beef ravioli on balsamic red onions, maple-poached pancetta and straw potatoes, crab and tea-smoked salmon pâté with fennel, red pepper jam and red pepper coulis, smoked cheese, leek and spring onion pithivier with caramelised onion purée, roast suckling pig with sage, chicken, bacon and butternut terrine with crispy pork rillette and apple purée, local venison and mustard filo pie, and puddings such as apple tart with peanut butter parfait, caramel sauce, almond brittle and chocolate stick and Baileys pastry cream-filled profiteroles with hot chocolate fudge sauce and white chocolate parfait.

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Good Pub Guide Information

Awards

Good pub guide approved
Good pub
guide approved
Beer Award
Beer Award
Wine Award
Wine Award
Stay Award
Stay Award
Food Award
Food Award

Information

Sandwiches
Sandwiches
Cask Ales
Cask Ales
Meals and Snacks
Meals and Snacks
Credit Cards
Credit Cards
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar, Dogs Bedrooms
Dog allowed
in: Dogs Bar, Dogs Bedrooms

Rating and Comments

3/5
171 votes cast
I will give full disclosure, The Bell has been my favourite pub since I moved to the area in 1992, over the years it's reputation for excellent food, beer and wine has deservedly strengthened. We even had our wedding reception there in 2005 which everyone agreed was the best one thay had been to.

In 2005, we moved to Abu Dhabi, and I have only been in the UK for a short while each year, but always ensure I eat there at least twice when visiting my old home town.

I live in the centre of Abu Dhabi where we are surrounded by five star hotels, with many boasting Michelin Star chefs. We eat out quite a lot and we are used to top quality food and service.

Last week I spent three days at The Bell, and I was expecting the usual ecellent food, I did not expect it to be as superb as it was. I had the Pan Fried Calves Liver on the Sunday, admittedly after a few pints from their Beer Festival during the day, so to make sure that it wasn't the beer, I had it on Monday too, and I was right the first time round.

Whatever they are doing in the kitchen, they need to carry on doing it. If you want a sandwich and a bowl of fat chips or a full gormet experience, you will be impressed with The Bell, just make sure you book or get in early
Ate at The Bell on Saturday 29th January following recommendation in the Guide. Excellent food, brilliant presentation, smiling and friendly staff. Highlight - the desserts! Just out of this world.
Had Sunday lunch at the Bell Inn on Sunday 4th July 2010 as recommended by a friend.

Have to say without doubt this was the best Sunday roast that I have ever had in a pub. Beef was fantastic, veg delicious and the potatoes simply incredible. As a group of 6 we all agreed it was fantastic food across a number of different mains.

Service absolutely spot on and were neither rushed nor left unattended to.

At circa £10 for a roast lunch as we drove back through London on a nice summer's afternoon listening to the tennis I noticed offers for Sunday lunches for £13-16 at different pub/brewery chain restaurants which wouldn't be fit to lace the Bell Inn's boots.

I didn't have the wine, but the Kiwi in the group picked out a bottle from home and nodded his approval on completion.

All in all a fantastic meal in a very inviting old tudor inn.

Highly Recommended

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