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The Bell Inn

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Ashford Road, Ivychurch TN29 0AL, England
01797 344355
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 16th century pub with a good selection of real ales, excellent atmosphere...
16th century pub with a good selection of real ales, excellent atmosphere and a huge variety of really good food
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  • 28
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Traditional Pub

A great pub with good quality pub grub. There is also a good selection of real ale which is very well kept by the landlord.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
Dave G
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Chislehurst Kent
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We popped in here a couple of times in July whilst out and about in the area, we just had the lunch menu but what superb sandwiches/baguettes they were, the staff were so friendly and attentive and remembered us on our 2nd visit. I studied the menu and there was such a good choice of home cooked dishes at reasonable... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Just like the last reviewer I found the bar staff unhelpful. I had to wait for her to finish a game of dice with a customer and when I asked for a sandwich at 2.45 I was told they had just finished. We had a bad lunch here a couple of months ago and today is the last visit. Ever.

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's very rare for me to write a bad review but all I can say is that I'm shocked at how the staff (I belive she may have been the land lady but I'm not 100% sure!) spoke to me. She was disgracefully rude and only seemed bother about the men she had sat around the bar so I won't... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This pub has lots of character I enjoy coming here for a few drinks and a game of pool on the weekend. I always try to book for food but always fully booked so that must mean it is very popular for food, I will have to book it!

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

With some many pubs closing down these days, you wonder why, look into the Bell and you will find out why. Here you will find the Landlady and Landlord hands on and ready to greet you. They really enjoy what they do, and the food is good old English pub food, cooked on the premises at prices you wont believe.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

this pub is truly lovely countryside pub the owners are amazingly welcoming and the beer is great UNFORTUNATELY there are people that wish to say bad things because they have a grudge against fox hunting Such a shame.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A great pub with good quality pub grub. There is also a good selection of real ale which is very well kept by the landlord.

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Lympne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

What a great evening we had. Myself and my husband went for a meal with a couple of friends, what a great atmosphere, and really nice friendly staff, a people place not the clicky atmosphere you sometimes find. What can i say about the food.. The best meal we've had in a very long time, if you like home cooked... More 

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Lydd, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

As pub grub goes you've got to go a long way to beat this. Five real ales available doesn't hurt either. I'm writing this review as a bit of swan song to young Ricky, who's about to go off to uni to study aeronautical engineering or some such thing. Either way, it's not rocket science! Nor is serving up good... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Absolutely brilliant went for family meal all ages, lovely food, great staff serving and behind the bar. Will be recommending to family friends and will be returning thank you for a great friendly evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ashford Road, Ivychurch TN29 0AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ivychurch
  • Phone Number: 01797 344355

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Description

16th century pub with a good selection of real ales, excellent atmosphere and a huge variety of really good food
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm

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