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The Bell at Caerleon

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British, Pub, European, Gastropub, Welsh
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Bulmore Road | Caerleon, Newport NP18 1QQ, Wales
+44 1633 420613
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic
Description: Awarded Best Food in the South Wales Echo Food & Drink Awards. The Bell...
Awarded Best Food in the South Wales Echo Food & Drink Awards. The Bell has stood in the ancient Roman fortress town of Caerleon for more than 400 years. An old coaching inn, nestled on the edge of the Celtic Manor Resort & The beautiful Usk Valley, many a merry time has been had. The Bell today is true to its traditions and offers a uniquely Welsh atmosphere,a very warm welcome, award winning food, real ales, ciders and perries and a lovely wine list. We look forward to warmly welcoming you to The Bell.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sunday lunch

It was the first time we had been to the bell for lunch and I got to say it was very nice.very nice atmosphere with the locals and the food was very good to we will definitely will be going back

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Lee W
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful Sunday dinner the staff were superb at the bell in Caerleon. The beef melted in the mouth. Highly recommended

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2 Thank Tania H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was the first time we had been to the bell for lunch and I got to say it was very nice.very nice atmosphere with the locals and the food was very good to we will definitely will be going back

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1 Thank Lee W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited The Bell many times over the years and so wished I lived closer. My husband is a complete beer monster and for him it is absolute heaven with the choice of ales (and also huge choice of ciders fro me if I'm not driving). We dropped in for lunch two weeks ago as I had just visited... More 

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1 Thank Sandra J
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those special places a varied menu with food to die for excellent staff wh are only too happy to help winderful experience all roun Ample car parking

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Thank Melvyn W
Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have come to the bell frequently over the years and I can honestly say that now the food and the service is the best it has ever been, we met the chef and the manager outside and expressed our enthusiasm so we were suggested to leave a trip advisor which I am happy to do so as they deserve... More 

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Thank Honesto24
Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Friendly warm atmosphere that was let down by the part baked bread and soup that arrived still frozen. Disappointing!

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1 Thank w6okey
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited The Bell last Saturday evening as we here'd it had new owners . We were not disappointed as the food and service was excellent . The staff were really pleasant and very helpful . Looking forward to trying the Sunday lunch . We recommend you give it a try but I'm sure you won't be... More 

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Thank ikey1965
Cardiff
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and a group of friends make an annual event to dine at the Bell on early Christmas Eve. The establishment is no longer up the good standards of years past. We pre-booked dinner in the hope that demand could be anticipated and catered for appropriately. A friend told me that the pate was inedible. Perhaps my vegetarian option was... More 

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1 Thank hilltw87
leetCaerleon, Owner at The Bell at Caerleon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We welcome all feedback, negative as well as positive: it is only by receiving and analysing feedback that we are able to continually improve. Trip Advisor is great 'vehicle' for guests to convey their experiences. It's such a shame that you didn't choose to review your more positive expereiences at The Bell, but that's your prerogative. At The... More 

Caldicot, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely Sunday lunch today to celebrate my birthday with family, been a few times and always had a good meal, but although food was great, just a word of advice, be generous with the bread.The starters were obviously homemade, and delicious, but the bread that accompanied them was dispointing, a really good artesian bread would have been great.... More 

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Thank fernandasummers65
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never disappointed at the Bell , food is amazing ....always difficult to choose because the menu sounds fantastic. Paige our waitress was fantastic, just the right amount of sparkle ...explained the menu fantasically. Bar staff always pleasant . would recommend it to everyone

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bulmore Road | Caerleon, Newport NP18 1QQ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +44 1633 420613

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 29
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, European, Gastropub, Welsh

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic

Description

Awarded Best Food in the South Wales Echo Food & Drink Awards. The Bell has stood in the ancient Roman fortress town of Caerleon for more than 400 years. An old coaching inn, nestled on the edge of the Celtic Manor Resort & The beautiful Usk Valley, many a merry time has been had. The Bell today is true to its traditions and offers a uniquely Welsh atmosphere,a very warm welcome, award winning food, real ales, ciders and perries and a lovely wine list. We look forward to warmly welcoming you to The Bell.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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