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The Bell at Caerleon

Bulmore Road | Caerleon, Newport NP18 1QQ, Wales
01633 420613
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Ranked #38 of 247 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $63
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European, British, Gastropub, Welsh
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Recently awarded Best Food in the South Wales Echo Food & Drink Awards 2012 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 Golf 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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English first
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

WARNING - not the same place that won best foodie pub (many many years ago) Went there as a part of a business meal, the starters came out about 50 minutes after ordering, they were barely luke warm, waited another 45 minutes for mains and they were awful! Prawn linguine was stodgy and had clearly had the look of microwaved... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Had a three course Christmas lunch and it was excellent. Ham hock terrine to start, turkey with loads of gravy and extra gravy then cheese board to finish. Very happy! The staff were always making sure we were serviced with drinks and very attentive. All courses came out as ordered in good time. We were a party of 10 and... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Pre ordered Christmas set lunch 2 or 3 courses with special dieatry requirements ordered in advance, which was lost replacement given. Unfortunatley there was a kitchen fire on arrival asked to wait til 12 with half hour wait!!!!!!!! eventually starters arrived wrong orders!! Soup not exactly hot and tasteless! Main courses were wrong, the meat was covered in gravy with... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Hugely disappointing - poor service, poor food, no atmosphere and expensive. Long wait even though pre ordered our meals. This was an office Christmas meal. We had to light our own candles on our tables, ask for condiments, prompt about the lack of stuffing and 'pigs in blankets' to go with the Turkey as on the menu. 35-40 minute wait... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Following a visit to The Bell for our Christmas Lunch today,(party of 13), I feel I had to leave a comment to warn others who might be venturing out for their office Christmas Lunch. We had heard many comments of what a great place it was to eat! However we were bitterly disappointed by what we found, table wasn't laid... More 

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Came here for lunch yesterday as an 18th birthday treat. I had wanted to visit for a while after hearing good things and wasn't disappointed. Had a huge hang over from the night before and the burger made me feel 100 times better! A miracle in a bun haha. In all seriousness the food here is great - had a... More 

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newport>south wales
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Such a pleasure to eat here, great service, food and the choice of special ciders is the best in South Wales!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

9 of us visited the Bell on the 9th November for Sunday Lunch - our group was aged 4 to 68! After reading certain reviews we were a little concerned.....but we had nothing to worry about. The Bell has a warm and rustic appearance/atmosphere The food was very good, and the service was brilliant. The waitresses could not do enough... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

I have visited the bell on several occasions and always had a lovely experience. But the visit this week was a far cry from the previous times. We went to the bell on a Tuesday night to celebrate a friends birthday. Only 2 other tables were full in the restaurant so we didn't think there'd be too much of a... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went to the Bell for the first time in a couple of years - and what a surprise. I can honestly say it was the best Sunday Lunch I've had! Praise indeed from someone who is not only VERY fussy, but not even a great fan of roast dinners apart from my own. Staff are all extremely helpful, efficient and... More 

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Additional Information about The Bell at Caerleon

Address: Bulmore Road | Caerleon, Newport NP18 1QQ, Wales
Phone Number: 01633 420613
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Newport
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 63
Cuisine: European, British, Gastropub, Welsh

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