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All 253 Newport Restaurants

The Bell at Caerleon

Bulmore Road | Caerleon, Newport NP18 1QQ, Wales
+44 1633 420613
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Ranked #45 of 253 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
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: 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Friendly staff and lovely food. Restaurant small and intimate. Would definitely return if I lived closer.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My partner and myself turned up for Sunday lunch and as we had not booked we weren't hopeful of getting a table...We asked and was told that we could be seated at 3 pm...(we arrived at 1.45) Happy with this we sat at the bar and had drinks...We were then told at 2.20pm that we couldn't eat after all...Although they... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had previously enjoyed an evening meal and a lunch meal in the restaurant. On both occasions I was impressed with the premises, food and staff. On Friday 23rd January 2015 my partner and I again visited with two of our friends only to be very disappointed. We arrived to be told that our table was not ready as one... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Lovely character pub in the middle of Caerleon. We visited this place just before Christmas. We waited a long time for the food but atmosphere was nice and the waiting staff attentive. The food was average at best but given we had booked at short notice and the restaurant was busy given the time of year (waiting almost an hour... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I went here due to a friend's recommendation and I was pleasantly surprised. I chose the Ham Hock Terrine and Faggots, Peas and Mash for the two course lunch deal. Both courses were plentiful and cooked to perfection. The staff were warm, welcoming and attended to our every needs and as a result, I really enjoyed my time here. Would... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We came for a special birthday lunch spoilt by very poor service by the kitchen. One third of the starters didn't arrive, one third were too cold, and we had waited overall an hour by then. The main courses were also an epic wait. The waiting staff were friendly but no explanations given and we couldn't face another wait for... More 

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We were at the end of the Christmas Day bookings so expected some delay and unfortunately there was significantly for the first 3 courses.... HOWEVER...the staff were friendly, apologetic, compensated us for the delay. We had a variety of choices from the menu and enjoyed all of them, together with the parsnip and apple soup and raspberry sorbet. Friendly warm... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Warm and friendly atmosphere with staff that couldn't do enough for us and made our meal and stay most enjoyable. Food was excellent and the range of drinks was very comprehensive. Even the locals were very warm and friendly to us. Suggest you give this venue a try.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Had Christmas lunch with hubby and daughter and it was Fab-u-lous. Everything about the lunch was perfect and I cannot fauly a thing quite honestly. Food was well cooked and presented and the staff were very attentive. Would definitely go back and use our 25% off vouchers for Jan and Feb. Thankyou to The Bell for starting our Xmas off... More 

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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Additional Information about The Bell at Caerleon

Address: Bulmore Road | Caerleon, Newport NP18 1QQ, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1633 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 12 - 30
Cuisine: European, British, Gastropub, Welsh

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