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The Bell at Caerleon

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European, British, 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sunday Lunch

I went for a Sunday lunch with a work colleague. We had 3 courses for £18.95 per person. The food was really full of flavour, & I had crème brulee which was to die for. Very enjoyable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Lucinda M
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Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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330 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newport, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

upon recommendation, I visited the bell for lunch on the 9th march.4 people dining when I arrived, ordered 3 appertisers for lunch. 25 minutes later the waitress told me my appertisers will not be long. when they eventually arrived the calamari & bread and oils were ok but the fishcake was bland, underseasoned and tasteless, it could have been chorizo... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Coming home to Wales for birthday is always special but complete with a meal at the Bell. Our waitress Tiff was extremely helpful and friendly. While all previous visits we have had excellent food,this time was exceptional. I am not sure if improvement is possible. Highly recommended!

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Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I went for a Sunday lunch with a work colleague. We had 3 courses for £18.95 per person. The food was really full of flavour, & I had crème brulee which was to die for. Very enjoyable.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

First time my family and I went to be bell, and what a lovely evening we had. On arrival the bar staff was very friendly, my father wasn't Sure what ale or beer to drink, and so the lady of bar offered him a taster, before he bought. The meal was very tasty and well presented. I ordered burger and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Bell is a true pub with a great atmosphere. The quality of the real ale is superb and they select great guest beers each week. They post up which beers are on next which keeps us going back for our favourites - beers from Devon, Cornwall, Oxford and more. There is a good restaurant, but we just love the... More 

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Lichfield, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were staying at Celtic Manor but had heard that a local pub was really good. We went for lunch and loved it so much we went back for dinner. Such a cute place with food far beyond any normal pub. There was a large list of ciders to fully enjoy and the staff could not have been friendlier. I... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stunning food, oldy worldy village country pub atmosphere. Love it. Great beers too & superb attentive service

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were staying in Newport this great little boozer is less than 10 mins away ... The staff were really friendly as were the locals ... We felt really welcome and soon got chatting - so much so we decided to eat there - food was delicious and we would definitely come back here ... There are rooms too but... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My first visit to the Bell was at the end of last year and after having such a lovely time, my partner and I decided we would go back for Valentines day and we are so glad we did! EXCELLENT menu that made us feel like we were on holiday in a 5* hotel! The waitress was wonderful, attentive, smiley... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Me and my other half booked our table weeks in advance as we are regulars at the bell so we couldn't miss the opertunity to eat here on a special night like this. We had seen the menu before hand as it was well advertised and we were so exited by the dishes on there one of the best menus... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: European, British, Gastropub, Welsh

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?