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The Five Bells

17 High Street | Bassingham, Bassingham, England
01522 788269
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Ranked #1 of 2 restaurants in Bassingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
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81% Recommend
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English first
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were staying in the area & this pub restaurant was recommended. We were not disappointed. Despite there being a large party at the same time, we were given excellent service. The food was full of flavour & there was a lovely atmosphere. I liked how the nooks & crannies of the pub were utilised well for the tables. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We've been regulars to the Five Bells for a few years now and I've never had a bad meal, until Friday night. First the Guinness is not longer draft but Guinness's spin on 'draft cans' - If anyone from the pub reads this please ask your Guinness drinkers, they'll all say remove it. If I want a can of 'draft'... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were taken here for my husband's birthday lunch by my brother and his wife who live in Bassingham. Lovely old fashioned pub atmosphere, excellent and helpful waiting staff and lovely food. What more could you ask for?

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Recommended by visitors at hotel, booked for 6.00pm first impressions were of pub, beautiful, ordered 1 peppered sirloin and 1 sirloin both medium served just as I liked, service was first class could not as for more and would recommend to anyone, please don't change, as I would love to visit again when in the area. The staff even sang... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Sorry to the previous reviewer - visited on 11 July and had four fillet steaks. Very tasty. The whole meal was delicious. The inside of the restaurant is very quaint and was very nice surprise. Service was very friendly and very good. We would definately visit again if we were in the area.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited the five bells last night, table booked at 8, promptly seated, ordered drinks, presented with the menus. I asked for Fillet steak, the waitress came back , sorry no fillet steak, they had run out as had been popular that evening, very disappointed so ordered the fish pie, none of that either!. Ended up eating a goats cheese starter... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The food is usually good. They have some good special offers. Fish is well cooked. It can get busy at weekends so it is useful to book. The food is better when it is less busy. More of a food pub than a drinking pub.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is our local, we live in a village next to Bassingham. For the second time we visited today - we've lived around here for 8 years but have been building a house, so have been super busy (as well as holding down daily jobs) otherwise we'd have been in before! The Five Bells is just FANTASTIC. You cannot possibly... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Was recommended to visit this pub/restaurant by the B&B that I was using, arrived at 7.05pm and asked for a table, very polite waitress found me a table and I ordered a drink, sat down with the menu and was then informed that the kitchen was closed; a waiter then said that I could have an item from the dessert... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a great country pub, the way they all should be. Lovely menue with loads of choice and good size portions. The steaks were delicious. We have been here a few times and usually try pubs on reccommendation ( sometimes I wonder how they get good ones). We always come back here to see how pub grub should be... More

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