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The Bell Inn

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Italian, Sandwiches, British, Wine Bar
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21 High Street | Standlake, Witney OX29 7RH, England
+44 1865 300784
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Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed - Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Inside the newly refurbished Bell Inn, you'll find open fires, exposed...
Inside the newly refurbished Bell Inn, you'll find open fires, exposed beams, real ales, an excellent wine list and outstanding food in a relaxed environment. We pride ourselves on our friendly, yet professional style.
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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely food

This is a great country pub, serving lovely food. In the space of a week recently we visited for drinks twice and dined on two evenings. The pub is friendly, the atmosphere welcoming and the chef in the kitchen can cook! Menu has good range of choices and there's a small specials board. The owner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Linda S
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a great country pub, serving lovely food. In the space of a week recently we visited for drinks twice and dined on two evenings. The pub is friendly, the atmosphere welcoming and the chef in the kitchen can cook! Menu has good range of choices and there's a small specials board. The owner and restaurant manager are friendly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
819izzye, Manager at The Bell Inn, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Thank you for having the time to write your review about your experience with us at The Bell. We truly appreciate our hard work being noted and enjoyed and we pride ourselves in creating an environment where our customers feel warm and welcome and it truly makes our jobs enjoyable and rewarding, seeing such a lovely review. Thank... More 

Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I visted the Bell Inn for a meal on Mother's day. The staff were really friendly and welcoming, the pub was clean, cosy and comfortable and the food was delicious. I was really impressed with how well run the establishment was. I wish more pubs could be like this one. If you want yummy food in a cosy pub, you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
819izzye, Manager at The Bell Inn, responded to this review

Hi Becky, Im really happy to hear you enjoyed your mothers day meal with us at The Bell. We aim to make every experience for everyone as warm and enjoyable as possible but special occasions like mothers day are particularly meaningful and a time you really want to relax and spend time with your loved ones and children. The fact... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
252 reviews 252 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We visited for lunch on a weekday and, I'm afraid, our experience was rather different to that of recent reviewers, so much so that I am tempted to question the authenticity of the ten recent reviews all of which are glowing in their praise giving the restaurant a five star rating. We were using my friend's Amazon voucher which covered... More 

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Oxford
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Went to The Bell inn for dinner, this was our first visit. The food was good, the staff were friendly and approachable. We will be back. Thanks to the lovely girls serving food and behind the bar.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
819izzye, Manager at The Bell Inn, responded to this review

Hi Sue, Thank you for kind review It makes us all at The Bell very happy hearing from our valued customers about your experiences with us. Friendly Staff is extremely important in our industry and we truly like to give 110% to everyone we welcome here. We look forward to your next visit and I personally really enjoyed having you... More 

Bedfordshire, UK
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We visited on a Wednesday lunchtime to use an Amazon voucher. Welcome was friendly, fire was lit, food was delicious. Would definitely return if in the area again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
819izzye, Manager at The Bell Inn, responded to this review

Dear 4brits, We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us. The Amazon Local Voucher has been very successful for this business as it had attracted many customers who didn't even know we existed and it has brought some of the old ones back! Having the fire lit, candles on and music playing are just a few... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Travelled from a Wiltshire village to visit friends for lunch at The Bell. The staff were inviting and pleasant. The menu was both varied and appetising. We were served quickly and the food was delicious. Very good experience.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Lovely, affordable meal - beautifully kept pub with very friendly, helpful staff and owners. Will definitely be returning!

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Standlake, England
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We've used this pub through its various 'reincarnations' since we moved to the village 40 years ago and currently it is the best its ever been. It is a proper village pub (free house - first class real ales) with an excellent bar (with woodburner) and, at the same time, a very comfortable, cosy pub restaurant; both bar and restaurant... More 

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Cotswolds
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely three course meal over the Easter weekend. There was an interesting choice on the menu and the Sea Bass starter was particularly excellent. The service was very helpful and attentive together with a cosy warm atmosphere. Well recommended.

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Oxford
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

As locals, we really appreciate the changes new management has brought: we enjoyed a Saturday night dinner with a group of friends at The Bell and the experience was a real treat. The pub was lively without being crowded, the atmosphere and temperature was warm and well lit - we could read the menus! Not always possible under the old... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 High Street | Standlake, Witney OX29 7RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Witney
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 300784

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 38
  • Cuisine: Italian, Sandwiches, British, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Inside the newly refurbished Bell Inn, you'll find open fires, exposed beams, real ales, an excellent wine list and outstanding food in a relaxed environment. We pride ourselves on our friendly, yet professional style.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?