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The Street | Purleigh, Maldon CM3 6QJ, England
01621 828 348
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Ranked #44 of 79 Restaurants in Maldon
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely friendly efficient staff/owners very helpful and nothing is to much trouble. The food could be a lot better. Over cooked calfs liver and a poor dessert selection was disappointing however I will still go back again for a second try

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Maldon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I visited the Bell with some neighbours for a Christmas get-together, and cannot fault the evening. Excellent Christmas menu, good beers and wine, attentive service. A winning combination. Some of my neighbours hadn't visited the Bell before and they said they would definitely repeat the experience. Don't be swayed by the negative reviews here - this is one of the... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I have visited twice in the last week with family and friends.The food and service was very good. For me the place was just too cold to fully enjoy a meal.On Sunday I sat near the door to the kitchen which was very busy. On my next visit ,having noticed on the way out that the main entrance area seemed... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My wife phoned to book a week before we visited and requested a table near the fire which was agreed by the man on the phone. When we turned up, on time, the pub was empty, every table had a "reserved" tag on it, and the woman behind the bar seemed very put out that we wanted to actually sit... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Bell pub is set atop a hill in the small village of Purleigh, Essex affording an amazing view of the surrounding area. Although I live just a short distance away I have not often visited this pub for no particular reason, I must add. However looking for a change we called in for a pint early one Friday evening,... More 

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Chelmsford
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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

On a hill, not many of those in Essex, overlooking the Blackwater estuary in the distance and a great all round view from the village, the pub is found next to the Church and is an old world pub inside. It has a good range of beers, a meal specials board and even the bar menu is good. Food is... More 

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Essex
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely lunch here as a last minute decision local to where my Sister lives. Have been in the Bell before but a long, long time ago. Had a lovely warm welcome and were looked after from the moment we walked in to when we paid the bill and left. Their lunch time menu had so much to choose... More 

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london
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162 reviews 162 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The Bell is located on a hill overlooking the marshes extending toward Maldon and Bradwell, outside Purleigh village. It's a low beamed place oddly shaped. Tables are well spaced apart. A standard menu (on website) is supplemented by large blackboard specials, including starters, mains. Our booking was for 7 pm, and we arrived early. It was a few minutes before... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The four of us had an excellent meal here from a good selection of main courses. The staff were very friendly and soon brought us our home-cooked selection.

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Essex
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We arrived five minutes before the cut off for serving meals. We were warmly welcomed and assured that our last minute arrival was not a problem. We were served by a delightful waitress who very quickly organised our drinks and took our food order. The food was excellent, two cod in bacon and two hawaii cheese, ham and pineapple on... More 

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Address: The Street | Purleigh, Maldon CM3 6QJ, England
Phone Number: 01621 828 348
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
Cuisine: English

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