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“I think they actually believe their own hype.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ring O'Bells Thornton

Ring O'Bells Thornton
212 Hill Top Road | Thornton, Bradford BD13 3QL, England (Formerly The Ring O'Bells)
+44 1274 832296
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Ranked #16 of 524 Restaurants in Bradford
Price range: $16 - $39
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Oxon
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217 reviews 217 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
“I think they actually believe their own hype.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

After a less than impressive meal with very poor service last time, I vowed not to return unless someone else was paying. They were and so I returned. So glad I was not paying as in particular the staff have a real attitude problem, they do not know how to relate to the people ensuring they have a job.
You read all the glowing reports of this place in newspapers and magazines but if my experience and that of others is a true reflection, then one wonders who is writing them.
The management clearly believe their own hype.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“....but try the new menu!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

My husband and I have eaten here on several occassions, with and without friends and have always been received very warmly. There is apparently a new head chef and having tried his signature dishes I can only suggest that people ignore what is written below and try for themselves. The slow roast belly pork with beautifully crisped crackling (note - crisp not hard), rosti and the best parsnip puree ever was a definite winner and the lamb shoulder with thyme mash was not far behind! Following this with a shared chocolate fondant was a hard decision but a step worth taking as it melted on the tongue just leaving room for coffee.
We will certainly be returning for more.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Didn't like the landlord!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Having said we wouldn't return here due to rude staff last time we went a few years ago I have relented and been out for lunch with two friends to The Ring o Bells today.Myself and one friend ordered a hot beef sandwich,which came with chips & salad and my other friend ordered a steak pie.The roast beef was very fatty and tasteless and the chips over cooked.The steak pie was ordered with chips and peas but no peas arrived and the pie very small for the price paid.The landlord was rude and cocky when one friend queried the price of her glass of wine(£4.45 for small glass of rose)
I think the landlords believes he's running a top class restaurant but its a pub that does grub with inflated drink prices. Overall the place is over priced,dated and food definately not award winning! Save your money and go elsewhere!.

Visited January 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing , overpriced food and rude staff !!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

This was our first and definatlly our last visit to The Ring 'o' Bells . It was a xmas treat from my father-in-law which unfortunately turned out to be anything but ! . The atmosphere was poor and the service was bordering on rude ! the main course roast beef was cold lack of vegetables . Had we have been paying we would have complained but didn't want to make an atmosphere for the family . Would have hoped for much more considering the amount of money it cost overall very disappointed !!!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Haworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“" What Awards??"”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The question is, who has presented the award ? Going by the advertisment you are led to believe the food and service are of a certain quality. But going by our visit today the award should be for poor service and overated pub food.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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