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Stayed at the Chalksole cottages for the weekend and was recommended to eat at the Lydden Bell... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2019
leeszlad
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Lovely meal in a traditionally English pub with friendly service

I visited with my husband and two friends. We all enjoyed our main meals and the service was quick... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MrsBobbyB
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81 Canterbury Road, Lydden CT15 7EX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with my husband and two friends. We all enjoyed our main meals and the service was quick and friendly. We just had room for a dessert and glad we tried them. The salted caramel ice cream served with the creme brulee was home...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super food, excellent service. What more can I say, terrific. The people there are super. They really care.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

Stayed at the Chalksole cottages for the weekend and was recommended to eat at the Lydden Bell. From the moment we arrived, strangers, we were made to feel welcome. Unfortunately we arrived at 16:00pm to be told food isn’t served until 18:00pm, but of a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank leeszlad
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

We visit The Lydden Bell regularly and the quality of service and food is always excellent. Special offers most nights of the week include Pie & Pint, Fish & Chips and others of course. Food is always very fresh & cooked to order. The Pies...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

Myself and my husband came here for the first time after the place being recommended by our hosts who we were staying with near by. It’s was our anniversary and we wanted somewhere with good food and nice a quiet, and it was exactly what...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ankekatrina
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Whilst staying in Dover for a few days we had dinner at the Lydden Bell. We had a very warm welcome from the staff. After our order was taken and drinks served we were brought complementary ‘taster’ cups of delicious vegetable soup. My husband had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This charming village pub restaurant located on the old A2 Dover-Canterbury road offers both character and an extensive menu. You can enjoy a lunchtime choice or a more extensive and slightly upmarket evening menu or Sunday roasts and desserts "to die for!". From steaks to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PaulFabia
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Thank you for another good meal ! we were a party of 6 ladies been before several times and we are never disappointed with the food, the service, the atmosphere etc. The choice of menu is excellent, and value for money. We will return because...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 9,227
Reviewed August 14, 2017

The title says quite a bit. Never seen anything like this on menu before. But - an absolute triumph. I'd go again just for that. However, the rest of the meal backed up the starter. Way up above normal pub grub standards. Preparation, presentation, service...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

A restaurant pub with an extensive menu. Have never been disappointed with the food or service. You need to book to ensure a table at busy times.

Date of experience: July 2017
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