The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn, Helston: Hours, Address, The Bell Inn Reviews: 4.5/5

The Bell Inn
4.5
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Sunday
3:00 AM - 6:30 AM
About
The Bell Inn is a traditional Cornish pub serving quality favourite recipes and a carvery every Sunday. A warm welcome awaits with a home from home atmosphere, where we offer a relaxed environment for you to relax and chill with family, friends or colleagues. To compliment your dining experience we offer an array of wines and traditional ales, which alter on a regular basis. Enjoy our fabulous beer garden that houses an outside bar and children's play area. We offer pool, darts, chess and lots more...
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Kenny A
Doncaster, UK375 contributions
Great lunch in friendly, cosy pub
Oct 2021 • Family
We stopped for lunch on Halloween. Friendly welcome and great home-cooked food. I had the carved ham with two fried eggs and chips, which was excellent. Wife and son had chilli, one beef and one veggie and both were delicious. Would recommend.
Written October 31, 2021
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Jane H
20 contributions
Great little pub in centre of town.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Really friendly welcome, helpful staff. Food was delicious and served beautifully. Great selection of beers / lagers and gins. Cocktail of the week. Lovely atmosphere. Dog friendly. Raining but garden looked lovely.
Written September 28, 2021
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SCARBOROUGH-JANE
York, UK100 contributions
lucky escape
Jul 2021
We had just had a very long drive from Yorkshire earlier in the day and looking forward to a hot meal sit down and relax. We ordered our drinks and left swiftly, this place is very down at heal none of our party wanted to linger.
Saturday evening 8pm stopped serving food? very strange place. Area near bar I guess for food preparation? had a kind of hot plate with gigantic clear bin bag full of white bread buns and stained tea towels strewn about. I'm glad in a way we did not get to eat there think it was a blessing in disguise.

Toilets are located in a outbuilding at rear of property on a very steep downward path and dirty.
Written July 20, 2021
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Ash P
4 contributions
Fabulous!
Jul 2021 • Couples
Brilliant pub! We found this gem whilst driving back to our accommodation after visiting Lizard Point. The bar man and all other staff are excellent, food delicious, beer great and atmosphere awesome. A good selection of games too! Great pub, would highly recommend you stop here!
Written July 19, 2021
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Carl S
60 contributions
Will definitely be going back great British pub
May 2021 • Family
Very nice pub good Covid protection the menu is standard pub food freshly cooked & really good quality, good range of drinks & the staff were excellent couldn’t do enough for us & dog friendly
Written June 29, 2021
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Janice Gosling
Helston, UK16 contributions
Lovely Pub with wonderful staff
May 2021
Having moved to the area at the beginning of the year the Bell Inn has rapidly become our favourite local. Simon and Lisa are friendly, welcoming and lovely to talk to. Other bar staff, particularly Rhian, are very professional and provide excellent service. Food is excellent quality with pub favourites alongside a good grill menu. I would recommend the gammon steak particularly if you are hungry, it’s delicious. Looking forward to spending many sunny afternoons in the lovely beer garden with family and friends.
Written June 2, 2021
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Enya Disney
2 contributions
10/10 lovely pub
May 2021 • Family
Stumbled across this pub while struggling to find anywhere else for lunch in the area,SO glad we did. Food was amazing and lots of choice. Staff very attentive and friendly. If this was my local pub I’d be in there all the time. Lovely atmosphere and garden. 10/10
Written May 25, 2021
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99Rita
Haslemere, UK12 contributions
Friendly welcome, lovely food and great service
Apr 2021
Lisa catered the refreshments following my mother in law’s funeral. She was absolutely lovely, so helpful and sensitive to our needs, and offered lots of different options, including plenty of choice for vegetarians. . On the day, the buffet was beautifully set out, delicious, plentiful and excellent value for money. Everyone commented on how lovely it was. The staff were attentive and efficient and the service couldn’t have been better.

She has given a lot of thought to making the outside area Covid safe - there are individual heated booths under cover, which are the perfect size for small groups, plus a bigger open area with tables and a children’s play area, making the Bell perfect for both families with children and adult groups wanting a quieter area.

We were very happy indeed and would heartily recommend it. And by the way, ignore the comment below about the toilets - they’re perfectly nice and clean!
Written April 21, 2021
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Martin P
Helston, UK34 contributions
Needs to 'buck up'
Dec 2020
After the end of Lockdown 2 we were looking forward to going out for a few drinks. I am totally aware of the hard times that pubs are having in these trying times but our experience really wasn't good. Simon and Lisa (the landlord and landlady) were pedestrian to say the least. With minimal amount of customers, service was slow. The prices are not competitive at all, a normal for a Punch pub I know, but when you order five ports and you can only serve four after all the time the pub has been closed, this really isn't good enough. I was told the ladies toilets were also shabby with only one of the three having toilet tissue. I know times are hard but you must learn to help yourselves when trade is so intermittent. First impressions are just that and the feeling of 'zero interest' (maybe caused by pressure from the community covid enforcer who had visited earlier ) was very noticeable. Not good and this pub really needs to buck up as what trade they do have will go elsewhere and also save a considerable amount of money. After all, £174 for 5 people drinking from 1845 to 2200 is quite extortionate for this town.
Written December 6, 2020
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In response to your review dated the 6th December... Regarding the cost for 5 people drinking – What you fail to mention is that in the timescale you mentioned you had eight rounds of drinks between you, plus the four Ports which you also mentioned. I totalled both your bills together and this came to £165. This works out at less than £4.00 per drink and considering one drink was from our Craft Beer range and the other was a double vodka & bottled tonic I do not believe that this is excessive. We do not claim to be the cheapest pub in Helston but believe with the recent refurbishment, quality of available drinks, heated beer garden, etc. that our prices are very reasonable. We cannot compete with Wetherspoons and other free house pubs that attempt to, and we have no desire to do so. With reference to the unkind comments about myself & Lisa – You said that it was quiet however we still had approx. 50 guests to serve, including yourself. We managed to serve them all including yourselves and it works out you received a round of drinks every 15 minutes that were served to your table. Table service is something that has been imposed on us and it is not easy to serve both indoor & outdoor with no staff. At times it did get difficult due to 2 tables not wanting to leave at 11 pm, one of which was yours. I recall that you told me to ‘chill’ as they are not strict with the law. After the year we have had and the fact as a pub we attempt to follow the law to the letter, to put us in this position is both unfair and unacceptable. I know that you took offence when you initially arrived as I mentioned to you that your wife would require a face covering. Your wife returned to the car to fetch her face covering. Our toilets are not shabby. We accept that the middle cubicle had run out of toilet paper, but this was only noted the following morning. If we had been advised at the time we would have replenished. Finally, the comment regarding Port. We sell truly little and unfortunately, after this year and the fact we have had to pay considerable rent and associated costs to our pub company when closed, we have had to reduce some of our offerings. We still have a large selection of choice, but unfortunately, as with all pubs, we do run out from time to time. Thank you for your visit, however, we find it upsetting that you can choose to post such a negative and inaccurate review at such a difficult time for the pub industry in general. Regards, Simon Pressland - Landlord of The Bell Inn
Written December 11, 2020
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slow727
Bourne End, UK146 contributions
Tea
Aug 2020
Just stoped for a cup of tea but a really warm welcome was given to
Lovely cup of tea sitting in the covered patio
We wish the landlady and her staff the best in these trying times
Written August 25, 2020
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