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The Belle Freehouse

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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61 North End, Royston SG8 5NZ, England
+44 1763 250921
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic Mothering Sunday meal today. The food and service were excellent. There is also a garden with a playframe that my children enjoyed. Good value for money. Will definitely return.

2 Thank Ross1011
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Belle is a wonderful fusion of traditional village pub meets modern restaurant. The restaurant is both spacious and cozy but the star of the show is undoubtedly the food. Not only does it look amazing on the plate, the unique dishes use fresh locally sourced ingredients and tease the palate with exquisite flavours and textures. The bonus - all... More 

1 Thank Gary L
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for lunch with a friend. We were the only ones eating here and one gentleman came in for a pint. Having said that we felt quite comfortable in there. We placed our orders. I had lamb shoulder with wilted greens and saute potatoes. Was concerned that it might be too much but the lamb was pressed into a... More 

1 Thank farmerswife09
David W, General Manager at The Belle Freehouse, responded to this review

Sorry you were disappointed with your visit to The Belle. We appreciate all feedback. The service issues you experienced are far from the norm here and not the usual high standards we strive to achieve. If you could email me your contact details at your earliest convenience to info@thebellefreehouse.co.uk to speak further that would be much appreciated, alternatively call me... More 

Royston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a truly pleasant local pub - nice, varied menu, very good food, very nice staff and a really lovely decor. Highly recommended.

1 Thank albanedawson
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for my birthday celebration. David and his team were most attentive and David was most patient when planning the evening. The hake was lovely and others who had pork belly really enjoyed it. They provided everything I asked for, as there were 14 of us we had a nice area to ourselves. Good value, price as expected for a... More 

1 Thank angela g
Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice gastro pub that a family member chose for her birthday celebrations. We had a lovely area away from the restaurant and bar, almost private dining. We pre-ordered our food as there were 14 of us. I had beetroot infused salmon to start and hake for mains. All the food was nicely presented and my fish was cooked just... More 

1 Thank Kathy O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was without doubt the best sunday roast l have ever had in a public house, we live in bassingbourn and feel so lucky to have the belle in our village, the staff are so lovely and the atmosphere is great.

1 Thank Marilyn A
Melbourn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a recent Sunday afternoon for a family birthday. The food was lovely, I had the beef which was cooked to perfection, just blushing. Portion sizes were spot on, although I did share a portion of the cauliflower cheese too (couldn't resist). Staff were friendly, although we didn't get a check back after the mains were served (not that... More 

2 Thank Hann2403
Royston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night for a post Valentines meal. Staff and landlord were very helpful and friendly. My wife and I had a few of their large G &T range in the busy bar area before being brought in to our table for the meal. My starter of beetroot marinated salmon was delicious but wife disappointed by the only... More 

1 Thank Garvintaylor
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

Visited on Valentines with my partner and was sadly a little disappointed by the meal. The salmon starter was interesting but it was a little bit bitter for both of our tastes. The duck was a bit bland, it needed more seasoning. Mains were better - a nice lamb dish and a slightly less enjoyable fish dish. The fish needed... More 

3 Thank Tomby1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $31
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 North End, Royston SG8 5NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Royston
  • Phone Number: +44 1763 250921
Our fully refurbished family-friendly pub and restaurant offers modern British cuisine. Selection of real ales, fine wines.We are open Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 00:00 and Sunday 12:00 - 23:00 Food serving hours Tuesday - Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00-21:00 Friday & Saturday 12:00 - 14:30 (Restricted Menu 14:30-18:00) 18:00-21:00 Sunday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:00
Childrens parties/private parties catered for, afternoon tea - on request & freshly made coffee

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?