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The Bell Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Ashford Road, Ivychurch TN29 0AL, England
01797 344355
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch Pub was fairly busy for the time of day but had a warm welcome Had two dogs with us so we were told where we could sit, very friendly staff Good choice of hot and cold light bites available and very reasonably priced Cosy friendly pub in the shadow of a Norman church. Very... More 

Thank Andrew W
Littlestone-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, pleasant surroundings, lovely staff and good atmosphere. highly recommended.and well worth a visit if looking for a new place to eat.

Thank Tompie2014
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There aren't many tables in this pub so you need to book ahead. The food is always good with a fairly traditional menu and a range of 'specials'. It's very much a locals pub and it can be hard to get through the crowd around the bar.

Thank AlpineTravellerKent
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

The Bell was reccomended by a mate, having travelled some 200miles and in need of a beer and food I was not dissapointed. Some of the best beers and food I have ever had in a Pub. Great hosts, top staff, fantastic night.

Thank Big Fella - Burton
New Romney, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Best pub in the area by miles. Winner of CAMRA awards for best pub in the area with frequently changing guest ales which are excellently kept and keenly priced. Good pub food with excellent burgers and a range of other meals, though seating is limited so booking is needed to secure a table.

Thank Chris J
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Serves brilliant pub grub, burger was delicious. The setting is great and there is a nice garden out back. Has a great atmosphere. Always busy so best to phone ahead if wanting to eat. The staff are very friendly. Very nice place.

Thank Amy W
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a local campsite and visited this gorgeous pub for dinner twice. Food was amazing and extremely generous. Locals were really friendly and beer was lovely with a great selection of ales. Highly recommend this pub.

Thank Gaynor E
Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

We went on spec. Food excellent lovely staff all very friendly plus if we had wanted could have sat in the garden with our dogs.

Thank Jackie S
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Lovely affordable dinner in local pub. Friendly atmosphere,good food in a traditional pub. Choice of menu didn't need to book. Good service. Gypsy tart was great.

Thank Sally R
New Romney, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

We decided to stop by for a pub meal after a day out in sunny Hastings playing Crazy Golf amongst other things. The service was very good and the staff very friendly. The Mozzarella stick starter i was expecting to be hot and breaded, instead was 2 small kebabs containing a few green leaves, two small cheese balls and Sun... More 

Thank Wayne S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashford Road, Ivychurch TN29 0AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ivychurch
  • Phone Number: 01797 344355
16th century pub with a good selection of real ales, excellent atmosphere and a huge variety of really good food

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