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The Bell Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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Ashford Road, Ivychurch TN29 0AL, England
01797 344355
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Hastings, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Fabulous pub. Welcoming atmosphere, lovely ambience. Busy little pub welcoming regulars and visitors. Well presented delicious food at extremely reasonable prices. Staff could not be more friendly and helpful. Quality time here.

Thank Kay L
Greater London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We have been visiting this pub for over thirty-five years. Obviously, we have seen many changes with the landlords/ladies. However, in the past, the locals were always extremely hospitable and friendly. During the past two years, when we've visited this pub, we've noticed a sharp decline in the attitude towards 'strangers/visitors.' We went with friends and were going to eat... More 

Thank Rina M
Ashford, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Interesting menu choices on the board, but settled for equally interesting sandwich - bacon & brie. Quality bacon freshly cooked, still hot in the generously filled 50/50 (light brown) bread, nice little salad garnish. Wine by the glass in its own little bottle, a good rose Zinfandel. Charming place, such nice people.

Thank Frances S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little pub just up the road from myself, great people work there always friendly and the drinks aren't a bad price! They have a good pool table with enough room all the way round, if you're heading to rye on a day out defiantly pop by a great place and really pleasant experience every time!

Thank Harry H
Tenterden, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a proper pub! It doesn't pretend to be a "gastro" pub and charge restaurant prices but serves excellent pub food at extremely good value for money. I have visited several times, mainly Saturday lunchtimes but also weekday evenings and have never been disappointed. The staff and other customers are very friendly, the food is very good and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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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