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The Bell at Hampton Poyle

11 Oxford Road | Hampton Poyle, Kidlington OX5 2QD, England
+44 1865 376242
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
British, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
11 Oxford Road | Hampton Poyle, Kidlington OX5 2QD, England
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1 - 10 of 249 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has been a favourite of ours....... for some time for good service and food, but tonight things have changed! If I had written on here previously about this establishment, there would be 5 stars, but a "new team" has brought the ratings DOWN! And...More

3  Thank Mark3143
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good find and well above the average pub I've been in recently. Prices I felt a little on the high side but the food was very good. Service was excellent. I will return when I have more time to spare

Thank Paininthearse_13
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Fantastic! Thank you very much for time taken to review the Bell and we hope to see you with us again soon! Kind regards.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A special family lunch (3 generations). Lovely food, friendly attentive service, and warm atmosphere. The latter was a surprise after seeing a sign by the entrance stating only well behaved children "old enough to sit at the table" were welcome... I would have thought that...More

Thank dontgetoutmuch2017
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind and honest review. Yes, you are absolutely correct that the sign does not reflect service inside. All ages are most welcome and we will always accommodate all of our guests. As you correctly mentioned we are trying to...More

Reviewed April 23, 2017

Excellent food good friendly service a place for a special occasion. Car park very small and a bit inconvenient if you have to park on the road.

Thank OxfordStudley
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with us. Yes, we are trying to work on the parking bit, but I fear it will take a while.

Reviewed April 11, 2017

Expensive but for special occasions this place is great. We have eaten here on three occasions and enjoyed all of them. Will obviously visit again

Thank Sarge483
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Thank you! Please do make sure you make yourself known to the manager when you are with us again, complimentary glass of champagne will be awaiting. All the best.

Reviewed April 4, 2017

This is a charming and intimate restaurant. Very well appointed. The food is lovely. The location is wonderful, and there is plenty of parking. It is the perfect place for that special time with someone you truly enjoy.

Thank mayifollowwill
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Fantastic, thank you very much for your kind review and we look forward to having you back. Warm regards.

Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

I booked a table for 6 adults and 6 babies and on arrival we were told we had been given our own room behind the bar. The room was ready and waiting for us so we went straight through and our drink order was quickly...More

Thank Bex B
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your honest review. We are glad to hear that all went well with your lunch. In regards to your reservation, a lot of our customers book online - as those bookings go past us, we do receive notification for any...More

Reviewed March 20, 2017

Shared a Cote de Boeuf here with my wife. Whilst very tasty, I don't think it really reflected the price paid. Having said that, the service was excellent, even though the restaurant was very busyMore

Thank BananaSpark
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Thank you. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with us, although the minor price concern. The owner and head chef discuss the prices carefully and we do believe that they do reflect on the local quality produce. We do take...More

Reviewed March 3, 2017

A friend and I went for a meal a Friday after work and everything was absolutely brilliant. I can't believe I've lived so close to such a great restaurant all this time and only just eaten there. All those wasted years! The menu was a...More

Thank Luv2TrvlOxford
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Fantastic! Thank you very much for your superb review and shame you only just found us! Now you know where we are, we hope to see you more often. All the best!

Reviewed March 2, 2017

On and off been coming here for years, and the quality will usually blow you away. Of both the food and the service, the last couple of times it has not done that at all. I have always Argued that the bell is worth its...More

Thank Helen W
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Bell and for bringing this to my attention. I am sorry to hear about your disappointing experience, and please accept my apology. As Sunday evenings are not very busy, I usually leave my assistant...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 6:29 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 6:29 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 6:29 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 6:29 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 6:29 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 6:29 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 6:29 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Oxford Road | Hampton Poyle, Kidlington OX5 2QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kidlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 376242