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The Bell at Iden

$$ - $$$, British,
Church Lane, Iden, Rye TN31 7PU, England
+44 1797 280242
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Church Lane, Iden, Rye TN31 7PU, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for a couple of nights to meet some relatives that we hadn't seen for a while, There are only two letting rooms but they are both very comfortable. We had a lovely meal which was well cooked and tasty.

Thank melvynfletcher
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at this lovely old pub. The menu catered for Vegan and Gluten Free. We were also accompanied by our dog inside the pub, no problem. The service from the lady behind the bar was fantastic. She also took our meal...More

Thank Cdp1
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Although we only live in Tenterden, it's been about 30yrs since we visited this lovely pub. Stopped over for a bite to eat before going to Kino in Rye. Nice beer, friendly service and good pub food. Won't leave it so long to go back!!...More

Thank Mickeyj48
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

We are locals and eat and drink here on a regular basis. The food is of an excellent standard and great value for money with a choice of specials. A visit would not be complete without a cuddle with Liliana and a catch up with...More

1  Thank Kakie999
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after a long walk on a hot and sunny day. I had fish and chips and my partner had scampi and chips. Both meals we very well cooked, well presented, and delicious. We would definitely go there again.

Thank Privateersman
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Our Ramblers group enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Bell today. The landlord and lady were extremely helpful and welcoming. The food is great and home made. We chose from the lunchtime menu and most of us had sandwiches on artisan bread rolls. - we...More

Thank andrew s
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

An impromptu couple of nights stay in Iden near Rye with my two small dogs Eddie & Gino due to car issues. Stayed just a short walk from the Bell at Iden which was a pub recommended to me by my hosts. The Bell was...More

Thank joshuapaul73
Reviewed January 29, 2018

We visited this cosy country pub yesterday for Sunday lunch to be greeted by a warm welcome with fires at both ends of the pub. We had a superb meal where I had roast beef with perfectly cooked vegetables and a good size portion and...More

Thank netches2018
Reviewed January 16, 2018

We decided to give this pub another try as new owners last year and so glad we did. We had the most delicious Sunday lunch, the vegetables were not over cooked and probably the best roast potatoes ever. My partner had the trio of meats...More

Thank Pauline T
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Four of us ate supper here on the Friday before Christmas and came away very pleased. There was a good range of interesting choices on the menu and the food was very well cooked. One of us chose just a simple fish and chips -...More

Thank Newburyboy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $51
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Lane, Iden, Rye TN31 7PU, England (Formerly The Bell at Iden)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye  >  Iden
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 280242
  • E-mail
This traditional village pub dates back to the 15th century with our snug area dating back to 1107! Legend has it, that the original building was used as accommodation for the monks that built Iden church. We have two delightful letting rooms, separate to the pub. Rooms offer king sized beds and en-suite facilities. Other features include original oak beams within the letting rooms and the main inn. Make yourselves tea and coffee in vintage china in the morning in bed whilst watching television with freeview prior to popping over the the restaurant for a sumptuous hearty breakfast using fresh local produce - continental and full English are offered.We are proud of our home cooked food and offer far more than your usual pub grub. Our food is locally sourced where possible and reflects seasonal changes. We are a perfect dining space for a romantic dinner for two, a family celebration or a private party.
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