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The Bell at Iden

$$ - $$$, British,
Church Lane | Iden, Iden, Rye TN31 7PU, England
+44 1797 280242
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
Church Lane | Iden, Iden, Rye TN31 7PU, England
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Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

So glad the weather was bad making us only do a short walk into Iden and so have lunch at The Bell. Staff really welcoming nothing to much trouble and great fresh food we will definitely return on our next trip to Rye.

Thank tetchy
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Visited on the off chance for dinner on a Wednesday night, a warm welcome was extended by the young lady behind the bar, who showed us to a table in a light comfortable dining area. The menu while not extensive provided a good range of...More

Thank Graham S
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We had 2 meals here (and several alcoholic beverages) when stay with friends a few doors down from The Bell. Taken over by the Gordon's earlier this year the pub has a lovely friendly feel, welcoming to all ages and stages. Great range of local...More

Thank Ozursdottir
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

The staff couldn't be friendlier or more efficient. The menu had many options but all our food was extremely oily, except for the side of seasonal veg which was my favourite bit.

Thank NatNatlondon1
Reviewed October 12, 2016

We needed an evening meal on two successive evenings, and used The Bell at Iden. The menu was very enticing, the prices were quite reasonable and the beer was in good order. Also the staff were very pleasant and obliging

Thank Roger N
Reviewed September 30, 2016

We happened upon the Bell Inn on a drive around the area and we are so glad we stopped! We received a warm welcome, and decided to stay for lunch. We both ordered burgers and I can honestly say they were the best we've ever...More

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed September 24, 2016

Found this village pub yesterday for lunch as we were staying nearby,lovely home cooked food great menu, really nice chips and tasty mash.sat in garden as it was a sunny day but looks nice inside too. Will def recommend

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed September 20, 2016

On a recent visit to the area we stumbled upon this pub by accident. We found all the staff very welcoming and helpful. This is a dog and family friendly pub, we liked it so much we went back for more.

Thank Stewart L
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Follow-up to our recent visit. Pleased to say the Landlord sent us compensation and apologised for the very unfortunate incident with uncontrolled dog and abusive customer in the Pub Garden. Thank you both Graham & Vicky

Thank Travelsrs
Reviewed May 19, 2016

They catered well for a party of 21 guests. The food was fine and good value. However, despite warnings from the waitress that the plates were very hot, they were in practice very cold, meaning the food soon cooled down. A pity.

Thank iceman123EastSussex
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $57
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, 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, 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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