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Ring O'Bells

212 Hill Top Road | Thornton, Bradford BD13 3QL, England
+44 1274 832296
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (46 reviews)
“pie” (30 reviews)
“belly pork” (15 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
212 Hill Top Road | Thornton, Bradford BD13 3QL, England
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11 - 20 of 635 reviews

Reviewed October 17, 2017

They catered for a family occasion. Could not have been more accommodating, friendly, helpful & resourceful on the day. Food was terrific. A lovely warm, friendly vibe to the whole place. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank Andy D
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you lovely family it’s great to see families getting together and it was our pleasure to serve you

Reviewed October 15, 2017

We visited the Ring O'Bells for the second time and we were even more impressed then the first visit. The food was brilliant and the staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcome.

Thank NickBee001
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you I will pass this comment to our team. We are so glad that you had a good time and thank you for trying us again.

Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Just had lunch here. Food was really nice but spoiled by overpriced drinks. £3-80 for a pint of Taylor's Landlord & £1-80 for a glass of orange juice from a carton, just a bit excessive. That aside , the fish & chips were the best...More

Thank halifaxphilcruise
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review we do our best to keep everything at good value and your comments have been taken on board.

Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic welcome fantastic food fantastic service last minute booking for 12 could not have asked for a better night great atmosphere drinks at the bar with owners and locals felt really welcome can't wait to go back.

Thank Lee T
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2017

Thank you so very much. It was lovely to meet you all so glad you had a good night. You all created the great atmosphere it was hard to tell who was local and who wasn’t fabulous night thank you

Reviewed September 30, 2017

This restaurant has recently been refurbished and is under new management. We have visited twice and the service, food and drink have been faultless. The staff couldn't be more helpful and the wide range of food is freshly cooked to order from obviously good quality...More

Thank MoscowBullys
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thank you it makes us very proud when we get a review like this. Your review is shown to all the team and shows we are doing our best to get it right. Thank you for your time in writing this lovely comment

Reviewed September 25, 2017

Went last night - it was busy but in a good way. Good atmosphere. We had the Sunday dinner with pork / chicken / beef (sadly missed out on the fish and chips as they had all gone) Food was really nice, well cooked and...More

Thank TomsdadHalifax
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments. Sunday’s are a great day lovely atmosphere we try our best to chat to everyone. Our Sunday menu is designed around leisurely casual dining there is no rush so you can dine at your own pace the table is...More

Reviewed September 24, 2017

We have started going for a meal here and I would highly recommend it to everyone. We have visited the ring o bells on various nights and have not been disappointed. On Friday we called in for steak night and as well as excellent food...More

Thank 2017holidays
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2017

Thank you for your comment so glad you have enjoyed your experience. We try our best not to let anyone down look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed September 20, 2017

Just arrived home after a reunion with ex-colleagues at the Ring O'Bells. Simply excellent food and the most attentive service one could wish for. Many thanks for all your efforts to serve quality food in style. Looking forward to a return visit with family members.

Thank MikeandSue209940
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Thank you it’s simply our pleasure as long as you enjoyed yourselves

Reviewed September 8, 2017

having gone to this place for years when owned by Ann and Clive Preston we thought it time to check it out under the new ownership and we were not disappointed. Although very quiet it was a Tuesday early evening so this did not concern...More

Thank vbullough
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2017

Hello and thank you for trying us. So glad you will be back and defo less peppercorns they can be a bit spicey

Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We visited for a meal having been before just for drinks. We placed our order after waiting for at least 40 mins. Another long wait ensued before food finally arrived. What a disappointment. Mostly cold and the garlic chicken appeared to be a chicken Kiev...More

Thank andyallen52
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Firstly please let me address the Garlic chicken I can assure you this is NOT shop bought. This is a strong statement as we are proud of the fact we only use fresh produce and that we prepare and produce all our food in house...More

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sarah O
November 19, 2017|
Response from anita l | Reviewed this property |
Not sure best ring them hope you are not as disappointed as we were
Andy G
December 24, 2016|
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Response from Joanne H | Property representative |
Yes there is a dress code for New Years eve please wear black tie or dinner suit no jeans.
October 11, 2016|
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Response from Joanne H | Property representative |
Much of the menu is gluten free except for the pie and tart and a couple of the desserts but I am sure that very soon we shall be completely gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Hill Top Road | Thornton, Bradford BD13 3QL, England (Formerly The Ring O'Bells)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford
  • Phone Number: +44 1274 832296
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A traditional Yorkshire pub/restaurant with a terrific view of the Yorkshire Dalesin the distance, offering good wholesome food. All produce is freshly delivered on a daily basis using only quality products locally sourced. The new owners Joanne and Paul are pleased with the new refurbishment completed in November 2016 having already had a full kitchen refit in April 2016.Please call in to just have a drink or dine with us. Tuesday and Wednesday noon-8pm Thursday-Saturday noon-9pm Sundays noon-6.30pm. Saturday's and Sundays are already extremely busy if you are dining it is advisable to book, if not please join us for a drink
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